January 10: Enhancing The Career Development Discussion

Time and time again employers get low marks in the area of employee development on employee engagement and satisfaction surveys.  Employees state that they often don’t know what their career options are, what development opportunities exist or even how to approach their manager about the topic.  Ironically managers often feel equally ill equipped for that discussion and pressured to have all the answers.

 This presentation talks about how to equip employees to come to the career development dialogue as an equal partner in the process by understanding and being able to articulate skills, values, interests and goals. It also addresses how to better prepare managers for that dialogue both by creating an open and trusting environment as well as understanding the various resources available to help an employee develop.  The goal is to enhance the dialogue so that managers and employees create a sustainable career development plan.

Program Objectives

  1. Increase employee engagement and retention through sustainable career development planning.
  2. Improve the effectiveness of the conversation between employees and managers regarding career development throughout the year.
  3. Help employees increase self awareness and ability to articulate career plans and goals.
  4. Coach Managers’ on how to create a trusting and supportive environment for the career discussion.
  5. Learn how to prepare managers for the career development discussion by better understanding resources and options.

 
Karen Kodzik
holds Master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Career Planning and Development.  Uniquely qualified as a career counselor with hands on experience in HR and management consulting.  As President and Owner of Cultivating Careers, a career management firm, she has helped hundreds of professionals at various career crossroads develop the plans and tools to move forward and realize rewarding careers. In addition to her private practice, she is a published author and a highly sought after speaker, and source to the Twin Cities media on career management, employment and job search related topics.

January 24: Post-Holiday Mixer & Networking Event

Join MNODN members and allied partners to celebrate 2012 with a fun mixer and networking event.  We will have heavy appetizers and non alcoholic drinks provided.  A cash bar will also be available.  Enjoy great conversation and build your organizational development network. This event is open to all! 

Register now

  • 5:30 - 6:00 - New Member orientation & networking
  • 6:00 - 6:45 – Program: sharing of goals, member input,  successes and  initiatives
  • 6:45 – 8:00 - Continued networking

Location:  Amore Victoria, 1601 West Lake Street ,Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis, MN

November 8 & 15: Managing Change for Effective Implementation

MNODN is Proud to Announce a Partnership 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
program.

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 (e-mail marketing@mnodn.org to receive the discount code).  Not an MNODN member? Now may be the perfect time to join!

Call 952-358-8343 or email ncal@normandale.edu 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 for the workshop

Class ID: 23212
CEU's: 1.6
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; 2 sessions starting November 8, 2012 ending November 15, 2012

Location:  Normandale, Room A2556

Managing Change for Effective Implementation/Change Agent Certification

Monday June 10, 2013 - Tuesday June 11, 2013

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Description:

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
program.

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 marketing@mnodn.org for the discount code).  Not an MNODN member? Now may be the perfect time to join!

Call 952-358-8343 or email ncal@normandale.edu 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

Register

November 1: A New/Old Path to Powerful Personal and Leadership Development

The use of groups in leadership development is not a new concept. However, by combining proven processes with new elements and emphasis, a small group becomes a powerful vehicle for personal and leadership development. As important, the group also becomes a safe, confidential place for on-going support, development and feedback.

The speakers will outline the uses of these groups in a variety of settings - corporations; non-profits; alumni organizations; graduate school courses; and in the community. These experiences are viewed as particularly useful with emerging leaders as a proven way to increase participants' emotional intelligence (EQ), building our next generation to be authentic, lead effectively and remain resilient in an ever-changing world.

The participants in True North Groups range in age from mid-20s to the 60s. They come from a wide range of backgrounds, functional areas, and leadership roles.

In this interactive session, the speakers will share the secrets of the success of these groups, offer participants a taste of the methodology and lead a discussion on how and where the methodology can be successfully leveraged.

Doug Baker has been a corporate executive, teacher, executive consultant, author, mentor and community leader for more than four decades. Today, he is founder and president of the True North Groups Institute, an organization he created in 2011 with co-author Bill George following the publication of their book, True North Groups.

