ODNLI organizes a yearly series of peer advisories, peer sharing forums, panel presentations and featured speakers that directly address the needs and concerns of organizational development practitioners and Long Island businesses. ODNLI also provides information on events that are sponsored by other OD organizations.
Our programs, workshops, panel discussions are focused on timely topics, designed to be informative and educational. They are usually held on the second Tuesday of every month. Registration generally opens two weeks prior to the event.
Our Featured Event
Wine and Cheese Networking
Join us for a special evening, June 14th, 2011, as we close out our season. Nominations are open for the Steven P Earley Award, which will be bestowed. It will be our annual Networking Night with a wine and cheese tasting along with gourmet sandwiches. Bring lots of business cards and you are welcome to display your brochures on our literature tables so our guests can gain a better of understanding of your services. Space is limited to 50 guests so register now!
Our Past Programs
March 8 - . Alan H. Cooper, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President for the Center for Learning and Innovation of the North Shore- LIJ Health System as well as the Assistant Dean for Knowledge Management at the Hofstra University School of Medicine, spoke about Managing Generations in the Workplace. Many thanks to Alan Cooper for a riveting and often humorous program
Dr. Cooper's presentation
. Described the current global environment in regards to technology and national growth
. Characterized the needs and feelings of current college students - our future workforce, and how they relate to education and the world
. Described the cultural differences between the baby boomers, generation X, generation Y, and the Millenniums
. Discussed management strategies and techniques needed for a millennial workforce
About our speaker:
Alan H. Cooper, Ph.D., MBA
Alan Cooper, Ph.D. is the Vice President for the Center for Learning and Innovation of the North Shore- LIJ Health System and was recently appointed Assistant Dean for Knowledge Management at the Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System. He served as co-chair of the Medical School's Assessment and Evaluation Educational Program Subcommittee, and is currently serving on several design teams tasked with the development of the new medical school curriculum.
In addition to his position with the Health System and Medical School, Dr. Cooper has held the position of Adjunct Associate Professor at Hofstra University's Zarb School of Business, as well as a faculty position at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University where he has taught graduate classes in research methods and organizational psychology. He is also a member of the New Hyde Park - Garden City Park Board of Education.
Dr. Cooper received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in psychology from Hofstra University, and subsequently his Ph.D. in Research Psychology from Adelphi University where he served as a senior teaching fellow and conducted research in the areas of cognition and human perception and performance. He later went on to earn an MBA from Adelphi University where he studied organization development.
Dr. Cooper is a nationally recognized speaker and has presented numerous invited talks on various topics in health care, education, and process improvement. He has authored several articles and book chapters including a recent chapter on Leadership Development in Health Care.
Dr. Cooper is a member of several healthcare and educational societies including the Society for Simulation in Healthcare where he serves on the education committee and as faculty for the 2010 international conference on medical simulation.
February 8 - Using Social Media to Get to the Next Level. We’ve all heard of Facebook and LinkedIn. Perhaps we even use these sites for personal and professional reasons, perhaps both. But are you using each site to its full potential? Is it really helping to get you to the next level?
Attendees took a look at the different uses of social media and how to use it to build relationships and grow a business. Various platforms will be discussed and explained including social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare and Twitter along with blogs, podcasts, YouTube videos, mirco-blogging and websites. Hear successful case studies and learn why social media should be integrated as an important part of your marketing mix.
Because of this session, participants will be able to:
- Understand how to use social media to increase business
- Understand how to productively use social media
- Understand why social media is an important part of the marketing mix
About the Speaker
Hilary Topper, MPA is a leader in the public relations and social media industry. In August 2009, Hilary wrote, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Social Media, but were afraid to ask...Building Your Business Using Consumer Generated Media. Hilary is a contributing writer for BlogCritics.org, The New York Enterprise Report and PR News. She recently launched the Social Media Club Long Island Chapter. Hilary has received numerous awards and honors for her accomplishments. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Hunter College and her Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College.
