August: Design Your Organization to Invite Motivation [08/10/17]

Please join us on Thursday August 10 at American Airlines Headquarters *
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I’ve Been Dissed & Now I’m Pissed: 
Design Your Organization to
Invite (not sabotage) Motivation!

Gallup tells us that half of our working people are not engaged. And that 17% are dissed and/or pissed!

How do we make that better?

The Six Factor Model to Invite Motivation addresses:
Nurturing the Individual by providing Purpose, Mastery, & Autonomy
and Setting the Context by Deliberately Designing the Organization,
the Peers, the Leaders, the Place, & the Work.

Join us on this hot August night and bring your observations and insights to our discussion about the omnipresent issue of motivation in our world of organizing.

Speaker:  Pete Sorenson, Strategic Organization Design (See full BIO below.) 

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Schedule for Thursday Evening:
–  6:30  Intros / Networking / Food
–  7:15  Announcements / Program
–  8:45  Closing and evaluation

Meeting Location:  American Airlines Headquarters *
   4333 Amon Carter Boulevard, Center Port 5 (6 Story Building)
   Fort Worth, TX 76155

>> Click for Satellite Map of the building and parking (with lat/long)
Note: Take Hwy 183 to Amon Carter exit; Go south to Sovereign Rd (SW corner).

Parking  is plentiful, free, and very close to the door (see map).  ADA accessible.

Cost:   No charge for members ($60/year).  $10 for guests.


Speaker BIO:   Peter Jay Sorenson  is an independent strategic organization design and change management consultant, coach, social entrepreneur, university instructor, and ethicist.  His work focuses on the impact of technology change on strategic choices and the design of the innovation process in organizations.

In 2016 Pete worked on the conference design team for a conference focusing on “Integrating Technology & Organization In a Digital World”. This innovatively designed international conference focused on creating and designing knowledge work organizations rather than simply sharing knowledge. He sees these kinds of cutting edge approaches as essential to dealing with the challenges of designing the organizations of the future.

Pete’s recent focus has been on using innovation to create economic and social self-reliance for individuals, families, and organizations in both the developing and developed world.  His current clients are mainly from the high tech, healthcare, and offshore oil and gas sectors.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington (1976) and his Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University (1979). The Institute of Management Consultants awarded Pete the Certified Management Consultant® (CMC®) designation in 2002.


 We look forward to seeing you there!


July – Organizational Design: Where’s the Innovation? (07/13/17)

Please join us on Thursday July 13 at University of Dallas (Irving)*
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 Organizational Design:
What’s Happened to Innovation?

Organizational design is defined as a step-by-step methodology which identifies dysfunctional aspects of work flow, procedures, structures and systems, realigns them to fit current business realities/goals, and then develops plans to implement the new changes …. jeez, how boring is that?

Where are the new models of org design coming from?  Do we even have any?

Come to our July 13 meeting to engage in a lively debate among old and new friends and other OD practitioners as we dissect and discern the current state of org design, and what the heck can we do bolster our field of study, our profession, and our passion.

Within the personal development field a new model and viewpoint called positive psychology has emerged and has gained tremendous traction.  Where is OD’s “positive psychology”?

Dr.  Glen B.  Earl, a 25 year veteran of the OD wars, will facilitate our passionate and compassionate dialogue.  He currently serves as the project manager for the Organization Development Network’s certification project.  As of July 11, Glen has been at Parkland Hospital for 6 years, all spent in leadership and organization development.  Dr.  Earl is certified in Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching, and is busy coaching 12 Parkland leaders and HiPos.

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Schedule for Thursday Evening:
–  6:30  Networking / Food / Intros 
–  7:00  Announcements / Program
–  8:45  Closing and evaluation 


Meeting Location:  

University of DallasSB Hall, Serafy Special Events Room *
   Campus: 1845 East Northgate Drive,    Irving, TX 75062     (972-721-5000)

  SB Hall is #19 on the new UD Campus Map      [Google Map for Nav
  >> Click for Satellite Map of the building and parking (with lat/long)*

Note:  SB Hall is on the north side the campus, near Gorman Dr. and Haggar Circle (across the street from the Art History building where we met in 2014).
The SBH Serafy Special Events room is on the first floor (use any door).

Parking:  Lot Q, along Dominican Lane (just northeast of the building), or Lot L (to the southwest).

Cost:   No charge for members ($60/year).  $10 for guests.

Speaker:  Dr.  Glen B.  Earl, OD/Leadership/Coach, Parkland Hospital.

 


We look forward to seeing you there!


 

June: Students + Strengths for a Stronger America [05/08/17]

Please join us on Thursday June 8 at American Airlines Headquarters *
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Students + Strengths for a Stronger America
(It’s About a Good Job!)   

