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    Discovery Interview Process

    • August 11, 2022
      6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    DISCOVERY INTERVIEW PROCESS…

    This workshop is for anyone who interviews others.  It is especially effective in the diagnostic process as it uncovers issues not previously thought about or known.  This workshop is highly interactive and the goal is to increase the skillfulness of the interviewer. A brief introduction will be followed by a brief demonstration, and then practice sessions.  This workshop is based upon content from the book OD for the Accidental Practitioner and will help any interviewer get to the root cause and expand their knowledge of the organization.

    About our facilitators:

    Regan Miller and Larry Kokkelenberg

    Regan Miller is a senior Human Resources Consultant at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Workforce Planning and Reshaping Division within OPM’s HR Solutions, providing OD and human capital management services to public-sector clients nation-wide.

    Regan earned a B.S. in Psychology from Salisbury University, and a M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Baltimore. Most recently, Regan is pursuing her certification in Executive Coaching with the College of Executive Coaching.

    Larry Kokkelenberg  recently retired from the Federal Government Office of Personnel Management,  where he was the chief of employee engagement and directed their Nationwide OD efforts with other Federal Agencies.    Previously he was on the faculty of the Federal Executive Institute  for 10 years working with senior level executives in the Federal Government.  He spent  11 years working for Franklin Covey as one of their top 12 senior consultants, working mainly with senior executives of the Fortune 100 clients as well as Government, military and law enforcement.  Prior to that he spent 25 years as president and founder of a small consulting and training organization providing services to clients world wide.

    Larry received his BA degree from Benedictine University, an MSW from University of Illinois and a PhD from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio.


    Leading Change

    • September 8, 2022
      6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    Leading Change:  Learn to not only survive change, but thrive…

    Large-scale transformational change is happening all around us. How do you ensure you don’t sink the ship while changing course?

    In this interactive sample workshop, Tracy Graf, CEO of Fuse – Igniting Communication, will introduce some best practice concepts and facilitate live discussions about:

    • Understanding how and why individuals react to change as they do
    • Gauging each important stakeholder’s position on business decisions
    • Considering the effects of commercial, personal, emotional, & political factors
    • Building sufficient consensus to ensure a smooth (enough) transition.

    This all helps to positively shape the future of your business, organization or group. The “Leading Change” workshop instils the knowledge and skills to not only survive change, but thrive!

    This program will also touch on how AI Simulation technology, which Fuse uses to deliver their full “Leading Change” works.

    Our Facilitator

    Tracy Graf is the CEO of Fuse – Igniting Communication, an innovative training company that is increasing success for a variety of prestigious organizations across the globe.

    Tracy has 20 years of leadership experience in project management, marketing, and public relations roles with prominent international corporations. She led teams of professionals to grow revenue for over 25 prestigious international brands in her positions with Vail Resorts, Life Time Fitness, Disney on Ice, and Ruder Finn Public Relations.

    Tracy customizes her approach to her clients’ needs to strengthen their skills in the areas of:

    • Team Collaboration
    • Transformational Leadership
    • Partnership Development

    Fuse is the exclusive distributor in the U.S. of workshops that provide months of realistic workplace relationship management experience in a matter of a few hours by utilizing AI simulation technology.

    Tracy presents interactive, engaging workshops weekly to clients from a variety of industries. Some of her notable clients are: Cisco, Oracle, Ball Aerospace, Texas Instruments, IBM, Hitachi, Arrow Electronics, National Renewable Energy Lab, Carnegie Mellon University, and more