Organize Your Life and Thoughts

  • November 12, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Organize Your Life and Thoughts…

Change has been one constant throughout history.  This is especially true today given the uncertainty thrust upon everyone as a result of COVID-19.  Time and time again human ingenuity and resiliency have prevailed. They will prevail again.  
During this session, Yuzu and Dolores will present perspectives and methodologies to assist in your change journey.  You will hear about and have an opportunity to apply the Prosci process in a pseudo corporate scenario.

Additionally, you will learn about navigating your own change to achieve desired future outcomes, improve a process, or create what you need in your life.   The goal of experiencing these change processes is to achieve transformation as leaders and individuals.  When we effectively change one aspect of ourselves, the possibility of effecting change for others exists. Change presents an opportunity to raise awareness and see new possibilities to transform yourself and your life.  

We look forward to
  • Discussing change vs. transformation
  • Leveraging your knowledge and experiences
  • Learning how change can benefit all while being fun and self-fulfilling

NOTE:  Registration for this program closes at midnight Wednesday, November 11, 2020

About Our Presenters:

Yuzu Byrne
Yuzu Sasaki Byrne is a board-certified professional organizer (CPO®) and certified productivity coach through the Institute of   for Applied Coaching. She is the owner of NEATOPIA Professional Organizing Services.  Yuzu integrates coaching into her client sessions and works collaboratively to create unique organizing and productivity solutions. She is also one of the two licensed and certified Sanity School® Trainers in Illinois and a certified facilitator for the Buried in Treasure Workshop.
Before starting her own company, Yuzu worked for Morningstar, a Chicago-based financial information provider, for over 20 years.  At Morningstar, she held various Human Resources roles, including Sr. HR Business Partner with Morningstar’s Investment Management division reporting directly to the Business Unit President.  She was responsible for developing HR strategies to support the division’s business objectives, providing advice and coaching to senior management, facilitating employee integration through acquisitions and mergers, managing the division’s 360 feedback process, compensation budget, and co-developing a company-wide manager training program.  She holds an MS in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from Loyola University Chicago and continues learning about coaching and executive function challenges that impact organizing and productivity issues.

Dolores Perez Priegnitz

As a bi-lingual (Spanish) transformation and training professional with global experience, Dolores Perez Priegnitz leads change and project efforts for organizations in the high tech, consumer products industry (CPI) and energy sectors. Her experience includes mergers and acquisitions and trailblazing a remote worker program for every level in an organization. This 4A’s program of Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime on Any Device launched in the Americas, APAC and EMEA before it became the “the way we work” today as a result of the 2020 pandemic.  Having recently been certified as a Life Coach, she plans to soon launch this business. These work and life experiences increase her understanding across diverse cultures, geographies and the nuances in learning styles when working with global audiences.   Her goal to achieve WIN-WIN-WIN solutions complements her mantra: Work Hard, Stay Humble, Live Happy. She holds a B.B.A. & M. S. in Human Resources & Industrial Relations from Loyola University Chicago and a Doctor of Education from the University of San Francisco.

For more information, please contact Maggie Shreve, ODN/C Administrator at admin@odnchicago.org.

 


Recognition in a Virtual World

  • October 8, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Recognition in a Virtual World:  Fuel Trust, Connection & Resiliency Through Challenges and Change…

Recognition is one of the most effective, accessible and cost-effective ways to fuel healthy working relationships, trust and collaboration. Now, more than ever, we need to show how much we value each other (not to mention all the unsung heroes in the community helping us through the pandemic). How do you do this when you have minimal time, limited energy, and even less face-to-face contact? How do you express gratitude when typical recognition forums and systems for communication have changed? How do you find the energy to appreciate when you are overwhelmed yourself? Learn from Sarah McVanel – Canada’s Recognition Expert – and from your peers – about the multitude of manageable and effective ways to recognize virtually and remain more resilient in the process.

