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Special Division: Organizational Development

  • 05/22/2014
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The office of Wimer Associates, 201 Wilshire Blvd. "A" level conference room downstairs. Santa Monica, CA 90401. The most convenient parking is in the 2nd St. Parking Structure between Wilshire and Arizona ($1 for 2.5 hours)


  • Non ASTD Member-$10 cash or check at the door

The American Society for Training and Development - Los Angeles Organization Development Special Division invites you to a presentation:

Appreciative Leadership - Focus on What Works to Drive Winning Performance and Build a Thriving Organization with

Tenny Poole, Principal, Corporation for Positive Change, Principal and Founder, West Coast Center for Positive Change

When: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Where: The office of Wimer Associates, 201 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401.

The meeting will be held in the "A" level conference room downstairs. The most convenient parking is in the 2nd St. Parking Structure between Wilshire and Arizona. ($1 for 2.5 hours)

New leadership skills are necessary now that the environment is dramatically changing. Some of the rules that have guided how we operate no longer apply. And, the best leaders are transparent with their intentions - having a seamless link between their espoused values, actions, and behaviors.

Appreciative Leadership is a powerful approach to engage people in today’s ever changing organizations. Its positive approach helps us bring out the best in people and organizations, and it enhances our capacity for innovation and productivity.

Learn the 5 strategies for Appreciative Leadership to stimulate business performance and employee engagement.

Tenny Poole is a principal of Corporation for Positive change, founder and principal of the West Coast Center for Positive Change and founder and principal of Positive Talent Strategies. She specializes in management and human resources consulting.  Tenny is a master consultant and facilitator using Appreciative Inquiry.  She spent 30 years pursuing her passion for delivering top quality human resources services.  During Tenny’s 10 years as Vice President of HR for Experian Americas Credit business she used appreciative inquiry to further the performance of technical, software development, purchasing and HR functions among others. During her tenure at Experian she was instrumental in the ”Transformation of Human Resources” project that redesigned the HR function to deliver strategically focused HR services.   Also while at Experian, Tenny was responsible for the HR work to open Experian’s off-shoring center in Santiago, Chile and provided the initial HR support for Experian’s successful business expansion into Latin America and Canada.  

Tenny was selected the 2000 Human Resources Executive of the Year by the Orange County Affiliate of the National Human Resources Association. This recognition was for her work in developing her HR team, accelerating culture change and implementing new human resources strategies at Experian.  


For more information, contact Scott Wimer, Jonathan Troper and Kim Viray at od@astdla.org.

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ATD-Los Angeles Chapter
9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
Chapter Code: CH8028

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