We are very pleased to announce that CCODN's October 2016 Professional Development Program will feature Dr's Laurie and Jeffrey Ford as they host an interactive learning discussion on The Performance Circle and the Four Conversations.
When you have a project, or a goal of any kind, there are always people you need to email, talk to, and work with to get the results you seek.
How do you figure out who they are?
How do you manage those relationships so they will be productive for you?
This focus of the session is the "Performance Circle" that is associated with each project, goal, or objective you are managing, and will develop the ideas of how to define it, develop it, and put it to work as a tool for supporting your success.
We will also discuss the specific kinds of conversations associated with each phase of a productive relationship:
(1) Identifying the desired plans, results, and processes;
(2) Agreeing on who delivers what to whom and when; and
(3) Closing out each step of a project in a complete and timely manner.
These two tools - the Performance Circle and the Four Conversations - are useful for managing progress and for streamlining the many interactions required for accomplishment in the complex world of work.
Register Now...this is a program you will not want to miss!
Location: Ashland University's Columbus Campus
Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 5:30- 7:30 p.m.
Registration: Open through Monday, October 17. Space is limited to 30 people, so register today to reserve your spot.
Laurie Ford holds a B.S. in psychology, a Master’s degree in industrial engineering, and a Ph.D. in operations research engineering, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Laurie has served as management consultant to scores of businesses, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. She has also taught graduate-level university courses in engineering, management, and organization design. https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauriefordphd
Jeffrey Ford is Professor Emeritus of Management at The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business. His research focuses on the leadership and management of change, resistance to change, and the role of productive conversations in the implementation and accomplishment of change. Jeffrey's articles have appeared in the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Organizational Change Management, the Journal of Change Management, the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, and the Harvard Business Review. He attributes 86.5% of his success to his co-author, the Other Doctor Ford. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreydford