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    • Why Choose You?
      September 14, 2017
      5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Picture this: Your client quickly spots and appreciates your value. They choose you and your approach to organization development. Why?  Your clients recognize your relevant, high value because you have shared why you’re important.  You can’t leave your importance and its value up to them…it’s up to you!

    What to expect from this interactive workshop:

    • Learn how to guide your client or audience through their decision-making process to choose you.
    • Help your audience quickly spot your relevance and high value. Craft your own 160-character personal brand (Yes, the maximum length of a Tweet).

    About Kyle Vlasak

    With a career spanning Advertising (Leo Burnett), Marketing (Dean Witter/SPS), Sales Leadership, and Search Candidate Coaching, Kyle Vlasak recognizes a key “stumble” shared by many professionals:  they don’t know how to self themselves!  Described as “an energized student and coach of selling,” Kyle proves that selling and buying processes can inspire high-performing sales teams, job search candidates, and individual professionals seeking to close the deal.

    • October 12, 2017
      5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    As we each support others who are facing today’s accelerating change, here is a chance to coach each other in making a greater difference. It begins in this peer coaching evening; you may continue to sharpen your impact in three online peer coaching sessions over the next three months.

    The evening starts with two of the latest models of impact and effectiveness, the Strategic Action System and OASIS Conversations. In small groups, we will each review a project we face, large or small, exploring potentially larger outcomes we may achieve and next steps we can take.

    This ODNC experiment in action learning will continue in a small virtual group: two online Zoom interactions and a one-to-one peer coaching phone call will be scheduled over the next two months for those who let us know they are interested.

    Ann Van Eron, Ph.D., MCC, is founder and principal of Potentials, a global coaching and organization development firm with experience coaching leaders and teams all over the world for over twenty-five years. She is the author of OASIS Conversations: Leading with an Open Mindset to Maximize Potential. She is a certified Master Coach and has a doctorate in Organization Psychology from Columbia University. Avaneron@Potentials.com and www.OASISConversations.com

    Bruce Mabee, M.S., CPLP, is Managing Partner with Milestone Partners, LLC. He consults Fortune 100, government, and non-profits in strategic planning, change and innovation. In 35 years of consulting, Bruce has served 130 organizations in the US, Europe and Asia. He has taught in eight graduate schools and trained over 1000 corporate managers and professionals in strategic consulting. He holds an M.S. in OD, and a B.F.A. in Industrial Design. Bruce’s upcoming book on business innovation offers simple tools for larger impact. bmabee@aol.com

    • Behave Yourself!
      November 9, 2017
      5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Are your organization’s transformation efforts falling short?  Are you feeling ill-equipped to support the volume and rate of change?  You are NOT alone!

    Join Michelle Yanahan, founder and principal of ChangeFit 360, to engage in

    • Understanding the state of change and why change matters
    • Defining behavior and how behaviors become rooted and reinforced
    • Assessing your ability to use behavior to drive change
    • Learning three ways to implement behavior change.

    Michelle is a certified change management professional (CCMP) and holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University.  She is a frequent presenter and contributor to multiple associations including ACMP,  ATD, and PMI.

    • Holiday Party
      December 14, 2017
      5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join your colleagues and friends in the Organization Development community of Chicago to celebrate the end of 2017 and look forward to 2018.  Dinner, a wine bar, and enjoyable ice-breakers are included!  Hope to see you there…

    • Continue to Expand Your Impact
      January 11, 2018
      5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Experiment with OD Peer Coaching, Part 2.

    It’s your life and your career: what new impact can you have, starting now? This evening offers a foundation to focus your own expanded pursuits.

    Eight people grabbed the ball since the October (2017) Program started this experiment. They have connected and supported each other for three months. What have they done? Where did they get, so far? And how can this boost where you are going next?

    Before you answer for yourself, we’ll hear from the experiment’s participants in a Fishbowl approach. Then, using group peer coaching, it’s your turn tonight:

    What are your own current, real, large-scale possibilities?

    About Our Peer Coaching Leaders:

    Ann Van Eron, Ph.D., MCC, is founder and principal of Potentials, a global coaching and organization development firm with experience coaching leaders and teams all over the world for over twenty-five years.  She is the author of OASIS Conversations: Leading with an Open Mindset to Maximize Potential. She is a certified Master Coach and has a doctorate in Organization Psychology from Columbia University.

