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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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. 

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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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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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