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OD Book Discussion CoP - October

  • 12 Oct 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • McLean, VA


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OD Book CoP
Event TitleConfessions of a Corporate Shaman, by Harrison Snow, to be published by Regent Press this summer.

Compared to technology, management practices have not really changed much over time. The typewriter and mimeograph machine are artifacts from a lost civilization. Ironically, the way we solve problems, make decisions and resolve issues are also artifacts from that past. The grooves in our brains keep us from embracing new ways of perceiving and understanding. Complexity becomes overwhelming when we limit our mental bandwidth this way. Confessions of a Corporate Shaman is about expanding our personal bandwidth. There is a field

of greater intelligence available to us. If we embody the parts of a problem and arrange them as a system we can tap into that intelligence and benefit from what we learn. A big problem quickly shrinks. Opaque complexity gains clarity and simplicity. This visual process, powered by the nearly limitless power of the subconscious mind, generates transformative insights and new possibilities. The shaman in some traditions is “the one who sees.” Everyone has this innate capacity. Whether your challenge is about leading others, leading yourself or trying to understand and resolve the obstacles to organizational change the place to start is within yourself. The compass that will guide you is to be the change you want to see in others. As you explore the inner dynamics that shape your world you may uncover capacities that enable you to see the larger system and inspire mutual understanding and beneficial change.

Facilitator: Harrison Snow, Change and leadership development facilitator, Team Building Associates

Harrison began his organizational development practice in 1988 and has been conducting team building and leadership development programs in 26 countries for Fortune 500 clients and public organizations. He has worked extensively with the leadership and staff of organizations, such as, the World Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank, the U.S. Department of State and the Agency for International Development. For the past seven years he has been leading an organizational constellation, community of practice group for CBODN to explore the systemic issues around managing change and developing leaders. Harrison also conducts both in-house and open enrollment train-the-facilitator programs. Besides “Confessions” he has written three well received books on team building for facilitators and managers. Harrison has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and resides in Falls Church, Virginia.

CoP Leaders:
Paula Pierce

Janice Shack-Marquez

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Insperity Tysons Corner Office
1650 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102
For directions to the meeting location please contact lauren.schoon@insperity.com

Cancellation policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions.  If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.

**Please register in advance to ensure sufficient seating.

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