Chicago OD Practitioners Network
Topic: The Use of Self and Its Influence on OD Practitioners
Date: Friday, September 30, 2022
Location: Virtual, via Zoom
Time: 7:45-8:00 AM, CDT networking
8:00-9:30 AM, CDT program
Register: Reply to this email at CODPNetwork@gmail.com by Monday, September 26 (free program). You will receive a Zoom link the week of the program.
What you know and do best limits you. The information you receive and how it is given to you affects your interpretation of circumstances/events and how you choose to react to them. Being sensitive to your emotions, values, biases, and opinions will increase your awareness of how they impact your perceptions, judgments, and behaviors. Additionally, your increased sensitivity will result in you being able to assess the subtleties of culture and relationships and use yourself as a barometer or instrument of change. Join the authors of “OD for the Accidental Practitioner” Regan Miller and Dr. Larry Kokkelenberg as they present key findings from their book in this interactive workshop.
This session will be based on the use of self (using your thoughts, emotions, and reactions as a barometer or indicator), highlighting two areas, biases (perceptions) and consultant values. Our goal in this workshop is to help you become a more skillful consultant through becoming aware of and sensitive to your own emotions, biases, perceptions, and reactions to the client organization and using that information in your consulting endeavors (use of self). This session is conducted in a workshop format.
About the Speakers
Regan Miller is a Team Lead at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Workforce Planning and Reshaping Division within OPM’s HR Solutions, providing human capital management services to public-sector clients nationwide. Regan previously served in the private sector in training and development positions. Throughout her federal career, she has served in civilian positions within the Department of Army, and the Defense Logistics Agency. Regan has extensive experience in the full scope of operational human resource management within Staffing, Classification, Performance Management, and Training. Regan earned a B.S. in Psychology from Salisbury University and an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Baltimore. Regan is certified in the Organization Culture Inventory (OCI) and Organization Effectiveness Inventory (OEI) from Human Synergistics.
Dr. Larry Kokkelenberg, author, consultant, trainer, scholar, and practitioner, has been researching, designing, developing, and delivering training programs for 40 years. He has personally trained over 200,000 leaders, executives, managers, and supervisory personnel, provided successful training or consulting services to over 200 organizations, and written or contributed to over 40 training programs during the last 40 years. Dr. Kokkelenberg was also named one of the top small business consultants in 1991 by Independent Business Magazine and served on a White House Commission for employee engagement. He has a Ph.D. in psychology from Union College in Ohio, an M.S.W from the University of Illinois, and a B.A. from Benedictine College in Illinois.
Regan Miller and Dr. Larry Kokkelenberg are the authors of “OD for the Accidental Practitioner.”
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 Monday, September 26 (free program). You will receive a Zoom link the week of the program.