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Virtual Manage to Lead Immersion Program Overview Workshop

Venue: Zoom (Online)
September 5 : 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern

You are welcome to join the Virtual Manage to Lead Immersion Program Overview Workshop for our online Zoom session on Wednesday, Thursday, September 5th, 2019 at 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern.

[FREE for any and all interested parties.]

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IntelliVen Learning Community Online Session 3

Venue: Zoom (Online)
September 25 : 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern

You are welcome to join the IntelliVen Learning Community for our online Zoom session on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern.

[FREE to alumni and prospects.]

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FREE: Manage to Lead Immersion Program Online Overview Workshop

Venue: Zoom (Online)
On May 22 : 11:00 AM Eastern, 8:00 AM Pacific

Online Overview Workshop

On May 22, at 11:00 AM Eastern, 8:00 AM Pacific, the Association for Strategic Planning together with the Association of Change Management Professionals, Washington DC Chapter,  co-sponsored a 90-minute interactive, online overview workshop of the IntelliVen Manage to Lead Immersion Program: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World

Watch Video of the Entire Manage to Lead Immersion Program Online Overview Workshop

Approximately 30 people participated live with another 20 registered to receive the link to the session recording.

A great shot of the Manage to Lead Immersion Program Online Overview Workshop live session.

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Download the PDF of the Manage to Lead Immersion Program Online Overview Workshop live session.

Registrants received an advance exercise to get a sense for what it is like to participate in the full online immersion program.

During the workshop participants sampled some of the leadership tools used extensively in the immersion program including:

  • WHAT-WHO-WHY: Your case and target customers.
  • Change Framework: What needs to change and why.
  • Initiative-to-Action: Where to assign resources.
  • Leadership Support: Governance, growth, and focus.

Instructors

Peter DiGiammarino founded and runs IntelliVen to help leaders, teams, and organizations practically apply behavioral theory to get clearaligned, and on-track to reach their potential to perform and grow.
Joyce Reynolds-Sinclair, Ph.D. designs and delivers virtual and blended strategic and organization development services that help organizations address business challenges.

IntelliVen Learning Community Spring Online Session

Venue: Zoom (Online)
April 17 : 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern

You are welcome to join the IntelliVen Learning Community for our online Zoom session on April 17 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern!

Send the phrase REGISTER ILC to intelliven@intelliven.com and we’ll send you a calendar invitation to join current, past, and prospective Strategic Leadership Immersion Program Participants in a lively session including:

o   COO in Overrun CTO

o   CEO in What to do when a PE-Owned venture goes off track

o   Example beneficiary in Multi-rater executive performance assessment process video

Come with questions to explore Reid’s experience applying what is learned in our program.

  • New Content: How to Contract and Govern direct reports for optimum results.
  • Send any and all questions and discussion topics you would like to put before the group for discussion to intelliven@intelliven.com

Virtual Strategic Leadership Immersion Program Overview Workshop for Federal Leaders

Venue: Virtual Session Zoom
25 February 2019 : 1:00 PM Eastern

ASI Government sponsored an online Strategic Leadership Immersion Program Overview Workshop on 25 February 2019attended by about two dozen federal leaders. The 90-minute live, online workshop, with virtual breakout rooms and interactivity, showcased the IntelliVen Immersion Program for Federal Executives.

ASI’s significant and growing practice that helps Federal Leaders crystalize strategic intent, align executives with their intent, and then supports leaders in the quest to achieve their intent was highlighted in a compelling case example application of the program’s Change Management Framework. Practice leaders Fred Panzer and Heather Decker hosted the session and participated in the overview workshop along with executives from USDA and Department of Interior.

Also attending was Jim Stockmal who leads the IntelliVen initiative to promote and deliver Manage to Lead lessons, tools, and templates to Federal Leaders.

About the Overview Workshop

Click the program road map graphic below to access a PDF copy of the workshop slides.

Click the graphic above for a PDF of the workshop slides.

Click the display below to see the video recording and transcript of the entire workshop:

Click the graphic above to access a video recording and transcript of the workshop for Federal Leaders.

Participants were invited to complete an advance exercise ahead of the workshop to get a sense for what it is like to participate in the full online program. Individual feedback on submissions was sent post-workshop.

Response to both the program and the workshop has been positive as leaders learn to get clear, aligned, and on track to reach their organization’s potential to perform and grow impact, opportunity, and value delivered!

Throughout the workshop, participants sampled leadership tools that are used extensively in the Immersion Program including:

  • WHAT-WHO-WHY: Your case and target customers.
  • Change Framework: What needs to change and why.
  • Initiative-to-Action: Where to assign resources.
  • Leadership Support: Governance, growth, and focus.

26 participants from six organizations have just launched the program’s winter 2019 cohort. Those interested are invited to fill-out and submit this enrollment form to get on the list for this year’s summer cohort that launches July 10.

Click the graphic below for a video walk-through of the full program. 

