If you want to see one of the most elegantly designed and impactful collaborative strategy events, this is it. Richmond Savings Summit occurred in the early 1990’s and is an excellent demonstration of using practical change methods for whole systems transformation. This webinar will share the collaborative design best practices that lead to profound visceral results from engaging the system in crafting its future. This webinar featured Dr. Steve Cady and Dr. Ron Koller who both were fans, friends, and colleagues of Kathie Dannemiller, the main facilitator for this case and a pioneer in whole systems transformation.
View the recording here:
From the Richmond Savings Video
“In this world of unprecedented and rapid corporate change, there are values emerging which we have never experienced in the past. Some companies are actually involving employees at all levels in planning a future for the company. And, when people are involved… they are more likely to enjoy what they do, because of the significant effect they have in contributing to the goals and ultimately the long term success of the organization. It sounds simple, but in fact, few organizations have realized the powerful effect it can have.”
We will have a deeper session on this case and on facilitating strategic planning summits in the near future.
In partnership with the Leadership & Change Magazine
Read the Leadership & Change Magazine’s blog post about the session
NEXUS4change and the Leadership & Change Magazine are proud to announce that we will be partnering to deliver a 4 pack of webinars for early 2015. NEXUS will continue its webinar facilitation and promotion and the Leadership & Change magazine is helping to coordinate the speakers for this series.
There’s something broken in how we run organizations today. Institutes that poll thousands of people about happiness at work show that up to 60-75% are disengaged. Many people wonder: how’s what I’m doing serving anything that really matters?
Enter: new organizations! Frederic Laloux conducted fascinating research, revealed in his book Reinventing Organizations that shows how “new organizations” align with a new stage of human development – and how they offer people self-management, wholeness and purpose….
Intrigued? You should be…! This is what change practitioners don’t want to miss out on. Upgrade your thinking and start seeing new possibilities.
A whole new way of organizing and collaborating is emerging around the globe: join Frederic Laloux in this webinar and see how can you support this change.
Sure, the headline may seem a little far fetched for a webinar promotion but what if it wasn’t. NEXUS4change is committed to bringing together people who value collaboration and address critical issues. Our upcoming webinar is the perfect fit for addressing those criteria. Join us for this excellent session that outlines the issue of human trafficking, introduces an organization in Chicago that wants to lead the way in decreasing trafficking, and highlights a new book that will help folks have better meetings. Here are the logistics and link to register:
Participants will hear from the authors directly about their process for creating the book, their learnings from feedback, and their efforts to help support the work of The Dreamcatcher Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to help young girls who are being trafficked to leave that life. Use this session as an opportunity to:
Learn a tool for facilitating more productive meetings
View compelling statistics on the issue of human trafficking
Discuss ways to tackle this critical global issue
Connect with others to continue the discussion and work towards action
Using the same work-design principles that transformed the mind-numbing assembly line into the dynamic factory floor and make video games so engaging, Dick and Emily Axelrod offer a flexible, repeatable process that has already been used to run thousands of productive meetings in all kinds of organizations. This session will be sure to connect all of you to this issue and convene a discussion that leads toward more productive meetings.
NEXUS4change was pleased to present a post conference workshop for the participants of The Second International Conference of The International Society for Organization Development and Change in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We had two great sessions with several conference participants, including a Day 1 – Post Conference Wrap Up and Day 2 – Building a Change Roadmap. The sessions used participative dialogue to engage the attendees and materials were provided to help all attendees apply their learnings (i.e. papers, case studies, research articles). Here are some of the highlights:
Day 1 Post Conference Wrap Up
The group organized into two tables and answered questions about the conference and items that they wanted to focus on for the Day 2 session. The following list of the potential outcomes and agenda items that they wanted to discuss:
Conceptualizing skills used
I Can Take Over
Resourced to do whatever I have to do
Design a session: How would you chunk it? Flow of Methods (i.e. design team and other ways
Configurations of design for 1-3 hour sessions to 3 day to 3 years all while managing expectations
Manage conflicting value systems organized for crosscultural training\ drowning voices – Different approaches
Tips of group management – on time on task.
Pacing stays engaged & on process – get high quality work
Role of technology to collaborative virtual teams
Generational Differences – Role of tech in Face to Face
Day 2: P.L.A.N.’s and Building a Change Roadmap
Dr. Steve Cady, an instructor from Bowling Green State University, outlined a model for designing change initiatives that involve stakeholders at all levels of the organization. In this picture, he is discussing the initial reason for change – An Idea. Someone needs to have an idea, based on an event, a need, or another individual. The idea is the catalyst a thought that this change could make the organization better. Dr. Cady further outlines the process during the session but reminds us that an organizational change always starts with an idea.
Dr. Cady and the participants are reviewing one of the cases during the session. Several examples of change roadmaps, proposals, and event designs were shared with participants during the session. This discussion was reviewing Dr. Cady’s work with Lake Nona.
The participants also learned a project management tool called P.L.A.N. and dove deeper into the background and history of engaging stakeholders and helping organizational leaders create Collaborative Whole System Transformation.
For more information about working with NEXUS4change to design a conference experience please send us an e-mail.
Come together in The Netherlands to participate in discussions, presentations, and other
activities. We also welcome members of organizational development and change,
change management, and other related professional organizations. Our conference theme will be development and change in the global community.
Nexus4Change is pleased to be the host of the post conference sessions on July 11 & 12 2014.
The cost for this engaging and interactive session will be $150 and is separate from the conference fees. If you would like to receive more information about the session please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to register for this session please click here.