    Avaneron@Potentials.com and  www.OASISConversations.com

    Bruce Mabee, M.S., CPLP, is Managing Partner with Milestone Partners, LLC. He consults Fortune 100, government, and non-profits in strategic planning, change and innovation. In 35 years of consulting, Bruce has served 130 organizations in the US, Europe and Asia. He has taught in eight graduate schools and trained over 1000 corporate managers and professionals in strategic consulting. He holds an M.S. in OD, and a B.F.A. in Industrial Design. Bruce’s upcoming book on business innovation offers simple tools for larger impact.

    bmabee@aol.com and www.milestonepartners-llc.com




    • What's Your Style of Leading Change?
      February 8, 2018
      5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Boost Your Change Intelligence/CQ to Increase Your Influence, Impact, and Ability to Get Results

    You know your IQ, you’ve probably heard of EQ, but what’s your CQ?  Just as each of us communicates, collaborates and handles conflict in our own ways, so do we each have our own style of leading change.  And just as we are more effective in working with others when we understand ourselves, we can be more competent and confident in leading change when we understand the various change leadership styles.  Through real-life examples, you will

    • Reframe resistance from enemy to ally, resulting in less stress and frustration for you and your colleagues in the change process
    • Learn the seven change leader styles and assess your own
    • Appreciate the strengths and blind spots of your current style while identifying targeted opportunities to develop your skills
    • Determine ways to adapt your style to ensure you are positively influencing your key stakeholders
    • Develop your Change Intelligence to lead successful and sustainable change for your organization or client.

    About Our Presenter/Facilitator:  Barbara A. Trautlein, PhD

    Barbara is the best-selling author of Change Intelligence:  Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change that Sticks.

    A frequent ODN/C program leader and participant, she is principal and founder of Change Catalysts and originator of the CQ System for Developing Change Intelligent Leaders and Organizations.  For over 25 years, Barbara has coached executives, trained leaders at all levels, certified change agents, and facilitated mission-critical change management initiatives. In 2015, she was recognized as the Change Management Consultant of the Year by the Association of Change Management Professionals-Midwest Region.



    CQ Workshop Transcribed Notes for ODN-Chicago by Barbara Trautlein 020818

    CQ Workshop Presentation for ODN-Chicago by Barbara Trautlein 020818

    CQ Case Study

    • The OD Business Partner
      March 8, 2018
      5:15 pm - 8:45 pm

    Program Summary

    We will explore a new term — “OD Business Partner” –and provide a method whereby you can observe three (3) experienced OD consultants and their clients work together. These three client-consultant pairs will describe the clients’ needs, methods used and features of their work together. After each of the three iterations you and your small table group will process what you saw and note concepts or methods you might want to use. Each table group will have the opportunity to ask one question of the client-consultant pair. In doing this we will come to a initial definition of the term “OD Business Partner”

    Each consultant-client pair works with a framework completely different and distinct from the others. You will watch and listen to them speak of how they work together and hear the benefits of their methods. From this, you will be able to put new tools and techniques into the way you work with others.

    NOTE:  This program starts a little earlier and ends a little later than usual.  Of course, if you have to leave earlier than 8:45, that is fine.

    Why you should attend:

    • You will see and learn new ways to support your clients regardless of your role in the field of organization development.
    • You will see new ways of working that give you new techniques and methods to expand your effectiveness.
    • You will be able to expand your own development plan to become more creative, more effective in your professional work.

    Presenting Client-Consultant Pairs:

    Tim Foley, Director, Talent and Development, Navistar, with Bob Verner, Ph.D., Senior OD Business Partner, Navistar.

    Jan Viano, Executive Vice President, First Midwest Bank, with Caryn Guinta, Chief Human Resources Officer, First Midwests Bank, retired.  Guinta is presently principal in her own consulting firm.

    Michael Jacoby, Ed.D., CEO, Illinois Association of School Business Officials, with Stephen Treacy, M.S., OD consultant in private practice, Adjunct Faculty, Benedictine University MSMOB Program.

    About our organizer/facilitator:  Steve Treacy

    Steve Treacy is a leadership coach, organization development consultant and educator. For more than thirty years, he has helped organizations, groups and individuals be more effective and satisfied in their work. Additionally he consults to other OD consultants on intervention strategies and practice management issues. He has served as adjunct faculty in the Master in Organization Behavior and Management  program at Benedictine University since 1989.

    For more information about Steve Treacy and Associates, go to http://streacy.com/

    • From founders to the future: Part I
      April 12, 2018
      5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Where is the practice of OD headed?  What did the field’s founders give us to set this stage?  What will serve us and our clients in the wild new future that is emerging right now?  Join our “powerhouse panel” dialogue!

    Today’s workplace is changing faster than ever….  How is the practice of Organization Development changing to address this?  How can we ensure that we have a positive impact — now and into the future?

