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Pre-Conference Seminars


Three days of rich OD-related content and networking not enough to satisfy your appetite for knowledge?

Take part in either a full-day or half-day pre-conference seminar to get the most out of your experience at the OD Network 2013 Annual Conference!

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The OD Network is pleased to announce that there are three full-day seminars as well as three half-day seminars available on Saturday, October 5 – before the formal start of the conference – at the Doubletree by Hilton San Jose.

These deep dive seminars offer participants the opportunity to partake in experiential learning exercises and focused group discussions with experts in the field of OD regarding a specific topic within one of our five session tracks.

The schedule for these deep dive seminars is as follows:

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Full-day Pre-conference Deep Dives (lunch included for attendees)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Half-day Pre-conference Deep Dives

Note: There is an additional fee associated with this value-added programming as these seminars are outside of the regular conference. Attendees must register for a pre-conference seminar in advance to secure a spot. Interested attendees are only allowed to register for one pre-conference seminar - a full day or half day - as the seminars are concurrent.

Review the following seminar descriptions to see if there is a topic that particularly interests you:

 

Snapshots of Pre-Conference Seminars

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Full-day Seminars (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)     

Frontline Staff Leadership Development by Ivette Ruiz, Ph.D. (Learning and Development Consultant, Yale New Haven Health Systems Cross-Functional Teaming)

Track: Enhancing Strategic Human Resources and Organizational Learning

Dancing with the Power of Privilege: An Interpersonal Leadership Lab by Tiffany von Emmel, Ph.D. (Group Facilitator, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business) with co-speakers Scott Bristol, Ph.D. (Lecturer, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business) and Kathy Kaya, Ph.D. (Scholar-Practioner)

Track: Revitalizing Practice Development

Group Work for Transformation and Social Justice: A Three-Level Model by Ilene Wasserman, Ph.D. (President, ICW Consulting Group) with co-speakers Placida Gallegos (Principle, ICW Consulting Group; Faculty, Fielding Graduate University) and Steven Schapiro, Ph.D. (Faculty, Fielding Graduate University)

Track: Innovating in Social Systems

 

Half-day Pre-conference Seminars (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)    

Time for a New Story: Rethinking the Organization as a Community of Campfires by David Drake, Ph.D. (Founder, Narrative Design Labs)

Track: Building, Developing, and Sustaining Innovation in Organizations

 

Theory and Policy in Practice; Using Integrative Propositional Analysis (IPA) to Find Innovative Insights into Building Efficacy and Community Within and Between Organizations by Steve Wallis, Ph.D. (Foundation for the Advancement of Social Theory (FAST), Capella University)

Track: Innovating in Social Systems


Full Descriptions for Pre-conference Seminars


Frontline Staff Leadership Development by Ivette Ruiz, Ph.D. (Learning and Development Consultant, Yale New Haven Health Systems Cross-Functional Teaming)

Track: Enhancing Strategic Human Resources and Organizational Learning

This is a full-day pre-conference seminar.

This session promotes leadership growth and skills development for Frontline staff and leaders across an organization by encouraging deeper learning, promoting inclusion, accountability, engagement and enhanced performance.

One method we use is the Hartman Value Profile (HVP), a behavior-based assessment that provides powerful and significant insight into how one sees and interpreters the world and themselves. Every human being is unique with a perspective that is truly their own. Our perspectives, interpretations and decisions are based on what we see. The assessment measures a person's pattern of decision-making that they use when processing information about the world and themselves. It pinpoints capacities a person actually possesses and suggests ways to leverage strengths in order to optimize their impact. When we understand how our employees view themselves and their world; we then have a powerful opportunity to facilitate individual and organizational success in our diverse environments.

Register for the Frontline Staff Leadership Development seminar.

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Dancing with the Power of Privilege: An Interpersonal Leadership Lab by Tiffany von Emmel, Ph.D. (Group Facilitator, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business) with co-speakers Scott Bristol, Ph.D. (Lecturer, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business) and Kathy Kaya, Ph.D. (Scholar-Practioner)

Track: Revitalizing Practice Development

This is a full-day pre-conference seminar.

The Dance of Privilege is present when individuals in a "power down” position are marginalized, while individuals in a "power up” position are disconnected. This dynamic has costly impacts.

