Senior Practitioners’ Forum:
Being Consultants to the Consultants
This has been a popular DFW OD Network program for over a decade. Once or twice a year we come together in our regular evening meeting to discuss the issues that we are currently grappling with in our own business situation or consulting practice that we would like some perspective on.
That does not mean we want people to solve problems for us or tell us what to do. It means we need a listening ear — someone who can ask us questions to stimulate our thinking, or reflect back what we say to see if it makes sense. And when trust is felt and confidence that the setting is helpful is there, we may even ask for some ideas and input, or other ways to frame and see our situation differently.
What we are trying to do is practice positive consulting behaviors, and do so in a way that is helpful to each other.
With this event there is a 16-slide MS PPT slide deck that we use to introducte our task as consultants to the consultants. We’ll fly through it in less than 15 minutes so we can spend more time in our consulting triads.
(Please join our LinkedIn Group and comment on the discussions.)
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.
Peter J Sorenson, CMC is an independent strategic organization design, change management consultant, coach, and social entrepreneur. He is known for his ability to see the big picture, make sense of messes, and lead teams through the resolution of complex issues. Pete’s consulting and coaching practice focuses on crafting strategy, intentionally designing organizations (with webs of intangible assets), creating change, and assessing what works.
As a social entrepreneur Pete also works to create economic and social self-reliance for individuals, families, and organizations in both the developing and developed world.
– BA Behavioral Sciences – University of Washington (1976)
– MA Organizational Behavior – Brigham Young University (1979)
– Certified Management Consultant® (CMC®) (2002)
We look forward to seeing you there!