Instructors

Peter DiGiammarino founded and runs IntelliVen to help leaders, teams, and organizations practically apply behavioral theory to get clear, aligned, and on-track to reach their potential to perform and grow.

James Stockmal has 25+ years experience consulting to leaders and teams across industry sectors including defense, civilian government, state government, retail banking, finance, insurance, utilities, non-profits and manufacturing. President of Association for Strategic Planning.

 

Special Guests – ASI Government

Frederick Panzer, PhD, PMP is an Industrial-organizational (I-O) Psychologist at ASI Government with over 16 years of experience designing and implementing Organizational Development and Strategic Human Capital Solutions.
Heather Decker, Senior Consultant at ASI Government, works with Federal clients to develop strategic objectives and performance metrics, facilitate collaborative planning sessions, improve organizational communication and collaboration, identify and improve critical processes to meet mission requirements, and conduct organizational and process analysis using qualitative and quantitative analysis tools.

Virtual Strategic Leadership Immersion Program Overview Workshop

Venue: Zoom
January 9, 2019 : 11:30 to 12:30 AM Eastern US

About the Program Overview Workshop

Over 250 people registered to attend the one-hour interactive virtual workshop for an executive overview of the IntelliVen Strategic Leadership Immersion Program: Manage to Lead using the Seven Truths. The event was sponsored by the Association for Strategic Planning and widely promoted by IntelliVen, Flevy, and KBGlobal.

Just under 100 logged-in to participate in the fast-paced session. There would have been even more if it were not for the major outage suffered by Zoom while we were getting underway!

Click to play the workshop video recording.

Participants worked on this advance exercise ahead of the workshop to get a sense for what it is like to participate in the on-line program.

During the workshop participants sampled some of the leadership tools used extensively in the immersion program including:

  • WHAT-WHO-WHY: Your case and target customers.
  • Change Framework: What needs to change and why.
  • Initiative-to-Action: Where to assign resources.
  • Leadership Support: Governance, growth, and focus.

Participants were invited to fill-out and e-mail this enrollment form to enroll@intelliven.com to sign up for the program cohort that launches February 6, 2019.

The program roadmap is below. Click the graphic for a PDF of the slides used in the workshop.

Click to see PDF of workshop slides.

Instructors

Peter DiGiammarino founded  and runs IntelliVen to help leaders, teams, and organizations practically apply behavioral theory to get clear, aligned, and on-track to reach their potential to perform and grow.

Joyce Reynolds-Sinclair, Ph.D. designs and delivers virtual and blended strategic and organization development services that help organizations address business challenges.

Washington D.C. Business Event: The Seven Truths of Successful Leadership

Venue: The George Washington University Cloyd Heck Marvin Center 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052
November 15th from 8 - 9:30 AM : 8 - 9 AM

IntelliVen and the Association for Strategic Planning National Capital Area Chapter hosted a light breakfast reception and workshop to introduce the Strategic Leadership Immersion Program on November 15th from 8 – 9:30 AM at The George Washington University Cloyd Heck Marvin Center 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052 .

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  • Admission was FREE.
  • Welcome reception and light breakfast started at 8:00.
  • Overview workshop ran from 8:30-9:30.
  • A drawing for a copy of Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to help you Change the World was won by Matt Gaston.

About the Reception and Workshop

The reception was a chance for the Greater Washington Area IntelliVen network to reconnect.  About 35 local executives engaged in lively discussion during an interactive exercise hhow things work in the Strategic Leadership Immersion Program.

DC Overview Session 11-15-18

Our first cohort of 18 participants from 7 organizations completed the program this past fall with excellent results:

 

 

Reception registrants received a video post and worked through an exercise ahead of the session . The workshop introduced several IntelliVen leadership tools, including:

  • WHAT-WHO-WHY: Your case and target customers.
  • Change Framework: What needs to change and why.
  • Initiative-to-Action: Where to assign resources.
  • Leadership Support: Governance, growth, and focus.

Several past Strategic Leadership Immersion Program participants attended, shared their perspective on the program and answered questions.

Speakers

Peter DiGiammarino founded IntelliVen to broadly share what he learn about how to practically apply behavioral theory using his Manage to Lead System to realize $1B+ in value created, and to increase impact, across business models and industries. IntelliVen lessons, principles, and approaches help leaders, teams, and organizations get clear, aligned, and on track to reach their potential to perform and grow.

Business Success Series: The Seven Truths of Successful Leadership

Venue: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce 235 Montgomery Street, Ste. 760 San Francisco, CA 94104
October 25, 2018 : 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Please arrive 10-15 minutes early as the workshop will start promptly at 8:30am

About 30 people joined for a lively overview workshop on October 25 at 8:30 am at the SF Chamber of Commerce. There was good energy in the room as we worked through the practice case on WHAT-WHO-WHY from Manage to Lead.

