December, 2011, Alliance Events

December 2011
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4 5 6. ODN-C. 7 8 9 10. Gestalt in Chicago
11. Gestalt in Chicago 12 13. CCF. 14 15 16 17
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Dec. 6th. ODN. From Workspace into Playspace

Dr. Pamela Myer will lead us from “Workspace to Playspace.”  You won’t want to miss this chance to celebrate our winter season in a great playspace created with Pamela and your fellow OD practitioners.

6:00 — Dinner
6:45 — Program
8:30 — Close

Location: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 325 N. Wells, Fourth Floor. Parking at Kinzie & Wells ($8 after 3 pm)

For more information, contact Maggie Shreve, Program Committee Chair at 312.942.2989 or email

Dec. 10-11. ODN. Gestalt in Chicago: Our Presence as an Interactive Event

Trainer: Michael C. Clemmens, PhD
Date: December 10-11, 2011
Times: 9:00-5:30 each day
Venue: Skokie, IL
Fee: $250.00

Presence is the event of this moment embedded in our physical, emotional relational and energetic flow. How do we create ourselves in this moment?  We do this in the minute gestures, adjustments and the resonance we experience in ourselves and others. In this workshop we will explore our own presence and interplay with others as a dialogue of dance within and between us.

To Register: E mail to or call 216 382 5077.

Dec. 13. CCF – Chicago Coach Federation

Details TBD.

November, 2011, Alliance Events

November 2011
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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6 7 8 9 10 11. NSA-IL. Fab. Friday 12. CODIC. Maggie Shreve
13 14. CCF. Sustaining Coaching 15 16 17. STC: Writing w/ WelinskiCCASTD: Influencing senior leaders 18 19
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Nov. 1st. CAEA. Forging Creativity from Conflict

Greetings, all.  We all had a chance to think about making OD fast last night.  And next month, we’ll be “Forging Creativity from Conflict” with Rich McGourty.  Join us on Tuesday, November 1st, for good food, meeting new and continuing friends, and conversation about OD, creativity and conflict.  You can RSVP now by replying to this email.

Nov. 5th. STC Interviewing Skills and Techniques with CARA.

Postponed until February, 2012.

Nov. 11. NSA-IL. Pros Power Hour: coaching from Darren LaCroix

8:00 am to 9:15 am, Maggiano’s OakBrook

Have an opportunity to present your material and get some personal coaching from

Join us for this special LIVE EVENT!

Think you can’t be a speaker?  Think Again.  Darren’s first performance and his championship speech are absolute proof that presenting is a learned skill.

Register now:

Nov. 12. CODIC.Problems to Solve or Polarities to Manage?

Location: Benedictine University, Lisle, Kindlon Hall Room 163
Time: 8:30-Noon.

Speaker: Maggie Shreve, Sr. OD Consultant, Rush University Medical Center

Nov. 14. CCF. Coaching for Sustained Change: How Does it Happen?

With Sue Lawler.  This interactive program will provide an overview of the findings from a recent dissertation study of how coaches help their clients achieve such sustained change.

Meeting Time & Location: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. O’Hare Office Center – DePaul Univ. Triangle Plaza Building, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL 60631

Nov. 17th STC. Write More, Write Less:  Embracing the value of crafted words and images. 6:30-9PM.

“Writing More” while “Writing Less” can result in better utility for users and can reduce the need and load on the overall documentation development process and content management.

Ram Restaurant & Brewhouse, 9520 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont IL

Register at

Nov. 17th. CCASTD. Influencing Senior Leaders.

Howard Prager & Don Sandel are facilitators.

5:30-7:30 PM; The Carlisle, Lombard.

Register & more info: