Upcoming Omaha OD Events.

Upcoming events

    • 22 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Centris Federal Credit Union, 11825 Q Street (118th and Q) - Please park on the north side of the building

     Your Seconds:  Understanding burden, crisis and resiliency

    Facilitated by Dr. Stuart P. Stofferahn

    A comprehensive joint study by the US Department of Education and the US Secret Service (2001) concluded that one of the ways to decrease school violence was to increase the depth of the relationships between students and the adults within the school. In doing so, we cultivate a deeper understanding of the burden we all carry from day to day. With understanding comes empathy, compassion…and humanity – and a decreased capacity for unhealthy choices. But schools are not the only place where we need to work on our understanding of burden and how it affects us if not properly supported through genuineness, compassion, kindness and grace – simply by being present in each other’s lives.  Through a simple yet poignant exercise, Dr. Stofferahn will help each of us more thoroughly understand empathy, loving-kindness and compassion and the positive effects of vulnerability…simply by allowing others to help us carry our daily burdens.  In doing so, we create a work environment that becomes more cognizant of each person’s needs, which in turn drives up morale and increases retention.

    Dr. Stofferahn retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2017 after 31 years of combined active duty and reserve service.  He ended his long career by directing state-wide recruiting and retention efforts for the Nebraska Air National Guard – named the Recruiting and Retention Superintendent of the Year in 2015.  During this service, he was also a youth director at a large urban church, an elementary music teacher, and he volunteered his time with Junior Achievement, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties and with the Homeless Coalition of Lincoln.  He and his dog, Buckley are a trained therapy team and have provided unique care for hospice clients for the last five years – with over 500 hours of service to date.  Most recently, he has been working to build Nebraska Transition College – an organization whose mission is to provide a comprehensive curriculum for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or other learning difference so that they may find a pathway to independence through employment or post-secondary educational opportunity.  Initially the founder and president of the board, he now serves as the Executive Director.  He was the 2018 recipient of the Bud Cuca Servant Leader Award – an award presented annually to honor a member of the community who has lived and embodied the ideals of servant leadership by leading from the heart, and using his/her talents, gifts and leadership ability to make a better future for the entire community, including all of its citizens.  His undergraduate degree is in music education, and he received his master’s and doctorate in education leadership from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Dr. Stofferahn is also a speaker through Cold Wet Nose, LLC. He speaks on a variety of topics to include co-worker care, understanding burden and resiliency, effective communication/conflict resolution, leadership by influence, mentorship, and motivation. 

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    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Centris Federal Credit Union, 11825 Q Street (118th and Q) - Please park on the north side of the building

     T.R.U.S.T.ing The Power of Your Brain

    Facilitated by Ryan W. Bouda - LEAP Training & Coaching 


    Research has proven that conversations are no longer just a way of sharing information. They are the foundation for building trust, creating relationships and improving culture. More importantly, they trigger changes in our neurochemistry that uncover the true power of our brain. In this session, we will discuss the negative influence of the Brain’s Fear Center, the power of our Executive Brain, and the Best Practice for shifting to a place of Trust. It is time to begin connecting, engaging, navigating, and growing with others!

    Members will be aware of the influence of their survival brain and how it affects their conversations.  Members will have an understanding of the neurochemistry of healthy conversations.  Members will be able to shift to their Executive Brain using the five steps for building trust.

    Ryan W. Bouda

    Ryan W. Bouda is a founding partner of LEAP Training & Coaching, a coaching organization focused on building leadership, strengthening organizations and creating a culture which elevates communication, engagement and innovation in the workplace. He is an expert in Conversational Intelligence who specializes in executive/leadership coaching, team building, culture change, and communication dynamics. Ryan is a dynamic coach with years of experience taking leaders, teams and organizations to their next level of greatness. In his free time, Ryan loves to coach youth basketball, travel the world, enjoy nature and spend time with his family.

