Assessing Organizations to Fix the Right Problem

  • 25 Oct 2022
  • 10:00 AM
  • 08 Nov 2022
  • 12:00 PM
  • Virtual
  • 15



Assessing Organizations to Fix the Right Problem
Virtual Workshop Series

THREE Workshop Sessions:
October 25, November 1, November 8
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

TWO Office Hour Periods (Optional):
October 27 & November 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Are you tired of delivering generic solutions to unique problems?

How often have your training participants or clients (internal or external) told you “This wouldn’t work HERE”?

Have you ever coached an executive without feeling confident that you understood the organization’s real leadership needs?

It is easy to end up addressing a superficial symptom while leaving the underlying problem untouched.

As you know, every engagement should start with a thorough assessment. But assessments can easily go sour. Executives can be reluctant to act. Employees feel exposed rather than engaged. Those closest to the real problem become defensive rather than curious. Leadership feels overwhelmed by new issues.

Who is it for?

Trainers, coaches, and consultants, both internal and external

What will you take away?

Through a mix of presentation, discussion, participant cases studies, and structured exercises, you will learn:

  • an organization assessment strategy that ensures that data is used and employees feel safe and involved.
  • a "map" for an organization, so you can be confident you have looked in all the right places.
  • numerous assessment techniques, with special attention to focus groups and employee surveys.
  • Four new survey strategies that increase the power of your assessment.

And have you ever been frustrated by being limited to doing training even as you learn about the broader issues facing your client that the training will not address? In this workshop you will learn how to use assessment as the stepping stone to a broader consulting engagement, working with the whole organization in a multi-faceted change effort.

Work on your own concerns during the Workshop

As a participant, you are invited to bring in concrete assessment challenges, which we will use as case material in a combination of presentation and discussion.

ATD Capabilities Addressed:

  • Change Management
  • Consulting and Business Partnering
  • Data & Analytics

Technology Requirements:
This session will be conducted through Zoom. Log-in instructions will be sent prior to the event. 

About the Speaker:

Jerry L. Talley, PhD - JLTalley & Associates
Over the last 45 years I have provided organizational development consulting to hundreds of companies. I have worked in high tech, hospitality, banks and credit unions, health care, commercial construction, publishing, education, entertainment, manufacturing, the military, public utilities, not-for-profits, city and county government, and one organic grocery store. My background is in Sociology, but I am also a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancellations made more than five (5) calendar days prior to the event will receive a full refund. Cancellations made three (3) to five (5) calendar days prior to the event will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations less than three (3) calendar days prior to the event and no-shows will not be refunded or credited. Any unpaid balance due will remain according to the above guidelines. Refunds will be issued using the original payment method.

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