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Chicago OD Network: Two Critical Skills for Thriving Amidst Diversity and Uncertainty

  • January 29, 2021
  • 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Virtual - Via Zoom
To Register:  Email CODPNetwork@gmail.com before Tuesday, January 26. You will receive a Zoom link the week of the program. (free program)

In these uncertain times of disruptions, vast technological and collective world changes, polarization, challenges, and trauma, knowing how to be open to what is and flexible to respond rather than react to uncertainty is one of the most critical skills needed today. When you approach life with an open stance you can observe more clearly what is present without collapsing into a stress reaction or disassociating and blaming others and/or yourself.  You will be better able to choose actions for greater impact and success.

A lot of energy is wasted because we misunderstand each other, make uninformed judgments, and have difficulty coming to agreements—causing both relationships and results to suffer.  For most of us, communicating with others is one of the most challenging aspects of our professional and personal lives. This is especially true these days when people are experiencing stress and uncertainty and there is polarization around race, gender, generational differences, political views, etc.
What if you could turn the desert of miscommunication that exists into an oasis where you can have refreshing conversations that allow you to understand where the other is coming from so you can develop empathy, insight and reach mutually beneficial agreements?
  • Learn five essential OASIS moves for positive and productive conversations
  • Learn how to take an Open Stance

Program Format

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.


  • 7:45 - 8:00 AM:  Networking
  • 8:00 - 9:30 AM: Program


Ann Van Eron, Ph.D., MCC, draws on scientific brain research and her years of executive and team coaching and organization development experience to share a process for achieving mind-opening connections with others. Find out why global organizations such as the United Nations, the World Bank, CVS Health, Ford Motor Company, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital are benefitting from the OASIS Conversations® and Open Stance processes.  Learn how to minimize misunderstandings and reap amazing results.
Ann is founder and principal of Potentials, a global executive coaching and organization development consulting firm with experience coaching leaders, teams and coaches all over the world for over twenty-five years. She is certified as a Master Coach and has a doctorate in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.
Ann specializes in creating environments where people have open-minded productive conversations for greater results. She has developed a practical proven process to understand and work effectively with people with different perspectives (everyone) for unparalleled results. She is the author of the book OASIS Conversations: Leading with an Open Mindset to Maximize Potential. Her book, Open Stance: Thriving Amidst Uncertainty is forthcoming.
Ann is committed to assisting people in having an open-minded dialogue, fulfilling their potential, and enjoying life.


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