Oct
3
5:30 PM17:30

Systemic Constellations - A New Method to Diagnose and Change Organizations

  • U of M Carlson School of Management, Private Dining Room (lower level) (map)
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Systemic Constellations is a new, European-developed, indigenously-inspired method for organizational change.  Using people in a group setting to represent organizational situations or events, a constellation shows a ‘life image’ of dynamics in a system.  It displays relationships, entanglements and connections between parts of the system (people, functions, departments, ideas, etc.) that we would not be aware of otherwise, because we are normally unconscious of them.  Because these entanglements each have a unique energy signature, constellations can show what is out of order that leads to these symptoms, and by revealing this can foster a healthier, more functional order to be re-established.  Systemic constellations allows for organizations to change faster because issues normally taking months to diagnose can be revealed quickly through their energy signatures, and potential avenues for change can be equally quickly vetted.

In this session, Dr. Curran will give an overview of the theory and history of constellations, lead one or more exercises involving systemic perception, a key constellations technique, and demonstrate part or all of a systemic constellation (depending on time) based on a topic brought forward by an attendee.

Participants will:   

·       Learn the key concepts of systemic constellations

·       Experience and experiment with systemic perception

·       Watch or represent in a constellation

Presenter:

Katherine Curran, Ph.D., is a co-founder of the Minnesota Center for Systemic Constellations. She is an organization development consultant, executive coach, adjunct professor of leadership for St. Catherine University, and constellation facilitator. Katherine has been trained in constellation facilitation by Dan Cohen, Ph.D., and Emily Blefeld, LICSW, by Bertold Ulsamer, JD, Ph.D., for Trauma Constellations, and by Jan Jacob Stam and Bibi Schreuder for Organizational Constellations in Groningen, the Netherlands. She was a program committee member for the 2017 North American Systemic Constellations Conference in Virginia Beach, VA, and has attended Constellation Intensive trainings in Bernried, Germany, Sydney, Australia, Zagreb, Croatia, and at the North American Constellation Intensive (3x) in Hartford, CT. Previous training includes 2.5 years of training in Gestalt group process from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, an evidence-based coaching certificate, and a doctorate in Human and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

In her OD and coaching practice, in the private sector, a partial list of clients includes 3M, Medtronic, Delta Air Lines, Cargill, Land O’ Lakes, Hasbro, Boston Scientific and H.B. Fuller Co.  In health care she has consulted with Allina, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Catholic Eldercare and M Health.  She has worked with all levels of US government, from city, and county, to state and federal government.  She has also done extensive work with universities and colleges, non-profits, including Minnesota Public Radio, small high technology start ups, and European based corporations.

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration and dinner

6:00 - 6:15 p.m. Welcome and Announcements

6:15 - 8:00 p.m. Program



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Sep
10
4:30 PM16:30

MNODN Networking Happy Hour

Summer Happy Hour Networking in September???


We say SI! Our Happy Hours in July and August were so much fun we've decided to keep going in September. Join us Tuesday, September 10 as we try out La Dona Cerveceria in the Harrison neighborhood in Minneapolis (west of 94 and north of 394).

Details:

Our Happy Hours are free, so bring a friend (or 2!) and a great networking opportunity. Food and beverage are available for purchase. Please register so we know how many seats to save:

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Sep
5
5:30 PM17:30

People Analytics: Measuring Organizational Impact & ROI of OD Initiatives

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Join us September 5 as we kick off our new programming year to learn how to integrate a people analytics framework into your practice. Start measuring ROI and other organizational impacts to demonstrate greater results for your work.

In this session, we will provide a broad overview of what people analytics (PA) is and we’ll share a framework you can apply to better design and evaluate your learning and development initiatives.

As OD practitioners, we spend significant time, energy, and money creating OD initiatives, whether they be transactional training series or complex interventions like an elaborate new leadership development curriculum. As a result, we often have to demonstrate the impact of our work, (e.g., “transference of learning”). Many times, we find ourselves scrambling to gather testimonials or surveys of training effectiveness. We know we made a difference, but measuring the impact can be a challenge for many of us OD practitioners. A commonly missed opportunity is the design and collection of impact measures prior to delivery. Measuring ROI and organizational impact is a tangible and practical skill we can integrate into our OD tool kit.

