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Baltimore Washington SIG: September 2011

  • 14 Sep 2011
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Airport Square II, 900 Elkridge Rd. Linthicum MD


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Baltimore-Washington SIG        

Topic: “Use of Self” Through Crucial Conversations®

As OD practitioners we know it is our job to make sure that change actually happens, yet we, like our clients, don’t always get the results we want. A recent study suggests that most initiatives are derailed by conversations that we don’t have, or we don’t have well.  When this happens, “…a silent crisis plays out in a deceptively simple dynamic that result in failure to execute an initiative 85 percent of the time.  In this session we will explore one model for managing our own “story” and emotions in ways that create safety for crucial conversations to happen well.  This Introduction to the idea from Crucial Conversations® will focus on:

  • Recognizing when a conversation becomes crucial
  • Diagnosing unproductive strategies we use in crucial conversations
  • How to separate facts from stories and emotions
  • How to make it safe for others to speak up

Speaker: Phil Nimtz (Philip.Nimtz@jhuapl.edu)

Phil is currently and internal leadership and Organization Development consultant as well as the current president of CBODN.  While only recently certified in the Crucial Conversations model, Mr. Nimtz brings 20 years as an external consultant and a student of intra and interpersonal effectiveness to the topic.  His private practice focused primarily on interpersonal communications, coaching and team and leadership development. 

SIG Description: The Baltimore-Washington SIG aims to bring together OD professionals from the Baltimore-Washington region who are interested in sharing best practices for developing high performing teams. Monthly programs will include opportunities to experience team-building activities, and to discuss and share current interpersonal and group process topics and experiences.

Vision/Mission: TBD

Who would benefit from attending: Organization Development professionals

Booz Allen Hamilton
Airport Square II
900 Elkridge Landing Rd.
Linthicum MD 21090- (close to BWI airport)

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your reservation for this event, please contact the SIG leader Pat Foye to notify her of that change.

SIG Leader:  Pat Foye (foye_patricia@bah.com   | 301-821-8522)

Meeting Frequency & Format: Second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

6:00-6:30pm Networking
6:30-8:00pm Program

SIG Leader Bio:

Pat Foye has a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University and Skilled Facilitator Master Certificate from JHU. For two decades, Pat has been active in the learning and development industry, designing and delivering unique learning programs that incorporate experiential learning elements. Pat has facilitated training on MBTI, leadership, team effectiveness, facilitation, communication and feedback. As an internal consultant, Pat built an innovative OD consulting practice that provided adoption risk assessments for technology implementations. While at Booz Allen, Pat has helped to grow their internal team effectiveness resources and services. Pat is passionate about helping organizations succeed by improving people and team processes.

Who We Are

Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN) is the premier DC Metro area network for organization development (OD) practitioners. Founded in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, our name pays homage to those elders who made vital contributions to the field of OD.


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