NOTE:  Registration closes at midnight, Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Who This Session Is Ideal For:

  • OD practitioners
  • Staff, supervisors and other client-facing or technical experts
  • Middle managers and directors
  • Organizations and associations with a strong focus on healthy culture, retention and morale
Why This Session is Ideal in the Virtual Realm:
  • Virtual keynotes bring the best of breakout sessions and keynotes to make this facilitated experience highly interactive, relevant and adaptable
  • Interact with your peeps from other organizations/divisions about what works for them and how they are keeping morale high
  • Engage in real-time feedback with a Recognition Expert to have your questions answered
  • Build on ideas provided in virtual breakout rooms and the core presentation so you can immediately implement what you learn
  • The technology allows all to stay engaged, present and energized through a highly participant-centric approach

About Our Presenter:  Sarah McVanel

Sarah McVanel is a recognized Recognition and Culture expert with over 20 years of experience, including at a senior leadership level in healthcare. Sarah has been a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation for 7 years, coaching over 300 professionals virtually.

Sarah is a Certified Senior Organizational Development Professional (CSODP) and Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL). Sarah is one of only 1500 people internationally with the earned CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation. She has a BA in Psychology, MSc in Family Relations, and Diplomas in Human Resources and Healthcare Administration.

Sarah has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, industry articles, hundreds of LinkedIn articles, and four books:

  • Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness: Solution Focused Strategies for Satisfied Staff, High Performing Teams and Healthy Bottom Lines )
  • The FROG Effect: Tools and Strategies to Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness
  • #GreatnessBizHacks: 100+ Tips to Grow a Profitable, Service-Based Biz you Love!
  • FLIP Side of Failing: Recognize and Leverage Greatness in Work and Life

For more information about this program, contact Maggie Shreve, ODN/C Administrator, at admin@odnchicago.org.

 


Expanding Your Power

  • September 10, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Expanding Your Power (This Experiment is Real)…

Is a big window now open for you—to do what you could not have done three months ago? The painful disruption of COVID and Anti-Racism may be a brief, once-in-a-lifetime “unfreezing,” a chance to deeply change our organizations. Yet, if we don’t focus our larger power quickly, our desperate leaders may quickly lock into decades of new dysfunction.

Even as power is abused, feared, misunderstood and ignored, we will experiment together in this Chicago ODN Zoom: how can we build larger power into our work, to create a forward leap—while the window is open?

We will explore our own differing perceptions of power and engage in an experimental Power Lab. And then, some of us will help each other. The “door” is open to you to join our 3-week individual power experiments.

This OD Network of Chicago session builds upon Bruce’s recent national conference experiment with the Organization Design Forum. There, in June, the group and the follow-up were global; maybe here, we in this Chicago Zoom will “go global,” too!

NOTE:  The day of this program, registered participants will receive an email with instructions for logging into the Zoom meeting.

About Our Presenter :  Bruce Mabee

 

Bruce Mabee has consulted over 135 client organizations in projects of strategy, teamwork and change. Half of his work has been in consulting relationships lasting 5-10 years and longer; designing “power” into them made the larger outcomes stick. The clients have included Walgreens, Motorola and Conoco-Phillips, creative non-profits such as Working Bikes, and governmental units of the US and Scotland.

Bruce has taught topics of leadership, strategy and power in nine graduate schools, including Benedictine, Lake Forest and the University of Chicago. He holds an MS in OD, and a BFA in Industrial Design. He co-created the Impact Awards of the Chicago OD Network, where he is a founder and former president.

Expanding Your Power is a key element in Bruce’s upcoming book, The Impact Kit, which integrates power into agile innovation and design thinking.


Experiential Virtual Learning That Sticks!

  • Experiential Virtual Learning
    July 9, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

 

Experiential Virtual Learning That Sticks!

Join the Organization Development Network of Chicago for our annual meeting plus a new tool for your virtual toolbelt!