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About the Workshop

This interactive workshop featured an executive overview of the IntelliVen Strategic Leadership Immersion Program, Manage to Lead (read What Participants Say), using the Seven Truths. The session sampled leadership tools such as:

WHAT-WHO-WHY: Your case and target customers.
Change Framework: What needs to change and why.
Initiative-to-Action: Where to assign resources.
Leadership Support: Governance, growth, and focus.



Download the Flyer

If you would like to consider registering for enrollment in the Strategic Leadership Immersion Program get in touch with us at intelliven@intelliven.com.

Peter DiGiammarino founded IntelliVen to broadly share what he learned about how to practically apply behavioral theory to realize $1B+ in value created, and to increase impact. across business models and industries. IntelliVen lessons, principles, and approaches help leaders, teams, and organizations get clear, aligned, and on track to reach their potential to perform and grow.
Joyce Reynolds-Sinclair, Ph.D. has a strong expertise in designing and delivering virtual and blended strategic and organization development services that help clients address business challenges. She has held senior positions at Genentech, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, and Kaiser Permanente, and is an Association for Strategic Planning Hall of Fame inductee.
Ian Sander is a talent and human resources partner specializing in pre-IPO, high growth technology start-ups with companies backed by prestigious VC’s like Menlo & Google Ventures. His background spans talent acquisition, retention, and development, design thinking to create iterative and data-driven people programs, and people analytics.

 

Strategic Leadership Overview Session

Venue: International Technological University (ITU) 2711 N 1st Street San Jose, California 95134
June 4, 2018 : 5:30 to 7:30

IntelliVen Principal, Peter DiGiammarino will lead an overview session on Strategic Leadership and introduce the Immersion Program for leaders at the joint meeting of the Silicon Valley Organization Development Network and the Northern California regional Association for Strategic Planning.

 

Overview Presentation Plus Bonus Slides

 

PDF of submitted WWWs with PeterD Comments

PowerTips Unscripted podcast interview

Venue: RemodelersAdvantage
April 25, 2018

IntelliVen Principal, Peter DiGiammarino, along with podcast hosts Mark and Victoria walk through some of the concepts of “The Seven Truths” and Peter provides some insight on his educational and professional achievements that helped him develop the approach that he covers in his book and in the Strategic Leadership Immersion Program.

Bay Area Leaders Share Experiences of Inclusion & Commitment at IBM

IBM Executive Forum

On October 11, 2018, IBM hosted its third Executive Lunch in support of professional networking and mentoring for up-and-coming Bay Area professionals. The forum discussion focused on under-represented populations in executive ranks, including women and minorities.

About 100 attendees heard area leaders share experiences of inclusion and commitment to press for progress through actions. The leadership event was hosted by Inhi Suh, IBM General Manager, Watson Customer Engagement.

Keynote Speakers & Panelists

  • Molly Q. Ford, Senior Director of Global Equality Programs, Salesforce
  • Emily Reichman, Partner at Newland Ventures LLC
  • Peter DiGiammarino; IntelliVen CEO [see PeterD’s remarks here and below]
  • Many other esteemed Bay Area Silicon Valley external leaders

The complimentary event included a catered informal networking lunch with IBM and external executive and non-executive technical saleswomen and minorities in the Bay Area.

PeterD’s Remarks

  • Why are diverse and inclusive teams good for business?
    • Short answer: due consideration of diverse input efficiently leads to better results sooner.
    • Supporting logic:
      • No one, not even the best leaders, can do much alone. Good leaders are open to input.
      • Better outcomes result from more input from more sources.
      • The best leaders aggressively seek and institutionalize ways to get diverse input.
  • Tell us how you have made the business case for diversity and inclusion in your organizations?
    • I helped grow a company from nothing to 10,000 people and $1+B over 20-years.
    • We routinely grew at 20+%/year which meant we needed to hire 1/3 of the firm every year (accounting to also replace attrition); essentially, we had to hire the whole firm every three years.
    • We unwittingly got very good at finding, hiring, and grooming people like ourselves which led to two problems:
      • We became insular in that most of us thought and acted in similar ways which manifest as “group think” where we weren’t getting push-back and new ideas from different ways of thinking.
      • There were only so many people like ourselves to find and hire. I.e., we had to pursue diverse populations in order to fuel growth.

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IntelliVen Greater Washington DC Community Reception

Venue: The Tasting Room Wine & Bar Shop 1816 Library Street Reston, VA 20190
November 15, 2017 : 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Join Peter DiGiammarino and David Halwig for an evening of light fare, wine tasting, networking and celebration of the Greater Washington DC IntelliVen community. Bring a business card to enter random drawing giveaways!

Private Equity International Operating Partners Forum

Venue: Convene Conference Center 730 Third Ave New York, NY 10017
October 18, 2017 : 5:05 to 5:40 PM
Debate

Operating Partners: board members or board observers?

