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Presented by Bill Bellows and Tim Higgins
Bill Bellows and Tim Higgins return to expand on insights they shared with chapter members in May 2012. In a session designed for both new and returning attendees, Bill and Tim will use a Round Robin presentation format to present several tool and techniques, as well as concepts and strategies for working, learning, and thinking together. They will also join selected ASTD-LA chapter members in a brief panel discussion entitled “What I Do Differently Now That I’ve Expanded My Learning.”
Work today gets done in teams, through collaboration. Consultants need to collaborate with the training department and/or the business unit. Internal trainers need to collaborate with one another, and with the business units they support. Just think how much simpler it would be if the barriers to collaboration were easy to identify and we had ready access to better mental models and physical tools. This meeting will introduce multiple tools and the thinking models behind them. Join us for a Rapid Robin session that helps us recognize barriers to collaboration and presents tools and techniques to elevate our collaboration skills.
RAPID ROBIN TOPICS:
- De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats
- Red Pen & Blue Pen Organizations
- Come prepared to move throughout the room as you work with the tools and ideas. You’ll leave with new insights, techniques, and additional resources for future use.
About our presenters: Bill is an Associate Fellow in the InThinking Network at United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne business unit in Canoga Park. Bill is known within Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and his previous employer, The Boeing Company, and for his efforts to provide insights to the advantages of thinking together, learning together, and working together. Audiences for his classes have also reached after-school program in elementary schools, graduate students at Northwestern University, public workshops at the University of Richmond in Virginia and California Polytechnic State University in California, as well as, corporate, university, and public classes across the United Kingdom.
Away from work, Bill serves as a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds in England, and as a board member of the W. Edwards Deming Institute, and the Volunteers of America – Los Angeles chapter. He is also a founding board member and current President of the In2:InThinking Network, a non-profit company dedicated to the pursuit of “better thinking about thinking,” for individuals and organizations. Bill earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
Tim Higgins spent nearly 29 years employed by the company currently governed by United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) business unit in Canoga Park. He retired, and returned to the same Canoga Park location as part of the NASA Resident Management Office. Departmental assignments took him from engineering to manufacturing operations to the total quality management office, to quality in the position of focal point for cause and corrective action. He now represents NASA’s interests from the System and Mission Assurance viewpoint. All was preceded by 8 years teaching high school English and mathematics.
Tim claims that the company paid him to mess with the frontal lobes of those trapped in the prevailing style of management, though they thought he had a different assignment. In support of PWR's "InThinking Roadmap" efforts, he conducts sessions in Six Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making and organizes discussions of Deming’s last book, The New Economics, obtaining local participants as well as participants from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.
Tim spends three days a week playing soccer, some portion of each day adoring a Brazilian wife who saves him a fortune shopping, and some time loving a trilingual-History-Channel-watching-19-year-old son. He is especially fascinated with books describing the probabilistic and downright weird behavior of the universe and the people in it. Tim has a Masters degree in English, has an A.S.Q. Certified Quality Engineer card, and a rather large collection of Brazilian soccer jerseys.
Third Thursday, April 18
- 6:00 DINNER will be served; we will have a wonderful Peruvian meal
- Program 7:00-8:30 pm
Please note change of Location for this meeting!
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, 6633 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, CA
Pricing:VERY IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTES:
Pre-paid by April 12:
Members: $15 / Non-Members: $20
This is a highly secure facility and we need to provide a registration list in advance. Registration closes at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, no exceptions. We CANNOT accept walkins for this event.
When you register, you will be required to provide your name, organization (if applicable), your city and state, and your citizenship (US or other). If other, you will be provided a phone number for Bill Bellows after registration, to whom you will provide a required passport # or green card #.
Cancellation/Refund deadline is Friday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m.
No shows will be charged in full.