It’s July – time for the ODN/C annual meeting! Plus, we have Diane Kubal joining us to present, “Experiential Virtual Learning that Sticks: Keeping Learners Engaged & Motivated in Uncertain Times.”

First:  ODN/C ANNUAL MEETING

We’ll spend the first portion of our meeting reviewing our accomplishments over the past year, along with sharing the exciting plans we have for the future. We’ll also be asking for your real-time feedback (confidentially) in a few polls to help us check the pulse of our network to make sure we’re heading in the right direction.

Program:  EXPERIENTIAL VIRTUAL LEARNING THAT STICKS

With in-person training at a halt, you are likely wondering how you can convert your classroom training into virtual learning experiences. Organizations must now level-up and offer new and creative ways to engage, train and develop their workforce virtually; a workforce of modern learners that demand personalized learning that is interesting, accessible, and available anywhere, on any device.

Isn’t this just converting existing training into webinars?

No! Experiential virtual learning is different because it doesn’t just deliver knowledge through lecture, videos and written content.  Learners are required to take action by experimenting and applying what they have learned. It’s more effective because it helps establish lasting behavior change. When used in combination with a variety of methods such as gamification and micro-learning, learners stay engaged and motivated. And experiential virtual learning can be applied to all kinds of content and works especially well for “soft skills” training.

Join this session to see a state-of-the art experiential virtual learning approach and how it can be implemented with or without a technology platform!

In this enlightening and interactive session, attendees will:

  • define what experiential virtual learning is
  • review design methods used in experiential virtual learning
  • see a live experiential virtual program on a learning experience platform
  • practice converting classroom content into virtual experiential learning

About Our Presenter:  Diane Kubal

With more than 20 years of experience, Diane Kubal is founder of the Fulcrum Network, a boutique talent agency that helps Learning and Development and Human Resource professionals find top external consultants. A sought-after expert in instructional design, organization development and human resources, she has presented to a number of groups including the Association for Talent Development, International Society for Performance and Improvement, Illinois Psychological Association, and Organization Development Institute of Chicago.

Diane’s work has been featured in leading industry trade journals, including Training Today, Performance Improvement, and several news publications.

Prior to founding her company, Fulcrum Network, Diane was a corporate leader and training specialist with expertise in experiential learning, career development, customer service, and leadership development. She earned her Master of Science degree in Organization Development from Loyola University and Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from National Louis University.

For more information about this program, contact Maggie Shreve, ODN/C Administrator, at admin@odnchicago.org or 312.730.0041 (text or call).

 


Advertiser’s Secrets

  • August 13, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Advertiser’s Secrets to Compelling Change Videos…

With short attention spans and the need to “break through the clutter,” how can your organizational videos leave your audience remembering your message? Try looking to a field that does this well: advertising. If commercials can get people to purchase items they don’t need, how can you use these marketing secrets to influence employees (and do this without them feeling manipulated)?

In this interactive, game-based session, you’ll learn what makes some ads so compelling they persuade you to buy. You’ll explore the strategic framework to use when creating a video strategy as well as the essential design considerations. Learn to:

  • Explain the video “hooks” to make the content in your learning video memorable.
  • Apply the four characteristics of effectively using visuals to design or evaluate videos.
  • Distinguish when learning videos should and shouldn’t be used.

The interactive session helps OD professionals re-think how to create effective change videos that actually evoke the intended emotion and action by using specific advertiser’s techniques.

NOTE: Registrations for this event will close on Wednesday, August 12th, at 11:55 pm.  Please register in advance!

About Our Presenter: Danielle Wallace

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Danielle Wallace is the chief learning strategist at Beyond the Sky, a provider of custom learning solutions. Previously, as a marketing executive with Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo, she learned strategic marketing principles which she now applies to learning and development to create compelling breakthrough solutions. Danielle is a sought after speaker at global conferences and her thought leadership is found in numerous industry magazines and publications. Her monthly free infographics and tips can be found at www.beyondthesky.ca

 

For more information about this online program, contact Maggie Shreve, ODN/C’s administrator, at 312.730.0041 (call or text).


Cultural Differences and Recruiting

  • Cultural Differences in Recruiting
    June 11, 2020
    6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Cultural Differences in Recruiting

During this program, Aida Camara-Crowder from Next Land Consulting will share how intercultural dimensions and differences influence the journey of an employee from the recruiting cycle all the way to the on-boarding and promotion cycle within an organization. We will focus on the recruiting process, touch on the on-boarding process, and promotion cycle when relevant.

We will then open to the group for discussion of your own experiences and identify some best practices for a seamless intercultural career journey.

About Our Presenter

Aida Camara-Crowder

Aida Camara-Crowder is an international certified career coach, speaker, and professional and organizational development consultant. She offers services in French and English, geared towards professionals in career transition (including due to relocation), career reinvention, career assessment, job search processes and interview preparation.  She is a firm believer in the benefits of applying a global perspective and an innovative approach to education and learning. Her life experiences were built on three continents: North America, Europe and Africa. Her professional experience is based upon a strong foundation in Human Resources, Training, and Professional Development, which gives her key insights into organizational priorities and growth perspectives.

Aida’s services boost individual career plans locally and internationally by addressing each individual’s specific needs, thus giving them the peace of mind and confidence in their career aspirations. Aida offers seminars in the fields of career strategy and
professional development, and coaches and offers speaking engagements within international groups and consulates. She successfully works with individuals in several fields and industries,
ranging from Marketing, Tech, Consulting, Retail, Luxury Goods, Fashion, Entrepreneurship, Finance and General Management to Human Services. She has over 18 years of work experience with well-known and respected international organizations in the USA and in France. Most recently, Aida was an Associate Director at the Career Management Center for the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she coached thousands of MBA students. You may contact her through her website or on LinkedIn:

www.nextlandconsulting.com or linkedin.com/in/aidacamaracrowder


Tapping into Intrapreneurs

  • May 14, 2020
    6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Tapping Into Intrapreneurs as Catalysts for Change

During a time of uncertainty and great need in organizations, there is a certain type of employee that rises and steps forward ready to roll up their sleeves and get s#!% done. They are problem solvers. They see possibilities where most do not, and they are gritty and resourceful.

That employee is called an intrapreneur, a term coined by Gifford Pinchot III in the 1970s and can be thought of as corporate entrepreneurs. Most organizations have them, but often they are hidden and untapped.

Hear about how Allstate tapped into 650 (and growing) of their intrapreneurs through a grassroots employee resource group and how they are helping change the culture and ways of working.

Learn how to help intrapreneurship thrive to drive greater innovation, engagement and new ways of working at the organizations you work with.

Details for Zoom Conference:

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Hope you are well.  Stay safe!

 

About our Presenters

Maria Odiamar Racho is an Organizational Effectiveness Senior Manager at Allstate Corporation, where she specializes in culture, complex systems/networks, leader effectiveness, and change.  Maria completed an Executive Master of Science degree in Organization Development at Pepperdine University.

She is also a co-founder of two Employee Resource Groups, the Allstate Asian American Network (3AN), and Intrapreneurs@Allstate (I@A).  Her passion centers around enabling systems to unleash human potential so that they can achieve their purpose and mission.  The intrapreneur, just like the entrepreneur of a small business, is the driving force behind their idea and vision.  When an intrapreneur’s energy is focused on the needs of the business, the collaborative impact and potential can be unstoppable.

Jack Redding is the Vice President of Intrapreneurs@Allstate (I@A).  He integrates his love of technology innovation with a pragmatic problem-solving attitude to help enable the “dreamers who do” in bringing their dreams to life.  In his “day job,” he is a Technical Lead at Allstate Corporation, where he drives personal computer and collaboration technology strategy and execution, cultivating an expertise in virtual facilitation of large group events.

He is passionate about giving back through volunteer roles as a leader in his church as well as several local non-profits.  He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

BREAKING NEWS!