  • The following elements will be covered from those in favor and those against:
  • Should Operating Partners sit on the board? How do you create value through your boards?
  • Rethinking the role of board members to impact portfolio companies
  • Focusing on outside board members
  • Helping to source the deals and serve on the board: having an array of executive advisers, how are these working?
  • Looking at long term incentives for executives and board members

Moderator:
Melissa A. Henderson, President & CEO, Summit Executive Resources

For: 
Tony Pucillo, Senior Managing Director & Operating Partner, Corinthian Capital Group
Jon Weber, Head of Portfolio Company Management, Blue Mountain Capital Management

Against: 
Peter DiGiammarino, CEO, IntelliVen
Hami Ebrahim
i, Director, Operations & Strategy, OMERS Private Equity

Business Executive Interview

Venue: Business Executive Interviews Podcast
August 2017

IntelliVen Principal Peter DiGiammarino was interviewed in August or 2017 on topics related to stages of venture evolution, what most organizations find difficult about going from the Start up to Credible stage of venture evolution, and best practices in leadership support.

Founding member of the George Mason Executive and Professional Education Chief Risk Officer Advisory Council

Venue: George Mason University
July 2017

IntelliVen Senior Principal, David Halwig, has been selected to join the newly formed Mason Executive and Professional Education Chief Risk Officer Advisory Council as a founding member based on his outstanding contributions in the risk sector.

The purpose of the Council is to create and deploy an educational road map to invigorate and formalize the career paths for employees to assume the challenging role of a CRO.

Initial areas of focus include:

  • Identification, exploration and expansion of innovative program ideas including the development of a new ERM program designed by Mason to be immediately relevant in the private sector marketplace.
  • Serve as a sounding board for the development of cost-effective training and professional development for current and aspiring CROs.
  • Offer ideas and expertise with a focus of engaging a diverse generational population of committed employees as they retire from, or assume the ranks of a CRO.

International Society of Organization Development and Change

Venue: Champlain College Campus 391 Maple Street, Burlington, VT
Thursday, May 18, 2017 : 3:30 - 4;00 PM

IntelliVen Principal Brent Green led a session at the International Society for Organization Development and Change and The Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry Information Exchange forum on Creating Flourishing Organizations Through Trust and Collaboration. The audience of 25 participated in a lively discussion format.

The relationship between leader and followers has changed over the past 50-years and is still changing. Leaders used to command-and-control workers. In the ‘70s and ‘80s more democratic models emerged. Over the past decades we see more emphasis on a leader’s capacity to build and sustain an inclusive and high-trust relationship with a loyal, capable, and motivated followership.

Click to see presentation slides.

Leadership is being redefined as a relationship between leader and followers, and requires a new set of competencies centered on a broader range of interpersonal and communication skills to engage an active and informed followership. At its heart is the realization that today’s leaders are expected to understand themselves and others as well as the impact of who they are, how they behave, and how they communicate with a stakeholder community.

We explored how today’s top leaders function at the highest levels by engaging those that follow them, by thinking and working differently, and by using new technology and tools.

DO-SELL-GROW and Get Aligned Workshop

March 29, 2017 : 8:30AM to 12:00PM Eastern
Click for PDF of workshop materials.

The top team at PeopleStretch provides sales aptitude assessment, sales training, sales coaching, sales tools, sales process optimization, and part-time, in-sourced, sales management to  owners/founders/operators of lower middle-market technology and service firms in the mid-Atlantic region.

The team sought to learn how top CEOs are taught to Get Clear and Get Aligned in order to improve their own ability to effectively impact their client thinking and behaviors.

Golden Gate University Information Session

Venue: Golden Gate University 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
January 25, 2017 : 5:30 to 7:30PM

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Adjunct Professor of the Psychology Department, Peter DIGiammarino, discusses “How Top Leaders Reach Good Decisions by Not Making Them”

Reaching Agreement Through Negotiation

Venue: Golden Gate University 536 Mission St, Room 5208, San Francisco, CA
September 29, 2016 : 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Whether you’re facilitating an OD intervention with a client team, or interacting with a family member, neighbor, colleague, or partner, conflict is a natural experience. That’s because we all come from different places, and have different perspectives and ways of thinking.

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In this interactive workshop, attended by about 40, we introduced, explored, and experimented with three straightforward frameworks that are used to increase the odds of achieving an optimum result through effective negotiation. Attendees walked away with new negotiation tools to use in day-to-day work as an OD practitioner.

One lucky attendee won the drawing to receive a copy of Manage to Lead:

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Kiva Introduction to Negotiations

August 25, 2016 : 11:00AM to 12:30

30 Kiva Partnership Team members attended an Introduction to Negotiations facilitated by IntelliVen CEO Peter DiGiammarino. The session introduced Thomas Kilmann’s five modes of responding to conflict situations, David Fisher’s approach to Getting Together and Getting to Yes, and the JoHari Window. Attendees worked on three cases to apply what was learned.

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Key take-aways:

  • Each party has a default mode that is not necessarily the mostlikely to lead to the best result.
  • Be who you need to be. I.e., DECIDE which mode to adopt
    based on circumstances and preferences.
  • Reveal what is unknown to the other party that may be helpful.
  • Seek to find out what you do not yet know that will be helpful.
  • Document your understanding, assumptions, and terms in easy to use form before going to contract.

