“Sustainable Thinking Transformation” Webinar: Discussion with Ariane David and Bill Bellows, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

August 23rd, 2011   •   2 comments   

August 26 and 27: Join Ariane David, The Veritas Group and Bill Bellows, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, for Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne’s monthly “Ongoing Discussion” webinar. The topic this month is “Sustainable Thinking Transformation”.

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From Bill Bellows, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

“Ariane and I have been meeting regularly for the past 5 years, with many conversations on the topic of culture, as well as thinking about thinking and the limitations of defining Systems Thinkers as those who “think of the big picture,” as if “big” could be enclosed and not actually be made larger and larger still, well beyond big.

“An advance might be to think of systems of all sizes as sub-systems, fitting into still larger sub-systems.

“Our topic for this month follows from designing a 3.5 hour seminar on the topic of sustainability, with respect to a thinking transformation, such as the ongoing efforts within PWR that began in the mid 1990s.

“We were moved to explore sustainability after comparing notes and sensing that much of the content of sustainability conversations that surrounded us appeared to emanate from a greater need for environmental awareness. read more

“Creating Communication in Organizations and Work Teams”
Featured Presenter: Dr. Ariane David

January 28th, 2011   •   4 comments   

International Facility Management Association
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Universal Studios Hollywood at Universal CityWalk

Ask Any Manager:
Ask any manager what his or her most troubling or persistent problems are, and nine times out of ten you’ll hear “people problems”. Dig a little deeper, and invariably they’ll tell you that these problems are related to communication. You’ll probably also hear about how long and hard the manager has tried to fix the problems, unsuccessfully. Communication is the foundation of everything that happens in organizations, and a necessary condition for success. But how many of us really understand what it means to communicate effectively, how to do it, or that true communication goes well beyond the mere transfer of information?

In this session we will explore what it means to communicate truly and effectively.

We’ll look at how to communicate in a way that is clear, powerful and compelling.

Among other topics discussed:

* The two great virtues of communication
* How to make sure you’re hearing what’s being communicated and communicating what’s being heard
* The pitfalls of team/group communications
* How our thinking determines what “is”
* Listening so that you understand what is being said, and why
* A toolkit for proficient communication

Calendar 2011

January 11th, 2011   •   no comments   

Ariane David Featured Speaker SMPS
Society for Marketing Professional ServicesAriane David will be presenting “Come Learn Your Myers Briggs Personality Type And How It Relates To How You, Colleagues And Clients Perceive The World And Make Decisions” at the Society for Marketing Professional Services (architecture, engineering and construction community) Member and Sponsor Appreciation half-day event to be held in Orange County.

Come Learn Your Myers Briggs Personality Type And How It Relates To How You, Colleagues And Clients Perceive The World And Make Decisions

Presented By Ariane David, PhD

Learn How This Insight Can Help You To Persuade Others To Hire You
Presented By Terri Langhans, CSP

Previous Engagements

Ariane David Feature Speaker
International Facility Management Association

Ariane David will be the featured speaker at the January 25th session of the International Facility Management Association at Universal City.

Topic: Creating Communication in Organizations and Work Teams