Gifford Pinchot III, the person who coined the term intrapreneur will be joining us for our presentation on Thursday.

Civil rights organizer, organic dairy farmer, decorative ironworks CEO.  Gifford Pinchot III coined the word intrapreneur and wrote the best-selling book, Intrapreneuring, that launched the intrapreneurship movement. Fortune 100 consultant. Internet security software CEO and later angel capitalist. Co- founder and president of the world’s first graduate school of sustainable business. I have mostly made my living as a speaker, writer, consultant, entrepreneur, change agent, coach, and educator.


Open Conversation Circles

  • Open Conversations
    April 16, 2020
    6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn How Open Conversation Project Circles Can Impact Your Organization

As a community-based organization, we understand our responsibility in maintaining a safe environment for participants in our programs and also respect the concerns of our community. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we will continue to hold online programs for the near future. Below are the details on joining our program virtually.

April 16th — Open Conversation Circles

JOINING THE WEBINAR:

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In good health always,

Your regional OD Network

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Looking to build collaboration and community across your organization? Encourage shared leadership and proactive action on a key initiative? Explore how Open Conversation Project Circles can impact your organization.

Open Conversation Project Circles is a highly interactive coaching and learning intervention designed to accelerate achieving targeted outcomes in the following areas:

  • Cultivating engagement and innovation across departments and responsibility levels
  • Respect for differences, inclusion
  • Cultivating collaboration and ownership around an issue or goal
  • Improved results
  • Building alignment, working collectively, breaking down silos

Join us in this interactive session to learn:

  • How it works
  • How it is distinct from other modalities, programs and interventions
  • Takeaways from the study associated with MIT’s Presencing Institute that contributed to its development
  • And experience the interview process we used that provokes authentic, insightful learning

NOTE:  This program is being offered on the third Thursday of the month rather than the second to honor major religious holidays.

About our Presenters

Ann Van Eron, Ph.D., MCC, fosters open-minded conversations for unparalleled relationships, results and well-being with leaders, teams and organizations.  She is the founder of Potentials, a global coaching and organization development consulting firm with over 30 years of experience coaching leaders and working with teams and organizations all over the world.  Ann supports people in creating positive and productive relationships and enhancing awareness using her tested OASIS Moves® process.  Ann is the author of OASIS Conversations: Leading with an Open Mindset to Maximize Potential.  She creates and facilitates team and leadership development programs for organizations including the UN, Ford Motor Company, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and The World Bank. She is certified as a Master Coach and has a doctorate in Organization Psychology from Columbia University.  Clients include Fortune 100 companies, government and nongovernmental organizations and privately held organizations.  Avaneron@Potentials.com

Jackie Sloane, MCC is a seasoned executive coach and consultant, specializing in enhancing ability to achieve significant results and greater well-being through how clients engage others, communicate, and cultivate relationships.  Jackie has over 25 years’ experience in executive coaching, leadership development, communication and transformation consulting and journalism. The Generative Leadership Communication program she developed has been credited with unleashing creativity and innovation and reducing production time at client organizations. She has served leaders, teams and groups at privately-held, nonprofit and Fortune 500 firms in a variety of industries, including academia, manufacturing, professional services, pharmaceutical, medical, medical products, publishing, consumer products, and retail. She has served clients at Abbott, Accenture, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Bank of America, Comcast, Deloitte, Exelon, Garrett Theological Seminary Grant Thornton, Hollister, International Truck and Engine, Legal Marketing Association, Northern Indiana Consumer Transit District, PepsiCo, Plante & Moran, Tribune Company and Purdue University Northwest among others.  Jackie has a B.A. in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, has completed graduate work at Columbia College, and numerous leadership, communication, facilitation and coaching trainings. Jackie@sloanecommunications.com

 


Social Selling

  • Social Selling
    March 12, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Social Selling: The Sleeping Giant of Companies — IMPORTANT UPDATE

As a community-based organization, we understand our responsibility in maintaining a safe environment for participants in our programs and also respect the concerns of our community. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have decided to move our March 12th program to a virtual environment only, starting at 6:30pm and running until 8:00pm. We will not be holding the program in person. Below are more details on joining our program virtually.

