Upcoming events

    • 13 May 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom - Registration link will follow
    • 66

    Could neuro-axiology (brain science + value science) be the piece that’s been missing in mainstream behavioral science? Could it be the game-changer for OD that those who know what it is, believe it to be? Can it be the catalyst that takes OD and OD practitioners to a new level of leadership, use-of-self, engagement, impact, effectiveness, sustainability, and ROI across the entire Global OD Competency Framework? You decide.

    Wrap your head in duct tape so it doesn’t explode, then open your heart and mind to discover what Stephen R. Covey called a “groundbreaking science.” Find out why “VQ” beats EQ, PQ, IQ, and even GQ. Learn how the knowledge and use of just one “Cognitive Asset” changed a life and a business. Discover how this science enabled a major construction firm to transform itself into one of most favored by vendors, desired by customers, and lauded by employees.

    If the phrase “linking thinking to performance” gets your OD juices flowing more than “sinking dollars into conformance,” you’re going to like this program a lot.

    By attending this session, OD practitioners will learn…

    • ·         Three actionable principles that will change how you think about OD
    • ·         Two practices for unlocking and unleashing more of your Use-of-Self “A-Game”
    • ·         One powerful paradigm shift that could land you in the C-suite (for good reason)

    About the Facilitators

    Peter Demarest

    Peter is one of the world’s leading pioneers in the science of neuro-axiology (brain science + value science), author of the definitive book on the science, Answering the Central Question (2010), and co-founder of Axiogenics, LLC. His passion is the application of neuro-axiology to personal, leadership, and organization development. He and his partners are the developers of the VQ Profile® Assessment, the pedagogy for transformational coaching and training called Neuro-axiological Cognitive Remodeling (NCRT), and a suite of tools and methods for integrating the science into OD at all levels. Peter has been a coach and consultant to senior executives and other leaders within global organizations, non-profits, SMBs; and hundreds of entrepreneurs for nearly 20 years. He has trained and mentored coaches, consultants, and therapists around the world in the science and applications of neuro-axiology, VQ Profiling, and NCRT.

    Mary Kutheis

    Mary, owner of MCK Coaching + Training, started her company 21 years ago knowing she could make more of an impact being on the outside of many organizations rather than inside of one. Being fascinated since childhood by how the brain works, how we talk to one-another, and interpersonal problem-solving has made coaching the perfect career. Though it did take 39 years to figure that out. Mary is an Axiogenics and Executive Coach. She developed The E3 Shift™ Evolution from Owner to Leader, a framework that guides her coaching programs. She’s a certified analyst for the VQ Profile, EQ-I 2.0, DISC and Driving Forces assessments. Her first solo book, Making Minutes Matter: Your Guide To Being Content with How You Spend Your Time, was published in 2019. It features the Making Minutes Matter Method; which is using criteria rooted in core values to guide choices about how to use the finite amount of time we have.

    OD Global Competency Framework areas addressed in this program

    Credible Strategist, Informed Consultant

    • 10 Jun 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom - Registration link will follow
    • 96

    I would love to ask Kurt Lewin, “When do we get to refreeze?”  If he were alive today, I think he would say, “Never!”

    Our clients, and the worlds they live and work in, get more complex and uncertain every day. Regardless of sector, industry, location, or size, organization change is a never-ending story. If we are to succeed as OD practitioners in this complex and turbulent environment, we will do more than empathize or respond to immediate needs. We have to help our clients build the adaptive muscle they will need to navigate the future as it unfolds.

    In this session, Glenda Eoyang, founding executive director of Human Systems Dynamics Institute, will help us reflect on our role as coaches in an infinite game. We will learn and practice three skills that build the adaptive capacity we and our clients need to thrive in the future we can’t predict or control. She will share her experiences in changing change for healthcare, government, education, philanthropy, and business. Her stories cover a range of organization challenges from leadership and strategy through culture and process improvement. She has supported change around the world.

    Her global perspectives are informed by work in South Africa, United Kingdom, Romania, Netherlands, Finland, Brazil, Canada, and Israel.

    By the end of the session, you will:

    • Recognize the challenge and opportunity in Wicked Issues
    • See the power of inquiry in times of uncertainty
    • Learn in action with a simple, practical tool
    • Spot patterns to make sense of chaos
    • Bring your wicked issues and emerging ideas to share, as we step into the slushy future!

    About the Facilitator

    Glenda Eoyang thrives at the edges: Between theory and practice, between order and chaos, between past and future. Since 1986 she has drawn lessons from complexity science to help people thrive in turbulent and uncertain environments. Today, more than ever, her work offers insight, options for action, and well-being for people around the world.

    As the founding executive director of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, Glenda leads a global community of over 800 scholar practitioners. They work across sectors to build adaptive capacity for individuals, teams, institutions, and communities. For more information about Glenda and her work with HSD, visit:

    Area of focus from the OD Global Competency Framework addressed in this program:  Systems Change Expert

About Events

We host a variety of events throughout the year, including monthly programs, happy hours, a holiday party, and a volunteer recognition party.  Our monthly programs are generally held on the second Thursday of every month. Networking begins at 7:30 a.m., and the presentation runs from 8:00-9:30 a.m.  Hot and cold breakfast (including water and coffee) is served throughout.  Presentations and materials from previous events may be available to our members (view members-only content or become a member to gain access to these materials).  


We highly recommend that you register and pay for an event in advance.  We use registration numbers to make our catering order and monitor our space-related needs.  Registration opens a few weeks prior to an event and closes 2 days prior to the event.  Walk-in registrations are welcome as long as we have room for our registered attendees.


To cancel your registration, e-mail our Finance Chair at with the subject line "PLEASE CANCEL".

  • If you paid in advance & cancel at least 2 days in advance of the program, you will be refunded for the registration fee (minus a $2 processing fee if you paid by credit card) within 2 weeks. 
  • If you paid in advance BUT DO NOT cancel at least 2 days in advance, you will not receive a refund.
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