Every well intentioned idea might be described as a good idea. But there are only a few of these good ideas that we can put our Time, our Talent, our Energy and our Love into. These are the ones we make GREAT!" In this interactive workshop Brian Reinbold will show you how you can turn good ideas into GREAT ideas for your organization, or for your life.
Brian Reinbold is at his best when he is helping others to become their best. He is the eternal optimist, an enlightening and uplifting speaker, and a community builder who inspires people in all walks of life to rise and meet their challenges through the service of others.
As the Mission Specialist, he is elevating the profile of BraveHearts for Kids, a charity organization that supports the needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families. By donating his Life Purpose Coaching, EmCee work and Speaking, Brian raises money to help families overcome the ordeal of childhood cancer.
To Brian, youthfulness is not a number; rather, it is an expression of ideals. He is a great believer in the ideal that “Doing good anywhere does good everywhere”. Please welcome Brian Reinbold, The Mission Specialist, from BraveHearts for Kids.
Chicago OD Practitioners Network
Topic: Empathy: Understanding, Application, and Impact
Date: Friday, September 29, 2023
Location: Virtual, via Zoom
Time: 7:45-8:00 AM networking
8:00-9:30 AM program
Register: Send an email to CODPNetwork@gmail.com by Tuesday, September 26 (free program). You will receive a Zoom link 1-2 days before the program date.
Empathy is a multifaceted concept that influences both personal and professional spheres of life. In this enlightening program, we delve deep into the world of empathy, exploring its definition, significance, and practical applications. Join us for a dynamic and engaging session where we'll uncover the power of empathy, its impact on your personal relationships, and its potential to transform your professional success. An overview of the program includes:
1. The Essence of Empathy
2. Empathy in Practice
3. Program Format:
4. A Touch of Humor
About the Speakers: Hayward & Gia Suggs
· Dr. Gia Suggs and Hayward Suggs bring over two decades of experience in coaching, consulting, and training, enriching the journeys of organizational leaders and their teams.
· Their innovative approaches to organizational development and behavioral health are now integrated into university curricula and corporate training programs.
· Dr. Gia Suggs specializes in organizational development coaching, consulting, and training for government and businesses dedicated to enhancing human performance.
· Hayward Suggs focuses on executive coaching and leadership development soft skills training, providing a competitive edge to both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
Mix of presentation (brief), large group & small group interactive discussions. Informal Zoom atmosphere. We will ask that all participants keep their camera on during the entire program, to promote good involvement and interaction.
To register, reply to this email at CODPNetwork@gmail.com by Tuesday, Sep 26. (free program). You will receive a Zoom link 1-2 days before the program date.
Date: Friday, September 15th, 2023
Time: 11:30 - 1:00 PM CST / 12:30 - 2:00 PM EST
Location: This session will be presented VIA WEBINAR
Topic: Beyond a DEI Checklist: Embedding Inclusion into the Everyday Employee Experience
Our Presenter: Tanya Dacres & Tanja Tuck
Why is it that organizations can achieve DEI targets while their employees fail to experience a sense of belonging? DEI “by the numbers” does not address the fundamental challenges organizations face when striving to foster a culture of inclusion. Policy and training alone cannot remove the unconscious bias all humans have.
Join Tanya Dacres, Senior Director, Inclusion & Diversity, and Tanja Tuck, Director, People Strategy, for Publicis Sapient, in a discussion of their organization’s journey to embrace Inclusion as a “way of being” instead of “something you do” and then move on. They will share the evolution of Publicis Sapient’s DEI strategy of Inclusive Culture and Inclusive Leadership, and how PS strives to go beyond traditional boundaries of DEI initiatives that often stall out at the achievement of compliance and target numbers. They will delve into the transformative power of behavior change and the integration of inclusive practices into every aspect of the organization, and share how discovering the warts along the way is part of the journey.
What you will walk away with:
An appreciation of the impact of how organization personality shapes ideas and policy, and tolerance for difference
A multitude of examples, big and small, to embed Inclusion and Core Values into the everyday, and the resulting impact on Engagement
An opportunity to engage in discussion to further your own experience and definition of Inclusion
Our Presenters: Tanya Dacres & Tanja Tuck
Tanya Dacres is a human resources and DEI Leader with over 20 years of experience. She is a leader in talent management, organizational design, training and development, DEI and leadership and management coaching. In her current role as North America DEI Lead for Publicis Sapient, she partners with her Global Regional counterparts to conceive, create, implement, and execute DEI strategy solutions across all aspects of the organization.
She is also one of the 14 cofounders of the Canadian Black Standard, Canada’s premier networking and advocacy platform addressing systemic barriers to employment advancement and the inclusion of Canadian Black women in the sector of marketing. Over the past six years, she has also been a volunteer facilitator with the Edge Program, that offers marginalized and underrepresented youth a unique experience that empowers them to develop and grow their social and professional engagement skills.