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Past events

02 Aug 2018 Monthly Stammtisch!
25 Jul 2018 Hard Measurement of Soft Skills
27 Jun 2018 High Potential Employees - The Link to Organizational Success
07 Jun 2018 Monthly Stammtisch!
23 May 2018 Connecting the Agile and the OD dots
03 May 2018 Monthly Stammtisch!
25 Apr 2018 Managerial Courage
05 Apr 2018 Monthly Stammtisch!
28 Mar 2018 Fueling Performance: A Future-Focused Approach
01 Mar 2018 Monthly Stammtisch!
28 Feb 2018 Exploring Avenues for Leading Change
24 Jan 2018 Harnessing the Power of Intention
04 Jan 2018 Monthly Stammtisch!
13 Dec 2017 A Giraffe and an Elephant Go Into a Refrigerator and Holiday Social
07 Dec 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
15 Nov 2017 Guiding Organizations Through Strategic Planning
02 Nov 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
25 Oct 2017 OD Trends/Topics, Report from ODN National Conference
05 Oct 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
27 Sep 2017 Creating a Learning Culture
07 Sep 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
23 Aug 2017 Evaluating OD Impact
03 Aug 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
26 Jul 2017 Leading Change Without Power
28 Jun 2017 Unconscious Bias
24 May 2017 Employee Engagement Translating to Customer Satisfaction
04 May 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
26 Apr 2017 The marriage between Employee Engagement and Well-being in the workplace breeds top talent attraction and retention ****PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS MEETING****
06 Apr 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
22 Mar 2017 Emotional Intelligence for OD Consultants
02 Mar 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
22 Feb 2017 Business Agility Transformation: Customer Focus & Lean Portfolio Agility
02 Feb 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
25 Jan 2017 Innovation in Organizational Development
05 Jan 2017 Monthly Stammtisch!
09 Dec 2016 Holiday Social
01 Dec 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
09 Nov 2016 Report from ODN National Conference
03 Nov 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
26 Oct 2016 Employee Retention: the Right MindSets
06 Oct 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
01 Sep 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
24 Aug 2016 Creating a Culture of Accountable Leadership
04 Aug 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
27 Jul 2016 Financial/Business Acumen
07 Jul 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
29 Jun 2016 Merging Cultures
25 May 2016 Mentoring
05 May 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
27 Apr 2016 Leading/Collaborating Virtually
07 Apr 2016 Monthly Stammtisch!
30 Mar 2016 Giving Voice, Creating Relationships
24 Feb 2016 OD Resources - How Do YOU Learn & Grow
27 Jan 2016 Creating Your Own Effectiveness Plan & Intentions
07 Jan 2016 January Stammtisch!
09 Dec 2015 Mindfulness and Being Present
18 Nov 2015 Organization Development Trends and Focus Areas
05 Nov 2015 Stammtisch!
28 Oct 2015 Create Healthy Relationships...Through Conscious Communication!
01 Oct 2015 Stammtisch, October
23 Sep 2015 Trouble Having Difficult Conversations?
03 Sep 2015 Stammtisch, September
26 Aug 2015 Breaking Down Silos
06 Aug 2015 August Stammtisch
22 Jul 2015 Putting Information Into Action
24 Jun 2015 Moving Personal Development Forward: Don’t stop after development assessments (move professional development forward with personal development plans.)
27 May 2015 Moving Corporate Culture and Engagement Forward: Don’t stop after surveys (move forward with strengthening our culture through action plans and follow up work)
22 Apr 2015 Performance Management - Situational Coaching with Organizational Leaders
25 Mar 2015 Performance Management - Art of Conversation
25 Feb 2015 Performance Management - Performance Reviews
28 Jan 2015 Performance Management - Establishing Competencies
10 Dec 2014 Omaha ODN Social
19 Nov 2014 Organization Development Trends and Focus Areas
22 Oct 2014 Business Imperative - Psychological Capital
24 Sep 2014 Business Imperative - Management Standard Work in Action
27 Aug 2014 Business Imperative - OPEN discussion with OD professionals
23 Jul 2014 Mentoring - Ambassador Systems
25 Jun 2014 Data Analytics and Culture
21 May 2014 Collaboration Tools - leverage for retention
23 Apr 2014 Global Trust
26 Mar 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Across Generations
26 Feb 2014 Workplace Flexibility and Trust
22 Jan 2014 Collaboration Engineering: Achieving Repeatable Team Success
11 Dec 2013 Omaha ODN Social
20 Nov 2013 Update on Organization Development
23 Oct 2013 Employee Value Proposition
25 Sep 2013 Scenario-based OD Interventions
28 Aug 2013 Leadership Development
24 Jul 2013 Culture in a Box
26 Jun 2013 Everyday vs. Formal Coaching for OD Practitioners
22 May 2013 It's A Living - Employee Engagement
24 Apr 2013 Organizational Design and Levels of Work
27 Mar 2013 Talent Pool Reviews
27 Feb 2013 Power and Politics in the Organization: Getting in the Game
23 Jan 2013 State of the Industry: A World Café/Future Search Approach to Discovering the Trends That Will Drive the Practice of OD
12 Dec 2012 Omaha ODN Holiday Social
28 Nov 2012 Appreciative Inquiry in Action--A Case Study
19 Nov 2012 Stammtisch
24 Oct 2012 Building Individualized Leadership Plans
10 Oct 2012 Stammtisch
26 Sep 2012 2012 Conference Registration--Re-modeling: A Fresh Look at Change Management
22 Aug 2012 Assessing the Assessments
25 Jul 2012 Stories from the Trenches: Experiences and Observations from OD Practitioners
27 Jun 2012 The Power Paradox: Influencing in a Complex World
23 May 2012 The Science of Talent: Selection, Engagement, and the Development of Top Performers
25 Apr 2012 Effectively Implementing and Measuring Social Learning
28 Mar 2012 Strategic Thinking and Value Innovation
22 Feb 2012 Can Organizations Develop if Individuals Don't?: Linking Individual Learning and Organizational Change
25 Jan 2012 Diversity + Inclusion = Innovation: Leveraging Cognitive Diversity - Omaha ODN January Meeting
09 Dec 2011 December Holiday Social/Networking Event
16 Nov 2011 Social Network Analysis - Omaha ODN November Meeting
26 Oct 2011 Omaha ODN Tools and Tips Expo
26 Oct 2011 Vendor Registration--Tools and Tips Expo
28 Sep 2011 Yeah, We Do That: The Importance of Process
24 Aug 2011 Leading Forward: Emerging Views of Leadership
24 Aug 2011 Leading Forward Conference Sponsorship
27 Jul 2011 Re-Engage: How America's Best Places to Work Inspire Extra Effort in Extraordinary Times
22 Jun 2011 The Ego has Landed: How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Get Results!
25 May 2011 Using DiSC-Based Assessments to Advance Partnerships & Influence
27 Apr 2011 Toward a More Effective Change Process
23 Mar 2011 The Art of Strategy - presented by Heather Hain with TSYS Merchant Solutions
23 Feb 2011 The Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching™ Program (ORSC™)
26 Jan 2011 Leadership Mentoring Circles
10 Dec 2010 December Holiday Social/Networking Event
17 Nov 2010 21st Century Succession Planning: Identifying and Developing Your High-Potential Leaders
27 Oct 2010 Storytelling for Organizational Change
22 Sep 2010 Creating an Ethical Business Culture
28 Aug 2010 The Hip & Sage Consultant Conference
21 Jul 2010 Emotional Intelligence
23 Jun 2010 June Meeting - Behavioral Economics: A new lens for organizational performance
28 May 2010 April 2010 Meeting
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