“Why Does My Boss (or colleague, direct report, client…) Sound Like My Mom (or dad, brother, sister…)?”| A BOB+BART Experiential Lab | January 30 & 31, 2016 | Bellevue, WA

This experiential laboratory for men and women offers participants an opportunity to create a temporary learning organization that will be formed, and come to an end, in fourteen hours. It provides a playground on which to design, create, structure, observe and study the organization of your dreams.

Many of us have fantasies about what will make an organization equitable and sustainable, providing an environment for the support and development of employees. Yet these qualities can feel elusive. Even when we flatten the organizational structure or refuse to designate anyone a leader, the reality of equitable and sustainable organizations can be difficult to achieve or maintain. The emergence of these organizational qualities is dependent not only on sound organizational principles, but also on the roles and responses to authority that we learned in our families and often continue to unconsciously repeat. Without awareness of what triggers these old family roles, we are doomed to repeat them, making the organizations we hope to create ever more elusive.

You may have had the thought that working with women or for women will be different—better? Different—worse? More likely…or less likely…to bring about, and make visible, the equity, sustainability, developmental capacities we desire in organizations.

While men will be part of the staff for this event, the directorate of this experiential lab will be women, providing participants, both women and men, with a particular opportunity to examine their expectations, projections, strategies and capacity for working and negotiating with women.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
  • Date & Time: Sunday, January 31, 2016, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Place: Impact Hub, 555 116th Ave NE, Bellevue WA
  • Cost: $200 by January 14, 2016, $250 January 15th and after

View the flyer.