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/

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.

Supercharge Your Improvement Initiatives ODN of WNY March 2016 meeting

Posted in Organization Development Tools, Organizational Development, Programs, Team Development by Michael Cardus on February 18, 2016

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

April 2016 Meeting Announcement

How to Supercharge Your Improvement  Initiatives by Ensuring Top to Bottom Alignment

John Hogg

  • When: Thursday March 10, 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

  • Are you frustrated that your improvement initiatives don’t seem to have any sustainable momentum?
  • Struggling to get involvement from your workforce?
  • Are your people “burned out” from one more ‘flavor of the day?’ approach to improvement?

With roots in the supply chain, but applicable to almost every type of process and organization, this approach provides a direct linkage between the strategic objectives of an organization and its improvement projects.

It will challenge you to think differently about your organization, and how you align your workforce. This methodology provides you and your leadership team a proven best practice to drive your continuous improvement efforts.

Benefits to attendees:

  1. Attendees will learn new ways of aligning resources to strategy.
  2. They will be challenged to think about what is really important to their customers, and consider different ways to execute their processes and measure the process performance.
  3. Most importantly, they will learn how to make process improvement a sustainable competitive advantage.

About the presenter

John Hogg has over twenty eight years of experience in delivering Supply Chain Excellence and Process Transformation. John began his consulting career following a successful 20-year career at Rich Products, a $3 billion food company, where he held leadership positions in all supply chain disciplines, including Inventory Control, Materials Management, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, ERP Implementation, Business Process Transformation, and Lean Manufacturing.

John decided to leave Rich Products in 2008 to leverage his supply chain and process expertise for a broader market. John created Straight-Forward Consulting to strengthen the regional economy by bringing his unique combination of supply chain, process, and lean skills to other companies. His Process Transformation engagements include clients in Aerospace and Defense, Healthcare, Government, Automotive, Construction, Industrial, Food, Precious Metals, and Consumer Goods verticals. Supply Chain Excellence engagements include clients in Consumer Goods, Food, Industrial, Apparel, and Life Sciences.

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.