Time Sensitive: LGIE Facilitation Seminar Openings

Katy Dreyfuss katyd at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 19 09:45:59 PST 1999

Greetings!  3 spaces have opened up in next week's seminar in San
Francisco -- Whole System Transformation: Facilitating Large Group
Interactive Events.  Last-minute business schedule changes caused 3
participants to offer their seminar spaces to other interested

If you are still interested, I've included information below, and would
be happy to answer any questions you have via email or phone.

If you know of anyone else who might be interested in participating in
the seminar, feel free to share the information.  I can send/fax a
brochure, as well.  You can register directly with me, or online at

Enjoy your day!  Thanks for your time,



Dreyfuss Enterprises presents...

Whole System Transformation:
Facilitating Large Group Interactive Events
A Training Seminar led by Kristine & Roland Sullivan

Contents below:

 I. Workshop Brochure
II. LGIE Webpage Articles and Audio and Video Tape Resources

Draft of Workshop Content and convenient accommodations near the seminar
site are available upon request.

I. Workshop Brochure

Whole System Transformation:
Facilitating Large Group Interactive Events

During this three day seminar in San Francisco's Financial District,
internal and external consultants will learn the basic skills required
to facilitate whole systems change events, with groups ranging from 100
to 2,000 participants.  We will cover the elements crucial to the
success of large group events, including key principles of whole scale
events such as the microcosm of the whole, real time, max-mix groups,
critical mass, and systems theory.

You will discover how to involve large numbers of participants in
interactive working sessions to create alignment, commitment and action
for total system transformation.  These methods can be applied to
strategy development and deployment, work design, re-engineering,
culture change, organizational learning and other group challenges.

Seminar Structure

We will meet for one afternoon, one full day, and one morning (February
24-26) in the Financial District of San Francisco.  The teaching
methodology will include lecture, dialogue, participant interaction,
case studies, and application to participant situations.  We will use
Open Form technology to encourage interaction among participants and the
presenters.  The Open Form is a highly transferable skill set that is
widely used in large group work, and can be applied to most interactive
consulting projects.

Who Should Attend

Line managers and leaders of organization change will benefit from
attending this seminar, as will consultants and specialists in:
.       Change Management
.       Human Resources
.       Training and Consulting
.       Organization Development
.       Quality Management
.       Strategic Design
.       Learning Organizations
.       Re-engineering and Work Restructuring

Why Work with Large Groups?

Inviting "the system" into one room is one of the most effective
solutions to today's common problems concerning chaotic, random and
surprise change. Founded on basic tenants of human and group dynamics,
this process transcends all cultures, industries and types of
communities and organizations.  People of extremely diverse viewpoints
can collaborate and reach a common understanding, which yields a
collective determination in identifying and accomplishing specific

We know it is possible to deepen the dialogue between leadership and the
entire organization. Top management often seeks interactive conversation
that identifies common ground and leads to committed action. Large group
work stimulates conversation and action more quickly, effectively, and
economically than small group facilitation.  This cooperation is
possible between as many as 2,000 people working in the same room

One of the goals of large group events is to release a collective energy
into the system. The event design must ensure a solid connection between
the direction provided by the Leadership Team and the emotional support
provided by the entire organization.

The skills learned in large group interventions transfer rapidly into
the organization for diffused implementation and continued
organizational learning.  As a large group facilitator, you will have a
vital role in this change process.

Seminar Content

We will cover the intricacies of a total-systems change process and how
it produces increased effectiveness and profitability in an enterprise.

You will learn how to:
.       Grasp the underlying theories that drive the success of an event
.       Recognize organizational readiness
.       Acquire and align commitment from top management
.       Understand the role and responsibilities of the Design Team and
Leadership Team
.       Create leadership alignment
.       Involve critical masses of employees in making decisions which
directly change their working environments
.       Master the logistics of the grand event
.       Facilitate with unique skills required for large group
.       Apply what has been learned from extensive international
.       Identify and activate next steps for specific organizational
.       Define the consultant's responsibility for the group interaction
.       Manage the paradox of control and flexibility
.       Meet the real time needs of the organization

In addition, you will learn to implement the Critical Change Management
Steps at each phase of the transformation process, including entry and
start-up, assessment for readiness, action planning, designing a total
system intervention, team building and preparatory interventions,
linking the change process to on-going organization learning, and
techniques for evaluation and measurement of results.

Materials and Handouts

This workshop will be loosely based on the book entitled The Essential
Handbook: Behind the Scenes of Large Group Interactive Events written by
Kristine Quade-Sullivan and Roland Sullivan and others. Each participant
will receive a copy of The Essential Handbook upon registration.

About the Facilitators

Kristine Quade-Sullivan is a Registered Organization Development
Practitioner (RODP).  Combining her background as an attorney with her
Master's degree in Organizational Development from Pepperdine
University, Kristine links her management experience with her skills in
coaching, facilitating, planning, and project management for whole
systems change efforts with groups ranging from 8 to 2,000.

Kristine has guided teams from over 75 varied client systems from
divergent areas within corporations, across many levels of executives
and employees.  She has facilitated leadership alignment, culture
change, quality process improvements, organizational redesign, support
system alignment, and the creation of clear strategic intent that
results in significant bottom line results.  Kristine has served as
President of many organizations, and currently serves on numerous
strategic planning teams and as a corporate quality examiner utilizing
the National Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award criteria.

