Past Programs

The quality of BFR programs keeps members coming back year after year. Take a look at our topics just in the past few years:  201720162015201420132012201120102009. All programs are chock-full of content. We have posted several program summaries - see the bolded links below.

2017
  • The Heart of Team Coaching,  Daphe Woolfolk.  Jan. virtual program.
  • OD in Action, Martha Miser and Anna Tansi, Feb.
  • Change Leadership Effectiveness:  Achieving the benefits of strategic initiatives, Kimberlee Williams, March webinar.
  • Revealing Blindspots: Using InSight Mapping to Uncover What’s Hidden, Allison Whitmire, April
  • Collaborative Coaching with directors of the May Institute, May
  • LMAP,  Leadership Multi-rater Assessment of Personality, Ron Warren, June.
  • Resonant Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence: Inspiring Us to Be Our Best, Richard Boyatzis, Sept.
  • Coaching in Organizations, Peter Bregman, Sept. virtual program.
  • Fast Track to Getting the Results you Want, Jeb Bates and Carol Salloway, Oct.
  • Consulting Skills in a Changing World, Martha Miser and Anna Tansi, Nov.
  • Pearls of Learning and Structured Networking, Dec.

2016
2015
  • Using Storytelling in Coaching, Steve Ober, Jan.
  • Shift Your Point of View, Kim Dakin Neale, Feb. 
  • Women Working Together,  Anne Litwin about her book, Feb. webinar. 
  • Applying Aikido Principles to Conflict Resolution, Judy Ringer, April
  • Public Narrative, Deb Ullman,  May 
  • Change Management, panel with Jay Spitulnik, Mary Ellen McCourt and Laurel Martino. June.
  • Facilitating Cliffhanger Moments, Perry Carrison, Rick Lent. August.
  • Getting to “Now What?”, Dorothy Strachan, Sept. webinar.
  • Building Stakeholder Engagement Through Your Meetings, Rick Lent, Oct.
  • Clear Leadership, Carol Salloway and Janet Britcher.  Dec.

2014

  • Using Surveys to Support OD Projects, w/ Mick Verran (Feb 7, 2014)
  • Linking Argyris and Appreciative Inquiry, w/ Nancy Brodsky (April 11, 2014)
  • Who Are We and Why Are We Here, w/ Beth Shapiro & Fernando Lopez (May 2, 2014)
  • Facilitating Change with Metaphors, w/ Larry Raymond (June 6, 2014)
  • Polarity management: a Tool for Leaders to Manage Change, w/ Abby Yanow, September 
  • Future Thinking:  A Simulation for Visioning, Planning, and Decision-Making, Deb Bercume and Karen Stacey, Oct. 3
  • Consultation with Non-Profit Executive Directors, Nov. 7
  • Butterfly Framework of Complex Human Systems, Vicky Schubert and Anne Starr, Dec. 12
     
2013
  • Webinar: Larry Dressler, "Standing in the Fire" (Jan 11, 2013)
  • Webinar: Gervase Bushe: Clear Leadership (Jan 18, 2013)
  • Developing Your Unique Value (Jan 30, 2013)
  • The High-Velocity Edge (Feb 1, 2013)
  • BFR Storytelling Lab (Feb 27, 2013)
  • Handling Difficult-to-Discuss Conversations: Understanding our Frames as OD Consultant, w/ Mike Halperin (Mar 1, 2013)
  • Merging Cultures: Part 2, w/ Anne Litwin (Apr 5, 2013)
  • Mt. Everest Simulation, w/ Deborah Soule & Michael Roberto (May 3, 2013)
  • Larry Dressler Workshop: Standing in the Fire (May 15, 2013)
  • When Conflict Happens to Good Work, w/ Eben Weizman (Jun 7, 2013)
  • Team Coaching,w/  Alexander Caillet (Sep 13, 2013)
  • Consultation with Non-Profit Directors (Oct 4, 2013)
  • Inspiration from the best of TED talks! , w/ Michael Madera (Oct 29, 2013)
  • Practiced Spontaneity: Improv’s Gifts to Facilitation, w/ Izzy Gessell (Nov 8, 2013)
  • Collaborative Decision Making in the Virtual Environment/ Loomio (Dec 6, 2013)
2012
  • Peer Learning cohorts: Org. Culture Change, Facilitating School Systems, Leadership Development, Network Analysis
  • Theory into Action (Feb 3, 2012)
  • Using NVC to Stay Present w/ Scott Loring and Carol Salloway (Mar 2, 2012)
  • Team Coaching w/ Alexander Caillet (Apr 6, 2012)
  • Know What You Don’t Know: How can leaders become effective problem-finders? w/ Michael Roberto
  • Changing the Discourse (Jun 8, 2012)
  • Merging Cultures: Part I, w/ Anne Litwin (Sep 7, 2012)
  • Webinar: Paul Levy: Goal Play, Leadership Lessons from the Soccer Field (Sep 21, 2012)
  • Consultation with Non-Profits (Oct 12, 2012)
  • Graphic Facilitation, w/ Debra Vinci (Nov 2, 2012)
  • Unleash your Inner Storyteller (Dec 14, 2012)
2011
  • Turning Autopilot Off: Decision Making as Science and Art (Feb 4, 2011)
  • Metaphors: Facilitators’ Power Tool  w/ Janet Britcher and Perry Carrison (Apr 1, 2011)
  • Team Coaching w/ Alexander Caillet (May 6, 2011)
  • The “Knowledge Jam” w/Kate Pugh (Jun 3, 2011)
  • Advanced Facilitation Peer Learning series (Aug 3, 2011)
  • The Bigger Game (Aug 5, 2011)
  • Discover Your Unique Value (Sep 23, 2011)
  • How Resistance Can be the Consultant’s Best Friend w/ Sonia Nevis (Nov 4, 2011)
  • Social and Value Network Analysis (Dec 2, 2011)

2010

  1. “Facilitation Gone Bad”: Turning Challenges into Gifts of Learning (Feb 5, 2010)
  2. The Courage to Break Through: Creative Practices in Facilitation (Apr 2, 2010)
  3. Running Virtual Meetings, Nancy Settle Murphy (May 7, 2010)
  4. Conflict Management, Jan Williams and Chuck Phillips (Jun 4, 2010)
  5. Facilitating Meetings from Hell: Using SAVI to Understand and Transform Dysfunctional Communication (Aug 6, 2010)
  6. Personal Branding, Alesia Latson (Oct 1, 2010)
  7. You Get What you Measure (Nov 5, 2010)
  8. High Stakes Conversations (Dec 3, 2010)
2009
  1. Developing YOU! (Aug 7, 2009)
  2. The Organization Workshop w/ Sophie Parker and Anne Litwin(Oct 2, 2009)
  3. Fun Day at the BFR!  Janet Britcher, Nina Coil, Alan Niebanck & Perry Carrison (Nov 6, 2009)
  4. Play the Blues/ Facilitation w/Rob Fletcher(Dec 4, 2009)