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    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • OppLoans, 130 E. Randolph Street, Suite 3400, Chicago, 60601

    Not All Feedback is Created Equal!

    Giving and receiving feedback is not as easy as it sounds. Research has shown many managers find giving feedback stressful to the point of avoiding it all together. What’s more concerning is almost half of managers surveyed state they do not give positive reinforcements either! The lack of open and effective feedback does not only cause anxiety in an organization but can diminish performance, morale and innovation. 

    This workshop addresses fears preventing feedback conversations, and teaches a framework for giving effective feedback. Furthermore, the workshop covers techniques to be more receptive to feedback, both positive and constructive, and how to navigate response from feedback to channel your personal development.

    The workshop comes with interactive and fun exercises to drive the message home.

    About Awatif Yahya

    Awatif is the founder of Awe Horizons LLC, an innovative company offering leadership workshops to business managers and entrepreneurs. She helps businesses tap into their local talent and use their skillset to gain competitive advantage.

    Awatif is a Fulbright scholar with 15 years international work experience, 10 of which with a multinational organization, British American Tobacco, where her last role was Head of HR sitting on the executive board. She had worked in London (U.K.), Hamburg (Germany), Algiers (Algeria) and Dubai (U.A.E.)

    Awatif is passionate about organizations that are inspiring, motivating, safe and fun workplaces. She had the privilege to work in such an organization and would like to see more and more organizations take the lead in employee development and engagement.

    Her last role as Head of HR for British American Tobacco taught her the importance of balancing strategic business objectives with employee aspirations. She wants to share her knowledge and experiences to help both companies and their employees reach new horizons where tranquility exists between life and work. This is the mission of her company, Awe Horizons.

    For important site access details and to register, click here:  Not all feedback is created equal!

    ODNC and CODIC are OD Alliance members.
    • Saturday, January 11, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Benedictine University, Lisle, IL (Room TBD)

    As consultants, we know that the models, tools and techniques that we employ are secondary to the primary instrument in our consulting engagements, that is, our Self. Most, if not all MSOD graduate programs have a course entitled, “Use of Self” that speaks to this. But what does this really mean? How does this “Self” come to be developed?

    Join us for an experiential morning to inquire into these questions and to have a breath experience designed to connect you more deeply to your Self.

    Alan Niebanck

    Alan graduated from Tufts University in 1971 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked his entire career at Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in various technical management roles in R&D and manufacturing. Alan came to OD beginning with his bottom-up implementation of a largely self-directed work team in the laboratory he managed. Such efforts were encouraged since Armstrong was committed to company-wide Total Quality, in pursuit of the Baldridge National Quality Award — which it won in 1995. In this supportive atmosphere, Alan’s OD education over the last 15 years included numerous NTL labs in Bethel, Maine, Barry Oshry’s Power Lab, and the MSOD program at AU/NTL. Alan retired from Armstrong in 2008 and is now involved with various business hobbies.  Alan’s primary business hobby – actually a calling – is as a breathwork facilitator. He is certified in Integral Breath Therapy, a developmental/healing modality that he has been involved in for 15 years. Alan facilitates breathwork for individuals and groups.

    8:30-9:00 am Registration & Networking

    9:00-12:00 pm Program

    • Saturday, May 02, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Benedictine University, Lisle, IL (Room TBD)

    With Diane Kubal.  

    Check back later for program details.

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