Participants will:         

·        Understand what people analytics is and how to apply it to OD

·        Understand what you need to start your people analytics journey (if you haven’t already)

·        Think through steps of how to measure the impact of your initiatives using a people analytics framework

·        Interactively work through a practical example of how to apply people analytics to OD

Presenters

Andrew Fleck, PhD
Chief Behavioral Scientist

Andrew (Drew) Fleck, PhD, is a results-oriented organizational leader, certified executive coach, behavioral scientist, consultant, and entrepreneur with experience building and aligning human and organizational systems to support corporate goals for a wide variety of local, national, and international firms. He is an expert in leadership, learning, organization design, organization development, innovation, and entrepreneurship, with a reputation for transforming organizational systems from a transactional approach to a strategic business function.

Drew helps organizations of all sizes effectively assess, design, develop, and implement leadership and change management projects and programs. These include, but are not limited to, cross-functional team alignment, executive coaching, leadership development, learning, organizational design and development, performance consulting, and operational effectiveness. Over his career, he performed a number of strategic roles that have taken him throughout the world and allowed him to collaborate and partner with professionals at all organizational levels, in organizations large and small, in a variety of countries and cultures, across multiple generations. Along the way, Drew worked with Dell, GM, Microsoft, Toshiba, and a number of smaller organizations to help them set-up and manage a variety of business strategies, programs, and projects. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University.

Dan Ritter
Director of People Analytics

Dan is the Director of People Analytics at illumyx. Dan is a lover of both people and numbers. He uses data to help clients understand workplace and team behaviors and how to optimize organizational culture. Dan is a former logistics manager who led operations from last place rankings to top of class. He attributes this success to a combination of metric-based performance analysis and intentionally cultivating a workplace experience that emphasized autonomy and positivity.

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration and dinner

6:00 - 6:15 p.m. Welcome and Announcements

6:15 - 8:00 p.m. People Analytics: Measuring Organizational Impact & ROI of OD

 



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Aug
13
4:30 PM16:30

MNODN Summer Networking Happy Hour

Please join us to relax and network with MNODN. We hope to see members, non-members, old friends, just curious about us - we look forward to seeing you!

Inbound Brew Co
701 North 5th Street
Mpls, MN 55401
They are 1 block North of Target Field and the Light Rail Station.
https://inboundbrew.co

Food and beverage are available for purchase - the food truck is scheduled to be Market BBQ

There is no charge to attend so bring a friend (or 2)! Please register so we know how many to expect

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Jul
15
4:30 PM16:30

MNODN Summer Networking Happy Hour

Please join us to relax and network with MNODN. We hope to see members, non-members, old friends, just curious about us - we look forward to seeing you!

Surly Brewing
520 Malcolm Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN, 55414
https://surlybrewing.com/destination-brewery/

Time: 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Food and beverage are available for purchase.

There is no charge to attend so bring a friend (or 2)! Please register so we know how many to expect:

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May
2
5:30 PM17:30

LGBTQ Inclusive: Implementing Organization Development Initiatives

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This interactive session will explore strategies for building and implementing organization development (OD) initiatives and evaluations that are inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and communities. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about how to shape LGBTQ inclusive questions, conceptual and theoretical OD frameworks, and methodological approaches, as appropriate in their given professional contexts. Participants will leave this session with language, tools, and resources for LGBTQ inclusive OD that situates LGBTQ experiences as unique and essential to addressing individual, organizational, and societal challenges.

Presenter

Dr. Joshua Collins is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Development and Graduate and Affiliate Faculty in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He is the recipient of several awards recognizing his contributions to critical and social justice oriented organizational research, including the Academy of Human Resource Development’s Early Career Scholar Award and the Assistant Professor Award given by the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education. His work focuses on the challenges associated with learning and work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, people of color, and other minority groups. Most recently, he was awarded a $138,000 grant by the Minnesota Department of Transportation the Minnesota Local Road Research Board as a co-investigator exploring factors contributing to key workforce shortages, including those factors which may be related to demography, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration and dinner

6:00 - 6:15 p.m. Welcome and Announcements

6:15 - 8:00 p.m. LGBTQ Inclusive: Implementing Organization Development Initiatives

8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ‘After Hours’ Networking - continue the conversation after our program

 



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Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

OD Expertise Round Table: Celebrating the Expertise within MNODN

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We are highlighting 6 MNODN members who will share their OD expertise in round table discussions.  You will have the opportunity to visit 4 of the 6 presenters as you rotate every 20 minutes throughout the evening, with ample time for discussion and networking.  This is a celebration of all our members who make MNODN a special place to be! This is everyone’s favorite networking event of the season!