Golden Gate University School of Business: PSYCH 348 Organization Change

Venue: Golden Gate University 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Mondays from August 29 to December 5 : 4:00 to 6:40 PM

Professor DiGiammarino will teach PSYCH 348 Organization Change at Golden Gate University School of Business in the 2016 Fall semester.

Course Description 

This course expands knowledge of organization operations, executive roles, and the centrality of strategy in organization operations, development, and change. Using readings, class exercises, fieldwork, guest speakers, analysis, work problems, and cases the course focuses on using tools, principles, and methods in strategy development and implementation to move a system toward its desired future.

Course Overview and Goals

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The ORGANIZATION CHANGE course premise is that any organization is far likelier to achieve its potential to perform and grow when its leaders are clear about their organization today, where it is headed next, and when they know how it will get there. ORGANIZATION CHANGE presents a straightforward yet rigorous way to describe and assess any organization as it exists and as its leaders would like it next to be in light of external and internal threats and opportunities.  It then presents a way to lay out, launch, drive, and govern initiatives that transform the organization from its current state to its targeted next state.

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IR Global Conference

Venue: San Francisco Marriott Marquis 780 Mission Street San Francisco California 94103
May 19, 2016 : 9:15 to 10:25 AM

The New Leadership

The relationship between leader and followers has changed over the past 50-years and is still changing. Leaders used to command-and-control workers. In the ‘70s and ‘80s more democratic models emerged. Over the past decades we see more emphasis on a leader’s capacity to build and sustain an inclusive and high-trust relationship with a loyal, capable, and motivated followership.

Click to see presentation slides.

Leadership is being redefined as a relationship between leader and followers, and requires a new set of competencies centered on a broader range of interpersonal and communication skills to engage an active and informed followership. At its heart is the realization that today’s leaders are expected to understand themselves and others as well as the impact of who they are, how they behave, and how they communicate with a stakeholder community.

Stages of Venture EvolutionIn this session we explored how today’s top leaders function at the highest levels by engaging those that follow them, by thinking and working differently, and by using new technology and tools. Over 160 in attendance from organizations in over 30 countries around the world experimented with applying presented material to their own organizations to internalize how to improve performance and growth.

How to build a coalition of support (up, down, and sideways) for internal ideas .

Venue: Leavitt Key Executive Group Virtual
May 18, 2016 : 9:30AM to 11:00AM pst
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Ms. Leavitt’s Key Executive Group sought input on best practices to amass coalitions in support of internal change ideas from above, below, and sideways. This virtual work session introduced theory and practical ways to introduce and garner support for new ideas across any organization.

Each of six participants presented personal cases they are working on to explore what more could be done to drive desired change. Participants all left the session feeling more powerful and able to make progress on important pursuits.

Developing Leaders Using Team Insights at Each Stage of Organization Maturity

March 16, 2016 : 9:00AM to Noon
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Association for Strategic Planning Master Class attendees in San Francisco on March 16 learned that great leadership teams are not born.  Leadership teams become great by performing, observing, assessing, and feeding back insights to each other in ways that drive continuous improvement as their organization matures.

Many leadership teams are deprived of the opportunity to experience such growth and development because organizations where they work rely on broken performance appraisal and leadership development models. (more…)

Spark Annual Employee Offsite

March 3, 2016 : 8:30AM to 2:00PM
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Leading Change Presentation PDF

Spark helps global technology companies as well as startups achieve their business objectives through communications programs and services, including Bing Travel, Electronic Arts, Visa, Verizon, The Economist, Trulia, Flickr, Mozilla.org, Nielsen, Nokia, NVIDIA, Skype and Yahoo!.

In the face of a rapidly changing communications industry Spark is implementing the next step towards forming and managing cross-functional teams to better serve client needs. This session presents:

        • The theory of change and leadership’s role in deciding what to change, when.
        • The essential role of leadership in driving change.
        • The importance of maturing systems, processes, and organization as a firm grows in order to maintain effectiveness.
        • Core Organization Evolution Tenants and implications.

How to frame and drive sales in a services business.

December 3, 2015 : 1:00PM to 2:00PM est

PREVIEW NOW AVAILABLE

Click for an audio preview of this event.

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Presentation slides in PDF

Leaders of services businesses are often so busy either delivering their services or hustling to land their next client that they never get around to building a systematic way to deliver more value to current clients.

The best service business leaders create an unfair advantage by assigning engagement leaders to deliver on target, on time, and on budget to create satisfied clients and lay the groundwork for delivering more — much more — services. Leaders should develop explicit goals to extend, expand, and find new opportunities to deliver extraordinary value to their clients with the most growth potential. (more…)

FourCito CEO Group

Venue: Washington DC
May 12, 2015 : 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Storyboard blocks_v5_finalThis group of early stage CEOs was interested in leadership. Our workshop focused on how to decide what kind of leader to be and how to then collect followers in the quest to set direction, align resources, and motivate action!