JOINING THE WEBINAR:

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ODN Chicago – Social Selling Program
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REGARDING DINNER:

We recognize that one of our commitments at our monthly programs is to provide an excllent dinner for our paid participants. If you paid a registration fee, we invite you to join us at our April 16th program at no cost to you. You can learn more about our topic and presenters here.

We look forward to resuming in-person activities next month. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Herrman, Programs Committee Chair.

In good health always,

Your Organization Development Network of Chicago

Program Information:
Let’s talk about personal branding, content creation, and everything in between! Our presenter for this program is Audrey Boyle, a comedian who is guaranteed to keep things fun with a discussion of social selling. 
💜 Businesses whose employees share content are 58% more likely to attract top talent
💜 Salespeople: 72.6% of salespeople using social selling as part of their sales process outperformed their sales peers and exceeded quotas 23% more often
💜 Individuals that regularly share content grow their networks 4x faster
💜 Leaders create brand trust. People listen more to their social connections (those they trust) than to official marketing campaigns.  Brands can increase content engagement by as much as 700x and brand awareness by as much as 24x.  
 
All of the employees at a company have a personal brand whether we realize it or not. That employee’s personal brand is how people think of them and the emotion they feel when they hear that person’s brand name. Since people make decisions based on their emotions, it’s a “sleeping giant” to shape your companies brand by encouraging employees to be brand ambassadors. But how do you go about identifying, creating and harnessing an employee advocacy program? 
 
We will talk with Audrey Boyle about developing branded content and developing a social selling program.

 

About our Presenter

Audrey Boyle believes the quickest way to common ground for people is laughter. She is grateful that people laugh when she delivers comedy through speaking engagements, blogs, sketch videos, and interviews. After stepping down as one of the youngest Vice Presidents for Home Depot at age 29, she became a college professor teaching personal branding and social media marketing. At Forbes Business School, her classes get as much hands-on experience and insider information as she can provide them.

For more information about this program, contact our administrator, Maggie Shreve, at admin@odnchicago.org or 312.730.0041.

 


The Brain Science of Agile

  • February 13, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Brain Science of Agile: Practical tools to quickly improve resilience, adaptability, and fearlessness in a rapidly changing world

A complex world has been destabilizing for the brains of most employees and society at large. The hidden cost is a substantial reduction in productivity, barriers to innovation and adaptability, and much psychological distress and mental health problems. As a result, the jobs of organizational development and human resource leaders has become much more difficult yet much more critical. Because the world is changing so quickly it is essential to have highly adaptable teams and organizations to keep pace and thrive let alone survive. Only brain science can help to systematically and completely reverse the destabilizing effect of chaos.

The Life Ecology Organization (LEO) program delivers a collection of brain hacks that have been proven to quickly help people become more resilient and then creatively and scientifically fearless. Now chaos represents incredible opportunities for creative joy and purpose. Come to see why!

Join the OD Network of Chicago on 2/13/20 to learn more about the LEO Program from its founder, Dr. Niraj Nijhawan.

About the Presenter

Dr. Niraj (Raj) Nijhawan is a practicing physician. He was raised in Milwaukee, WI, graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1992, and completed a medical residency in Anesthesiology/Critical Care at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Nijhawan received a National Institute of Health Scientist Training Grant where he acquired a Master’s Degree in clinical research, became a clinical scientist, and designed and conducted medical research. He is also a healthcare leader and was recruited to run and build several medical departments in a variety of hospitals and healthcare systems.  Dr.Nijhawan has spent nearly 30 years cataloging, practicing, teaching, and helping people integrate the latest knowledge from the realms of medical, social, and
neuroscience into their lives.  For more information, visit www.leoprogram.com.