Strength-Based Organizational Change

The ASQ Charlotte Section Annual Conference 2013 will focus on Leadership Development with three different tracks. After enjoying a keynote, attendees will have the opportunity to choose from Problem Solving Leadership, Strength-Based Organizational Change and The Cultural Shift in Healthcare.

The conference is held at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 East 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. It is one day event on April 16thv with registration beginning at 7:30 AM and the conference from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Additional information and registration can be obtained at You are welcomed to register at the door, but each tract is limited to 40 participants. Please check availability.

Strength-Based Organizational Change will be led by Bob Petruska and Joe Dager along with a host of facilitators in the multiple breakout sessions offered. This participant orientated journey starts in the morning with positive change for individuals and teams advancing to organizations and results in the afternoon. Each 90-minute session will include multiple breakout sessions on such topics as Personal Kanban, Intellectual Judo and 3D organizational.

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Overview of the Strength-Based Organizational Change
A Positive Framework for Sustainability

We all want our organizations to improve, so what makes change so difficult for us humans? When most people think of change, they think of something that directly affects them, or something that affects those around them. In both cases change is perceived as a negative! It turns out that change itself is seldom addressed from a positive or strength based approach.

Join us for a fun day of facilitated action learning with exciting breakout sessions! Develop a positive skills framework through active participation in rich and interactive festivities that we have planned for you. Our morning theme will address change through the growth of soft skills for both individuals and teams. Then after a refreshing lunch, participants will have the opportunity to learn and apply new skills on how to influence organizational development for positive, sustainable results.

These interactive hands-on sessions are uniquely constructed to allow you to harness the knowledge of your peers while focusing on developing your own strengths. Our day of learning together follows a unique path that we think you will find refreshing and thoroughly enjoy:

  1. A brief introduction of the topic and activities by one of our presenters.
  2. Participants can choose to join a breakout group to get a deeper dive in an area of interest. Breakouts will have a facilitator to convene your action learning session along with an instructional placemat as a guideline.
  3. Each breakout team will have time to learn from each-other in a focused conversation, and finally present an overview of their session high points in a report-out. This will allow everyone in the room to get an exposure to additional insights!
  4. A roundtable discussion with key takeaways and next steps will help to unlock the wisdom that was previously under the surface.

An outline of the day:

Morning Afternoon

Positive Individuals: Leverage your Strengths

  1. Personal Accountability
  2. Personal Kanban
  3. Appreciative Leadership
  4. Strengthfinder

Positive Organizations: Influencing Networks

  1. Virtual Teams
  2. Social Marketology.
  3. World Cafe
  4. 3D Organization Model

Positive Teams: Developing high performance

  1. Building Trust
  2. Intellectual Judo
  3. Making Commitments
  4. Team Accountability

Positive Change: The Art of Results

  1. Nemiwashi
  2. Using social media to help change spread across global organizations
  3. ADKAR model
  4. Change Leadership (Kotter)

About the presenters:

  • Robert (Bob) Petruska brings 20 years of experience improving performance in a variety of fields including aerospace, automotive, food, healthcare, office, and services. Author of Gemba Walks for Service Excellence: The Step-by-Step Guide for Identifying Service Delighters and an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Quality Engineer.
  • Joe Dager specializes in bringing the continuous improvement process to the sales and marketing arena. Joe is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has participated with companies involved in retail, manufacturing, software and professional services along their Quality Journey.

About ASQ Charlotte Section: The American Society for Quality (ASQ) Charlotte Section’s mission is to create experiential quality development and learning opportunities that add value to our Members, the Business Community, and the Greater Charlotte Community.  Our Section members, networking groups, and multiple community partners, participate in numerous mediums:

  • LinkedIn Jobs (available to everyone)
  • Section Website and Newsletter Advertising
  • Section Meeting Events
  • Education Courses
  • Community Outreach Projects
  • UNCC ASQ Student Section
  • Annual Local Conference

About ASQ: The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is the world’s leading authority on quality. With more than 85,000 individuals and organizational members, this professional association advances learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve business results, and to create better workplaces and communities worldwide.

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