Good communication is key to the success of any organization. A simple misunderstanding can lead to hurt feelings, friction within a team and slowed or stalled work streams.
As a leader, clear communication must be one of your top priorities. One of the most effective ways to ensure your organization is benefitting from good communication is to truly understand where your colleagues, donors, volunteers and board members are coming from. Understanding their point of view makes it much easier to present your message in a way that will resonate effectively.
The WVDO 2016 Leadership Breakfast Series will put you on the fast track to smoothing the communication in your work relationships in order to maximize your results and the results of your team.
Participants will dive into The Enneagram System (the nine points of view), helping organizational leaders connect with colleagues with deeper understanding and better communication which will lead to a more effective use of time and energy within your nonprofit. Endorsements from local nonprofits and businesses which have benefited from learning the Enneagram System can be found on EnneagramPortland.com
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Learn the Nine Points of View that leaders might consider and apply when working with others. Take-aways include a keener understanding of how energy follows your attention, and seeing that your areas of attention prefer repetition. Identify the nine lenses that leaders bring to situations, and better understand the benefits and challenges of those natural points of view. You may also find how your own view affects your narrative, attitudes and choices in leadership.
Facilitators: Carol Gabrielli and Dale Rhodes
Carol Gabrielli brings 20+ years of experiential expertise and enneagram enthusiasm to this WVDO breakfast-series adventure. Carol has worked in private and public institutions as teacher, an administrator, and a facilitator. Her rich history with community-based learning, experiential practice, and rigorous reflection has roots with the Devereux Foundation (1988-1994), Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (1994 - 2002), Portland State University (2002 – present), and her private consulting practice cgworks (2012 - present). Carol was certified as an enneagram coach in 2011. Carol and her partner live in a little purple house in northeast Portland. More at cgWorksllc.com
Dale Rhodes teaches in the WVDO Executive Leadership Academy and is excited to expand the community of nonprofit leaders who are skilled in understanding points of view. He has broad experience in managing businesses and social service organizations, and he is a proud graduate of the ancient MS in NonProfit Administration from Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago. He mentors individuals and facilitates trainings on the nine points of view in relationships, work and personal development. Wild about getting folks to understand one another and the world they live in, his favorite schooling has been Metro’s Nature University and Wilderness Awareness School. More at EnneagramPortland.com