Oshry World Wide Week of Partnership

The Philadelphia Region Organizational Development Network Invites you to unique leadership Development opportunity based on the work of Barry Oshry on October 22 and 24, 2013

You are invited to experience a unique leadership development opportunity based on the work of Barry Oshry
OCTOBER 22 AND 24, 2013

During the World Wide Week of Partnership,  Organization Workshop Trainers and consultants across the globe conduct workshops aimed at supporting the efforts of educationalcharitable and service organizations in their local communities. Our goal is to increase mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation. Since 1975, Power+Systems Inc.’s (Barry Oshry) transformational work has focused primarily on forging partnerships in business, government, and healthcare systems across the globe.   During W3P the focus is on bringing this powerful work to the local non-profit sector. Facilitators are donating their services, so the workshops can be offered at low cost.   The Philadelphia Regional Organization Development Network (PRODN) is organizing three events in support of this week.  See below for information and to register for Where Cultures Meet and  The Organization Workshop.   For more information and to register for the PRODN Learning Exchange see sidebar on right.


When Cultures Meet Workshop – Tuesday, October 22
The meeting of diverse cultures – whether in the organization, community,or society – too often results in destructive conflicts, the suppression of one culture by another,WE versus THEM attitudes, wasted energies, and lost possibilities.
This highly engaging, thought-provoking workshop is designed to help participants gain:

  • A deeper understanding of the human issues involved in the meeting of two or more cultures
  • More confidence in their ability to function effectively in that process
  • An appreciation for the value of organizational cultures different from their own
  • A recognition of the implications of being “dominant” and “other”
  • A concrete framework for developing vibrant organizations that maximize the contributions of its members

Where:  Cranaleith Spiritual Center (13475 Proctor Road, Philadelphia, PA)
Time:  8:30am-4:30pm
Investment: $50.00 includes materials and food (light breakfast and lunch) Registration will be capped at 30.
Registration includes free admission to the Learning Exchange on 10/24.

Click Here to Register for the When Cultures Meet Workshop

The Organization Workshop- Thursday, October 24 
Organizations, despite having worthy missions and committed and talented people, regularly fall into painful, unproductive patterns – strained relationships, misunderstandings, lost opportunities, and diminished effectiveness.  What seems personal may not be personal at all.  It may be systemic.
At this workshop participants:

  • Focus on systemic conditions rather than personalities
  • Identify predictable, dysfunctional patterns and how to avoid them
  • Gain an appreciation for the difficult issues people deal with at all levels of the organization
  • Learn strategies for building successful partnerships

Where: International House (3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA)
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: $50.00 includes materials and continental breakfast (lunch is on your own)
In order to gain the most from this workshop, we strongly suggest you bring a “cross-level” team from your organization.
Space is limited.  Registration includes free admission to the Learning Exchange.

Click Here to Register for the Organization Workshop

A PRODN Learning Exchange Based on the Concepts and Tools of Barry Oshry – Thursday, October 24 
Calling all folks interested in exploring the issues, dilemmas and possibilities of creating partnership across boundaries!
The Learning Exchange is a fun and unique opportunity to add to your leadership toolkit by:

  • Learning new ways to apply the concepts and tools to build more productive organization
  • Sharing insights and effective practices with others
  • Being part of a community of learners

Where: International House (3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA)
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Donation: $25.00 (Members $20) Free for those who attend one of Oshry Workshops listed below.
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served
Click Here to Register for the Learning Exc