“If you were to ask me, from all the world polling Gallup has done for more than 75 years, what would fix the world?  . . .  I would say the immediate appearance of 1.8 billion jobs – formal jobs. Nothing would change the current state of humankind more.  . . .  “What does everyone in the world really want? How can we best prepare American students to get what they desire?”  
Clifton, J. (2011).  The Coming Jobs War.  New York: Gallup Press.

Our discussion will address how talent isn’t enough to get a good job unless we invest in it and create a culture that allows it to flourish.  

In our June meeting Dr. Richard Valenta will talk about how he has used a variety of Gallup tools (including StrengthFinders), both in public schools and at the university level.  He has recently introduced initiatives like “Strengths Academy” that have significantly improved student achievement and engagement to better prepare them for the new world of work.

Please join us for a lively exchange on how we can proactively help people succeed in new jobs and in new roles as their career evolves.  Richard will briefly review the Gallup Strengths concepts — if you have taken the StrengthsFinder assessment it may be useful to review your top 5 strengths before the meeting.  If you haven’t taken it you may find it very enlightening!  See Link1, Link2 or Link3 for resources & codes.

Speaker:  Dr. Richard Valenta, Deputy Superintendent, Denton ISD   (See full BIO below.)

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Schedule for Thursday Evening:
–  6:30  Intros / Networking / Food
–  7:15  Announcements / Program
–  8:45  Closing and evaluation

Meeting Location:  American Airlines Headquarters *
   4333 Amon Carter Boulevard, Center Port 5 (6 Story Building)
   Fort Worth, TX 76155

>> Click for Satellite Map of the building and parking (with lat/long)
Note: Take Hwy 183 to Amon Carter exit; Go south to Sovereign Rd (SW corner).

Parking  is plentiful, free, and very close to the door (see map).  ADA accessible.

Cost:   No charge for members ($60/year).  $10 for guests.


Speaker BIO:  Dr. Richard Valenta, Ed.D. 

Throughout his 36-year career, Dr. Valenta has served as a biology teacher, coach, principal, athletic director, personnel director, assistant superintendent of human resources, and currently is the Deputy Superintendent for the Denton Independent School District.  He is responsible for Academic Programs and Human Resources, which include:  Campus Principals, Counseling, Fine Arts, Athletics, Health Services, Campus and Student Support, Extended School Day, Adult Education & Literacy, Grants, and Community Development.

In addition, Dr. Valenta is an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University and past president for the American Association of School Personnel Administrators.  He is also certified to select principals, teachers, and staff through Gallup selection tools.  His previous district, Birdville ISD, was recognized in 2011 as the first school district in the nation to receive the Gallup Great Workplace award.

    His Top 5:    Activator | Achiever | Belief | Maximizer | Relator  


 We look forward to seeing you there!


May: Mindfulness and Positive Psychology (05/11/17)

Please join us on Thursday May 11 at University of Dallas (Irving)*
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 Mindfulness and Positive Psychology Works In The Workplace

What does mindfulness bring to mind? There are many myths and false beliefs about mindfulness despite the everyday evidence and sound research that documents the far reaching benefits in today’s workplaces. The same is true for positive psychology. We will learn from an expert with deep credentials how mindfulness and positive psychology really work in today’s workplace. Don’t underestimate the power and potential of these two complementary bodies of knowledge and related practices!

Join us on May 11 if you would like to hear some examples and practical suggestions for enhancing leadership, teamwork, and everyday workplace performance using mindfulness and positive psychology.

Speaker: John M. Talmadge, MD, Brain Performance Institute and UT Southwestern Medical Center  (see full bio below)  

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Schedule for Thursday Evening:
–  6:30  Networking / Food / Intros 
–  7:00  Announcements / Program
–  8:45  Closing and evaluation 


Meeting Location:  

University of DallasSB Hall, Serafy Special Events Room *
   Campus: 1845 East Northgate Drive,    Irving, TX 75062     (972-721-5000)

  SB Hall is #19 on the new UD Campus Map      [Google Map for Nav
  >> Click for Satellite Map of the building and parking (with lat/long)*

Note:  SB Hall is on the north side the campus, near Gorman Dr. and Haggar Circle (across the street from the Art History building where we met in 2014).
The SBH Serafy Special Events room is on the first floor (use any door).

Parking:  Lot Q, along Dominican Lane (just northeast of the building), or Lot L (to the southwest).

Cost:   No charge for members ($60/year).  $10 for guests.

Speaker BIO:

John M. Talmadge, M.D. is Senior Medical Advisor, Brain Performance Institute at The Center for BrainHealth, The University of Texas Dallas.  He also holds the position of Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and is a Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology & American Society of Addiction Medicine.

