Upcoming Omaha OD Events.

Upcoming events

    • 25 Jul 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Centris Federal Credit Union, 11825 Q Street (118th and Q) - Please park on the north side of the building

     Hard Measurement of Soft Skills

    Facilitated by Lauren Weivoda and Stephanie Sand - SOLVE Consulting 

    Competencies form the basis for employee selection, performance management, employee development, and succession planning. However, it can be difficult to measure soft skills such as effective communication and leadership. This session will outline the science and art of measuring soft skills including using assessment data to measure ill-defined intangibles (the science) and interpreting the data and finding the story within (the art).

    Members will increase their understanding of competency measurement and interpretation. Members will learn to use multiple sources of information in order to more accurately measure competencies. They will also learn how to make the most out of assessment data for selection and development purposes. Members will be able to utilize tips shared throughout the program.  

    Lauren Weivoda is a senior human capital strategist at SOLVE and has been consulting with her team for 5 years. Her expertise includes executive selection, high-volume selection, employee engagement, leadership development, succession planning, performance management, and culture enhancement. She is also certified in strategic planning and facilitation. Lauren has her master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and is currently finishing up her PhD. She is trained in a variety of statistical techniques including multiple regression, analysis of variance and structural equation modeling. She is also a member of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology.

    Stephanie Sands is a senior human capital strategist and founding member of SOLVE. She applies over eight years of experience in Industrial/Organizational Psychology research to help companies understand and utilize best practices in Human Capital. She specializes in employee selection, leadership development, organizational culture, succession planning and strategic planning. She is also a certified facilitator. She has a master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She has presented her research regionally and nationally on using meetings to empower, perceptions of creativity across different domains, self-perceptions of creativity, and the use of case-based learning in leadership development. Her work has been published in the Journal of Business Research, Management Research Review, and the Cambridge Handbook of Meeting Science. She is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She is also on the Friends of Nebraska Children Board of Directors and volunteers for the Harrison School reading program.

    Explore - Learn - Share - Inspire



    • 02 Aug 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Stokes West - 13615 California Street

    Omaha OD Network members, 

    please join us for our monthly Stammtisch.

    The format will be the same as it has been in years past - an open exchange of ideas helping us all to Explore, Learn, and Share, leaving us all more Inspired to do more great work! Share great ideas you have, ask for ideas you need, discuss current and upcoming projects - we all have a lot to learn from one another. 

    Our goal with the monthly Stammtisch is simple - gather OD professionals, bringing them together to strengthen our network and our OD impact in the community.

    Join us to continue the conversations!

    Please register so others know who might be planning to show up. There is NO cost for this event - it is provided to our members for free. All are welcome to buy their own food and beverages from Stokes.

    Hope to see you there!

    • 22 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Centris Federal Credit Union, 11825 Q Street (118th and Q) - Please park on the north side of the building

     Conducting a Needs Assessment

    Facilitated by TBD

    More details coming soon!

    Explore - Learn - Share - Inspire



    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Centris Federal Credit Union, 11825 Q Street (118th and Q) - Please park on the north side of the building

     T.R.U.S.T.ing The Power of Your Brain

    Facilitated by Ryan W. Bouda - LEAP Training & Coaching 


    Research has proven that conversations are no longer just a way of sharing information. They are the foundation for building trust, creating relationships and improving culture. More importantly, they trigger changes in our neurochemistry that uncover the true power of our brain. In this session, we will discuss the negative influence of the Brain’s Fear Center, the power of our Executive Brain, and the Best Practice for shifting to a place of Trust. It is time to begin connecting, engaging, navigating, and growing with others!

    Members will be aware of the influence of their survival brain and how it affects their conversations.  Members will have an understanding of the neurochemistry of healthy conversations.  Members will be able to shift to their Executive Brain using the five steps for building trust.

    Ryan W. Bouda

    Ryan W. Bouda is a founding partner of LEAP Training & Coaching, a coaching organization focused on building leadership, strengthening organizations and creating a culture which elevates communication, engagement and innovation in the workplace. He is an expert in Conversational Intelligence who specializes in executive/leadership coaching, team building, culture change, and communication dynamics. Ryan is a dynamic coach with years of experience taking leaders, teams and organizations to their next level of greatness. In his free time, Ryan loves to coach youth basketball, travel the world, enjoy nature and spend time with his family.

    Explore - Learn - Share - Inspire



Past events

27 Jun 2018 High Potential Employees - The Link to Organizational Success
07 Jun 2018 Monthly Stammtisch!
23 May 2018 Connecting the Agile and the OD dots
03 May 2018 Monthly Stammtisch!
25 Apr 2018 Managerial Courage
05 Apr 2018 Monthly Stammtisch!
28 Mar 2018 Fueling Performance: A Future-Focused Approach
01 Mar 2018 Monthly Stammtisch!
28 Feb 2018 Exploring Avenues for Leading Change
24 Jan 2018 Harnessing the Power of Intention
04 Jan 2018 Monthly Stammtisch!
13 Dec 2017 A Giraffe and an Elephant Go Into a Refrigerator and Holiday Social
07 Dec 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
15 Nov 2017 Guiding Organizations Through Strategic Planning
02 Nov 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
25 Oct 2017 OD Trends/Topics, Report from ODN National Conference
05 Oct 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
27 Sep 2017 Creating a Learning Culture
07 Sep 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
23 Aug 2017 Evaluating OD Impact
03 Aug 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
26 Jul 2017 Leading Change Without Power
28 Jun 2017 Unconscious Bias
24 May 2017 Employee Engagement Translating to Customer Satisfaction
04 May 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
26 Apr 2017 The marriage between Employee Engagement and Well-being in the workplace breeds top talent attraction and retention ****PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS MEETING****
06 Apr 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
22 Mar 2017 Emotional Intelligence for OD Consultants
02 Mar 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
22 Feb 2017 Business Agility Transformation: Customer Focus & Lean Portfolio Agility
02 Feb 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
25 Jan 2017 Innovation in Organizational Development
05 Jan 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
09 Dec 2016 Holiday Social
01 Dec 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
09 Nov 2016 Report from ODN National Conference
03 Nov 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
26 Oct 2016 Employee Retention: the Right MindSets
06 Oct 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
01 Sep 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
24 Aug 2016 Creating a Culture of Accountable Leadership
04 Aug 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
27 Jul 2016 Financial/Business Acumen
07 Jul 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
29 Jun 2016 Merging Cultures
25 May 2016 Mentoring
05 May 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
27 Apr 2016 Leading/Collaborating Virtually
07 Apr 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
30 Mar 2016 Giving Voice, Creating Relationships
24 Feb 2016 OD Resources - How Do YOU Learn & Grow
27 Jan 2016 Creating Your Own Effectiveness Plan & Intentions
07 Jan 2016 January Stammtisch!
09 Dec 2015 Mindfulness and Being Present
18 Nov 2015 Organization Development Trends and Focus Areas
05 Nov 2015 Stammtisch!
28 Oct 2015 Create Healthy Relationships...Through Conscious Communication!
01 Oct 2015 Stammtisch, October
23 Sep 2015 Trouble Having Difficult Conversations?
03 Sep 2015 Stammtisch, September
26 Aug 2015 Breaking Down Silos
06 Aug 2015 August Stammtisch
22 Jul 2015 Putting Information Into Action
24 Jun 2015 Moving Personal Development Forward: Don’t stop after development assessments (move professional development forward with personal development plans.)
