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June 2018

2018 Leadership Forum: Leading Across Generations

June 12, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Boston Marriott Cambridge, 50 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Join the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce for a half-day of professional and leadership development on the theme “Leading Across Generations,” where our keynote will spotlight EF Education First, an international education company that ranked number one on Boston Globe's 2017 Top Places to Work. When the #@$! Hits the Fan: Leading Your Team Through Deep Conflict Presented by: Keli Trejo and Maya TownsendConflict is inevitable. Yet, too often conflict is avoided or swept under the rug, particularly in the workplace. A leader’s…

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Is Your Strategy Stuck in the 20th Century?: Rethinking Our Assumptions about What Makes Organizations Thrive

June 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Webinar; details to be sent to participants

Today, the world is a much different place than it was twenty years ago. Yet, in OD and the organizational world, we still rely on strategies that were developed in the 20th century (and a few that were developed over 2000 years ago). We need to move beyond old methods to what works in our connected, global, rapidly changing world. In this active, engaging webinar, we’ll discuss the five common assumptions about strategy, based on deeply ingrained thinking about organizations.…

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September 2018

The Six Types You Need in Your Network: Weaving a Network that Works for You

September 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Hilton Garden Inn, 450 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, MA 02451 United States
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$45 – $65

Does networking feel overwhelming? Do you wish there was a better way of figuring out who you need to know? To focus your activities so networking feels less haphazard and more strategic? Studies of high performer networks and network science shows us that all networks are not created the same. People with stronger networks have six specific types represented in their networks, including mentors, sponsors, truth tellers, and gatekeepers. Learn about these four types—and the other two types you need—in…

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Influencers: The Key to Organization Change

September 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Online at Maven7

~~ Spotlight session at the inaugural Maven7 users' conference.~~ Organization change success remains elusive. After years of research and practice, organizations still struggle to achieve their change goals. In this session, we will discuss six ways of creating change and delve into most neglected resource for change success: influencers. Found in every organization or network, they have disproportionate impact on the whole. We will discuss how organizations have used influencers successfully and share case studies to inspire participants to leverage…

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January 2019

How Successful Do You Plan to be in 2019?

January 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley, TX 78676 United States
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A workshop experience weaving connections to enrich your life, livelihood, and community. The Wimberley Valley is known far and wide for what people ‘experience’ here.   These experiences strengthen relationships between us as neighbors and make us resilient as a community.  In addition, they provide fun, food, and fellowships for folks who visit and support the local economy. Yet how do all these many things happen?  It’s the creative brew, our secret sauce, that makes it so.  We have so many creative people, …

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April 2019

Boston CoResolve: Introduction to Deep Democracy for Leaders

April 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - April 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm EDT
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline, 40 Webster St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Over the past couple of years, I’ve been learning an exciting new method for conflict resolution called the Lewis Method of Deep Democracy. Developed in South Africa to help people work through the aftermath of apartheid, it allows people to dive into conflict in a safe, "real" way. This approach is really powerful – it works for leaders seeking to help their organization work through tough issues and consultants who want to add a powerful conflict-resolution tool to their portfolio.…

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When Conflict Overwhelms Change: What To Do When Groups Get Stuck

April 30, 2019 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm EDT
Loews Meeting Complex, 6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, FL 32819 United States

Description: Conflict is inevitable. And conflicts in today’s organizations, in which people are expected to change so quickly, are even more common. Unfortunately, often conflict in organizations is avoided or swept under the rug. Occasionally, a conflict becomes so large that it threatens to rip apart a team, create an unpleasant working environment, or reduce productivity. But it doesn’t have to be destructive. Within conflict, there is often very important information seeking expression. A change leader’s ability to allow that…

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May 2019

Applying Organization Network Analysis in Organizations

May 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States

How can organizations use Organization Network Analysis (ONA) to support culture change, leadership development, talent management, and collaboration across silos? In this private session for Northwestern University graduate students in the School of Education and Public Policy, Partnering Resources' founder Maya Townsend shares practical case studies showing how organizations have applied ONA and achieved results.  

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September 2019

Social System Mapping On-Ramp Session Featuring the Wimberley Valley Map

September 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

These sessions are designed for people who are: Curious about what Social System Mapping is all about - or what it even is. Wondering how to get started. Somewhere in the process and full of questions (be they visioning, technical or sense-making) Wanting to connect with others who are exploring Social System Mapping In this session,Stephanie Nestlerode will share the Wimberly Valley Network Map she made with Mastermapper Maya Townsend. After the breakouts, we'll have some Q & A and…

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November 2019

Networking for Introverts: Creating a Sustainable Practice that Works for You

November 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Women In Technology (WITI) Webinar, This event will be held online through VOIP.

If you ask ten people about their worst experiences with networking, you’ll probably hear about feelings of awkwardness, embarrassment, inadequacy, and ineffectiveness. But networking doesn’t have to be like this. In fact, networking can be radically different. In this webinar, Maya Townsend will share how to get back in touch with the core purpose of networking. Participants will learn how to create sustainable practices that work for introverts, engineers, scientists, technologists, and others who may shy from traditional networking expectations.…

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