The Power of Peers in Your Organization
Thursday, June 18th, 2020
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
We will showcase how to tap into the latent powers and tacit knowledge of managers and supervisors through in-company peer learning groups. Peer groups can be implemented throughout the organization regardless of the size and organizational form, and can be applied as face-to-face and virtual meetings.
The workshop will showcase how self-directed groups work, develop professional competencies and increase awareness of self and others. As such, peer learning groups are open and intimate “safe places” where members can discuss professional and personal challenges that they do not feel they can raise elsewhere. This new approach to professional development is gaining traction in many organizations and its value is increasingly supported by research (see for example, “Peer Coaching at Work: Principles and Practices” by Polly Parker, Douglas T. Hall, Kathy E. Kram, and Ilene C. Wasserman (2019) and several articles in the HBR.
Presenters: Deborah Laurel & Peter Korynski
Deborah and Peter are co-founders of the Peer Learning Institute.
Deborah has been a workplace learning expert and consultant for over thirty years, with over 25 years as President of Laurel and Associates, Ltd., a certified woman-owned small business that specializes in enhancing interpersonal dynamics within organization. She is published in the 2004-2013 Pfeiffer Annuals, The Leadership Challenge Activities Book, and 101 More Ways to Make Training Active.
Peter has been an organizational development expert and an executive coach for over thirty years. Peter works with CEOs and exec teams of various institutions to help expand their leadership potential and build the flexibility that allows them to deal with the growing complexity of internal and external relations. He is a certified coach in Immunity to Change, Motivational Interviewing, Developmental Coaching, and the Kantor Institute's Structural Dynamics.