• 17 Jul 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Zoom online platform

    Today’s world is moving so quickly; coaches and OD practitioners need to keep growing their skills, mindsets, and approaches in order to support the increasing demands on the people with whom we work. One incredibly helpful approach is to focus on the emerging field that explores how adults come to handle complexity, ambiguity, and change over the course of their lives. Adult development theory gives us new ways to ask questions, see patterns, and support our clients to make positive changes in their lives. Many people also find it personally transformational, as they see themselves and their experiences in new ways and stretch beyond their own edges. Come join Jennifer and get some insight into the map of our adult potential—and learn about how to travel the path—and support others to do so—with more grace, ease, and compassion.

    You’ll learn:

    • The difference between the story someone tells and the meaning that person is making
    • The reason sometimes changes or perspectives that seem obvious to you are hidden or mysterious to others in your life
    • New ways of asking questions that will help others reach insight faster


    Our speaker - Dr. Jennifer Garvey Berger

    Jennifer Garvey Berger, Jennifer believes that the best organizations help make people bigger, more creative, more capable; organizations can and should be places where we live on our growing edge, expanding our own capabilities as we do good work. Leadership, then, is about creating the conditions for people to be their biggest selves. Almost no one knows how to do this intuitively; leadership is a discipline as much as accounting, law, or engineering. As Jennifer says in her first book, Changing on the job: Developing leaders for a complex world, if we want organizations where people are thriving and bringing their best, we need leaders who are learning. With her Cultivating Leadership colleagues, Jennifer designs and teaches long-term leadership programs that expand not only the way leaders work but also the way they think about the world.

    • 21 Aug 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Zoom online platform

    Emotional Intelligence refers to the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, and for regulating those emotions. Research shows that high emotional intelligence (EI) is a significant factor in leadership success, and that EI can be learned. How leaders process emotions has a direct impact on self-perception and how they express themselves to others. It also impacts relationships, the decisions that are made, and how well leaders are able to tolerate stress. Being emotionally intelligent is about using emotions in the most effective way in dealing with change, conflict and day-to-day interactions. 

    You'll learn about:

    • Recognizing and understanding the 5 composite scales and 15 sub-scales/competencies of emotional intelligence. 
    • Evaluating current strategies and identifing additional/new strategies that can be used for effective interaction with others. 
    • Developing specific strategies that can be integrated in the workplace to foster the development of emotional intelligence and resiliency. 

    Our speaker - Dr. Rumeet Billan

    Dr. Rumeet Billan is an award-winning, internationally recognized entrepreneur, learning architect and humanitarian. Her mission is to raise potential by designing experiences that build resilience. Rumeet is one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women (Women’s Executive Network), has been profiled as a ‘Generation Entrepreneur’ by Forbes, and her work has been featured in The Globe and Mail, The Financial Post, and Professionally Speaking. For further details, please visit www.rumeetbillan.com or @RumeetBillan

    • 12 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • India House NYC; 1 Hanover Square

    Studies have shown that the average manager spends about two-thirds of his or her time interacting with others. It should be no surprise that skill in interpersonal relationships is one of the most frequent determinants of managerial success or failure.

    You'll learn:

    • Why interpersonal capacity is the key leadership skill set for the future
    • The five most important interpersonal skills for individuals, teams and org cultures
    • How we can best use and inspire each other to develop these crucial capacities

    Our Speaker - Dr. Heidi Brooks 

    Heidi Brooks teaches and advises on the subject of everyday leadership: the everyday micro-moments of impact we all have individually and collectively that shape our lived experiences. Creating more courageous communities - especially within workplaces - is a particular passion of hers. Dr. Brooks specializes in large-scale culture-change projects focused on individual and collective leadership effectiveness in organizations. Interpersonal Dynamics, the MBA elective she has taught for 15 years, is one of the most in-demand courses at Yale’s School of Management. Recently, Dr. Brooks pioneered the Everyday Leadership course at SOM, where she first taught the Principles of Everyday Leadership. She has also taught Emotional Intelligence, Power & Politics, Managing Teams and Groups and Coaching Skills for Managers. Dr. Brooks received her doctorate in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University. A life-long experiential learner, you can find her as a student in classrooms as far-ranging as improvisational theater and immersion language lessons.

    • 18 Sep 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Zoom online platform

    In order to match our constantly changing, dynamic world, we need to adopt a leadership approach that is just as dynamic. This webinar will introduce you to the power of polarity thinking. This approach allows you to look at the big picture, expect the unexpected, and effectively navigate through unsolvable, dynamic problems.

    You'll learn how to:

    •Differentiate between problems to solve and polarities to manage

    • Examine dynamic systems through a Polarity Lens

    • Customize your own Polarity Map

    Our speaker - Laura Mendelow, MAOD, PCC

    Laura has done extensive work in the OD industry since 1994 including managing the internal Executive Coaching and Organization Development programs to top 3000 executives at Booz Allen Hamilton. In her practice today, she develops leaders, both at work and at home and truly believes “when you ‘get’ people, you get results.” @LauraMendelowLinkedIn

    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Zoom online platform

    Join the conversation as we discuss Dr. Robert Kegan and Dr. Lisa Lahey's, "An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization." This book club will be led by ODN of New York member, Kate Gerasimova.

    About the book

    “A Radical New Model for Unleashing Your Company's Potential. In most organizations nearly everyone is doing a second job no one is paying them for--namely, covering their weaknesses, trying to look their best, and managing other people's impressions of them. There may be no greater waste of a company's resources. The ultimate cost: neither the organization nor its people are able to realize their full potential. What if a company did everything in its power to create a culture in which everyone--not just select "high potentials"--could overcome their own internal barriers to change and use errors and vulnerabilities as prime opportunities for personal and company growth?”

    Our Facilitator - Kate Gerasimova

    Kate Gerasimova, associate at gothamCulture, is passionate about aligning organizational culture with business strategy and finding creative solutions to today’s organizational development challenges. Kate embraces heading down to unknowns and partnering with clients who are being challenged with day to day complexities and politics. She has over 6 years of consulting experience, has been helping clients improve their business performance through strategy and organizational development, change management, and process improvement. Her interests include looking at how cultures, skillsets, backgrounds, different environments impact diversity of thought in organizations as well as how cognitive group outcomes become affected by biases and perceptions of inclusion. Kate holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the concentration in consulting. She is a Russian-native, lived, studied and worked in Russia prior to moving to the U.S., and brings a diverse cultural experience to gothamCulture.  Kate spends her free time playing tennis in Central Park or discovering a new art exhibition in the city.  She enjoys volunteering and has worked with the Lighthouse Guild, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Year Up, City Harvest, and Food Bank for New York City.


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