DC Area OD Practitioners CoP
Topic: Getting What You Want: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries with Others
Description: When we effectively set boundaries and limits with others, it has a huge impact on our ability to do our best work. Examples of setting boundaries are telling people what we want and letting them know what is acceptable. Effectively setting and maintaining them helps people take better care of themselves, maintain self-respect, and increase their ability to control their work and their personal lives.
When we work with clients, boundary issues can come up, not to mention our helping them manage those issues in their workplaces. The inability to effectively set and maintain them at work often results in projects not being completed according to plan or on time, people allowing others to take advantage of them, and miscommunication. When we aren’t successful we can be angry and resentful, resulting in a lot of stress. Successful boundary setting can increase productivity, teamwork, morale, and the bottom line.
In this interactive session participants will learn:• What is a boundary?
• Examples of setting effective boundaries.
• Why it is often difficult for us to set and maintain them.
• The essential steps to doing it effectively.
A Boundaries Handbook and Boundaries Affirmation card will also be provided to participants.
Presenter: Mark Sachs
Mark has been an OD consultant and executive coach for more than 20 years. He enjoys seeing his clients and their organizations take steps to change, and when they are successful it gives him great pleasure. He earned his MS in OD from the American University/NTL Institute and MA and BA degrees in Sociology from Rutgers University. He is an International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC).
CoP Leader: Mark Sachs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation Policy: Registrants should contact Mark if they need to cancel. Due to the room size, registrations will be limited so please contact Mark soonest if you register but are then unable to attend so others can register and attend instead.
Additional Notes: A $5.00 per person contribution is requested to help pay for rental of the room.