Monday, Jun 6 @ 5:30 – 7:30pm
UCSC-Extension Silicon Valley.
Contemporary T-groups, mindfulness,
and ways to deepen your OD practice
How can the benefits of the deep processing in T-groups be shared in fast-paced, high-intensity workplaces? Developed by National Training Laboratories (NTL), T-groups explore individual and group dynamics in a safe environment. Carl Rogers is said to have called them “…the most significant social invention of the century.” Yet the length and depth of a T-group experience happens outside of the entanglements of daily work.
Today, with the interest in mindfulness and the increasing need for emotional and social intelligence, T-group methodologies, when properly applied, can enrich our practice and add significant value for our clients.
Key take aways include…
– appreciation for the history and value of T-groups in the growth of OD
– do’s and don’ts for creating safe environments in organizations
– rich experiences that you can translate directly into your practice
Our speakers Nirit Hazan and Kevin Martin are senior facilitators of Interpersonal Dynamics, the most popular elective at Stanford Graduate School of Business. While the full T-group experience may not be suitable for internal programs, they will show us how T-group learnings translate well into present-day interventions, such as meeting practices, executive coaching, conflict resolution, leadership development, and inclusion / diversity.
Nirit and Kevin will define T-groups and discuss appropriate methodologies for introducing them to people in corporate settings, while guiding us in stimulating experiential learning that we can apply with our clients.
• 5:30pm – Registration, Light Snacks & Beverages
• 6:00-7:30pm – Keynote Program
• 7:30-8:00pm – Continue to network and share insights
• 8:00-9:00pm – Social hour at local restaurant (optional)
Nirit Hazan has over 15 years of experience as an executive and leadership coach, consultant and facilitator, working with teams and individuals in the areas of leadership development and interpersonal effectiveness, culture change processes, diversity, and cross-cultural work relations. For the past 12 years Nirit serves a senior facilitator for Interpersonal Dynamics and Women in Management at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Nirit holds BA in social work and MS in industrial and organizational psychology.
Kevin Martin is the President of Mentor, a Silicon Valley based leadership development firm. He is an executive coach and a seasoned facilitator of numerous Personal Leadership Programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has over 20 years of leadership experience in technology, venture capital, private equity, healthcare and education. Kevin had a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Masters in Management Science, both from Stanford.
Date(s) - 06/06/2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM