Organization Development Network of Western New York

A Perspective on Organizational Values with Bob Miller

Posted in ODN of WNY Members, Organizational Development, Programs by Michael Cardus on August 29, 2011

ODN of Western New York

September Meeting Announcement

“A Perspective on Organizational Values”

Presenter: Bob Miller
Thursday September 22, 2011
8:30 am to 11:30 am (8:30 am to 9:00 am – networking; 9:00 am to 11:30 am – meeting)
New Era Cap, 160 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

Parking is available in the New Era visitor’s lot, on the street, or in various lots/ramps located within a block of New Era. Refreshments are available for purchase in the New Era cafeteria by requesting a visitor’s pass from the lobby receptionist.

Meeting Overview

Values lie deep in an organization’s culture. Values inform decision-making and guide behavior. Their real meaning is absorbed not by what is said, but rather from the inside through observation, action and accountability ─ reflected in the way things are done.

Shared values are like an organization-specific common language that aligns leadership and employees with organizational purpose.
This session will explore organizational values from an OD perspective through a combination of presentation, dialogue and lively idea exchange. Participants should come ready with questions, observations from experience and success stories as we learn together. Bring a copy of your organization’s values if you like. We’re going to explore the role of values in creating strong, high performing organizations and workplaces.

You should walk away better prepared to respond to these types of questions:

  • Are organizational values important?
  • What are the Pros and Cons of organizational values?
  • How are organizational values developed and implemented? What works? What doesn’t?
  • What happens when values conflict? What are the results? How can value conflicts be handled?

Presenter Bio

As president of R.W. Miller Jr. & Associates, Robert W. Miller has over 30 years of management experience. Primarily focused on human resources, quality, and operational management ,Bob’s career includes the United States Air Force (Ret.), General Electric, Wendel Architects & Engineers (now Wendel Duscherer), Russer Foods, Child & Family Services and the Stanley Falk Schools. Bob’s experience comprises large and small businesses, for-profit and non-profit companies, manufacturing, service industries, government, union and non-union environments.
Bob has experience in the areas of employee relations, recruiting and selection, training, compensation, payroll, benefits, affirmative action planning, and organization development.
Bob has been certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) since 1992. He is skilled in organizational and individual interventions, and is a trained group facilitator. Bob has assisted numerous organizations with strategic planning, and values clarification, and has developed an abbreviated strategic planning process that works exceptionally well for small non-profit entities. Currently, Bob is Adjunct Professor for Human Resource Management, Leadership, Business Management, Organizational Development and International Business courses at Daemen College and Medaille College at both the undergrad and graduate levels. He is also a graduate of the University at Buffalo’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership program (CEL) and Leadership Buffalo.
Bob has designed and delivered many presentations both locally and nationally, on topics including Facilitation Skills, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Quality Management and Human Resource Management.
Bob has a Master’s of Science degree in Management from Troy State University, in addition to degrees in Instructional Design and Computer Science. Bob has received numerous leadership awards, at both state and local levels. He was the recipient of the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association’s “Outstanding Human Resource Professional of the Year” award, the Vanguard “Employer Partnership” award, and the Business First “Pathfinders” award.


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