Kristine teaches Organization Development and Team building at the
University of St. Thomas and Mankato State University.  With Roland, she
leads the Large Group Intervention curriculum at Pepperdine University.
Kristine was named the Minnesota OD Practitioner of the Year for 1996.
She co-authored The Essential Handbook and is a chapter contributor to
Practicing OD: A Consultants Guide, published by Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.

Roland Sullivan has worked for 34 years with more than 700 organizations
around the world, from Fortune 10 corporations to major government
agencies to small- and mid-sized clients.  From 1965 - 1985, he mastered
the art and science of utilizing small team dynamics in the context of
total systems change.  Since 1985, he and his partner, Kristine, have
become prominent leaders in the field of large group facilitation.

Roland earned a master's degree in Organizational Development from
Loyola University in Chicago and Pepperdine University in Los Angeles,
and has written and published more than 100 monographs and articles.
Roland wrote the best-seller book, Practicing OD: A Consultant's Guide.
His work has been translated into Russian, Spanish and Hindi.

Roland was honored by his colleagues as the Minnesota OD Practitioner of
the Year and was named as a Wisdomkeeper by the Minnesota Chapter of
ASTD.  In 1988, he was named as on of the ten most innovative and
effective HR consultants in Minnesota. In 1997 at the 17th World O.D.
Congress in Colima, Mexico, he was named the International OD Consultant
of the Year.

Kristine and Roland together have facilitated over 14,000 participants
in large change meetings, usually in groups of 300-800. They have
championed large group work around the world with their consulting in
Mexico,  Ireland, Malaysia, South Africa, Canada, Europe
and India. In addition to being two of the most prominent facilitators
of large group interaction events, they are also leading experts at
building executive teams.

Kristine and Roland have been frequent presenters at the Organization
Development National Conference, the Congreso Internacional de
Desarrollo Organizacional in Mexico, ASTD International Association of
Facilitators, OD World Congress and the OD Institute Conference. An
audio tape of their presentation on "Emerging Issues in Large Group
Facilitation" is available from ACTS (800/642-2287, #LG9820).

 Kristine and Roland are under contract to co-edit the new
Pfeiffer-Jossey Bass series on leading edge work for the field of OD.
The series is scheduled to begin publication in 2000.

For additional information about Facilitating Large Group Interactive
Events, please contact
Dreyfuss Enterprises   415/647-2188   Katyd at earthlink.net

Location:       San Francisco State University Downtown Center
                425 Market Street, SF CA 94102 415/904-7746

Schedule:       1-5 pm, Feb. 24
                9-5 pm, Feb. 25
                9-1 pm, Feb. 26

Cost:           $375: Includes materials & lunch Feb. 25
                                ($385 if you register online at www.tixtogo.com, with credit card.)

II. Web Page Articles, The Essential Handbook, Audio and Video Tape

1. Web Page

Go to www.tmn.com/quantum for two articles that support the workshop
content. At first page click on table of contents then articles, then
Large Group Interactive Events. This is a summary paper on our approach.
For a paper with skills needed for large group work go to "What we do"
under table of contents and click on: Large Group Skills.

2. The Essential Handbook is indispensible for anyone who is creating a
Support Team for a Large Group Interactive Event.  If a Support Team,
also called a Logistics Team, does its job well, a Large Group
Interactive Event will run seamlessly. Written by Kristine
Quade-Sullivan, Roland Sullivan and others, it is available for $49 plus
shipping ($5 in the USA). The Handbook is included in the price of the
seminar. Contact
Dreyfuss Enterprises at 415/647-2188 or katyd at earthlink.net for more

You can purchase the Handbook directly from Dreyfuss Enterprises, or
online at www.tixtogo.com ($58 with any credit card).

3. Audio Tapes

The following case studies or presentations of our work can be ordered
from Acts at the following web site:www.iwc.com/acts

The 7th American Forest Congress -- Panel, 1996 ODN Annual Conference.
Tape number OD96050A

Culture Change Through the Large Scale Interactive Process - The Nash
Finch Co. Story, 1997 Large Group Interventions for Organizational
Change. Tape number LG9704

Emerging Issues-Dialogue with Kristine and Roland Sullivan. Tape number

Behind the Scenes of Large Group Interactive Events - R & K Sullivan,
1998 Large Group Intervention Conference. Tape number LG 9820

Facilitation of Large Group Interactive Events at the International
Association of Facilitators 1998 Conference.
Tape number is IAF98 124.2 It can be purchased from CAL Tapes.

4. Video Tape

The ABSA Case. An 8 minute video tape of an award winning case in a
large financial organization. Excellent overview of this new change
technology. Can  be ordered from Roland Sullivan for $25 plus shipping.
Phone 612-474-8363 or email at Roland at tmn.com.

Roland Sullivan
Quantum Change Associates
20020 Vine
Deephaven, MN 55331
Phone 612-474-8363
Fax 612-470-0481
Web page www.tmn.com/quantum
Katy Dreyfuss
Dreyfuss Enterprises
San Francisco, CA

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