Organization Development Network of Western New York

Change Management during a Merger – ODN of WNY June 2106 Meeting

Posted in Facilitation, Meeting Notes, Organization Development Tools, Programs, Uncategorized by Michael Cardus on May 21, 2016

Organizational Development Network (ODN) of WNY June 2016 Meeting Announcement

Change Management during a Merger: Integration Activities and Engagement Challenges

Holly Droney, First VP, Director of Human Resources, First Niagara Bank
Friday June 10, 2016, 2016 from 8:30am to 11:30am
(8:30 am to 9:00 am – networking; 9:00 am to 11:30 am – meeting)
YMCA Corporate Office 301 Cayuga Road Suite 100, Buffalo, New York 14225

Meeting Overview:

Holly Droney will share her recent change management experiences with the First Niagara and Key Bank merger. Mergers present many change management challenges to organization. She will lead a discussion of key merger activities with a focus on integration and engagement.

  1. What are the first steps in integrating 5,000 workers of an established organization with another?
  2. How do you overcome different jobs, structures and culture?
  3. What can you do to keep employees engaged in their work, despite the fear and uncertainty associated with mergers?

 

About the presenter

Holly Droney is a member of the integration team that leads top leaders on both sides of the merger between First Niagara and Key Bank. The team is working on organization design, talent assessment, job mapping, change communication and integration of HR business practices.
Holly has more than 20 years of HR leadership experience in multiple industries, and has been with First Niagara for over 4 years. She has a Bachelor degree in Social Work from Daemen College as well as her SPHR and SCP certifications.

Location Notes: New location!
YMCA Corporate Office – 301 Cayuga Road Suite 100 – Buffalo, New York 14225

To RSVP for this meeting, please send an email to Komani Lundquist at komani@viaeval.com.

Naming and Framing – How Using a Solution Focused Trauma Informed Approach Creates Possibility in Organizations – ODN of WNY May 2016 Meeting

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

May 2016 Meeting Announcement

Naming and Framing: How Using a Solution Focused Trauma Informed Approach (SFTIC) Creates Possibility in Organizations.  – Denise Krauss and Sue Green

  • When: Thursday May 12, 2016 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

Program Description

The integration of Solution Focused (SF) and Trauma Informed Care (TIC) approaches provide a platform for success in helping empower individuals and organizations to develop solutions for their future and to achieve their identified goals.  Utilizing solution-focused trauma-informed strategies within an organization serves as a catalyst for change with the goal of providing enhanced delivery of services to customers; supports to personnel; stakeholder satisfaction; and organizational best-practice.  Using a SFTIC approach can be posited as a universal technique to for creating environments where possibility is actualized.  Organizations anchored in the core values of SFTIC will move from a “what is wrong” to a “what has happened” stance.

Benefits:

  1. Participants will understand the interplay of organizational culture and employee productivity from a SFTIC lens.
  2. Participants will identify language that is useful for solution building.
  3. Participants will evaluate how their organization considers the impact of individual, system, and community trauma on their employees and customers.

About the presenters

Denise J. Krause, MSSW, is a Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Alumni Engagement at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.  Ms. Krause has been involved in several ongoing Solution Focused and Trauma-Informed Care training initiatives in New York State since 2005.  She works with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, county-level social service departments, and voluntary agencies to train at the administrative, supervisory, and direct service levels.

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.

Neuro-Brain Bootcamp ODN of WNY April 2016 meeting

Posted in Facilitation, ODN of WNY Members, Organization Development Tools, Programs by Michael Cardus on February 15, 2016

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

April 2016 Meeting Announcement

Neuro-Brain Bootcamp: Expanding leadership and creativity through the miracles of modern (neuro)science

– Gina Paigen

  • When: Friday April 15, 2016 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

Program Description

Innovation (the creation of something new or improved that adds value) occurs at the intersection of subject matter expertise, creativity to generate great ideas, and the leadership required to bring those ideas to fruition.

As we’re learning more about how to develop creativity and effective leadership, we’re able to tap the insights of neuroscientists, who are continually discovering new pieces to the puzzle of what it means to be human; providing information that has significant implications in our personal and professional lives.

This program will explore some of the latest in neuroscientific research; drawing on knowledge of the right and left hemisphere, brain center functions, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, neuroplasticity and other neuroscientific breakthroughs, as they pertain to leadership competencies and creative potential.

We will examine how we can use our knowledge of brain function to improve social and emotional intelligence, handle stress, increase our tolerance for calculated risk, manage change, strengthen our overall Creativity Quotient (CQ), become better learners and build resilience; and we will debunk some common myths about the brain and how it works.

Participants will leave with tools and techniques they can use for themselves and with their clients to improve performance, boost leadership competency, enhance creative growth, and provide a sense of well-being and overall peace of mind.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand key aspects of brain function
  • Examine critical leadership competencies from a neuroscience perspective
  • Explore the relationship between brain functioning and creativity
  • Debunk some commonly held myths about the brain
  • Learn neuroscience tools and techniques for enhancing leadership and creative potential.

About the presenter

Gina Paigen, PCC, CPCC, CNTC, Founder of ThirdWay Leadership, is a professional coach, facilitator, and leadership and OD consultant; passionate about guiding individuals, teams and organizations to a deeper sense of purpose, and to higher levels of creativity, engagement, and inspired action.

She brings a wealth of diverse experience as a coach, mentor, consultant, facilitator, program designer, speaker, entrepreneur and writer. She is both intuitive and analytical; with a talent for developing strategies and processes that foster growth individually and enterprise-wide.

 

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.

What leaders need to know to make innovation teams work ODN of WNY February 2016 Meeting

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

February 2016 Meeting Announcement

What leaders need to know to make innovation teams work

– Dr. Suzanne M. Piotrowski

 

  • When: Friday February 12, 2016 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

 

Workshop Overview

Regardless of industry and across the globe, organizational teams are the primary mechanism by which ideas are birthed and recombined into innovations for maintaining or achieving competitive advantage. We know that resources of people, time and funding impact team effectiveness in innovating. We also know that factors such as individual traits of talent, expertise, and collaboration skills also matter greatly. Less understood is the role of innovation team leaders in fostering environments in which teams can successfully innovate for competitive advantage.

Suzanne is an OD practitioner who has conducted recent research seeking to better understand the dynamics of innovation teams. She will share her research examining 145 innovation teams and kick off a discussion exploring team innovation capacity and the unique ecosystems such teams represent within established organizations.

OD practitioners will have the opportunity in this session to build/extend their understanding of the unique dynamics specific to innovation teams. They will explore factors present on teams that successfully innovate and discuss findings related to high performing innovation team leadership competencies that are oft ignored or overlooked.

 

About the presenter

Dr. Suzanne M. Piotrowski is a facilitator, coach and organizational change agent. In addition to her work with established leaders and organizations, she enjoys working with aspiring global leaders and entrepreneurs to develop adaptive and sustainable organizations. She is a dynamic facilitator, creative in her designs of individual and group development experiences and pioneering in her approach to unleashing creative thinking, challenging entrenched mindsets and building healthy and resilient teams.

 

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.

Emotional Competencies ODN meeting notes

Todd Nielson of Matrix Insights shared his presentation slides and links of interest.

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