This lab and our forthcoming book on this topic are dedicated to Edie and Charlie Seashore. We will engage in "Seashorian learning”: Edie's humor and reframing of stories of passivity to stories of agency; Charlie's playful explorations of the self. We will practice compassionate presence, honoring needs for belonging and feeling valued, and appreciating risk-taking. We will learn: 1) techniques that shift dynamics; 2) ways of interacting that neither dominate, nor subordinate; and 3) an expanded concept of privilege as power dynamics related to structural inequality of many kinds.

Learners will be guided through expressive exercises to engage participant's emotional, rational, somatic and intuitive selves. We will bring decades of experience and scholarship to offer a palette of vocabulary and models.

Register for the Dancing with the Power of Privilege: An Interpersonal Leadership Lab.

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Group Work for Transformation and Social Justice: A Three-Level Model by Ilene Wasserman, Ph.D. (President, ICW Consulting Group) with co-speakers Placida Gallegos (Principle, ICW Consulting Group; Faculty, Fielding Graduate University) and Steven Schapiro, Ph.D. (Faculty, Fielding Graduate University)

Track: Innovating in Social Systems

This is a full-day pre-conference seminar.

Innovating in Social Systems, Networks and in Organizations depends on the talent to plan and design as well as the capacity to be reflective and responsive to what emerges in the moment.

In this interactive session, we offer a model for distinguishing and implementing approaches to working with groups to facilitate varied outcomes at different levels of systems: personal growth and self-awareness; relational empathy across difference and critical systemic consciousness. Our model provides a framework that serves as a reference for the full range of choices we have for how to intervene at different levels of system.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the model at each level as it relates to their workplace.

Register for the Group Work for Transformation and Social Justice: A Three-Level Model seminar.

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Time for a New Story: Rethinking the Organization as a Community of Campfires by David Drake, Ph.D. (Founder, Narrative Design Labs)

Track: Building, Developing, and Sustaining Innovation in Organizations

This is a half-day pre-conference seminar.

It is an exciting time as organizations address essential human and commercial needs amid an endless stream of technological, economic and cultural change. The organizations and people that will flourish in these uncertain and complex times will be those that effectively and creatively leverage their investments in learning and development.

In this session, we will explore: 1) how thinking of organizations as a communities of campfires changes our role as agents of change; 2) how narrative, coaching and design skills are essential for deeper conversations within and between campfires; and 3) what OD and L&D professionals can learn from creatives and lean start-ups to help us work this way.

We will use examples from my work with the world's largest professional services firm and one of the world's top 10 banks to illustrate the key principles. Participants will also have the opportunity to use these principles with their dilemma in a guided peer process straight from the Labs.

Register for the Time for a New Story: Rethinking the Organization as a Community of Campfires seminar.

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Theory and Policy in Practice; Using Integrative Propositional Analysis (IPA) to Find Innovative Insights into Building Efficacy and Community Within and Between Organizations by Steve Wallis, Ph.D. (Foundation for the Advancement of Social Theory (FAST), Capella University)

Track: Innovating in Social Systems

This is a half-day pre-conference seminar.

Systems thinkers have achieved some success by applying a systems perspective to understanding our human organizations. We have not been so successful at understand our "conceptual systems” (such as policies, theories, and mental models). Thus, we have no way to choose better theories for implementation.

Recent studies relate the structure of conceptual systems to the effectiveness of social/organizational systems. Today, we are learning how we might predict which policies and theories will be more effective when they are applied in practice.

This workshop draws on competencies in facilitation, brainstorming, organizational systems analysis and mind-mapping. Because this is an emerging methodology, this workshop will allow and encourage plenty of conversation. After a presentation of the basics, we will talk about the potential usefulness of this approach both in research and in practice. We will also discuss potential areas for improvement of this emerging methodology.

Register for the Theory and Policy in Practice; Using Integrative Propositional Analysis (IPA) to Find Innovative Insights into Building Efficacy and Community Within and Between Organizations seminar.

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For more information regarding these pre-conference seminars or conference registration, contact the OD Network at odnetwork@odnetwork.org or 312.321.5136.


  

   

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