A native Texan, Dr. Talmadge is has taught and held an active practice of psychiatry for over thirty years. He entered the field of addictions in the 1980’s and was among the first physicians certified by both The American Society of Addiction Medicine as well as The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Talmadge has also trained in spiritual direction at The Anglican School of Theology and is a recipient of the Agent of Change Award from the Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.  In 2016 he received the Annual Career Service Award for his contributions in mental health, alcoholism and addictions from Solutions Outpatient Services.

 


We look forward to seeing you there!


 

April: Keys to EMBODIED Leadership (BYOB) [04/13/16]

Please join us on Thursday April 13 at American Airlines Headquarters *
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KEYS TO EMBODIED LEADERSHIP
(Don’t Forget to Bring Your Body to Work!) 

Would you like to get a grip on the changing landscape of leadership?  Our Western view of leadership emphasizes force and fortitude as well as thinking our way out of difficulty and stress.  We tend to dismiss the somatic, emotional, and unconscious aspects of ourselves as irrelevant or counterproductive to intelligence.  Advances in biology and neuroscience have started to provide solid scientific evidence for why this is simply not possible.

Each of us has a unique personal pattern or fingerprint for how we handle challenges and stress.  During this program you will learn to acknowledge and become friendly with your reactive patterns.  Would you like to quickly shift to more skillful and resourceful ways of being?  Join us to explore Embodied Leadership!

Speaker:  Maryellen Myers, Stagen’s Leadership Academy 
(See full BIO below.)      

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Schedule for Thursday Evening:
–  6:30  Intros / Networking / Food
–  7:15  Announcements / Program
–  8:45  Closing and evaluation

Meeting Location:  American Airlines Headquarters *
   4333 Amon Carter Boulevard, Center Port 5 (6 Story Building)
   Fort Worth, TX 76155

>> Click for Satellite Map of the building and parking (with lat/long)
Note: Take Hwy 183 to Amon Carter exit; Go south to Sovereign Rd (SW corner).

Parking  is plentiful, free, and very close to the door (see map).  ADA accessible.

Cost:   No charge for members ($60/year).  $10 for guests.


Speaker BIO:      

Maryellen Myers, MCC, BCC, MA-HCP, is an Executive Coach at Stagen’s Leadership Academy and consults with a range of leaders, from CEOs, to senior vice presidents, and middle managers. With over 20 years of experience in human development, her current work in organizations focuses on leadership development and achieving clearly defined business results that are mission-critical.

Maryellen has developed and implemented corporate executive programs throughout the US and Internationally.  She facilitates focused conversations for corporate teams to create strategies, build greater teamwork and effectively execute plans.  She holds a fourth degree Black belt in the martial art Aikido. For fun, Maryellen climbs mountains and volunteers with the Empower Nepali Girls Foundation.


 We look forward to seeing you there!


March: OD Sound Bites – TED Talk Style! (03/09/17)

Please join us on Thursday March 9 at University of Dallas (Irving)*
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 OD SOUND BITES
(TED Talk Style Presentations)

We at the DFW OD Network are committed to finding innovative ways of sharing our experiences, research, frameworks, and cases.  The March monthly session will feature seven speakers who will each deliver a 10-minute TED Talk style presentation that is both experiential and engaging on one of the following three topic areas:

  • Current Business of OD — Highlight OD practices that are having a profound impact by leading efforts in organizational redesign, transformational change, leadership development and effective team collaboration. 
     
  • Future Direction of OD — There is abundant research in the field of OD.  In this topic area, professionals can share ground breaking and emerging OD concepts, models, frameworks and research.
      
  • Technology of OD — With the booming change of technology and social media, it’s important to stay current. Speakers who pick this topic area can provide insights on how to embrace technology, strengthen skills and learn new tools. 

OD Network is a great place for internal and external consultants in the field to share their ideas and get feedback from experienced professionals. We look forward to your participation — as an audience member or speaker!  
 
Moderator:    Terri Adkisson 

Agenda/Speakers:    (see all BIOs below)

  • “Forging Grit” by Mike Thompson
  • “Identifying the Blockers of Success” by Scott Kincaid
  • “The Sextuple Bottom Line & Sustainability” by Peter Sorenson
  • “Big Data, AI, and OD” by Ed Rankin
  • “Presence and its Contribution to Performance” by Dale Hintz
  • “OD: Universal Language or Culture-Specific?” by Sandhya Johnson
  • “Not Your Father’s Career” by Jim Jameson

We look forward to seeing you March 9 at the University of Dallas!  (See directions below.)

(Please join our LinkedIn Group if you haven’t yet done so, and comment on the discussions.)  