Tanja Tuck has worked for over twenty-five years in the field of Human Resources in global companies, both private and public, in a variety of industries. In addition to her roles as a Strategic HR Business Partner, she has experience in Talent Management, Organizational Development, Coaching, and Leadership Development. She currently works as a Director of People Strategy at the global consulting firm, Publicis Sapient, where she partners with Global and Regional Leaders of Engineering and Product to transform the people experience so everyone can thrive.
Tanja currently serves as a mental health ambassador for Publicis Sapient and is an active member of a number of Publicis Groupe’s Business Resource Groups. Her purpose in life (and work) is to create experiences that make lives better. She absolutely loves helping others grow and uncover their passions to achieve their goals. When she’s not at work you can find her practicing her new hobby of playing flute, trying out new recipes, enjoying her garden, and hanging out with family and friends.
To Sign Up: Click on our website: odcooperative.com
This networking event will inspire meaningful conversations as you connect and share with other Talent Development professionals.
Register now to join us for a Monday morning virtual cup of coffee!
As the landscape of learning and development evolves, Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) emerges as a transformative force that can revolutionize how organizations approach learning and skill-building. While these advances present exciting new opportunities for innovation in L&D, they also raise important questions about how to implement this technology responsibly and effectively. This session is designed to empower L&D professionals with the knowledge and tools to harness the power of generative AI.
Join us for a captivating virtual event as Terra L. Fletcher delves into the heart of effective communication strategies and unconventional career transitions in this exclusive author chat. Terra is an award-winning entrepreneur and the author of "Flex Your Communication: 47 Tips for Every Day Success at Work" and "Flex the Freelance: An Unconventional Guide to Quit Your Day Job."
The direction of this chat is up to you! You’re welcome to ask Terra for a behind-the-scenes look into her writing journey, her motivations for exploring these crucial topics, and the transformative power of effective communication and unconventional career paths. Participants can ask Terra their burning questions, gain deeper insights into the principles outlined in her books, and uncover personalized advice to apply in their professional endeavors.
Whether you're seeking to refine your communication skills or contemplating a daring career shift, this author chat promises to be an engaging and enlightening experience that will leave you inspired and empowered to flex your communication muscles and embrace the freelance journey. Don't miss this chance to connect with a visionary author reshaping how we think about communication and career success.
Terra L. Fletcher is an author, consultant, and award-winning entrepreneur. She founded Fletcher Consulting and is the author of "Flex Your Communication: 47 Tips for Every Day Success at Work" and "Flex the Freelance: An Unconventional Guide to Quit Your Day Job." Terra has been a business builder since 2007 and today works as a Fractional CMO. Her strategies benefit individuals, nonprofits, and public and private companies. Terra has spoken to the International Spa Association, Smart Customer Service 2018, the National Association of Broadcasters, and Associated Bank. Terra can write a letter that will make you cry, design social media graphics in under five minutes, confidently speak to a crowd, and spot typos from a mile away.
Please join us virtually on Monday, November 6.
Most strategic initiatives have defined business outcomes tied to a project charter. So why do many initiatives fail? Even better, how would you like to be the partner everyone trusts to help them meet their goals?
This session introduces a business initiative questionnaire you can use to effectively support your organization's strategic initiatives. You will define three elements critical to the success of any initiative:
Jay Kasdan, Director of Learning Community and Connection at Fredrickson Learning has worked with many of America’s leading companies to help them design and implement performance solutions. He was the L&D/Change lead for Deluxe Corporation’s SAP implementation that received the American SAP Users Impact Award. He is a PACT Hall of Fame member and teaches Measure Training Results for the University of Minnesota Continuing and Professional Studies.
The business initiative questionnaire was first presented at the Society for Technical Communicators National Conference and has been used for many strategic initiatives.
Effective leaders collaborate, and people who collaborate more are viewed as leaders. The ability to collaborate requires leaders to encourage teamwork and respectful relationships. The best sign of a respectful relationship is getting all of the information out in the open so it can be discussed. In 1 on 1’s and in teams strategic silence can be used to gain more information and help the others come up with even better ideas. Even though T&D professionals are generally collaborative in nature, this program also provides the research that backs it up. This is great information to relay in your leadership trainings! Join Dr. Laura Janusik to learn and practice some of the basic skills of strategic silence.
Laura Janusik is a dynamic trainer, coach, consultant, speaker and researcher. She is a worldwide leading expert in teaching and training listening. She uses her MBA and PhD in Communication to help individuals and teams better align their communication through the Power of Listening. As a listening researcher herself for over 20 years, she is familiar with listening research from many disciplines and uses it liberally in her work. Her approach to communication, both verbal and nonverbal, is practical and other-centered and based on research.
She is a past president of the International Listening Association, and she is published both nationally and internationally. You’ll find her research and ideas cited in publications including Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and US News and World Report. In addition to education, Laura was in HR Managements in private industry for 15 years.
Laura left academia after 20 years to bring the message of listening to a wider audience, and she loves working with business leaders and helping them understand and practice “being on the same page” with their teams. Laura often is brought in as a private coach for employees ranging from entry level to C-suite individuals with great technical skills but poor people skills.
You can reach Laura through her website, Listening to Change or on LinkedIn.