Baker’s life work is a tapestry woven from his executive roles within organizations, and his consulting and teaching assignments outside of them. Throughout his professional career, Baker has explored and refined his approach to small group work as an important foundation to leadership development. Additionally, he has met weekly for nearly 40 years with a small group of peers, including Bill George, which led to their collaboration on True North Groups and the True North Groups Institute.

As head of the True North Groups Institute, Baker and his team foster the formation of True North Groups within organizations and communities interested in this powerful tool for self-awareness and leadership development. The Institute is dedicated to the idea that self-awareness if the foundation of successful leadership development.

Carrie Johnson has worked in both line and HR roles in a variety of organizations and industries, including small businesses, large corporations and consulting. She was with American Express for 11 years, and most recently as vice president of human resources for an organization effectiveness team. In all of her roles, her focus has been on how an individual has an impact on customers and on the organization, consulting and creating programs with long-lasting impact.

To register, click here

October 4: Increasing your Conflict Competence

It’s easy when working with clients to see what “they” should do to deal better with conflict.   We may not take the time, however, to examine our own patterns of managing conflict both personally and professionally.  What are our conflict "triggers" that push us over the edge and into reactivity?  How do our actions unknowingly increase conflict and what helps us deal with it more constructively? AND how can we more often consciously choose our conflict response "in the moment" rather than be controlled by our reactive default patterns?Come and explore with us. To the extent that we become more "conflict competent", we can engage our clients, our work, and those we most care about in more constructive, creative, collaborative and compassionate ways. AND we can reduce the stress in our lives that normally accompanies conflict.

We'll share a few insights with you, explore together through exercises, and offer a few key take-a-ways.

Stephanie McGovern works collaboratively with leaders to bring out the best in themselves and others.   She helps leaders unleash the potential and power of employees to increase performance especially in the midst of rapid change. Through coaching, consulting and training, she excels at helping others find “the juice” individually and collectively to achieve desired outcomes. 

Stephanie’s clients describe her as strategic, passionate, insightful, creative and energizing.  Stephanie applies skills and strategies that have proven effective during 12 successful years in her own consulting practice.  During that time she has worked in a variety of industries including finance, health care, advertising, and manufacturing.   Prior to that she spent 15 years at Honeywell, Alliant Techsystems, Cummins Power Generation working to improve organizational performance in a variety of roles.  During her career, Stephanie has developed a passion for working with leaders who want to make a lasting difference for their organizations and those they lead.

Stephanie holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota and a coaching certification through the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, world renowned as a leading training ground in career renewal, coaching and leadership.  

Curt Micka, J.D., provides conflict and communication coaching, conflict management training, and mediation services.  He has more than 20 years’ experience helping leaders, businesses, families, school districts, government agencies, and non-profit organizations find more constructive,  creative, collaborative and compassionate ways to manage and resolve both internal and external conflicts.

Curt is a certified user of the Conflict Dynamics Profile (www.conflictdynamics.org/cdp), the Mobius Model (http://www.mobiusmodel.com), Cinnie Noble’s model of Conflict Coaching, and the Deep Coaching Institute (http://www.deepcoachinginstitute.com/ - coaching with the Enneagram). He’s also a certified teacher of the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition and is a Senior Member of Enneagram in Business Network (www.theenneagraminbusiness.com/index.html).

Curt has also facilitated workshops in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa for international health care workers from USAID, the Center for Disease Control, and the U.S. State Department about how to move from Conflict to Multi-Party Collaboration using the Enneagram and Interest-Based Negotiation techniques and principles.

