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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "8 Steps to Consensus in Meetings"

  • 02 Sep 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom link and password will be included in the registration confirmation email


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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP -  Virtual Session Only

Member Registration: FREE

Non-Member Registration: $5 (please see our Cancellation Policy below)

Topic: 8 Steps to Consensus in Meetings 

Description: Leaders often conduct meetings that result in decisions. But are they good decisions? A key component of good decisions is if they will get implemented quickly, efficiently, and thoroughly. The challenge is that in meetings some people want quick decisions, some want thorough decisions, some want only what is good for them personally. Some don’t want to disagree, so they don’t bring up important objections. If these varying styles and interests aren’t accounted for in the decision making process, team members are likely to unconsciously or consciously torpedo the implementation of that decision.  This may result in meeting time wasted,  increased frustrations and lower morale.   

In this session you will have the opportunity to learn the eight steps for consensus in meetings and practice them in small groups.

Presenter:  Dr. Eliyahu Lotzar

Dr. Eliyahu Lotzar is the Founder and Principal Consultant of the Reframed Reality, an Organizational Development consultancy. His career passion is helping organizations and their individuals utilize stressors to grow. Engaging his clients with multiple intervention modalities, he reframes realities and improves results at organizational, team, and individual levels. His international cross-sectoral experience includes social service, not-for-profits, higher ed, workforce development, and the corporate sector. 

His direction-setting primary research in the area of organizational culture, employee soft skills, and the values that undergird them has been downloaded by commercial ventures, educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and government and military agencies in over 80 countries. 

Eliyahu’s formal education includes a Doctorate in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College, a Masters in Social Work from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a BA in Political Philosophy from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

CoP Leader:  Mark Sachs, ma.sachs@verizon.net, www.markasachs.com

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 Coaching Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC). 

Cancellation Policy: CBODN Members may cancel registration up to 24 hours in advance by logging into CBODN and returning to this event page.  Non-members may not cancel their registration.  No refunds will be provided.

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