Willing to be Disturbed: Seeing the World in New Ways

Willing to be Disturbed: Seeing the World in New Ways

Willing To Be Disturbed: Seeing the World in New Ways

Today’s world challenges us find new ways to see and make meaning of what we see around us, in our interpersonal relationships, our families and our communities, and in our places of work.

In this highly participative session, we will use various maps and other representations of the world to:

  • explore one model of how we make meaning
  • experiment with identifying underlying assumptions, beliefs, metaphors and stories that shape how we see the world and ourselves in it
  • learn how to play with those stories, assumptions, etc., and determine if they continue to serve us


Helen Spector has worked as an organizational consultant for over 35 years, providing team building, executive coaching and strategic planning support for clients as diverse as BP/Amoco, University of Chicago MBA program, the Urban Land Institute, and the National Episcopal Church. Helen has developed a multi-faceted practice based on an integration of large group methodologies, self-organizing systems theories and Gestalt group practice. She holds a BA in Sociology from Brown University and an MM Degree in Strategy and Environment, and Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Helen has served on volunteer boards including Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center in Chicago, Katalysis North/South Partnership for Microcredit, and the Council for a Parliament of the Worlds Religions. She currently serves as a member at-large of the OODN Board and participates in the CCP program.

Contact Helen at 503-296-7248 or helen94611@gmail.com


Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

5:00 pm gather and networking
5:30 pm welcome and OODN announcements
5:45 – 8:00 pm program
8:00 – 8:15 pm, reflections and close

Location:  Daimler Trucks North America, 4555 N. Channel, Corporate Conference Center, Portland, OR 97217
Parking:  Parking available and free in the lot.
Food:  Light snacks and water provided.
Cost:  Chapter Members and Partner Organizations (ATD, PHRMA): $10; Guests: $25
To Register: Through Eventbrite. Online registration available until 8 am the morning of the event. Registration at the door if space available. Space is limited to 40.