Schedule for Thursday Evening:
–  6:30  Networking / Food / Intros 
–  7:00  Announcements / Program
–  8:45  Closing and evaluation 


Meeting Location:  

University of DallasSB Hall, Serafy Special Events Room *
   Campus: 1845 East Northgate Drive,    Irving, TX 75062     (972-721-5000)

  SB Hall is #19 on the new UD Campus Map      [Google Map for Nav
  >> Click for Satellite Map of the building and parking (with lat/long)*

Note:  SB Hall is on the north side the campus, near Gorman Dr. and Haggar Circle (across the street from the Art History building where we met in 2014).
The SBH Serafy Special Events room is on the first floor (use any door).

Parking:  Lot Q, along Dominican Lane (just northeast of the building), or Lot L (to the southwest).

Cost:   No charge for members ($60/year).  $10 for guests.

Speaker BIOs:

Mike Thompson is the CEO of SVI, a talent development company. As one of the most forward thinkers in leadership, Mike has toured the world and studied leadership in some of the most primitive environments to gain deeper- level leadership insights in all types of communities and cultures around the globe. Mike is the author of three top-selling business and leadership books, The Organizational Champion: How to Develop Passionate Change Agents at Every Level; The Anywhere Leader: How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment; and, most recently, Forging Grit: A Story of Leadership Perseverance.

Scott Kincaid started in the usability industry more than 20 years ago. During his career, Scott has spent more than 15 years working for Usability Sciences, a small research consulting company in Dallas. As to be expected in small companies, he has worn many hats including researcher, operations manager, sales engineer, and executive. In his time of user research consulting, Scott has worked for a wide range of companies including Salesforce, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, and Dell. In addition to his consulting experience, Scott also spent four years managing a team of 15+ researchers at Salesforce.com.

Peter Sorenson designs and changes organizations focusing on the impact of technology change on strategic choices and the design of the innovation process in organizations. In addition to working with tech companies he also works with healthcare organizations and the offshore oil and gas industry. In 2016 Pete worked on the conference design team for a conference focusing on “Integrating Technology & Organization In a Digital World”. This innovatively designed international conference focused on creating and designing knowledge work organizations rather than simply sharing knowledge. He sees these kinds of cutting edge approaches as essential to dealing with the challenges of designing the organizations of the future.

Ed Rankin, an expert executive coach, has worked with scores of senior and mid-level executives and successful entrepreneurs.  Additionally, he designs, implements and manages corporate coaching and leadership development programs.  Ed is a widely-recognized expert in organizational systems and effectiveness.  He has designed and implemented scores of organizational research programs including employee opinion and engagement surveys.  A skilled facilitator, Ed has conducted scores of focus groups and other research and learning sessions.

Dale Hintz is a Certified Management Consultant, creating high performance:  Cultures, Leaders, Individuals and Teams.  Scientific Assessments frame the investigation and then proactive “guided self-discovery” connects the dots into a new powerful vision of how we “want to” act and interact.  Clients represent all disciplines and footprints – the common thread is people.  Partial list of clients:  Toyota, ThyssenKrupp, Griffith Foods, Lynden Transport, Marq Enterprises, Schneider National, Nexteer, GM Nameplate, Global QSR Franchisor and others with a senior Leader who “wants to” engage their team in the multi-faceted change to go from ‘good to great’.

Sandhya Johnson is a leader in HR optimization, leadership development, team performance, and organization effectiveness. Her broad-based work experience of over 20 years includes all areas of human resources with an emphasis in hospitality, manufacturing and client services work environments including Le Meridien, Ingersoll Rand, Citibank, Hewitt Associates, GAF Materials Corporation and Flowserve. Today, she is the founder and Managing Director of Ingenium Global, a Dallas based consulting firm that is committed to creating talent-driven organizations. She graduated in 2016 with a PhD in Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University.

Jim Jameson is a Change Management Consultant at Noah Consulting.  His work is mainly in the areas of Business Analysis, Change Management, Collaboration, and Knowledge Management – primarily in the Oil & Gas and Aerospace industries. He believes that focusing on the people side of technology change is the key to improving ROI on transformational ‘IT solutions’.  Jim earned an MS degree in Information Systems and post-grad certificate in Knowledge Management, both from George Washington University in DC.

Moderator:      Terri A.G. Adkisson sees things that aren’t there yet, but should be. She combines a deep knowledge of business strategy, operations, organizational development, and market development to help clients become more profitable in less time. She is a Partner in the nFLXn Point Group, a consulting firm that helps companies get to the next level, and have fun doing it.  Terri holds an MBA from UT Austin and a BBA in MIS from the University of Oklahoma.  She is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and served on the Board of Directors for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for 8 years.


We look forward to seeing you there!


 

February: Performance Feedback Culture — Key to Effectiveness? (02/09/17)

Please join us on Thursday February 9 at University of Dallas (Irving)*
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 Performance Feedback Culture:  
Keys to Performance Management Effectiveness?