For more information about our presenters, visit their Web Sites:

www.highperformancesys.com                     www.conflictmanagementservices.com

Event Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012

Location: University of St. Thomas 1000 LaSalle Ave, Opus Hall (MOH) 201

Start Time: 5:30pm

End Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $20 Members, Students, Allied Partners; $25 Non-Members

September 6: The Rocket Model: Practical Advice for Building High Performing Teams

Program Description:

There are many definitions of leadership; Curphy and Hogan (2012) define leadership as the ability to get results (the what of leadership) and the ability to build teams (the how of leadership).  Groups and teams are the building blocks of modern organizations, yet there is no agreed upon framework for transforming collections of individuals into high performing teams. This interactive presentation will review some important differences between groups and teams, debunk several common myths about teams, and review a practical, research-based model for diagnosing and improving team functioning and performance.  Participants will apply the Rocket Model framework to a case study as well as a team they have been on or have worked with in the past and discuss interventions to improve team functioning.  The presentation will conclude with a review of some of the resources available to OD practitioners for diagnosing and improving team performance.

About the Presenter

Gordy Curphy, PhD

Gordon Curphy, PhD, President of Curphy Consulting Corporation, is a leading authority on leadership and teams. As such, he spends most of his time helping C-suite and business unit leaders solve complex leadership challenges. His consulting efforts help top leaders develop business strategies, drive organizational alignment and execution, operate as high performing teams, identify and develop potential successors, and use action learning teams to solve difficult business problems.

Taking a scientific-practitioner approach to leadership, Gordon has spent the last 30 years researching, writing about, practicing, and providing consulting advice on leadership.  To date he has written 16 books on leadership and most recently published The Rocket Model: Practical Advice for Building High Performing Teams.  As a practitioner, Gordon held several leadership roles at the United States Air Force Academy, Personnel Decisions International, and The Blandin Foundation before starting his own company ten years ago.

Website: www.curphyconsulting.com    www.TheRocketModel.com

Event Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012

Location: University of St. Thomas 1000 LaSalle Ave, Opus Hall (MOH) 201

Start Time: 5:30pm

End Time: 7:00pm

Cost: $20 Members, Students, Allied Partners; $25 Non-Members

 

MNODN Program Schedule Change

Join us to Engage, Connect and Learn....1st Thursday of every month from 5:30-7 pm

You wanted it, we listened.  Our speaker evaluations as well as social media polling show that MNODN members prefer the evening meeting times. Our 2012/2013 events will all be held at the University of St. Thomas on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Stay after the program for the opportunity to network with your peers.

Our program year will feature speakers who are leaders in our field; who have deep knowledge to share combined with insightful and practical tools that you can take away and apply in your everyday work. 

Programming is on hiatus for the summer but resumes with a bang in September 2012.  Mark your calendars for consistent programming the first Thursday of every month and join us for another year of exciting speaker events and great networking opportunities! 

MNODN board vacancy: Co-Treasurer

The MN Organization Development Network (MNODN) board is made up of volunteer members who jointly oversee the activities of the organization.  MNODN is governed by a set of organizational bylaws and board’s activities are guided by a strategic plan which members of the organization as a whole provide input and ideas.  The board strives to meet the professional needs of its members who participate in the learning and sharing of organizational development theories and practice.

The following board position is vacant.  If you are interested, please submit your letter of interest to admin@mnodn.org.

Co-Treasurer*

Julie Moore Rapacki joins MNODN Board as Chair Elect

On behalf of the board and as chair, it is with great pleasure and excitement I announce Julie Moore Rapacki as MNODN's Chair Elect.  Julie is a dynamic addition to our board and her immediate focus will include board integration, establishing administration processes and procedures and defining the succession management process.  Additionally, for the next five months Julie will spend time becoming acquainted with MNODN. 

In November 2012, MNODN current board members will make the decision to vote Julie as incoming Chair for June 2013.  To learn more about Julie Moore Rapacki.

Tonya Hampton, Board Chair

Join the MNODN Linkedin group

The Minnesota Organization Development Network (MNODN) is pleased to announce that we have changed the ‘member only’ restriction to joining the MNODN Linkedin group. If you are interested in Organizational Development, networking, and discussing relevant issues then please consider joining the MNODN Linkedin group.  In the spirit of inclusiveness and collaboration, we will start to welcome those who have a connection and interest in OD but may not be members of the MNODN itself. This is in keeping with other associations in general, and more specifically 80% of our regional Alliance Partners.

