CODIC

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, December 13, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Benedictine University, Goodwin Hall


    Join ODN Chicago at Benedictine University to engage in your favorite team-building exercises!

    Come one…come all…and bring those exercises that you have enjoyed over the years that help people learn to function better in groups. We used this format a few years ago and had a great time engaging with each other while learning new tricks of the trade. So be thinking about a 10 to 15 minute ice-breaker or team exercise you’d like to lead and bring it with you to our annual, year-end holiday party. Dinner with a traditional wine bar will be served. We would love to see you and thank you for your support during 2018!

    Visit https://odnchicago.org/programs/year-end-holiday-party/ to register for the event.

    ODNC and CODIC are OD Alliance members.

    • Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 325 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, N Wells, 4th Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60654, United States


    Deliberately Developmental Organizations: Revisit

    Scott Tang, Diana Goldberg, and Adam Malaty-Uhr are preparing a highly inter-active program, demonstrating how deliberately developmental organizations work and engaging all of us in thinking through how we adopt this valuable mind set and organizational culture. Design for this program is still “in the works.”

     
    ODNC and CODIC are OD Alliance members.
    • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Room TBD Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
    Register

    Survive then Thrive

    Why do big changes fail?  That question has been answered over and over.  Yet, we are still asking it.  Many change models focus on the enablement part of change – give people a good reason, the right rewards, and the necessary information, tools and support and they’ll change.  These models assume a rational decision maker going through the change process.  However, humans are often irrational.

    Our brains are programmed to survive and then to thrive. Rational models of enablement miss the first part of the equation.  Before people care about the reasons, tools, and rewards, they need to know that they will “survive”.

    Survival isn’t just about losing a job.  Survival could be emotional, social, or financial.  In this discussion we’ll address five key threats that must be neutralized before someone is ready to change.  In addition, we will talk about the freeze, flight, or fight reactions that all animals have to threats.  Understanding how these reactions show up in a work environment will help you better gauge each person’s “threat level” so you can respond accordingly.

    Speaker Bio

    Brad Kolar is the founder of Avail Advisors. Over the last 20 years, he has focused on one thing - bringing clarity, simplicity and resolution to complex issues. He has the well-honed ability to frame and clarify the problems that you face. He will help you simplify your problems, decisions, data and communication.

    Brad combines expertise in business, psychology, process improvement, and technology to helps his clients find unique solutions to their problems. More importantly, it fundamentally changes the way they approach their work. Brad holds a BA in Economics and a MA in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition, Brad holds a MS in Computer Science from Northwestern University.

    Prior to founding Avail Advisors, Brad served as the Director of Learning and Performance Strategy for Accenture. He also served as the Chief Learning Officer for The University of Chicago Medical center. Brad currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois.

    Brad’s consulting experience spans various industries including healthcare, financial services, government, consumer products, agribusiness, and professional services. He has worked in over 40 countries. His clients are leaders ranging from front-line managers to C-Suite Executives.

    Brad regularly writes articles on leadership, motivation, and business strategy.

    He is the co-author of the book, The Brain Advantage: Become a More Effective Business Leader Using the Latest Brain Research.

    His blog, The Question of Leadership, provides simple, practical, and actionable tips on how to be a better leader. Check it out at www.availadvisors.com/blog.

    He also has articles published in

    • Leadership Excellence Magazine

    • Personal Excellence Magazine

    • Sales Excellence Magazine

    • CPCU Interest Group Leadership and Managerial Excellence

    • ASQ’s Journal Quality Progress

    • SmartWork, The newsletter for the Council of Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL).

    Brad is married and lives in Naperville, IL. He has two kids. Zak is an elementary school digital literacy teacher and Rebecca is a college sophomore. He also has two very poorly trained dogs who walk all over him because they are so adorable. 



    • Saturday, March 09, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Room TBD Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
    Register

    Meeting Topic and Speaker in Process

    • Saturday, May 04, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Room TBD Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
    Register