    A three-day OD event in Baltimore addressed these questions last December.  Julie Benesh, Bruce Mabee and Maggie Shreve attended; now they are bringing these challenges to Chicago.

    Join us in April to start an on-going dialogue about the future of OD.  Part I will focus on the founders of our field, how we have used their gifts, and what we believe we should carry forward.

    Program Summary

    A panel of highly-experienced practitioners and academicians will share their favorite OD founders and what these founders contributed.  We will ask you to add to the list and talk in pairs and small groups about how we have incorporated these founders’ ideas into our work — with the challenges we believe the OD field is facing today.  Our April conversation will form the basis of the Part II program on May 10, 2018.

    Our Esteemed Panelists

    • Dick Axelrod, MBA, Co-Principal, The Axelrod Group, author, and lecturer, University of Chicago
    • Julie Benesh, PhD, Chair, Business Psychology and Organizational Leadership department, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    • Kendra M. Coleman, MSOD, US Lead, Sheppard Moscow
    • Bruce Mabee, MS, CPLP, Managing Partner, Milestone Partners
    • Margaret Posig, PhD, Associate Professor of Management, DePaul University
    • Eric Sanders, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cardinal Stritch University
    • Peter Sorensen, PhD, Director, Master of Science in Management and Organization Behavior program, Benedictine University
    • Therese Yaeger, PhD, Professor, OD and Master of Science in Management and Organization Behavior programs, Benedictine University

    For more information, call Maggie Shreve at 312.730.0041 or email admin@odnchicago.org.

    • From the founders to the future: Part II
      May 10, 2018
      5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    What challenges do you see in today’s workplace? What opportunities do those challenges offer OD practitioners? How are we addressing them now?  What are the implications for the future of the field?

    • The Ultimate Culture
      June 14, 2018
      5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    The Ultimate Culture and Performance Learning Experience

    Presented by Human Synergistics International, a sponsor of the OD Network of Chicago

    Program Summary

    Organizational culture and its impact on individuals, organizations, and even society is a constant subject of interest. Culture is finally a part of leadership team discussions at most organizations. Unfortunately, few truly understand it despite most CEOs reporting culture as being critical to business success. The lack of understanding and intentional action, at a minimum, undermines change efforts and, at its worst, can lead to totally unacceptable behavior.

    A new learning approach is needed to help change agents understand the complexities of culture, leadership, and the connection to performance improvement in an accelerated environment. The Culture Journey Learning Experience was recently created to combine peer learning with targeted education based on facts and fundamentals about culture, climate, and change management that are not widely understood. This highly interactive session was developed in coordination with Root Inc. and is facilitated in tables of 6-10 using a new Root Learning Map®, table script, and other tools.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Learn and appreciate the unique culture perspectives of peers and experts sharing key learnings, experiences, and culture-related concepts.
    • Understand how culture is created and the impact of history on the current state.
    • Understand the layers of culture and how qualitative and quantitative methods are used to build a common language and understanding.
    • Understand important aspects of the work climate that shape and reinforce the current culture.
    • Understand how culture evolves and paths that increase the likelihood of shared learning and positive results with any major change effort.
    • Apply learning at each step of the workshop to your own organization and receive a workbook with tools and exercises you may apply with your organization after the session.


    Tim KupplerTim Kuppler
    Director of Culture & OD, Human Synergistics, and Founder of CultureUniversity.com

    Tim Kuppler is the Director of Culture & Organizational Development with Human Synergistics, a 40+ year leader in the field of organizational culture and leadership. He is also founder of CultureUniversity.com, the premier culture educational blog featuring a faculty of culture experts. He supports coordination of an Annual Ultimate Culture Conference, unique “Culture and Performance Quick Start Programs,” and partnerships with industry partners and some of the top culture experts in history. He has over 20 years of practical experience as a top leader, consultant, and educator specifically connecting culture development to sustainable results that support the purpose and mission priorities of organizations. Tim has been recognized as a top 100 leadership conference speaker on Inc.com and is known for bringing clarity to the subjects of culture change and performance improvement.

    Alysun JohnsAlysun Johns
    Director of Culture & Leadership, Human Synergistics

    Alysun Johns is the Director of Culture and Leadership with Human Synergistics. She supports the development of integrated solutions for clients and consulting partners and leads consulting and coaching services for individuals and organizations. Her focus and experience over the years has centered on organizing, planning, developing, and facilitating client projects and workshops throughout the US and globally. Alysun often presents and guest lectures at various local universities and professional associations.

    For more information about Human Synergistics, visit www.humansynergistics.com.

    For more information about OD Network of Chicago, contact Maggie Shreve, administrator, at 312.730-0041 or write to admin@odnchicago.org