Keys to Organizational Life & Death

Monday, Dec 5th
Jerry Talley and Victoria Baugh
at UCSC-Extension Silicon Valley,  Santa Clara 

“When one side wins to the exclusion of the other, we both LOSE!”

Eventbrite - Organizational Life or Death
Join us for an interesting and provocative look at common organizational challenges that are rarely understood for what they are, but can kill an organization if managed poorly.

Jerry and Victoria will guide us through common organizational challenges, conversations and solutions to release tensions, open communication channels, and work together for success. Dilemmas call for these non-traditional approaches. And there are only a critical handful of dilemmas we need to consider.

Take A-ways:

IMG_99791. Explore: How to recognize and think about these unusual challenges.
2. Ways to shift our perspective to see what is really occurring.
3. How to structure the conversations that improve organizational health and effectiveness.
4. Useful tools for your consulting practices.

Too often in Western thought we address problems by carving them into “more manageable” pieces; sometimes the only effective approach is to find the whole rather than the parts, to embrace the incompatible, to see past conflict to find collaboration and creativity. Dilemmas call for these non-traditional approaches. And there are only a critical handful of dilemmas we need to consider.

Event Agenda:IMG_9952

• 5:30pm – Registration, Light Snacks & Networking
• 6:00-7:30pm – Engaging Keynote Program
• 7:30-8:00pm – Continue to network and share insights
• 8:00-9:00pm – Walk to social hour at Whole Foods cafe (optional)

Event Cost  – Christmas Special !!

$10 in advance with canned donation to Second Harvest / $15 at the door
No food? No Problem. An additional $5 will be added and donated on your behalf.
Full time non-profit and university students attend for $5 with canned food donation

Speaker’s Bio:  Jerry Talley

Jerry is the veteran of 3 careers. His first venture was on the faculty of Stanford University teaching in the Sociology Department for 18 years. Stanford was also the source of his PhD.
He had a practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist for about ten years. He still sometimes lectures at Stanford and other Bay area schools on relationship issues.
In the late 1970’s, he moved into organizational development consulting, accumulating over 250 client engagements since that time. For 16 years he managed the South Bay Organizational Development Network, a 500-member professional development group for HR, Training, and OD practitioners.
Through all these experiences, the common focus was on how people think about and manage complex and troubling situations, and how they form relationships with each other (or not) in the process.
His clients have included companies in high tech R&D, hospitality, health care, the military, manufacturing, insurance, banking and credit unions, education, publishing, entertainment, mental health, city and county government, not-for-profits, and large consulting houses…and one organic grocery store.
Companies he has served: Alza Corp.; Hewlett Packard; Intel; Health Product Center; Santa Clara Valley Water District; Human Factors Inc., to name a few of the 81 companies he has worked with.

Bio – Victoria Baugh,

Silicon Valley OD Network Council Member

20 years experience with the IRS in a variety of positions: IRS’s Service wide Leadership Succession Planning program manager, senior organization development consultant, executive coach, leadership trainer and facilitator.

  • Co-designed, developed and delivered IRS’s Virtual Coaching certification program based on the International Coaching Federation standards.
  • 15 years as instructional designer and Curriculum and Instructional Standards Officer with the U S Navy
  • 5 years as Curriculum Coordinator/ crisis intervention specialist for a program for Severely Emotionally Disturbed children K-12,
  • Currently retired to live a new more exciting life as a photographer, mhypnotist and training in healing modalities.

• MA Psychology, MA Instructional Systems Design
BA Psychology, BA Special Education

• Organization Development – Community at Work, The Grove, Interaction Associates
• Coaching: Michael Grinder Associates, IRS Internal, AMA, NLP of California
• Process Management – George Mason University
• Emotional Intelligence – Talent Smart
• Neurolinguistic Programming – NLP of California, Master’s Level
• Assessments: MBTI, DiSC, OPM 360, Leadership Impact Assessment and others.


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Date(s) - 12/05/2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

UCSC Extension Silicon Valley