This session reviews the rapidly changing landscape of performance management.  Research on performance feedback has historically focused on technique: the rating scale, the frequency of feedback, the number of raters, the rating form, etc. Dr. Benson will present his current work which takes the view that performance feedback culture of the organization determines whether managers feel compelled to provide high quality feedback to subordinates.

Companies with a strong performance feedback culture can succeed even if their performance management techniques are primitive. Conversely, the most sophisticated process will fail if company culture does not encourage a performance dialogue between managers and employees. We will discuss how companies can create a strong, effective performance feedback culture that works for all.

Speaker:  Dr. George S. Benson, University of Texas at Arlington

We look forward to seeing you on February 9 at University of Dallas in a great new room in a brand new building!  (See directions below.)

PS – Looking ahead to March:  We’re looking for several 10 minute TED style talks, perhaps from YOU!  See this link for details.  (Let us know by 2/27.) 

(Please join our LinkedIn Group if you haven’t yet done so, and comment on the discussions.)  


Schedule for Thursday Evening:
–  6:30  Networking / Food / Intros 
–  7:00  Announcements / Program
–  8:45  Closing and evaluation 


Meeting Location:  

University of DallasSB Hall, Multi-function Room #122 *
   Campus: 1845 East Northgate Drive,    Irving, TX 75062     (972-721-5000)

  SB Hall is #9 on the new UD Campus Map      [Google Map for Nav
>> Click for Satellite Map of the building and parking (with lat/long)*

Note:  SB Hall is on the north side the campus, near Gorman Dr. and Haggar Circle (across the street from the Art History building where we met in 2014).   Multi-function Room 122 is on the first floor (use any door).

Parking:  There is a big lot just south of the building  and also north (along Dominican Lane).

Cost:   No charge for members ($60/year).  $10 for guests.

Speaker BIO:

George S. Benson is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and Director of the UTA Human Resource Management program.  Dr. Benson earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Effective Organizations in the Marshall School of Business.  Dr. Benson’s research focuses on HR measurement, performance management, employee involvement, and strategic management of human capital. He co-authored with Ed Lawler and Sue Mohrman Organizing for High Performance (Jossey-Bass, 2001).  Dr. Benson’s writing has appeared in Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management, Organizational Dynamics, Sloan Management Review, and Training & Development among others.

Dr. Benson’s work with companies has included HR metrics, performance appraisal systems, job design, compensation, employee engagement and retention programs, employee attitude surveys, and training design and evaluation. He has worked with a wide range of organizations including Alcon Laboratories, ADESA Corporation, Aetna, Cambia Health Solutions, Cigna, Disney/ABC, FedEx, Frito-Lay, Proctor & Gamble, HKS Inc., Intel, KFC-Yum Brands, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Pratt & Whitney, and PriceWaterhouse Coopers.  Dr. Benson previously worked as a researcher at the American Society for Training and Development (now the Association for Talent Development) in Alexandria, Virginia.  He also holds degrees from Washington and Lee University and Georgetown University.


We look forward to seeing you there!


 

January: Special Meeting — 2017 Restart RETREAT! (Saturday 01/28/16)

Please join us on Saturday January 28 at the Hurst Conference Center*
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 OD Network 2017 Restart RETREAT:
Claim your Goals and Celebrate Chinese New Year!

Special Event – Saturday January 28 – Hurst Conference Center

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In place of our regularly scheduled meeting in January, join us for a special event ‘offsite retreat’ on Saturday, January 28 to restart your professional year—in your career, your consulting, your organization and your business. 

Meet with your DFW OD Network colleagues for an interactive session to focus on the future, identify personal/professional goals, and find resources to turn those goals into actions.  We will lead you through a creative, structured planning process to prioritize your individual new directions in the coming year with lunch time to network and gain perspectives from the group.

Please come prepared to reflect on these questions:

§  What are my strengths, knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes, competencies, and gifts?

§  What are 2-3 things that you have learned in your career that could help someone else?

§  Describe your best self in 2017? values, stretch goals, etc.

§  What do you want to do more of / less / differently in 2017?

Give yourself time, space and community to take an inventory of what you accomplished in 2016 and plan for new opportunities in 2017. Your facilitators will include Terri Adkisson, Sandhya Johnson, and Jude Olson.  Start the Year of the Rooster with clear goals, great company, and good fortune!

 

Facilitator Team: (See Bios below):
   Terri A.G. Adkisson;  Dr. Sandhya JohnsonDr. Jude Olson 

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Schedule for Saturday:

       10:00 am Intros / Planning Program Part I / Coffee & Beverages

       Noon / Lunch (w/ Vegetarian options) / Networking

       1:00  Planning Program – Part II / Resources

       3:00  Closing and evaluation


Meeting Location:   

Hurst Conference Center, The Executive Board RoomHCC_Building
Address1601 Campus Drive, Hurst, TX 76054
Phone(817) 581-0044

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Cost:   $15 for members, $25 for guests.
(Special Event Pricing!)   Also, we will soon be able to use credit cards!


Facilitator Bios:  

Dr. Sandhya Johnson is a leader in HR optimization, leadership development, team performance, and organization effectiveness. Her broad-based work experience of over 20 years includes all areas of human resources with an emphasis in hospitality, manufacturing and client services work environments including Le Meridien, Ingersoll Rand, Citibank, Hewitt Associates, GAF Materials Corporation and Flowserve. Today, she is the founder and Managing Director of Ingenium Global, a Dallas based consulting firm that is committed to creating talent-driven organizations. She holds an MBA from Oral Roberts University and a PhD in Human and Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University.

Terri A.G. Adkisson sees things that aren’t there yet, but should be. She combines a deep knowledge of business strategy, operations, organizational development, and market development to help clients become more profitable in less time. She is a Partner in the nFLXn Point Group, a consulting firm that helps companies get to the next level, and have fun doing it.  Terri holds an MBA from UT Austin and a BBA in MIS from the University of Oklahoma.  She is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and served on the Board of Directors for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for 8 years.  She has broad corporate experience at Sprint, PepsiCo and Exxon-Mobil, as well as, international work for citizens of 19 countries. 

Dr. Jude Olson, ACC, is an accredited, professional coach providing leadership and transition coaching to individuals, teams and organizations. She is certified by the International Coaching Federation and will be the incoming President of the ICF-North Texas chapter for 2017.  She currently serves on the MBA faculty of the University of Dallas and is a coach for local companies including TCU, Bell Helicopter and Cook Children’s Medical Center. Previously, she held roles as Senior OD consultant and Head Coach at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in FW, TX during which time she completed a Ph.D. in Human & Organization Systems from Fielding Graduate University.


 We look forward to seeing you there!


December: Annual Networking / Book Exchange / Social Meeting (12/08/16)

Please join us on Thursday December 8 at American Airlines Headquarters. *
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Annual Networking/Social Meeting
and “Gold Elephant Book Exchange”

Meeting Goals:
 – Connect: get to know one another better – personally & professionally
  – Learn: share knowledge informally during the book exchange
  – Enjoy: fellowship + creative responses (and humor) of the game

Please bring a gift-wrapped book that is meaningful to you — perhaps a book from your own library to ‘pay it forward’ or one from a second hand bookstore. Don’t spend a lot of money – it’s the thought that counts!

The game will be similar to a traditional white elephant gift exchange — each person in turn will unwrap a book or ‘steal’ one that someone else has already opened. Unlike ‘white elephants’ (which are often useless), the books are ‘gold elephants’ that will contain some unique nuggets of wisdom when opened (or stolen) by the right recipient! Discovering those golden nuggets will be part of the game as people talk about the books they give (and the ones they get)!

Handout/Procedure for the ‘Gold Elephant Gift Exchange’

Presenter / Facilitator: Jim Jameson

(Please join our LinkedIn Group if you haven’t yet done so, and comment on the discussions.)


Schedule for Thursday Evening:
–  6:30  Intros / Networking / Food
–  7:00  Announcements / Program
–  8:45  Closing and evaluation

Meeting Location:  American Airlines Headquarters *
   4333 Amon Carter Boulevard, Center Port 5 (6 Story Building)
   Fort Worth, TX 76155

>> Click for Satellite Map of the building and parking (with lat/long)
Note: Take Hwy 183 to Amon Carter exit; Go south to Sovereign Rd (SW corner).

Parking  is plentiful, free, and very close to the door (see map).  ADA accessible.

Cost:   No charge for members ($60/year).  $10 for guests.


Facilitator BIO:      
Jim Jameson is a Principal at Noah Consulting LLC (a firm specializing in Master Data Management for the Upstream Oil & Gas industry). His role is to improve the success rate of technology adoption projects, working mainly in the areas of Change Management, Collaboration, and Communications. He believes that focusing on the people side of technology change is the key to improving ROI on transformational ‘IT solutions’.


November: Program Planning for 2017! (11/10/16)

Please join us on Thursday November 10 at University of Dallas (Irving)*
RSVP on this Event invitation  for an accurate food count if you are coming!
[With above links you can register/RSVP. see who else is attending, and even share with others.]

 Program Planning for 2017! 

Member needs and interests drive DFW OD Network programs.  Accordingly, our November Meeting is a facilitated event designed to answer the question: “What programs do our members most want for our 2017 DFW OD Network Monthly Meetings?”
Everyone will be able to recommend their ideas and help choose the topics for our 2017 programs.  What topics are most important, meaningful and relevant for you?  Here are some questions to stimulate your thinking:
  • What topic in the OD field are you most interested in?
  • What information do you need to know in order to stay current?
  • What is a strategic issue that you would like to learn more about?
  • What is a major challenge that you are facing in your work?
  • What is a new program idea that you would like our chapter to try?
  • What topic would help you succeed in your work?

We have been blessed with interesting and informative monthly programs during 2016!  Let’s make our 2017 programs even better!  Bring your ideas, energy and a spirit of collaboration!  Consume copious amounts of pizza and non-alcoholic beverages!  Network with your professional colleagues!  Learn more about what’s going on in our profession!  Learn several facilitation methods and techniques!

Facilitator:    Logan Renfrow  (see BIO below)

We look forward to seeing you November 10 at the University of Dallas in a great new room in a brand new building!  (See directions below.)

(Please join our LinkedIn Group if you haven’t yet done so, and comment on the discussions.)  


Schedule for Thursday Evening:
–  6:30  Networking / Food / Intros 
–  7:00  Announcements / Program
–  8:45  Closing and evaluation 


Meeting Location:  

University of DallasSB Hall, Serafy Special Events Room *
   Campus: 1845 East Northgate Drive,    Irving, TX 75062     (972-721-5000)

  SB Hall is #19 on the new UD Campus Map      [Google Map for Nav
  >> Click for Satellite Map of the building and parking (with lat/long)*

Note:  SB Hall is on the north side the campus, near Gorman Dr. and Haggar Circle (across the street from the Art History building where we met in 2014).
The SBH Serafy Special Events room is on the first floor (use any door).

Parking:  Lot Q, along Dominican Lane (just northeast of the building), or Lot L (to the southwest).

Cost:   No charge for members ($60/year).  $10 for guests.

Facilitator BIO:

Logan Renfrow is a global corporate development professional with strong entrepreneurial leadership skills and the proven ability to develop and apply strategic insight. He spent five years in China and Singapore successfully managing organizational change and growth initiatives for an international manufacturer of electrical power systems for the shipbuilding and oil and gas industries.

Logan is currently working for a Dallas-based firm providing cross-cultural training programs where he develops the material for individual and group sessions and advises clients on Chinese business culture. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and completed his master’s degree in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University.


We look forward to seeing you there!


 

October: Sustainable Organizational Change with Neuroscience (10/13/16)

Please join us on Thursday October 13 at American Airlines Headquarters *
RSVP on this
Event
for an accurate food count if you are coming!

[Scroll to the bottom of the RSVP page to see who all is attending or share with others.]


DON’T FREAK!
Create Sustainable Organizational Change with Neuroscience 

Meaningful organizational change doesn’t happen when companies and individuals are on auto-pilot.  Imposed change often elicits the neurochemical responses of fight, flight, freeze, flock, and freak. Even advice or information can be registered in the mind as unwarranted change and evoke one or more of these responses.

Sustainable organizational change rewires organizational processes and structures, analogous to the neuro-chemical systems of the entire body and brain.

What does it takes to unwire corporate and personal habits, and rewire new ones? This session will be a fun combination of experiential exercises, highlights of the latest neuroscience, and practical ways to implement positive organizational changes. Come to learn more than you expect!

Presenters:  Terri A. G. Adkisson, MBA  and  Tom Boldrey, Ed.D.
(See full BIOs below.)

Please join our LinkedIn Group and comment on the discussions.

Also here is  another OD Event that may be of interest  (PRISM on 10/6)!


Schedule for Thursday Evening:
–  6:30  Intros / Networking / Food
–  7:15  Announcements / Program
–  8:45  Closing and evaluation

Meeting Location:  American Airlines Headquarters *
   4333 Amon Carter Boulevard, Center Port 5 (6 Story Building)
   Fort Worth, TX 76155

>> Click for Satellite Map of the building and parking (with lat/long)
Note: Take Hwy 183 to Amon Carter exit; Go south to Sovereign Rd (SW corner).

Parking  is plentiful, free, and very close to the door (see map).  ADA accessible.

Cost:   No charge for members ($60/year).  $10 for guests.


Presenter BIOs:      

Terri Adkisson sees things that aren’t there yet, but should be. She combines a deep knowledge of business strategy, operations, and market development to help clients become more profitable in less time.

Her clients have ranged from high-tech startups to a $2 Billion public agency that develops Arctic infrastructure. She assesses risks and opportunities and offers options where geographic, logistical, financial, and human capital constraints affect both public and private sectors. Her work has included projects as far away as Russia, Switzerland, and the Red Dog Mine in Alaska.

Ms. Adkisson is a Founding Partner in the nFLXn Point Group, a consulting firm that helps companies get to the next level, and have fun doing it.  Terri holds an MBA from UT Austin and a BBA in MIS from the University of Oklahoma.  She is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and served on the Board of Directors for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for 8 years.  She currently chairs the Partnership Committee for the North Texas chapter of the US Green Building Council.