Everything We Know About Leadership Competency Development Is Wrong (almost)

May 5, 2015 : 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Skills by stageA New Approach to Leadership Performance Development was presented by Dr. Brent Green and Peter DiGiammarino. Click the graphic at left for a PDF of their presentation.

Based on their research, publications, and experience Brent and Peter reported on their latest work together including a case study where they recently, and successfully, piloted their approach with a fast growing financial analytics organization whose customers include Freddie Mac, US Treasury, and Capital One among others.

Roman Iwachiw, CEO, attending via Google Hangout, shared that:

“We recently worked with Brent and Peter to implement both the team and individual assessments for our leadership. I’m really glad we did it. We got good information, we got it from multiple angles, and, very importantly, participants all felt good about the process. Another thing that I really liked about it, and that surprised me, was that it was simple and lightweight. It took a lot less time and resources to implement than I expected.

Key points: to take away:

  • The ideal team skill set changes as organizations mature.
  • It is possible to discern a team’s skill mix and compare it with successful organizations at the same stage of maturity.
  • It can be easy to assess and feed back individual executive performance and growth.
Attendees had the chance during the session to  assess their own organization and leader competencies compared to those of successful companies at the same stage of maturity.

See Also:

Contact intelliven@intelliven.com to inquire about how to use Dr. Green’s multi-rater approach to assessing leadership team skill mix and/or to get coaching on how to implement the individual assessment process.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Computer Science Outstanding Achievement in Management

Venue: 11th Floor Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
Friday, May 1, 2015 : 6:00 PM

CACS Finite State DiagramTo recognize the remarkable accomplishments of graduates of the School’s degree programs, the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Computer Science established the Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) program, under which awards are presented annually in several categories.

IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, received the school’s 2015 award for Outstanding Achievement in Management at the annual awards dinner on May 1, 2015 for “extraordinary management and leadership skills, demonstrated through corporate success and promulgated through teaching and mentoring.” See his opening panel remarks at this link.

Click on the graphic above to see the slides that went with PeterD’s remarks at the student panel discussion earlier in the day. About 60 students, professors, and guests attended the panel followed by a lively question and answer period.

Also earning a UMass CS 2015 OAA Award was Dr. Eric W. Brown for Outstanding Achievement in Technology Development for work on the development and management of open domain question answering technology and its application within the IBM Watson system and beyond. Dr. Eric Brown is the Director of Watson Algorithms for IBM Watson Group Innovations.

Introduction to Consulting Workshop

Venue: Renaissance Leadership Headquarters 525 Middlefield Rd Suite 230, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Leading Change Workshop -- Decide What Kind of Leader to be and Collect Followers  [Insturctor Version]Leaders of a world-class talent and talent advisory services firm with offices in Silicon Valley and London invited us to share a framework for thinking about consulting and how to systematically add value to the top executives of leading technology ventures in the world.

San Jose California Renaissance Executive Forum

Venue: Invitation-Only Webinar
February 18, 2015 : 9:00 to 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Manage to Lead -- Peer Group SessionEvery leader stands to benefit from the opportunity to meet monthly in a professionally facilitated session with about a dozen others in similar roles, in similar organizations, at a similar stage of evolution, and that do not compete.

CEO’s who make the one decision to join, as long as they show up and allow themselves to be vulnerable and open to input, get six distinct benefits that are hard to achieve any other way.

Click the image for a slide presentation of lessons learned and practices that lead to improved performance and growth thanks to Peer Group affiliation.

MSOD Leading Change: Organization Analysis and Strategy

January 3 to January 20, 2015

This course expands knowledge of organization operations, executive roles, and the centrality of strategy in organization operations, development, and change. Using lectures, fieldwork, guest speakers, analysis, work problems, and cases the course focuses on using Organization Development tools, principles, and methods in strategy development and implementation to move a system toward its desired future.

Leading Change: Decide what kind of leader to be and collect followers!

Venue: University of San Francisco Room 154 at 101 Howard Campus
November 11, 2014 5-6 PM

Leading Change Workshop -- Decide What Kind of Leader to be and Collect Followers  [Insturctor Version]IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino , a highly successful OD-Capable CEO, led an interactive workshop for attendees to consider what it means to be a leader and what choices a leader can and should make in order to manage themselves to be maximally effective in light of their mission, resources, and personal preferences. The workshop was for graduate students, alums, professors, and friends of the University of San Francisco Masters in Organization Development program in the School of Management.

Every organization has, or needs, a leader who sets direction, aligns resources, and motivates action. And while it is true that the power of one committed, clever person can make all the difference in the world, no one individual, even the greatest leader, does anything of much significance alone. The simple truth is that it takes a team to lead an organization.

The action motivated by this truth is for the leader to decide what kind of leader to be and then to attract, collect, and align his/her top team and collect followers. The best leader figures out that it is not all about her/him. It is about her/his organization and s/he can, and should, Manage to Lead his/her organization to achieve a stated vision. The top person’s job starts with managing his/her own self to lead.

