Organization Development Network of Western New York

Mike Cardus Organization Development for Capacity Building Notes

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Mike Cardus, from Organization Development by Mike Cardus shared the slides (see above) and some notes from the ODN workshop on June 21.
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Below are some other areas mentioned:
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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.

Using the Positive Organization Generator ODN of WNY November 2015 Meeting

Posted in Meeting Notes, ODN of WNY Members, Organizational Development, Programs by Michael Cardus on November 1, 2015

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

November 2015 Meeting Announcement

Presenter: Nancy Lynch, Canisius College Management Department,
Lynch-Pin Consulting

 

 

  • When: Thursday November 12, 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:

This is a follow-up to the February 2014 session on Positive Psychology implications for Organization Development. This session will review a set of positive practices that are most applicable to organization development (and HR and Coaching), and we will discuss how to apply them to our own organizations. I will also add new material and introduce you to my favorite new tool: The Positive Organization Generator (from Robert Quinn’s book The Positive Organization). The tool includes assessments, and 100 ideas in many categories such as: Building a sense of purpose, seeing possibilities, embracing the common good, and authentic discussions. If you’d like to get an early peek at the generator and related tools, you can sign up (for free) at liftexchange.com/generator.

We will work in small groups on scenarios that are suggested by participants. (I’ll have some ready just in case). So think about the kinds of positive changes you would like to tackle at the individual, group, or organizational level. Some possible focus areas might be how to build employee engagement, how to build energy in group discussions, how to reboot a change process, and communication challenges for leaders.

Presenter

Nancy G. Lynch – Lynch-Pin Consulting – Canisius College

Nancy has more than 20 years’ experience in organization development, human resources, and leadership development. She provides consulting, training and coaching services in a variety of areas such as leadership development, culture, performance management, engagement, emotional intelligence, harassment, communication, conflict, and facilitation. Her mission is to help leaders to develop healthy high performance organizations that bring out the best in people.

She also teaches MBA courses in Leadership, HR, Organizational Behavior, and Organization Change and Development. Her education includes degrees in Psychology, Human Resource Management and Organization Development.

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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Emotional Competencies ODN meeting notes

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

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