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Attend the 2017 Asian AHRD Conference

Want to visit one of the most diverse and culturally rich countries in the world while enhancing your organizational development knowledge/skills? Then attending the 2017 Asia AHRD Conference will take place in India from Nov. 8-10, 2017 is a great opportunity for you. The conference is organized by the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) in collaboration with Asian AHRD. It features an impressive lineup of esteemed keynote speakers, panelists, chairs and discussants. Click here for more information.

In addition, there will be a few noteworthy pre-conferences on Nov 7 featuring key speakers, Dr.Gary McLean and Dr.Ron Jacobs, who will be presenting on ‘Developing the Leadership Pipeline’. Click here for the pre-conference details.

PENWorks Conference 2017: Advancing Organizational Excellence

Performance Excellence Network's PENworks 2017 is the region's largest, most powerful conference focused on continuous improvement and organizational excellence!  You will gain insights that will inspire change and facilitate better outcomes in your organization and in your career! April 24, 2017 - April 25, 2017 | All Day

Early Bird through March 31!
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Partner Event: MNISPI Smile Sheet Radical Makeover

April Full-Day WorkshopSmile Sheet Radical Makeover: Drive performance by improving your learning data! April 7, 2016 (Friday), 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To register, please go to:

Metropolitan State University at Energy Park Place, 1380 Energy Lane, St. Paul

Will Thalheimer, Ph.D., is one of the most respected and practical experts on learning and performance. He is also an engaging speaker, and MnISPI is proud to sponsor his full-day workshop on improving learning data.

Why spend a day evaluating post-learning response forms? Meaningful evaluation is essential for driving performance improvement and for gaining support from business leaders for your learning initiatives. Sadly, the most common type of evaluation are forms popularly called “smile sheets” that provide very poor feedback. Research shows that the majority of data gathered from such forms are virtually uncorrelated with learning results. Will Thalheimer’s full-day workshop will enable you to radically improve response forms — based on scientific research on learning — to economically capture meaningful data to guide performance initiatives and demonstrate their value.

Managing Change for Effective Implementation/Change Agent Certification

Monday June 10, 2013 - Tuesday June 11, 2013

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MNODN partners with Normandale Community College

"Managing Change for Effective Implementation" is a highly interactive workshop designed to teach the skills necessary to be a change partner in an organization. There is also an option to attend the workshop and complete additional work (pre-assessment, post-assessment, coaching from facilitators, and implementation of a change initiative) to receive the Change Agent Certification from the Implementation Institute. Terry Smith and Lisa Zweber-Smith are the creators and facilitators of the workshop. Terry and Lisa are nationally known change agents, authors, and founders of the Implementation Institute.

One truly unique aspect of this workshop is a very sophisticated computer simulation that participants complete over the two day training. Much of the learning is housed in the simulation, and the built-in algorithms create different results based on the decisions. Learning is then based on deconstruction of what has happened in the simulation.

Lisa Zweber-Smith is Executive Director at The Implementation Institute. In her 25+ years of OD experience, Lisa has been involved with managing change across organizational levels, planning and implementing large scale strategic changes, and acquisition integration.

 She has worked as a consultant to numerous Fortune 500 companies and has held positions with Best Buy, Northwest Airlines, Target Corporation and H.B. Fuller. She is an adjunct faculty member for Pepperdine University and Augsburg College where she has taught Organization Development in the MBA

H. Terry Smith is Principal at The Implementation Institute. In his 35+ years of business experience, Terry has had responsibility for operations, sales, inventory and customer service. He has used that experience to help others succeed. As the Director of Change Management for Best Buy, Terry led the group with responsibility for nationwide change implementation.

Sought after as a speaker, he has presented at international conferences and actively shares his knowledge with his clients and through his affiliation with the International OD Network and OD Institute and the Association of Change Management Professionals.

The cost to attend the two day workshop is $1,195 and the additional Change Agent Certification is $300, for a total of $1,495.   MNODN members receive a 20% discount to attend this opportunity to advance your change agent skills (email for the discount code).  Not an MNODN member? Now may be the perfect time to join!

Call 952-358-8343 or email to register or with any questions about the Change Agent Certification. You can register for the workshop online, if you wish register for the certification as well you will need to call. There will be additional work outside of the workshop if you would like to pursue Change Agent Certification.

Click here to register

Class ID: 26713
CEU's: 1.6
Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm each day

Location:  Normandale Community College, Room P1840