2013-2014 ODNNY Programs

Past Programs

September 30, 2013 - Mentoring Success

Many of us think we already know what a mentor is and how a mentor can help us in our development. Some of us have had a mentor who truly made a difference for us. Some of us have not. Join us as Dr. Neil Yeager and ODNNY Board Member and mentoring program coordinator Dora Graye lead us in an exploration of mentoring at a deeper level. Learn what both mentors and mentees can do to really have a successful mentoring relationship. It might not be what you think! ODNNY will also discuss our new mentoring program kicking off this programming season!

October 29, 2013 - Connection Culture: Boosting Employee Engagement

Sharing knowledge integrated from multiple fields including neuroscience, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, history, and proprietary research, Michael Lee Stallard, President of E Pluribus Partners, describes the “Connection Culture” that every organization needs to boost employee engagement and to thrive for sustained periods of time. During this participative session you will learn: beyond Maslow: six human needs to thrive at work; bhe three core elements of a “Connection Culture”; and best practice language, attitudes and behaviors that connect.

November 14, 2013 - (Co-Sponsored Workshop) Unlocking Engagement with Audience Centricity

ODNNY is co-sponsoring this event with Banana Republic, New York/IABC, and Bonfire. Using Bonfire’s unique methodology, Bonfire CEO Gordon Rudow will walk participants through a collaborative mapping technique that can be used to craft powerful company stories, brand narratives and mantras. Participants will leave the workshop empowered to create communications that resonate with and inspire new behaviors in times of major change.

November 20, 2013 - An Appreciative Inquiry Summit - Freedom to Step Outside our Comfort Zones

Continuing our theme on employee engagement, ODNNY’s November event will present the value of AI as a whole system change methodology. No, not artificial intelligence. We’re talking about Appreciative Inquiry! AI is described as “the cooperative co-evolutionary search for the best in people, their organizations, and the world around them”. In this session, Robyn will share the process and outcomes of this participatory, story-telling, strength-based approach to engage stakeholders.

January 9, 2014 - (Networking Event) Ring in the New Year with ODNNY!

Welcome 2014 with ODNNY as we come together to toast the upcoming year full of exciting programs, new goals and fresh aspirations. There will be announcements of unique initiatives, an opportunity to engage on the topic of "what is ahead in the new year", as well as mixing and mingling with your board. It will be a fun and festive evening of seeing good friends and making new connections.

February 26, 2014 - Succession Planning - Will the Next Leader Please Stand Up

Learn how organizations prepare their next class of leaders. We’ll look at biases inherent in succession planning and best practices, as well as how each of us can champion succession planning within our sphere of influence.

March 4, 2014 - Simple Strategies for Resolving Conflict (Rescheduled event that cancelled due to inclement weather.)

Difficult conversations are often the ones that matter most. We invite you to an interactive workshop to explore solutions for handling difficult conversations and resolving workplace conflicts.

March 20, 2014 - Evolution of Coaching

Join us as we explore the past, present, and future states of coaching. We’ll examine the different types of coaching and client needs and expectations. The session will also cover how coaching is evolving to meet future trends and the application of new technologies.

April 28, 2014 - Change Management: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

ODNNY, in partnership with Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School, invites you to join us as a panel of expert internal and external consultants discuss various approaches to leading change. They will share best practices onovercoming obstacles, equipping leaders, and motivating teams to embrace change initiatives.

May 22, 2014 - Beyond Storytelling: How to Build Narrative Organizations

Join us as Thaler Pekar, an internationally recognized innovator in narrative and communication, shares how storytelling can strengthen engagement, build brand identity, and generate and transfer knowledge. Through experiential practice, reflection, and group story sharing, you will tell your story as part of your leadership journey and learn how to utilize storytelling to advance the mission and brand of an organization.

June 19, 2014 - OD and Technology: Making Impactful H2H Connection on Virtual Teams

With technology and globalization transforming the workplace, physical presence is not always possible. In virtual situations, how do you maintain quality human to human (H2H) connection? Sustaining productive connection despite time and space constraints presents challenges beyond acquiring the latest technology. Yael Zofi, author of “A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams”, discusses what is now required to successfully manage this new workforce of technology-mediated teams.

July 17, 2014 - “CoachingOurselves”: Applying a 70-20-10 Approach to Learning in Organizations

It’s well understood in the field of learning and development that 70% of learning is informal, on the job, and experience based, 20% is coaching and mentoring, and 10% is comprised of formal learning interventions and structured courses. But what does this mean in practice? CoachingOurselves offers a novel approach to developing leaders and transforming organizations based on the 70/20/10 framework. Join us as Phil LeNir, Co-Founder of CoachingOurselves, explains this methodology for managers that builds community, stimulates exchange of perspectives, and encourages team cohesion.