Tom Boldrey is known as an architect of self-leadership at all levels of organizations and for elegantly blending action learning with skill development. He is highly regarded for designing and delivering on-going workplace academies tailored to the needs of each organization. He has long term clients in healthcare, banking, and non-profit organizations. His deep expertise is based on unparalleled first-hand, and applied learning from many seminal thought leaders including Peter Block, Will Schutz, Marvin Weisbord, Ken Blanchard, George Leonard, Steven Covey, Joe Dispenza, David Meier, and Ned Herrmann. He received the coveted “Big Thinker” Award from Ned Herrmann in 1998 for his innovative Whole Brain® applications.

Tom is a 1979 graduate of the University Associates HRD-OD program and served on its faculty. He holds advanced certifications in HBDI® and Whole Brain® Thinking, MBTI® and Psychological Type®, Strength Deployment Inventory (SDIÒ), and FIRO-B®. He is ICF certified as an Integral Coach. Dr. Boldrey is Professor Emeritus, College of Business and Applied Sciences at Eastern Illinois University. Invite him for a glass of wine or ask him about horsing around at Dallas EQUEST.


 We look forward to seeing you there!


September: Effectiveness & Engagement in Today’s Virtual Organizations (09/08/16)

Please join us on Thursday September 8 at University of Dallas (Irving)*
RSVP on this Event invitation  for an accurate food count if you are coming!
[With above links you can register/RSVP. see who else is attending, and even share with others.]

 Effectiveness & Engagement

in Today’s Virtual Organizations 

Have you noticed that almost every organization now has a significant “virtual” component?  While virtual organizations offer many potential advantages they also come with many challenges.  Reaching the full potential for virtual work will usually require a new or different approach to leadership and engagement at all levels.  In this session we will focus on the special needs that are unique or especially difficult for virtual teams.

We will explore a framework for analyzing the differences and needs of virtual organizations, along with some possible strategies for addressing the key challenges.  We will also tap into the wisdom and expertise of the attendees to validate the proposed framework and further develop some actions and practices based on our own experiences.

Spoiler Alert:  Some face to face interaction is always beneficial!  So despite the irony, it’s OK that we are meeting in-person to discuss virtual challenges!  Please join us and contribute your insights and/or approaches to this timely discussion.

Facilitators:  Jim Jameson, Dave Reazin, and Marilyn Sutherland

We look forward to seeing you on September 8 at University of Dallas in a great new room in a brand new building!  (See directions below.)

(Please join our LinkedIn Group if you haven’t yet done so, and comment on the discussions.)  


Schedule for Thursday Evening:
–  6:30  Networking / Food / Intros 
–  7:00  Announcements / Program
–  8:45  Closing and evaluation 


Meeting Location:  

University of DallasSB Hall, Serafy Special Events Room *
   Campus: 1845 East Northgate Drive,    Irving, TX 75062     (972-721-5000)

  SB Hall is #9 on the new UD Campus Map      [Google Map for Nav
>> Click for Satellite Map of the building and parking (with lat/long)*

Note:  SB Hall is on the north side the campus, near Gorman Dr. and Haggar Circle (across the street from the Art History building where we met in 2014).   The SBH Serafy Special Events room is on the first floor (use any door).

Parking:  There is a big lot just north of the building (along Dominican Lane), and plenty of other places across the campus.

Cost:   No charge for members ($60/year).  $10 for guests.

Facilitator BIOs:

Jim Jameson is a Change Management Consultant at Noah Consulting.  His work is mainly in the areas of Change Management, Collaboration, KM, and Communications. He believes that focusing on the people side of technology change is the key to improving ROI on transformational ‘IT solutions’.

Jim earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, along with an MS degree in Information Systems and post-grad certificate in Knowledge Management, both from George Washington University.

Dave Reazin is an Environmental Protection Specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Region 6. He is a member of the Community Infrastructure Section that provides federal grants to state agencies to improve water and wastewater utility infrastructure. He also promotes energy management practices through workshops and webinars.

His organizational development interests are in building high performing teams and organizational change using internet technology. His academic background includes a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Geology from Indiana University and an MBA in Management from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Marilyn Sutherland, PHR, is a Communications and Change Management Consultant for Noah Consulting.  Her OD work at Noah focuses on Change Management in the forms of Business Readiness, Project Implementation, and Sustained Deployments to ensure project benefits are achieved where success depends on adoption.

Prior to joining Noah, Marilyn was an independent organizational development and human resources consultant for 13 years. She also held consulting roles at Accenture and IBM.  Marilyn received her M.S. in Organizational Learning from George Mason University and her B.S. in Psychology & Sociology from The University of Pittsburgh.


We look forward to seeing you there!