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  • Storytelling for Change Leaders | ODN Chicago

    Storytelling for Change Leaders

    Stories build relationships and change leaders have a lot of relationships to manage. Change leaders face executives with blind sides, teams stuck in bad habits, cultures falling under their own weight.  Their change stories must engage, brand, and transform.  This workshop will guide change leaders through a “Tell The Story –Coach Through The Story – Live The Story” model based on culture change models,  movie narratives and public speaking tools geared for change leaders. We’ll start with the practice of telling “The Quintessential Change Story.”  This presentation is co-sponsored by the Corporate University Professional Development Network of CCASTD, and is $20 for CCASTD members, as well as ODN/C members.


    Mark Kaufman is an organization development practitioner of 17 years who started as a drama therapist and community theater manager.  He later worked for Marriott International in talent management with his Masters in OD and eventually worked with a playwright to develop change stories and OD interventions for such companies as Bank of America, Duke University, the State of Indiana and Marriott.  He applies Reader’s Theater, Playback Theater, Problem Solving Theater, and Action Methods for role play along with storytelling for executives and change leaders.   He is currently an Executive Coach helping executives and teams brand their company through storytelling, team coaching and culture change projects and events.


    Naomi Berkove has over 15 years experience as an instructional design and learning professional.  She has developed and led learning programs for a range of organizations, including Kraft Foods, the VA, and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  Naomi is currently Learning and Development Manager for Cannon Design, a multi-disciplinary design firm, where she co-leads Cannon Design Academy and helps guide organizational change initiatives.  Naomi has chaired the Corporate University Professional Development Network of the Chicago Chapter of ASTD since its founding in 2003.

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