December 14: Stress
November 9: Driving Alignment in your Organization: The Power of Marketing! There is no question that marketing contributes significantly to our businesses. It positions us in the most favorable light with our customers and prospects, and all of the other constituencies we serve. But perhaps the most important function of marketing is driving alignment in your organization. Once marketing defines what your company stands for, its competitive strength, its values and mission, these messages can be consistently and harmoniously deployed to all we come in contact with. Many thanks to our panel for this presentation, Rob Basso, a noted speaker, well-known for “Basso on Business,” and Ken Greenberg, CEO of Austin & Williams -- the Island’s most “awarded” ad agency! Special thanks to David Pinkowitz for moderating the panel.
September 14: Action Learning. We started the season off with a very special event facilitated by Bea Carson of the World Institute of Action Learning (WIAL). Bea led 6 teams of 5 -9 individuals, known as sets, supported by individual coaches, to help several local business people solve real issues in real time. Each of the business persons presentedt his or her issue and to their set. They were invited to bring along one or more people from their own organizations to sit in on their set.
Through the use of a unique probative process the initial issue was redefined and processed and then restated with new clarity. Then and only then did the members of the set begin to offer solutions. In the past, our own members have offered up issues for processing but now we are reaching into the local business community to do this in real time in the real world!
This was an absolutely amazing and effective process. All agreed that we walked away from the evening feeling empowered with an introduction to a new methodology for problem solving.
June 22 - Joint Networking Event
What happens when you get over 350 OD, HR and Learning & Development professionals networking?
New connections, promising leads and passionate conversations!
The 2nd Annual Summer Networking Event was held at SLATE on 54 West 21st Street in NYC on June 22nd. This event brings together members from regional ODN, ASTD, SHRM, METRO, HR Alliance and HR Planning Society. Eric Hieger and Bob Ebers represented ODNLI for the second straight year. Don Benenson (new prospective member) also joined in on the festivities. If you were there and we missed you, let us know!
Not even a hot humid evening and a standing room only train ride home could dampen the excitement of meeting so many interesting colleagues. This is an event not to be missed by ODNLI members…it is unforgettable. Get on the ODNLI email list for your personal invite next year - send your name and email address (company name, position, and phone are optional) to email@example.com.
May 11 - Conflict Resolution Panel Discussion
Thanks to our moderator and panelists, and to all attendees, for offering thoughts and reflecting on conflict resolution from a legal, psychological, and organizational perspective. Our moderator was Donald Levine, C.P.C. (Certified Personnel Consultant) and our panelists were Alyse Parise, Psychotherapist and Business Coach, and David Abeshouse, Arbitrator, and we are appreciative of their efforts in making this program a success.
April 8 - Workplace Excellence Conference
Our annual event, Conference on Workplace Excellence, provided the opportunity for Organizational Development professionals from across the region to come together for a day of learning, networking, and professional development to drive business to new levels of excellence. The 2010 conference, designated Workplace Excellence 2010 (or WE-10) was held on April 8, 2010 and was a resounding success. Many thanks are due to our conference Chair, David Schwartz of Executive Confidential, our sponsors, and the speakers, who made the day a success.
March 9: Peer Advisory - Action Learning
ODNLI thanks all participants in this program, which was a unique opportunity to present a business challenge or concern and receive insight from attendees using peer-to-peer sharing of expertise. Peer advisors as well as the problem presenters saw the power of this process on problem solving.
During the program, participants became familiar with two ground rules and six components of Action Learning. Everyone left with practical experience in problem solving using the World Institute Action Learning model. Everyone participated in the program either as a group member, project presenter or observer. Special thanks to Denise Gerstenfield, for her contribution to the session.
February 9: Emotional and Social Intelligence in the Workplace - Where is your organization and where would you like to be?
ODNLI thanks our panelists for sharing their impressions on Emotional and Social Intelligence for the February 9 program, Emotional and Social Intelligence in the Workplace - Where is your organization and where you would like to be? We extend our appreciation to Dr. Dan Berger, Dr. Dan Schaefer, and Dr. Ariane Silva for a thought-provoking program.
January 12: Planning for Success: How Business Owners View OD - Panel Discussion
Many thanks to our panelists for sharing their thoughts, experiences, and visions of OD in their organizations for the January 12 program, How Business Owners View Organizational Development. We extend our appreciation to Vinni Gaines, CEO of Enhanced Customer Care Solutions, Glenn Boemer, President of Sentinel Printing, and Dave Friedfeld, President of ClearVision Optical. This was a powerful, stimulating program.