Upcoming Omaha OD Events.

Upcoming events

    • 28 Oct 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • ZOOM link provided following registration

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Learnings

    Facilitated by Carol Brush with our panel; Joe Gerstandt, Bianca Harley

    and Katherine MacHolmes

    We will get feedback and learnings from the panel around:

    1. What role does DEI play in talent strategy?
    2. What is the most difficult part of implementing a DEI program?  Share examples or work you have done in this area.
    3. What recommendations do you have for OD professionals to help drive and sustain diversity, equity and inclusion in organizations? 

    Joe is a keynote speaker, author and presenter bringing greater clarity and new practices to diversity and inclusion work. He brings his unique perspectives and trademark energy to keynote at conferences nationwide and facilitates training workshops for corporate and professional groups. He works with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, government entities and everything in between.

    Bianca - After a 2017 survey by the Greater Omaha Chamber resulted in the recommendation of a full-time diversity and inclusion representative as part of its economic development strategy and outcomes, Harley was appointed to the role.  With focuses on two aspects of diversity and inclusion: workplace and community, Bianca oversees initiatives aimed to develop and attract diverse professionals, working closely with business leaders, officials and others to assess diversity efforts and engage businesses in its importance.

    Katherine is a native North Omahan, born and raised.  A graduate of Benson High School, a community theater artist, writer and lifelong activist and advocate, Katherine is the co-founder of an antioppression, equity and justice strategy firm, k+r strategies. Incredibly passionate about liberation, community healing and art, she finds that collective community processes are the closest form of liberation that we can achieve in imperfect systems.  

    Explore - Learn - Share - Inspire


    • 05 Nov 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom link will be provided following registration

    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!

    Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom information. There is NO cost for this event - it is provided to our members for free. 

    Hope to see you there!

    • 18 Nov 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (CST)
    • Zoom link provided following registration

    Bringing Mindfulness Practice to the Workplace

    Facilitated by David Fringer, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute &

    Green Hills Area Agency

    Mindfulness practice has become one strategy that many organizations are using to improve employee well-being and work performance   What exactly does this look like in practice and what is the return on investment?  What does science say about the value of a personal practice or corporate mindfulness program?  One local organization’s mindfulness strategy will be shared along with an actionable approach to operationalize a mindfulness initiative in your personal or professional life.   Numerous resources will be shared including local organizations who are dedicated to the practice of mindfulness.

          Members will know the rationale, motivation and tools to begin a personal mindfulness practice.

          Members will understand the science behind mindfulness and be able to articulate the key scientifically indicated benefits

          Members will be able to share the benefits of a corporate or organizational mindfulness program.

          Members will learn one integrated mindfulness strategy.

    David lives in Omaha Nebraska with his wife Nancy and enjoys spending time with his two children and three grandchildren.  He is currently the Executive Director of Technology, Media, & Operations for Green Hills Area Education Agency in Iowa.  While not directly related to his primary role, mindfulness has become his passion project.  David is teaching Search Inside Yourself to educators across southwest Iowa, but is also interested in sharing mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and leadership with other schools, school districts, nonprofits, and businesses.  David's Introduction to mindfulness came via Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in 2010.    Embodiment of mindful, compassionate leadership and daily practice are key components of David's approach to leadership and teaching. 

    Explore - Learn - Share - Inspire


    • 16 Dec 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (CST)
    • Zoom link provided following registration

    Training ROI: Showing the Value of Training

    Facilitated by Marcus Barlean, Lincoln Financial Group

    Bringing value to an organization is key to any training program.  However, showing this value is often seen as difficult or even impossible.  Utilizing the Kirkpatrick Model of Evaluation, a seven step process for showing the value of training will be shared.  This includes focusing on the organizational goals, identifying leading indicators, defining critical behaviors, determining required drivers, designing the learning, monitoring and adjusting, and finally, reporting results.  All of which will culminate in ways to show the value of training.

    Members will be able to identify the steps needed in order to show the value of a training program.

    Marcus Barlean is certified in the use of the Kirkpatrick Model of Evaluation through Kirkpatrick Partners.  He is a Senior Talent Development Consultant at Lincoln Financial Group where he is responsible for the tracking and evaluation of over 400 training courses being delivered to over 4000 employees, among other duties.  He also consults with other areas of company on measurement and evaluation practices for training programs.  He has been in this role for 3 years and prior to that served in other training roles for 10 years mainly with Lincoln Financial Group, but also the State of Nebraska.  He has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska – Omaha, which included a capstone project on value of a program for juvenile offenders.

    Explore - Learn - Share - Inspire


Past events

23 Sep 2020 Creating a Coaching Culture with Professional Coaching
03 Sep 2020 September Stammtisch! - Zoom Version
26 Aug 2020 Earn a Seat at the Table: Five Choices for Transforming From Functional Expert to Strategic Leader
06 Aug 2020 August Stammtisch! - Zoom Version
22 Jul 2020 Organizational Design
02 Jul 2020 July Stammtisch! - Zoom Version
24 Jun 2020 Energy Leadership - Accessing Your Full Potential as a Leader
04 Jun 2020 June Stammtisch! - Zoom Version
27 May 2020 Engaging Employees Through Nonprofit Partnerships
22 Apr 2020 Creating and Maintaining Security Culture with Remote Teams
05 Mar 2020 Monthly Stammtisch!
26 Feb 2020 Spiral of Accountability
06 Feb 2020 Monthly Stammtisch!
22 Jan 2020 Bringing Mindfulness Practice to the Workplace
09 Jan 2020 Monthly Stammtisch!
11 Dec 2019 Holiday Social
05 Dec 2019 Monthly Stammtisch!
13 Nov 2019 National ODN Conference Teachback
07 Nov 2019 Monthly Stammtisch!
23 Oct 2019 Purposeful Playtime
03 Oct 2019 Monthly Stammtisch!
18 Sep 2019 Viewing Vulnerability as a Strength
05 Sep 2019 Monthly Stammtisch!
28 Aug 2019 Managing a Thriving, Flexible Work Environment
01 Aug 2019 Monthly Stammtisch!
24 Jul 2019 Your Authentic Executive
11 Jul 2019 Monthly Stammtisch!
26 Jun 2019 Leadership Readiness Can't Be Defined (But We Still Need To Try!)
06 Jun 2019 Monthly Stammtisch!
22 May 2019 Trust in the Workplace
02 May 2019 Monthly Stammtisch!
24 Apr 2019 Engaging Remote Employees
04 Apr 2019 Monthly Stammtisch!
27 Mar 2019 EQ And The Mindsets That Take Us Out Of Our Comfort Zone
07 Mar 2019 Monthly Stammtisch!
27 Feb 2019 Civility in the Workplace
07 Feb 2019 Monthly Stammtisch!
23 Jan 2019 Design Thinking and Employee Experience: Tactics and Tools You Can Use To Optimize Your Solutions
03 Jan 2019 Monthly Stammtisch!
12 Dec 2018 Omaha ODN Holiday Social
06 Dec 2018 Monthly Stammtisch!
15 Nov 2018 OD National Trends and conference updates
24 Oct 2018 OD World Cafe
04 Oct 2018 Monthly Stammtisch!
26 Sep 2018 T.R.U.S.T.ing The Power of Your Brain
06 Sep 2018 Monthly Stammtisch!
22 Aug 2018 Your Seconds: Understanding burden, crisis and resiliency
25 Jul 2018 Hard Measurement of Soft Skills
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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