The group will still not be an “open” group. A person will need to join to see content in the group. We will still review those who request to join to make sure they have OD/HRD/Organizational Psychology interests. We will continue ensure quality postings and conversations. Those who may have applied in the past and had their membership declined due to no active MNODN membership will now be accepted.

So if you are a member of the MNODN, or a friend of the MNODN, please consider joining our MNODN Linkedin group. We currently have about 300 group members, let’s double (or triple) that this year!

The MNODN Linkedin group is an engaging and dynamic community. Please join for dialogue, sharing ideas, raising questions, exploring new directions, and promoting events of mutual interest with professional colleagues. Don’t miss important event announcements and the opportunity to network.

 

OD NETWORK 2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Growing... is at the core of all that the Organization Development Network does and offers to the OD community. 

From the skills and careers of its members, to the theoretical and practical development of the OD discipline, to the capacities and potential of the organizations and employees served by OD practitioners, Growing... is our never-ending objective.

The OD Network 2012 Annual Conference, Growing... Our Practice, Our Impact, Our Community, embodies this spirit of constant evolution and progress, with three days of educational seminars, case studies, connections and camaraderie designed to help you achieve the growth you are looking for.

Join us this October 21-23, at the Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, for the most popular and valuable educational conference designed specifically for the OD community. 

For more information or  to register.

 

 

June 7: Annual MNODN Mixer

MNODN Mixer - June 7, 2012

Join MNODN for its annual professional networking mixer featuring keynote speaker David W. Jamieson, Ph.D. on the Future of Organization Development. Enjoy great conversation and build your OD network. This event is open to all!

 Agenda:

  • 5:00 - 5:30 - New Member orientation & networking
  • 5:30 - 6:45 - Program
  • 6:45 - 7:30 - Program ends, continued networking

University of St. Thomas, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Room MOH 201, Minneapolis, MN
55403  Map and Directions

Cost: $10.00 per Person

Register now

 

 

Team Coaching Certification - June 21 & 22

 Play to Your Strengths® TEAM COACHING Certification

How do you help a group of individuals become a TEAM?  When team members don’t work well together, the stress and frustrations are enormous!

You are invited to join a cadre of TEAM COACHES and become an EXPERT in building teams that achieve extraordinary results.

On a team, are you frustrated when you notice that:

  • Only a few individuals are participating, and the rest are watching.
  • Tension among team members is wasting valuable time.
  • Decisions are taking too long to make; even longer to implement.

 It doesn’t have to be this way! Winning sports teams succeed because they have great team coaches!  This is true for organizations as well. A Team Coach can help leaders transform lackluster teams into dynamic engines of success!

If you want to help teams to:

  • Become more nimble,
  • Respect each other,
  • Achieve team goals faster…

Join us and learn leading-edge team methodologies and coaching skills to build winning teams!

 You’ll learn how to help teams:

  • Reduce tension and conflict
  • Improve communication and trust
  • Discover and leverage team talents

What is a team coach?

Watch Faith’s video as she speaks to leaders about talents.

DATE:             June 21 and 22, 2012

TIME:              8:30 – 4:00

LOCATION:  St Thomas University, Minneapolis Campus

Full Price: $1,950 - After May 19th

Early Bird: $1650 - Before May 18th

 MNODN Member Discount (30%): $1,155 before May 18th

To register:   http://www.faithralston.com/ or learn more

 

MNODN Wins National Award

Outstanding Regional OD Network Award Winner MNODN will be recognized at the national OD Conference in Baltimore in October as the Outstanding Regional OD Network! This award was based on creativity in programing, membership involvement and helping to grow the field. Below are the qualifications we presented to the OD Network for the award:

How We Respond to Our Member's Needs

During the past year, MNODN has provided 10 monthly meetings and workshops on a variety of topics including: Taking OD Seriously with David Jamieson, Creating and Engaged Organizations with Dick and Emily Axelrod, Transformational Leadership with Linda Ackerman Anderson, Visual Meetings with David Sibbitt, and some of the local presentations were Social Health Care Reform in England, Leveraging Brain Research, and Building Grass Roots Support for Change.