The session was hosted by the director of the Masters in Organization Development Program in the School of Business who described the session as:  “…tremendously engaging and the case worked with the audience was very rich.  You gave students quite a bit to think about!

Those authorized to access USF networks can see the full session here.

World Strategy Week Webinar Panelist: The Role of Leaders in Strategy Success

Venue: Virtual World Wide Web
November 4, 2014 : 9:00 to 10:00 am Pacific

7 Truth IconsWorld Strategy Week is a worldwide, virtual event featuring the best experts and leaders in strategy, strategic planning, and strategic management to inspire, engage, and innovate.

Leaders are on the hot seat in today’s shifting business and social environment.  Leadership skills and practices that might have delivered results and strategic success in a more static environment are less likely to work now.

IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, participated on “The Role of Leaders in Strategy Success” panel which explored the role of a leader in achieving strategic success.  The panelists discussed leaders’ roles in both:

  • Change planning, implementation, and governance 
  • Cultivating the organization for success

 

Washington DC Area Renaissance Executive Forum

Venue: Tower Club Tysons Corner VA 8000 Towers Crescent Dr #1700, Vienna, VA 22182
October 21, 2014

Get HelpEvery leader stands to benefit from the opportunity to regularly review with outsiders what s/he seeks to do, what has been done to do it, what has happened and what has been learned so far, and what s/he plans to do next.

It is harder to set up, operate, and benefit from outside help than it may first appear. Click on the image accompanying this post for a slide presentation of lessons learned and best practices that, if followed, will lead to improved performance and growth thanks to help from Accountability Board Members and Subject Matter Experts.

For the Washington DC Renaissance Executive Forum on October 21st, 2014 the IntelliVen team, Peter DiGiammarino, Steve Messner, and David Halwig, led a discussion forum of mid-market area CEOs on how they can use Accountability Boards and Subject Matter Experts to help their organizations get on track to fulfill their potential to perform and grow.

CEO member feedback was ultra positive. One member reportedly said it was “One of the best ever“. The CEO forum leader reported: “The session received 10s across the board, both in terms of the value of the topic as well as the value of your presentation…WOW!”

Peter DiGiammarino Appeared on Critical Mass for Business Radio Show

Venue: Critical Mass for Business Radio Show 27762 Antonio Parkway, Suite L1-489 Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
October 14, 2014 : 4:00 Pacific

Press Release 2014 09 09 screenshotRichard Franzi interviewed Peter DiGiammarino, CEO of IntelliVen, live on his Critical Mass for Business Radio Show on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 4:00 Pacific time. Peter was the show’s featured guest and spoke about leaders, CEO Peer Groups, and his book Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World.

Click the Play Button below to listen to any or all of the 50-minute show.

As a leader who has served successful companies in the role of CEO, Peter knows how to develop and lead teams of high-powered, driven professionals.  His emphasis is to create and implement plans that are true to the organization’s market, offerings, competence, and purpose.  Today, as CEO of IntelliVen, Peter and his team help middle market companies achieve their full potential to perform and grow.

On Critical Mass for Business, Peter will talk about the seven truths every leader must acknowledge and wrap into his or her life.   These truths emerged in a career that spans business, not-for-profits, government, and academia – and Peter will talk about how they can make the difference between success and failure.

About Critical Mass Radio Show

Critical Mass for Business Radio Show airs three times a week on radio station OCTalkRadio.net Richard hosts the popular internet-based business talk radio focused on topics of interest to CEOs running middle market firms across North America.  Critical Mass for Business Radio Show is available on iTunes, Stitcher.com and www.ceopeergroups.podbean.com. Learn more at www.CriticalMassforBusiness.com.

Study Tour Silicon Valley 2014

Venue: Grosvenor Hotel at San Francisco Int'l Airport 380 South Airport Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94080
July 22, 2014 : 9:15 am to 12:00 pm

7 Truth IconsIntelliVen Principal Peter DiGiammarino led a half-day session on Innovation in Silicon Valley for 25 students as part of the 2014 Silicon Valley Study Tour sponsored by M31USA and offered by the Universita Carlo Cattaneo, Italy.

This Summer School program was initially designed for Italian university students close to graduation, but now is also open to native-Italian professionals and entrepreneurs interested in exploring the Silicon Valley business environment.

Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC)

Venue: Allianz Global Assistance 9950 Mayland Drive, Richmond, VA
June 11, 2013 : 12:00PM to 1:30PM

7 Truth IconsOrganizations that nurture talent to reach their full potential are more likely to be industry leaders. This is particularly true for organizations that have successfully recruited a diverse workforce. In VCIC’s June, 2014 session, IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, presented best practices related to developing, supporting, mentoring, and coaching organization leaders.

View presentation: Manage to Lead — Seven Truths to Help You Change the World VCIC Leadership Presentation.

