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:
Thank you, and please share ideas and resources. The ODN of WNY is here to support your work.
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Organization Development for Capacity Building by Mike Cardus

Organization Development for Capacity Building and Defining Your Value Through Data. OD case study and process sharing with Mike Cardus

Organization Development Network of Western New York Organization Development for Capacity Building and Defining Your Value Through Data. OD case study and process sharing with Mike Cardus What is it? In 2013, the ODN of WNY met with the Health Foundation of Western and Central NY to discuss organization development consultants to be a part of a 2-year OD process called GetSET. GetSET is a two-year, team-based approach to capacity building to help mid-sized health, behavioral health, and human services organizations strengthen their internal infrastructure while identifying their value proposition and responding to new business opportunities. (https://hfwcny.org/program/getset/) Organizations invited to participate in GetSET receive limited capacity building grants while: • Working with an organizational development consultant for two years; • Completing an online organizational self-assessment to measure the organization’s strengths in six core competencies; • Development and implementing a capacity-building plan based on assessment results; • Participating in group education sessions and peer learning with other GetSET organizations. In this workshop, Mike Cardus one of the GetSET consultants will share OD processes, tools, outcomes, challenges, and what is sustaining within the organizations that worked with Mike. While this OD process was with non-profit organizations, Mike has used the same tools and methods with for-profit, government, and military clients. The content shared applies to most organizations. Why does this matter? Within the GetSET process, an area that was beneficial to the OD consultants was the external evaluation company contracted to evaluate and determine what is working and not working within the process. The evaluators proved to be a valuable piece to inform the consultants and organizations in the design and implementation. In this workshop, Mike will share the evaluator's reports and how the feedback was used to improve the organizations. We will discuss, explore, critique, and find ways to apply the OD work within your organization. What are the areas of focus? In this interactive and discussion-based workshop we will focus on: a. Planning and implementing a 2-year organization development process, with the expectation that the organization will continue the work when the consultant contract has ended. b. Determining what areas to focus on, and how to support progress within a busy organization. c. OD tools and methods that stemmed from the GetSET work. d. How the organizations that went through GetSET are continuing to apply the OD work. How will we make progress? In our time together you will gain: a. Several OD tools that can be used within your organization to enhance capacity and determine the value your managers, teams, people, and organization bring to customers and how those customers are better off from your work. b. Ideas for how to evaluate and increase what is working plus decrease what is not working within an OD process. c. Understanding, discussion, and knowledge sharing of how to frame and support OD processes within your organization. About Mike Cardus: What Mike Believes: Some consultants feel as if they are heroes called in to fix something broken, like the knight on the horse. That is quite tragic – to treat people as if they are broken when the teams, leaders, and people have done so much to get to where they are. Mike forms a partnership with all clients to accept where you are, listen to what’s working and understand what isn’t to create a process with you to improve your company’s profitability. He believes that all work he implements is intended to help your organization through helping you. Mike wants to help you and ensures the organization benefits just as much. Learn more at https://mikecardus.com/

When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from 8:30 to 11:30 am

Where: UB Downtown Gateway, 77 Goodell Street, Buffalo, NY …

This meeting will be hosted by the UB Center for Leadership and Organization Effectiveness (CLOE) downtown.  We have a large room, so feel free to invite your friends/colleagues. In this meeting, Mike will demonstrate that OD includes a lot more than training!  RSVP to Nancyglynch@gmail.com


How will we make progress?

In our time together you will gain:

  1. Several OD tools that can be used within your organization to enhance capacity and determine the value your managers, teams, people, and organization bring to customers and how those customers are better off from your work.
  2. Ideas for how to evaluate and increase what is working plus decrease what is not working within an OD process.
  3. Understanding, discussion, and knowledge sharing of how to frame and support OD processes within your organization.

What is it?

In 2013, the ODN of WNY met with the Health Foundation of Western and Central NY to discuss organization development consultants to be a part of a 2-year OD process called GetSET.

GetSET is a two-year, team-based approach to capacity building to help mid-sized health, behavioral health, and human services organizations strengthen their internal infrastructure while identifying their value proposition and responding to new business opportunities. (https://hfwcny.org/program/getset/)

Organizations invited to participate in GetSET receive limited capacity building grants while:

  • Working with an organizational development consultant for two years;
  • Completing an online organizational self-assessment to measure the organization’s strengths in six core competencies;
  • Development and implementing a capacity-building plan based on assessment results;
  • Participating in group education sessions and peer learning with other GetSET organizations.

In this workshop, Mike Cardus one of the GetSET consultants will share OD processes, tools, outcomes, challenges, and what is sustaining within the organizations that worked with Mike. While this OD process was with non-profit organizations, Mike has used the same tools and methods with for-profit, government, and military clients. The content shared applies to most organizations.

Why does this matter?

Within the GetSET process, an area that was beneficial to the OD consultants was the external evaluation company contracted to evaluate and determine what is working and not working within the process. The evaluators proved to be a valuable piece to inform the consultants and organizations in the design and implementation.

In this workshop, Mike will share the evaluator’s reports and how the feedback was used to improve the organizations. We will discuss, explore, critique, and find ways to apply the OD work within your organization.

What are the areas of focus?

In this interactive and discussion-based workshop we will focus on:

  1. Planning and implementing a 2-year organization development process, with the expectation that the organization will continue the work when the consultant contract has ended.
  2. Determining what areas to focus on, and how to support progress within a busy organization.
  3. OD tools and methods that stemmed from the GetSET work.
  4. How the organizations that went through GetSET are continuing to apply the OD work.

About Mike Cardus:

What Mike Believes: Some consultants feel as if they are heroes called in to fix something broken, like the knight on the horse. That is quite tragic – to treat people as if they are broken when the teams, leaders, and people have done so much to get to where they are. Mike forms a partnership with all clients to accept where you are, listen to what’s working and understand what isn’t to create a process with you to improve your company’s profitability.

He believes that all work he implements is intended to help your organization through helping you. Mike wants to help you and ensures the organization benefits just as much.

Learn more at https://mikecardus.com/

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.

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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