Due to the format of the evening , live streaming will not be available for this event.

Download the handouts from the Round Table Topics:

  • Katherine Curran, Ph.D., Systemic Constellations as A Method of Organization Change

  • Chuck Hanson, Leading the Change Wheel

  • June Klaphake, Feedback Based On Change

  • Cathy Perme, How To Run A Successful OD Consulting Business

  • Rebecca Surmont, New Leader and Team Alignment

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Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

Mindfulness in the Workplace, What You Need to Know

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  • Google Calendar ICS

The science is clear, people perform better when their emotions are balanced, and their minds are clear.  Mindfulness can positively impact employee engagement, well being, satisfaction, as well as the bottom-line.
But, how do you implement a mindfulness program that will create long-term culture change?  Saundra Schrock, founder and CEO of Levelhead and Kevin Walsh, Director of Business Development, will share why mindfulness works and the four critical considerations to know before launching a mindfulness program. Levelhead is an innovative digital solution with scientifically-based mindfulness practices designed specifically for the workplace.

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Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

Co-Creating Change Through Creative Questions

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Stephanie McGovern, founder of High Performance Systems, will lead us in exploring how we sub-consciously sabotage our client’s ability to change.  Learn how to change the way you approach change.  As consultants or coaches it is easy to fall into the “fix-it” role when working with clients and we prevent the very change we want to help our clients create.  What if you could co-create innovative solutions with your clients just by the questions you ask?  And what if questions are the answer? In this session you will practice using creative questions to reduce client resistance to change while increasing your client's ownership and commitment. 

Download the program handouts

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Jan
3
5:30 PM17:30

The Happiness Practice

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Start 2019 by learning to cultivate a culture of wellbeing - essential to attracting, retaining, and optimizing top talent — as well as creating and keeping happy customers.  Linda Saggue will share research that happy employees are more productive, produce higher sales, perform better in leadership positions, demonstrate sharper analytical abilities, and receive higher performance ratings.

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Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Resilience Is Your Superpower: Thriving Through Change & Adversity

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Resilience is more than our ability to bounce back when bad things happen, we can actually learn to transform adversity, change, and challenge into opportunity!  Nancy Maxfield-Wilson, founder of Max Performance, will share easy tools to restore performance, focus and manage your stress on the fly.  Get more done with less burnout.

U of M Carlson School of Management, Private Dining Room (lower level)
321 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
55455

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Nov
1
5:30 PM17:30

Speed Culture Assessment

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  • Google Calendar ICS

President of Employee Strategies, J. Forrest, will share the Speed Culture Assessment (SCA), an innovative tool to quickly and effectively diagnose an organization’s culture.  Learn how the SCA:

  • Quickly measures your organization’s work environment to deliver objective information

  • Provides effective solutions for improvement

  • Study how the SCA was used successfully at Surly Brewing Company and within the City of Minneapolis.

U of M Carlson School of Management, Private Dining Room (lower level)
321 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
55455

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Aug
9
5:00 PM17:00

August MNODN Networking & Happy Hour

It’s getting hot out there ... Spending time with MNODN members is cool!  Relax, take a break from the heat and join us at our Summer 2nd Thursdays Social & Networking Happy Hour at the Urban Growler in St. Paul. There is no charge to attend so bring a friend (or 2)! Food and beverage are available for purchase.

Urban Growler
2325 Endicott St
St. Paul, MN
55114

 
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Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

July MNODN Networking & Happy Hour

It’s getting hot out there ... Spending time with MNODN members is cool!  Relax, take a break from the heat and join us at our Summer 2nd Thursdays Social & Networking Happy Hour at the Urban Growler in St. Paul. There is no charge to attend so bring a friend (or 2)! Food and beverage are available for purchase.

Urban Growler
2325 Endicott St
St. Paul, MN
55114

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Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

June MNODN Networking & Happy Hour

It’s getting hot out there ... Spending time with MNODN members is cool!  Relax, take a break from the heat and join us at our Summer 2nd Thursdays Social & Networking Happy Hour at the Urban Growler in St. Paul. There is no charge to attend so bring a friend (or 2)! Food and beverage are available for purchase.

Urban Growler
2325 Endicott St
St. Paul, MN
55114

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