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The Association for Talent Development-Los Angeles Organization Development Special Interest Group, OD in LA, and Alliant International University invite you to a simulation workshop:
Socio-technical Systems (STS) Interventions:
Why They’re about to Become Important Again and How They Work
“A theory is only as good as how well it explains reality”
Thursday March 28, 2019 at Alliant International University
Cutoff for dinner registration is 9 a.m. on 3/22.
Walkins welcome for program at 6:50.
OD practitioners understand the notion that an organization is a “system”, and that changes in one part of that system can have consequences for other parts of the system. Changes in the compensation system can impact productivity and sales in unpredictable ways. A new software program can promise improved efficiencies, but if isn’t accepted by workers this promise will ultimately fail. Unless proposed improvement projects examine and address changes to the entire system, they result in piecemeal changes that fail to achieve intended benefits.
Sometimes, an old solution becomes new again. Over half a century ago, in a somewhat unlikely setting – the coalfields of Yorkshire, England – the “socio-technical systems” (STS) intervention approach was born. Today, with the advent of artificial intelligence and “co-bots” working with humans, STS is making a comeback.
Early descriptions of STS failed to offer OD practitioners a “roadmap” to apply the theory to the design of work systems in order to realize the joint benefits of increased productivity AND increased worker satisfaction.
At the March 28th OD in L.A./ATD-LA event at CSPP, you will get an experiential introduction from Cris Hagen to a set of tools for analyzing a work system and designing solutions to achieve measurable improvements to both productivity and worker satisfaction. Come prepared to participate in “The Flying Starship Factory”, and experience first-hand the impact of work design on productivity and morale. Learn about the Variance Matrix and the GAIL analysis and how these tools can be used to identify improvement opportunities.
DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE & ROOMS:
1000 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803-1360
Building B, Room 101/103 & 102 for pre-paid dinner
Directions to Alliant Building B from the 710 Fwy:
710 N to end of Fwy.
Right on Valley. Go about 3 more lights and get into double left-turn lane.
Left on Fremont.
Go through next 2 lights (Mission and 1000 Fremont)
Right on Orange Avenue,
Right at the first driveway after LA Fitness.
At the PARKING LOT
Drive past the back of the LA Fitness building and take a right into the LA Fitness (B2) Parking Structure.
Pull a ticket and park ($5 per car).
Walk out of parking structure and head south along the red brick path.
The B1 building is the first building you come to along the path.
Pass the green awning and turn right to walk up a few steps and walk along the south end of the building.
Walk under the archway and along the walkway that hugs the south side of the building, with a courtyard down below you on the left.
Enter the doorway and go straight.
Room 102 is in front of you at the end of the hall, with tables for eating your pre-paid dinner , and
Room 101/103 where speaking will take place is the first and second door on your right when you're standing outside Room 102.
If you want to avoid the $5 parking cost, you can park in the visitor parking lot (like in days gone by). Drive north on Fremont from Valley Blvd, go 100 feet past Mission Ave. and turn right at the driveway to The Alhambra parking lot. Take a ticket at the guard hut and turn left at the first opportunity. Walk north under the green awning at the north end of the parking lot, up the red brick road past the Alliant entrance, up a slight hill and turn left up the short flight of steps. After 9:00pm or a bit earlier, the gate is open, and no one is there to take money.
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Learning to Learn
Organizations are in constant flux. Industries are consolidating, new technologies are being developed, and consumer behaviors are evolving. This forces big shifts in the way companies operate and how work gets done. In the words of Arie de Geus, a business theorist, “The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.”
Join your fellow colleagues as we explore and discuss how to learn faster. Our discussion will be inspired by an article from Harvard Business Review .
Breakfast Available On Site!
American Honda graciously provides coffee for the RoundTable sessions. The on-site Starbucks conveniently opens at 7AM for your breakfast needs!
The RoundTable is an exciting approach that stimulates incredible conversation and insight around the topics and trends impacting our discipline.
We will read the selected piece aloud together for about 15 minutes. Then for the next 45 minutes, we offer everyone in attendance equal time to share their thoughts and experiences on or around the topic. Come explore with us!
The GEMS RoundTable format is provided by Sue Gabriele, President and Owner, Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems.
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The word “trust” sparks something in each of us – principles, concepts, lessons and so much more. Trust defines our choices and our actions. Join us as we apply the Text Study RoundTable practice to the thought-provoking topic of “Trust in the Workplace.”
The session will be facilitated by Lynnette Ward and the South Bay Special Division Team.
Lynnette Ward is a Career Development Consultant, specializing in management and career development, who believes in the power to choose our work. She has a unique ability to motivate and influence others to take action and adapt to change as she trains and coaches people across all functions and industries to build lifelong career management strategies.
Join us and enjoy Dave Jensen's engaging, interactive presentation style as he helps us learn....
What to Do About Today's Leadership Trends
About Dave G. Jensen
Dave Jenson employs his extensive background in marketing, research, and leadership to transform proven leadership tools into client success stories. His past professional experiences include: becoming an award-winning salesperson for Siemens; publishing and directing research at UCSD; and serving as an executive at UCLA.
For the last 25 years, Dave has combined his practical leadership experience and academic expertise to coach and educate global leaders to conquer their challenges and achieve their strategic goals. He has had teaching appointments in the Executive Education Department in the School of Business at Emory University and Rockhurst University. Clients have included: AmTrust North America, American Public Transit Associations, Boeing, city council members, Federal Reserve Bank, Qualcomm, Wells Fargo, Xerox...
For additional information or questions, contact Angela Anable at Westside@atdla.org
Please bring in books you wish to donate. Please bring a breakfast item that you wish to share with the group. Whoever brings breakfasts gets to choose one of the donated books as a "thank you."
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