Chesapeake Bay Organization Development (CBODN) Special Interest Group Book Club

February 12, 2014

IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, presented a highly interactive workshop based on case material and work problems from Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World at the Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN) Special Interest Group (SIG) book club at 1650 Tysons Blvd, Tysons Corner, Virginia. Conversation was lively and the possibility to turn tough personnel situations into formidable growth opportunities illuminated.

National Association of Corporate Directors

November 13, 2013

IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, presented Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World to about 50 in the Washington DC Chapter.  To end the session three graduates of the American University Master of Science in Organization Development Program facilitated a workshop to show it is harder than it looks to craft a clear statement of whose problem an organization solves but that it gets easier as a collaborative process and it is worth doing.

View presentation: Manage to Lead — Seven Truths to Help You Change the World NACD Presentation

Leesburg, VA Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM)

November 12, 2013

IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, presented Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World to about 35 registered attendees at the Leesburg SHRM monthly dinner meeting at the River Creek Country Club.

Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) Luncheon Webinar

September 25, 2013

In Palo Alto, California IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, shared lessons learned throughout his career on how to develop organizations that perform and grow based on his success as a leader and integrated with perspectives of organization development experts. Session and workshop content was from his workbook Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World.

Private Equity International (PEI) National Operating Partner Annual Excellence Awards Judge

August 6 through 12, 2013

IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, served on a panel of judges to determine winners for the second annual Operational Excellence Award to recognize those firms around the globe with the most compelling operational improvement stories and to examine how they managed to create value.

USAID Feed the Future Program

May 21, 2013

IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, presented Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World at Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, VA to 17 CEOs applying for USAID grants supporting very early stage ventures developing products and services to help smallholder farms in developing African countries. Peter’s presentation was recognized by most attendees as the one providing the greatest value of all sessions over the five-day conference.

View a teaser clip of the presentation here.

View a 5-minute montage of clips from the week-long session here.

Northern Virginia Society for Human Resource Management (NOVA SHRM)

April 30, 2013

IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, presented Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World in Tysons Corner, VA to about 75 dinner guests at the USA Today building.

Association for Strategic Planners (ASP) National Conference

April 22 - April 24 2013

In Atlanta, Georgia, IntelliVen CEO Peter DiGiammarino presented Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World in a Key Note address to about 200 registrants at the Annual ASP Conference, the world’s premier forum for the exchange of professional ideas and experiences among strategic planning professionals.

Renaissance Executive Forum

April 11, 2013

IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, presented Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to Change the World to a breakfast meeting of seven CEOs at The Tower Club in Tysons Corner, McLean, VA.

Private Equity International (PEI) National Operating Partners Forum

October 18-19th, 2012

IntelliVen CEO Peter DiGiammarino spoke in a spirited panel on the role of investors in portfolio company operations at the National PEI Operating Partners Forum in New York City.

Today’s private equity firm sees operational improvement of portfolio companies as a core component of any successful investment strategy regardless of industry or geography. Applying financial leverage is no longer sufficient to achieve the desired outcome; it’s how you identify operational improvement opportunity pre-acquisition and how the firm executes its post-acquisition plan that makes all the difference – this is now the industry’s mantra, subscribed to universally by GPs and LPs alike.

June 22, 2012 : 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Contract and GovernVentera’s Management Team of 30 participated in a half-day workshop on how supervisors can contract and govern team members to increase the odds of achieving intended results. Real cases were used as examples to reveal and drive home opportunities for improved performance.

The session was energetic and lively as participants worked in small groups to apply lessons learned on how to explicitly engage employees in conversation about what needs to be done and engaging in active discussion to gauge and effect understanding, interest, and confidence in so doing.

University of Massachusetts Bateman Scholar Interview

April 16, 2012

Click here for the interview.

University of Massachusetts Bateman Scholar Public Presentation

April 16, 2012

IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, presented Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World at Bodkin Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA to an audience of about 200 at the public presentation honoring his role as the 2012 Bateman Scholar in Residence at the university.

View the presentation here.

Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), National Capital Region

July 14, 2011

IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, presented Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to Change the World at a monthly dinner meeting to about 50 attendees at the Melrose Hotel, Washington, DC.

National Capital Area Association for Strategic Planners

April 14, 2011

IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, presented Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World at the monthly National Capital Area Association for Strategic Planners (ASP) dinner meeting at the Hyatt Regency; Washington DC.

University of Massachusetts Honors Course: Leadership from the Inside Out

Fall 2010 to Fall 2011

IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, co-taught a 1-credit course for Honors Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA on leadership from the inside-out with Dr. Dory Hollander.

American University MS OD: Organization Analysis and Strategy

2010 to 2013

Graduate Course in the Masters of Science Organization Development Program in the School of Public Administration in Washington DC. The courses teaches a framework for describing an organization as it exists and a way to frame and drive to implement initiatives that will achieve a target next state.

Ernst & Young

May 14, 2010

Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Greater Washington region.Click here to read more.

Executive Leaders Radio Show

December 10, 2009
Click above for the full interview script.

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