In addition, MNODN went through a transformational structural change going from a 6 person leadership Board to a 6 person Executive Committee and a 17 person Board of Directors. With the new structure, additional emphasis is on a strategic direction of Engage, Connect and Learn. The new Learning Director is responsible for three new Communities of Practice: Internals Only, Career Development and the Students CoP, a newly formed Program Committee with the charge of providing provocative monthly programs that connect theory with practice, and a connection with the 2011 Regional ASTD Conference to include an OD tract. The newly formed Marketing and Communications Director is responsible for creating a revolutionary social engagement approach using the web, LinkedIn and Facebook to replace our newsletter format. In addition, a peer-review journal will be launched in the fall to address the needs of local students to publish the work they are doing to advance the theory and practice of OD. Partnerships are being strengthened with ASTD, MN Coaches Association, MN Facilitators Association, SHRM and are being tightly coupled with a new media campaign designed to feature MNODN in a prominent way. The new Membership Services Director is creating mixers with a theme such as poster sessions featuring our members. A new position of Student Mentoring and Internship has been created to connect students into MNODN and assist them with their requirements for meaningful internships. Each of the new Board members brings a diverse background. See: http://www.mnodn.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1059385 for a full description of the new board structure.

The strategic direction of MNODN is to secure highly loyal students who will continue their membership and engagement long after they have finished their program. To ensure their increased involvement and attendance at meetings, the programs will shift from afternoon to breakfast meetings.

How We Add Value to a Region

The MNODN has always been a recognized organization for connecting the many senior practitioners with learners in a city of many corporate headquarters. Since hosting the 2005 National ODN conference, the continued engagement of members has continued to grow. Organizational leadership has grown to respect MNODN as a source of excellent programs up to 120 attending many of the monthly meetings. With the recognition that students (undergrad, Masters and Doctoral levels) are the future of MNODN, a strong focus is being created on how to involve students, provide them with meaningful services and rich content, including communicating valuable information in sound-bite social media formats.

An additional strategic direction is the involvement of members who are not able to attend the monthly meetings. With that in mind, our monthly meetings will be down-loadable as pod-casts for a small fee. Interviews with senior practitioners will be available for free as a service to members.

How Our Model Sustains and Grows a Regional Membership Network

As each Board member was recruited, they were asked to bring three things: 1) the energy they were to provide was one of “pay it forward” meaning that all of their efforts were to be considered a contribution to the field, not self-seeking, knowing that in the future another practitioner/member would be also paying it forward; and 2) take their particular area of responsibility and build a team of “peeps” or people they enjoyed working with to carry out their area of responsibilitiesundefinedhave fun while accomplishing something; 3) build the leadership of the people they worked with, constantly looking for the future leadership of the organization. This type of social coupling is seen as important for building a network-type structure that is not dependent on the decisions from the top but building the social capital from all directions.

How We Attract a Diverse Donstituency of Local Practitioners

In the past, MNODN has been seen as a place for external OD consultants to gather. With the new outreach to students and with the creation of Communities of Practice, anyone who has an interest in convening around a topic or a need can do so. Each of the CoP’s are self-organizing and sustainable only as long as the need is being fulfilled. The Internals Only CoP continues to grow as it meets early in the morning and has topics internals wish to have explored. The Career Advancement CoP has monthly presentations on using OD tools and theory for self-development. The Students CoP is tasked with the responsibility of reaching out to the many OD, Change, Leadership and HRD programs in the Twin Cities to create a gathering place for students. Each of these efforts are designed to move away from the externals gathering to include those working in non-profits, government and for profit organizations.

Our Exemplary Leadership

As a Board of 17, the strategic direction continues to evolve. We are determined to be “the place” others go to when wanting to know more about change, strategic leadership, and new theory development such as complexity science and energetics. Each of the leaders on the Board brings a diverse background, a unique contribution and all are committed to grow the organization to a membership of over 500 (currently 400), have all programs so compelling there are 100-150 at each meeting and an amazing energy around Engage, Connect and Learn.