The Organization Workshop is a dynamic, yawn-free leadership development
program for executives and managers that focuses on the worlds of Tops,
Middles, Bottoms and
Customers during turbulent times. It gets to the heart of partnership
in organization life--what makes partnership so critical, what gets
in the way of it developing, and what the role of leaders is in making
of the workshop is an organization exercise in which participants are
dropped into roles as top executives, middle managers, workers and customers
interacting in a chaotic, fast-paced environment. This visceral approach
enables the learning to get beyond the head level to where it really
hits home and sticks.
combination with these engaging,high-energy organization exercises,
there are practical strategic frameworks based on the work of
Barry Oshry. These frameworks help participants make sense of
what they're learning and enable them to make connections to experiences
in their own organizations. And there are application activities
to keep the lessons alive back in the organization.
Some Key Learning
intellectually and experience viscerally the differing "worlds"
of Tops, Middles, Bottoms, and Customers, and develop concrete
strategies for working more constructively across organizational
the multiplicity of roles they play, as sometimes Top, Middle,
Bottom and Customer. They will recognize and avoid the disempowering
pitfalls of each position, and approach each role with more effective
how to build partnership in lateral relationships with their peers
and create exciting new synergies
leadership that addresses issues systemically rather than personally
people can attend?
can accommodate 20-50 people at a time.
The Jumbo Organization Workshop can accommodate up to 150 participants.
In this version two organizations, each with their own Tops,
Middles, and Bottoms, compete for the business of several customers.
is the workshop?
originally designed as a two-day program, some of our clients
with limited schedules use the first day only. We can work with
you to ensure you get what you need out of the program in the
time you have available.
teach this ourselves?
We have a Trainer
Certification Program so your own qualified trainers can
teach this course.
How The Organization
Workshop is Used
a module in leadership, management and executive development programs
As a culture-change
intervention with multiple levels in attendance. Goals of such
- to improve
relationships in cross-functional teams
- to infuse
systems thinking into learning organizations
- to strengthen
the middle level of the organization
- to support
organizations in living their values
- to strengthen
partnership between organizations and their customers
- to help
organizations transition to more participative structures
- to energize
high performance work systems
- to work
more effectively across boundaries
- to develop
an empowered organization from top to bottom
IT FOR FREE
observe -- free of charge -- The Organization Workshop: Creating Partnership
as it is being delivered to a group of executives or managers. This
special offer is available to people with responsibility for establishing
a leadership development program within their own organization or for
their client systems. A number of Power & Systems' clients graciously
allow guests to observe this program as it's being conducted for their
leaders. This is an opportunity for those in decision-making roles to
evaluate the appropriateness of The Organization Workshop to their organization's
own leadership development initiatives. Seats in each program are strictly
limited.To check on availability of a session, to make your reservations
and receive details, please click here.
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