ASTDps: April 2012 Chapter Meeting
Fostering Courageous Collaboration in Organizational Culture with Pat Hughes
Every organization thrives on trust, innovation and collaboration, but in strikingly diverse and busy work cultures the reality often falls short of potential. Poorly managed conflict and miscommunication, inability to name the "elephant in the room," or unwillingness to challenge sacred programs are just some of the barriers to reaching high levels of trust and innovation in organizations.
This presentation introduces the Courageous Collaboration framework, a proven approach for fostering trust, innovation and collaboration at a new level. Created by Seattle's Center for Ethical Leadership and field tested in dozens of diverse communities and organizations over the past ten years, the model guides leaders, change agents, HR professionals and others to foster more courageous and effective collaboration.
The presentation will introduce the Four Openings - Safety, Relationship, Risk and Collective Creativity - and some tools to "put the legs on" these stages of collaboration. The presentation will also share case studies of how the model has been used to improve organizational culture. Participants will gain new perspectives and tools for fostering courageous collaboration in the organizations they serve.
About the Presenter
Pat is the owner of Trillium Leadership Consulting in Seattle, where she specializes in creating customized leadership programs for organizations, facilitating change work and work/life coaching.
She is also the Senior Partner for Gracious Space at the Center for Ethical Leadership in Seattle, where she provides training and facilitation to groups across the country. She is the primary author of the Center’s best-selling book Gracious Space: A Practical Guide for Working Better Together, and lead author of Courageous Collaboration with Gracious Space: From Small Openings to Profound Transformation.
An award-winning journalist, Pat continues to publish articles on the themes of leadership, nature and adventure travel. She holds an M.A. in Organization Systems Renewal from Antioch University Seattle, and lives in Ballard.
7:30-8:00 a.m. Registration, check-in, networking
8:00-9:15 a.m. Presentation
9:15-9:30 a.m. Networking
2100 – 24th Ave
Seattle, WA 98144
ASTD Phone: 206-224-6644
Online registration closes on the Sunday prior to the chapter meeting. We encourage and welcome you to attend and pay at the door.
Meeting fees at the door:
Members - $20, Non Members $30