Metro DC Chapter ATD - Leadership Development CoP: Building a Values-Based Organization Using Barrett’s Cultural Transformation Tools

  • 11 Oct 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • C2 Technologies, Training Center, 1919 Gallows Rd., Vienna, VA 22182
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As we continue to explore the connection between culture building and leadership effectiveness, the Leadership Development CoP focuses this month on the contributions of Richard Barrett, founder of the Barrett Values Centre (BVC) in the UK. Barrett’s work began with a focus on values and led to development of his 7-Levels of Consciousness model that builds on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Prior to this session, you will have an opportunity to take the BVC Personal Values Assessment (PVA) to discover the distribution and concentrations of your personal values as reflected in the 7-Levels model. Barrett believes that organizations work better when their leaders are focused on building values-driven cultures that benefit their people, their customers, and all sectors of society. The BVC has developed powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage the cultures of their organizations, and the leadership development needs of their managers and leaders.

Our presenters, Craig Coble and MaryJane Bullen of Coble Consulting, Inc., are certified in the BVC methodologies and tools. During this program, you will learn about the 7-Levels model, gain insights into your PVA results, and learn how the values of leaders and employees impact organizational culture. Craig and MaryJane will also review several of the BVC cultural transformation tools (CTTs) that provide measures of culture and indicate how to effect positive culture change. You will leave with a better understanding of how these powerful tools can transform organizations and improve leadership.

Presenters: Craig Coble and MaryJane Bullen 

Craig Coble is an experienced facilitator, Leadership Development Specialist, and executive coach. In 2000 Craig started Coble Consulting Inc. specializing in individual and organizational development. Currently Craig is a lead facilitator for several Leadership Development Programs and administers workshops through the lens of the Psychology of Decision Making, Aspiring Leaders and Emotional Intelligence, Effective Communication, and Conflict Resolution for several government agencies throughout the United States and internationally, as well as other financial and nonprofit institutions.

Craig received a BS in Psychology at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He also attended Law School at New York Law School in New York, NY. He holds Life and Executive coaching certifications from The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). In 2012 he received certification as Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). He is also a qualified administrator of a number of psychological and personality assessments, as well as 360-degree feedback instruments. In addition, he is a certified and practicing Action Learning coach through WIAL since 2009.

In 1982 under Vice President Bush, Craig helped rewrite section 504 of the Civil Rights Act to address Civil Rights for Disabled People.

He has published articles in The Washington Post and several magazines, and appeared on the Maury Povich show, The Today Show, and Good Morning America.

As an entrepreneur, Craig invests in real estate in Washington, DC and founded a greeting card company for ex-relationships.

MaryJane Bullen brings 30 years of experience coaching leaders, teams, managers, and staff of non-profit, for-profit, and government organizations to create cost-effective performances through leadership and cultural alignment. As part of this work, Mary Jane focuses on how cultural entropy impacts employee engagement and significantly influences organizational and financial performance.

MaryJane has worked as an internal management staff member with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) supporting senior leaders in strategic planning by designing and facilitating strategic forums, town halls, and stakeholder meetings. In this role, she worked closely with Richard Barrett to design and deliver values-based workshops for managers and leaders during the World Bank’s 1998 transformation. She has used a variety of assessments to open a space for deeper and more productive conversations between leaders, managers, staff, customers, and stakeholders. She is a master trainer and practitioner in the Barrett Culture Transformation Tools. Trained by the National Training Lab (NTL) and the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution, MaryJane is a group facilitator for teams and community groups. She is a Neuro Linguistic Programming master practitioner.

MaryJane has collaborated with George Washington University to deliver workshops for managers and leaders in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. As an executive coach, MaryJane draws on many models to discover the unique perspective of each leader, manager, or staff member so that they can maximize their strengths while uncovering their blind spots.

MaryJane holds an MS in Organization Development from American University and has also served as an adjunct professor in this program. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Venue: C2 Technologies, Training Center, 1919 Gallows Rd., Vienna, VA 22182

Info about the venue:

If you’ve been to C2 before, we’re actually in the other building—1919, which is perpendicular to 1921. We’ll be in a training center on the ground floor.

Although the address is Gallows Rd., the entrance to the building is on Boone Blvd. If you've just turned off of Rt. 7 onto Gallows Rd, with Olive Garden on your right, take the next left onto Boone Blvd., then turn right into the first driveway. 1919 is the building to the left. Parking is over to the right, and it is free.

After you enter the building, go to the left to find the training center. We’ll have signs to guide you.

If you have any trouble getting in, call or text Claudia at 703.217.3517.

Closest Metro Stop: Tysons Corner (Silver Line): You can walk through Tysons Corner mall to Route 7, cross the street, and walk to 1919 Gallows Rd (which is actually on Boone Blvd). Probably about a half-mile walk.

In addition, there’s a shuttle bus that leaves the McLean Metro at approximately 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. and arrives at Tysons International Plaza (1919 Gallows Rd) about 20 minutes later. We can coordinate rides back to the Metro after the meeting.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

C² Technologies, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in performance improvement, dedicated to improving the effectiveness of productivity-driven organizations. We provide training, strategic human capital management, mission-critical support services, and information technology solutions to meet the specific needs of our civilian, defense, and private-industry clients. C²'s solutions are as diverse as our clients, giving us an opportunity to incorporate best practices from each industry into our services. 


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