27 May 2015 Moving Corporate Culture and Engagement Forward: Don’t stop after surveys (move forward with strengthening our culture through action plans and follow up work)
22 Apr 2015 Performance Management - Situational Coaching with Organizational Leaders
25 Mar 2015 Performance Management - Art of Conversation
25 Feb 2015 Performance Management - Performance Reviews
28 Jan 2015 Performance Management - Establishing Competencies
10 Dec 2014 Omaha ODN Social
19 Nov 2014 Organization Development Trends and Focus Areas
22 Oct 2014 Business Imperative - Psychological Capital
24 Sep 2014 Business Imperative - Management Standard Work in Action
27 Aug 2014 Business Imperative - OPEN discussion with OD professionals
23 Jul 2014 Mentoring - Ambassador Systems
25 Jun 2014 Data Analytics and Culture
21 May 2014 Collaboration Tools - leverage for retention
23 Apr 2014 Global Trust
26 Mar 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Across Generations
26 Feb 2014 Workplace Flexibility and Trust
22 Jan 2014 Collaboration Engineering: Achieving Repeatable Team Success
11 Dec 2013 Omaha ODN Social
20 Nov 2013 Update on Organization Development
23 Oct 2013 Employee Value Proposition
25 Sep 2013 Scenario-based OD Interventions
28 Aug 2013 Leadership Development
24 Jul 2013 Culture in a Box
26 Jun 2013 Everyday vs. Formal Coaching for OD Practitioners
22 May 2013 It's A Living - Employee Engagement
24 Apr 2013 Organizational Design and Levels of Work
27 Mar 2013 Talent Pool Reviews
27 Feb 2013 Power and Politics in the Organization: Getting in the Game
23 Jan 2013 State of the Industry: A World Café/Future Search Approach to Discovering the Trends That Will Drive the Practice of OD
12 Dec 2012 Omaha ODN Holiday Social
28 Nov 2012 Appreciative Inquiry in Action--A Case Study
19 Nov 2012 Stammtisch
24 Oct 2012 Building Individualized Leadership Plans
10 Oct 2012 Stammtisch
26 Sep 2012 2012 Conference Registration--Re-modeling: A Fresh Look at Change Management
22 Aug 2012 Assessing the Assessments
25 Jul 2012 Stories from the Trenches: Experiences and Observations from OD Practitioners
27 Jun 2012 The Power Paradox: Influencing in a Complex World
23 May 2012 The Science of Talent: Selection, Engagement, and the Development of Top Performers
25 Apr 2012 Effectively Implementing and Measuring Social Learning
28 Mar 2012 Strategic Thinking and Value Innovation
22 Feb 2012 Can Organizations Develop if Individuals Don't?: Linking Individual Learning and Organizational Change
25 Jan 2012 Diversity + Inclusion = Innovation: Leveraging Cognitive Diversity - Omaha ODN January Meeting
09 Dec 2011 December Holiday Social/Networking Event
16 Nov 2011 Social Network Analysis - Omaha ODN November Meeting
26 Oct 2011 Omaha ODN Tools and Tips Expo
26 Oct 2011 Vendor Registration--Tools and Tips Expo
28 Sep 2011 Yeah, We Do That: The Importance of Process
24 Aug 2011 Leading Forward: Emerging Views of Leadership
24 Aug 2011 Leading Forward Conference Sponsorship
27 Jul 2011 Re-Engage: How America's Best Places to Work Inspire Extra Effort in Extraordinary Times
22 Jun 2011 The Ego has Landed: How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Get Results!
25 May 2011 Using DiSC-Based Assessments to Advance Partnerships & Influence
27 Apr 2011 Toward a More Effective Change Process
23 Mar 2011 The Art of Strategy - presented by Heather Hain with TSYS Merchant Solutions
23 Feb 2011 The Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching™ Program (ORSC™)
26 Jan 2011 Leadership Mentoring Circles
10 Dec 2010 December Holiday Social/Networking Event
17 Nov 2010 21st Century Succession Planning: Identifying and Developing Your High-Potential Leaders
27 Oct 2010 Storytelling for Organizational Change
22 Sep 2010 Creating an Ethical Business Culture
28 Aug 2010 The Hip & Sage Consultant Conference
21 Jul 2010 Emotional Intelligence
23 Jun 2010 June Meeting - Behavioral Economics: A new lens for organizational performance
28 May 2010 April 2010 Meeting
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