Organization Development Network of Western New York

Stories From the OD Trenches ODN of WNY May 2015 Meeting

Posted in Facilitation, Meeting Notes, ODN of WNY Members, Organizational Development, Programs by Michael Cardus on April 4, 2015

Organization Development Network of Western New York (ODN of WNY)

May 2015 Meeting Announcement


Stories From the OD/HR Trenches

By Brian Pettit 3P Associates


  • When: Friday May 8, 2015 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am (8:30 am to 9:00 am – networking; 9:00 am to 11:30 am – meeting)
  • Where: Canisius Center for Professional Development 300 Corporate Parkway, Suite 130, Amherst, NY 14226

Meeting Overview

That’s right folks. We’re going low tech on this one. Skip the smart phone and email; no computers or even copy machines, Gutenberg press or hieroglyphics.

  • How to tell a story
  • How to say thank you like you really mean it.
  • How to integrate stories into performance appraisal
  • How to express your values and beliefs in ways that transform your organization’s culture.
  • You will hear Brian’s stories about his experience in HR. Can you learn from his mistakes?  This might appeal especially to HR managers and those in OD who work closely with HR.
  • You may share your values, beliefs and stories in small group practice sessions.



Brian Pettit is founder and Principal Facilitator of 3P Associates, a human resources consulting company. (People, Productivity, Passion, Profits). Brian brings 25 years of professional HR experience as a business partner in high tech aerospace (Moog), electronics (Motorola), and pharmaceuticals (Invitrogen), food processing, hospitals, financial services and service organizations. He has significant experience in business process improvement, staffing and succession planning.

Location Notes:

The Canisius Center for Professional Development is located in Amherst, NY. Directions: Take the 290 expressway, and exit on Millersport Highway going north. At the first light (by the Marriott), make a left onto Flint Road. Make a left turn on to Maple Road. At the next signal, make a left turn on to Corporate Parkway. At the stop sign, turn right. The building is on your left side. The parking lot (no charge) is on your right. Complimentary coffee is available.


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