Boston Facilitators & OD Roundtable - Event Information
NAVIGATING POLARITIES: A LEADERSHIP TOOL TO MANAGE CHANGE
As a facilitator, do you tend to focus on task or process/relationships? What about the groups that you work with – what do they tend to focus on? This is a typical polarity. In this workshop, you’ll learn the Polarity Management model, so that you can help leaders and groups take a systemic view and manage change.
As a facilitator, do you tend to focus on task or process/relationships? What about the groups that you work with – what do they tend to focus on?
Do you tend to provide boundaries and structure or do you create openness and flexibility?
In your or your client’s organization, do people argue over focusing on cost vs. quality?
As a coach, are you more about challenging your clients or supporting them?
These are all polarities. We often encounter them in our facilitation and our coaching. Leaders and teams often feel caught in a tug of war between two competing directions or values, such as focus on cost vs. quality, where the attempts to improve quality are seen to drive up cost. We also encounter them in our families: some partners like to plan in advance and others prefer to be spontaneous; does that resonate for you? J
How do you attend to both sides? How do you help team members and leaders manage this tug of war? How do you manage the poles in your own work?
In this workshop, you’ll learn the Polarity Management model, and we’ll apply it to a polarity that’s relevant to the group. You’ll also get to apply the model to a polarity that you’re working on with your clients or in your organization. We will also learn the process that leaders need to follow in order to help their staff navigate polarities.
Learn the Polarity management model and the process to use the model
Apply the model to a specific polarity that’s relevant to you
Understand how to move from “either/or” to “both/and”
Understand how to use this tool to manage change in an organization
Abby Yanow is a Leadership and Organizational Development (OD) consultant and Executive Coach. She coaches leaders to manage the human side of change, and helps them understand the systemic dynamics that impact people’s ability to achieve goals. Abby coaches teams and facilitates team development, collaboration across silos and strategic planning. She describes her work as “eliciting the collective intelligence” of a team or organization.
Abby has a Master’s degree in Intercultural Communication. She is an ICF certified coach and is certified in Organizational Development from NTL. What has helped her maintain her spirits during the pandemic is Balkan dancing, often joining 300 people on Zoom! www.skillfulfacilitation.com