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PNODN March 2015 Monthly Meeting - The Impact of Cherished Beliefs on Personal and Organizational Effectiveness

  • 16 Mar 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Mercer Island Community and Event Center
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Registration

  • Anyone who is not a current PNODN member
  • PNODN Member who has pre-registered

Registration is closed

The Impact of Cherished Beliefs on Personal and Organizational Effectiveness


 In the best of all worlds people (and organizations) would be “un-reasonable”. They would be without reasons, excuses, and justifications.  They would recognize and acknowledge actual results and speak the unvarnished truth. Reasonableness, however, is a well-accepted, face-saving position.  When things don’t go the way we want, there is for many an immediate denial of results or a compulsion to fix blame – to look beyond themselves for the reasons why or why not.  We get into the habit of buying our own basic stories (BS).  The danger is that these fabrications create “reasons barriers” that get in the way of what we want.  Consider the notion first on a personal level then within an organizational context.


Outside the glare of public view I can acknowledge and accept that my reasons barriers are not actually out there or beyond me.  The opposite is true; they are really personal. It is the things that I like about me, the things I affirm about myself that most often generate reasons barriers.  I call these things to which I am so draw “cherished beliefs”. What is a cherished belief?

  • It is an affirmative statement - something about me (or my situation) that I find attractive or admirable, expressed as an opinion or perspective
  • It has no negative context or pejorative overtone.
  • It is usually true about me but not completely true.
  • I want it to be even more true…and validated. 

 

David Porter works with the US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) as a Community & Organization Development Representative and serves Oregon State along with 15 southern-tier counties in Washington State.   My background includes training administration, economic & community development, and various entrepreneurial pursuits. He earned a masters degree in Human Resource Management at the University of Washington and recently completed an OD Certification Program at Georgetown University.  He  also served for three years as a Program Leader for Context Associated (now Context International) where he facilitated the company’s signature personal and professional effectiveness programs - “The Pursuit of Excellence” and “The Wall” - throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada.  Since joining EDA David has has leveraged his OD repertoire to advance community readiness and build leadership teams throughout his territory. He is a seasoned organizational consultant and accomplished dragon wrangler.

 

 

 

 

COST:

$15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

$20 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered

$20 Walk in rate for members

$25 Walk in rate for non members

$10 for students pre-registered or walk in

 

 


AGENDA:

6:00 - 6:30 pm  We gather – Arrival, Registration & Opening (Refreshments served)

6:30 – 8:00 pm Topic Presented

8:00 – 8:30 pm We wrap up, evaluation, & closing announcements


Please be aware that our meetings could be recorded or photographed.


Online registration closes the Friday prior to the meeting. PNODN welcomes and encourages walk ins at the door where the walk in rates will be:

 

$20 Walk in rate for members

$25 Walk in rate for non members

$10 for students pre-registered or walk in

 

Consider joining PNODN - members can save up to $10 per meeting - that's up to a $90 savings for the year.

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