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“Organizational Diagnosis” with Sam Kaner

Organizational Diagosis: Building Commitment For Intentional Change is an advanced consulting skills workshop led by Sam Kaner, PhD. for seasoned professional consultants and facilitators who want to build collaborative partnerships with their clients, to address tough organizational challenges and bring about real, long-term system change.  It will be held July 23-27, 2012 at the Community At Work offices in San Francisco.

The workshop combines frequent practice sessions with fascinating and instructive case studies. Participants receive a 150-page workbook that is loaded with professional models, methods and tools and NCDD members are eligible for a discount. For more information or to register for this workshop, contact Duane Berger either by phone —  (415) 282-9876 —  or via email at duane@CommunityAtWork.com.

Check out a course synopsis and a few testimonials after the break… 

COURSE SYNOPSIS

Diagnosing the effectiveness of a group or organization should be seen as a major intervention, with the potential for deep and lasting impact. But executing this intervention successfully takes foresight, flexibility, good judgment and excellent partnership skills. These are the competencies you will strengthen by attending this workshop.

The curriculum provides solid training in all the core skills – technical, conceptual, and interpersonal – of the 7-stage diagnostic process that has been used so successfully by Community At Work O.D. consultants for more than twenty years.

You will learn and practice numerous skills and tools including:

  • Contracting for a diagnosis
  • Designing and facilitating a Launch Meeting
  • Diagnostic inquiry skills
  • Reframing techniques & other skills for diagnostic reasoning
  • Analysis of underlying patterns
  • Developmental diagnosis
  • Identifying leverage points for possible interventions
  • Validating aspirational goals
  • Differentiating transformation vs transition vs oscillation
  • Several visual aids for presenting your insights to the group
  • Designing and facilitating a Preview Meeting
  • Designing and facilitating a Feedback Meeting
  • Co-developing the follow-up intervention(s)

The workshop combines frequent practice sessions with fascinating and instructive case studies. Participants receive a 150-page workbook that is loaded with professional models, methods and tools.

Learn more about Community At Work on their website.

 

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