    Meeting Topic and Speaker in Process

Past events

Saturday, November 17, 2018 CODIC: November Board Meeting - Website Development
Saturday, November 17, 2018 CODIC: Taking OD History Into the Future - Dr. Peter Sorensen & Dr. Therese Yaeger (NOTE: Moved to 3rd Saturday)
Friday, November 09, 2018 BenU: Center for Values Driven Leadership - Senior Executive Roundtable
Saturday, October 27, 2018 BenU: Contemporary Trends in Change Management Lecture Series - Dr. David Cooperrider
Thursday, October 11, 2018 ODN Chicago: A Taste of Peer Coaching
Monday, October 08, 2018 CODIC: October Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 BenU: MSMOB Contemporary Webinar Series - Creating Agile and Effective Organizations
Thursday, September 13, 2018 ODN Chicago: Re-imagining the Future of OD
Saturday, September 08, 2018 CODIC: Creating Solid Agreements and Accountability: Showing Others That They Count!
Sunday, July 15, 2018 CODIC: Board Annual Strategic Planning Meeting
Saturday, May 05, 2018 CODIC: Behave Yourself: Using Behavior to Activate Change
Saturday, April 21, 2018 BenU: Spring Lecture Series
Saturday, March 10, 2018 CODIC: Mindful Leadership
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Webinar: Let's Create a World of Great Leaders!
Friday, February 23, 2018 Chicago ODPN: Building a Learning Organization Using Design Thinking
Saturday, January 13, 2018 WEBINAR: 360-Degree Feedback Instruments: Deciding how to augment your leadership development programs
Saturday, November 11, 2017 CODIC: Agile: How Teams and Organizations Can Solve Complex Problems
Friday, November 10, 2017 BenU: The Center for Values-Driven Leaderhip - Senior Executive Roundtable
Saturday, September 16, 2017 BenU: Fall Lecture Series (Free event)
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Improv for OD Professionals: Using improv to develop the people skills of consultants and clients (CODIC Learning and Practice Symposium: September Meeting)
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 CODIC: New Board Member Orientation
Saturday, July 15, 2017 CODIC: Board Meeting - Strategy & Planning
Saturday, May 06, 2017 CODIC: Board Meeting - Technology & Website
Saturday, May 06, 2017 CODIC Learning and Practice Symposium: Maintaining Competitive Advantage Through Knowledge Management
Saturday, April 22, 2017 BenU: Spring Lecture Series
Monday, April 10, 2017 CODIC: Board Meeting - Strategy & Planning
Saturday, April 01, 2017 CODIC: Membership Team Meeting
Friday, March 31, 2017 CVDL: Senior Executive Roundtable & Leadership Lecture Series
Saturday, March 11, 2017 CODIC: Board Meeting - Technology & Website
Saturday, March 11, 2017 CODIC Learning and Practice Symposium: Your Organization’s DNA: Taking Culture Out of the Shadows
Monday, February 13, 2017 CODIC: Board Meeting - Strategy & Planning
Monday, January 16, 2017 CODIC: Membership Team Meeting
Saturday, January 14, 2017 CODIC: Board Meeting - Technology & Website
Saturday, January 14, 2017 CODIC Learning and Practice Symposium: Coaching Technical Leaders
Monday, January 09, 2017 CODIC: Membership Team Meeting
Friday, December 16, 2016 Chicago Alliance: Calling Volunteers for TEDx Event!
Monday, December 12, 2016 CODIC Board Meeting
Saturday, November 12, 2016 CODIC: Board Technical Meeting
Saturday, November 12, 2016 CODIC: What They Don’t Teach You in Graduate School: How to Start, Build and Maintain a Successful Internal or External Consulting Practice Part II
Friday, November 11, 2016 CVDL: Senior Executive Roundtable & Leadership Lecture Series
Saturday, October 22, 2016 BenU: Fall Lecture Series - Humble Consulting
Saturday, September 10, 2016 CODIC: Experiential Learning – Beyond Brainstorming and Case Studies
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Chicago Alliance: Expanding Our Understanding of Change
Friday, May 20, 2016 Chicago Alliance: Expanding Our Understanding of Change
Saturday, May 07, 2016 CODIC: Board Meeting
Saturday, May 07, 2016 CODIC: Getting the Most From Your Brain, Neesa Sweet
Monday, April 18, 2016 CODIC: Board Meeting
Saturday, April 16, 2016 BenU: Spring Lecture Series - Contemporary Trends in Change Management
Friday, April 15, 2016 Chicago Alliance: Monthly Networking
Friday, April 01, 2016 CVDL: Jazz and the Art of Leadership
Saturday, March 12, 2016 CODIC: Trends in Performance Management
Saturday, January 09, 2016 CODIC: Strategic Workforce Planning
Saturday, January 09, 2016 CODIC: Board Meeting
Saturday, November 14, 2015 CODIC: Design Thinking
Saturday, October 24, 2015 BenU: Fall Lecture Series - Corporate Stewardship: Accelerating Fundamental Organizational Evolution by Susan Albers Mohrman, Ph.D.
Saturday, September 12, 2015 CODIC: September Meeting - Strategic Workforce Planning
CODIC 2018
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