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Whole-Scale Change Skills Training

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Sign Up Now: Whole-Scale Change Skills Training

May 30 – June 1, 2018, Wednesday-Friday, Phoenix, Arizona

What: Hands-on practical skills training in Whole-Scale Change Methods designed for internal and external change agents looking to improve their knowledge of collaborative methods. (Click here for workshop agenda)

Instructors: Paul Tolchinsky & Sylvia James, co-authors of Whole-Scale Change: Unleashing The Magic In Organizations & Mark Lascola, Managing Principal of ON THE MARK

Where: Phoenix, AZ (location to be announced soon)

When: May 30 – June 1, 2018; Wednesday/Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hotel info available upon sign-up.

Sponsored By: ON THE MARK in collaboration with AZODN

Additional Notes: $550 per person for 3 days, discount available for groups of 3 or more at $450 per person. Space is limited to 24. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. with morning refreshments and lunch to be provided. No refunds will be issued 30 days prior to the event.

Thursday Evening Social: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

About Paul Tolchinsky:

Paul Tolchinsky has been consulting to major companies around the world for the past thirty years. He has extensive experience in managing and facilitating large system change efforts; new plant design and start-ups; redesigning existing manufacturing facilities, particularly where unions are involved and has led numerous study missions to Japan. Paul’s particular expertise is in the design of organizations, applying socio-technical principles and Whole-Scale™ Approaches to the process of change in organizations. He is internationally known as a pioneer in the development of Whole-Scale (Whole-System) Approaches to change.

Tolchinsky is listed in Who’s Who in Science and Technology and Who’s Who in the Midwest. Tolchinsky received a BA in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University (1971) and a PhD in Organization Behavior and Design from Purdue University (1978).

About Sylvia James:

Sylvia James has thirty years of experience using whole system, large-scale change methods in high-tech, service, manufacturing, government, medical, and education systems around the world. She has designed/facilitated interactive meetings involving 10 to over 1700 participants in creating and implementing strategy, redesigning work processes and organizational structures, integrating diverse cultures, building multi-contractor teams, and planning/launching major work projects.

When to Know it’s Time to Modernize Your Operating Model

A practical workshop aimed at Senior Executives and, in particular CEOs, COOs, CFOs and HRDs

When to Know it’s Time to Modernize Your Operating Model

Tuesday 20 March, at Hill Dickinson, 50 Fountain Street, Manchester

Guest Speakers: Mark LaScola, Managing Principal, ON THE MARK

An operating model is fundamental to business performance and achieving success. An operating model that is “fit for purpose” not only drives out significant amounts of waste and complication but drives significantly improved performance. An unfit, misaligned operating model can eat up 10%- 25% of operating costs embedded in the day-to-day business activities but masking waste and over-complication.

For a business to robustly link its operating model to its strategic intents and systemically understand the bulk of real improvement opportunities within a business, leaders must first consider as to whether or not an operating model is “fit-for-purpose.” This requires real work, “couch” time and is not easy. But with an investment of three days of time and effort, a business can begin to answer that all important question: Is our current operating model fit-for-purpose?

Mark LaScola, Managing Principal, ON THE MARK, will present and encourage debate on the following:

1. What is an operating model.
2. How is it the same or different from a business model.
3. What are some examples of fresh and new operating models.
4. How does the future of work challenges get integrated into an operating model.
5. When to know it’s time to re-think and/or modernize an operating model.

A second guest speaker, a business executive, will provide insight into a recent operating model modernisation project, the challenges faced and issues to overcome.

Mark has successfully delivered over 300 redesigns and 600 engagements, has trained and developed over 5,000 executives, managers and internal change agents – across a broad and diverse range of industries on five continents and 35+ countries in OTM’s comprehensive solutions. He is the author of OTM’s organization design solution – one of the industry’s most comprehensive, integrated and holistic solutions.


8:00 – Registration, tea and coffee
8:30 – Welcome
8:35 – Mark LaScola
9:20 – Guest speaker
10:05 – Q&A
10:30 – Finish


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