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What’s a “Birdfeeder”?

A “Birdfeeder” is a public appearance by an expert resource for the benefit of Vistage members. (Private appearances are closed to anyone beyond a specific group’s members.)

The Birdhouse is the collective membership of the eight Vistage groups chaired by Artie Isaac. Birdfeeders were created for Birdhouse members to meet one another and to learn about topics of interest.

Birdfeeders are open to all local Vistage members and other leaders.

All attendees must register in advance with Monica Leck, so there are enough seats, materials, and hospitality. Contact Monica with your request at  monica.leck.vistage@gmail.com.

 

Upcoming Birdfeeders

The W. Edwards Deming Institute
Leading with a Systems View

Monday, August 27, 8:30 am (concluding Monday and Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.) through Wednesday, August 29, 1 p.m.
(a two-and-a-half-day program)

As Dr. Deming believed, working together is fundamental to solving and preventing problems, while providing us the ability to “do more with less.”

Versa and the Birdhouse are delighted to host The W. Edwards Deming Institute and two Deming experts. They’ll present a two-and-a-half-day workshop that shows how to apply professional management to your business using core concepts from Deming. Through small-group breakouts, work sessions, and discussion, you’ll develop a systems view of your organization and see how you can improve effectiveness through reduced costs, increased productivity, and accelerated growth and innovation.

Who Should Register? A business leader looking to improve the organization’s performance through making work visible and continual improvement.

What is it? A two-and-a-half-day workshop to help you recognize significant opportunities to reduce costs, increase productivity, growth and innovation in your organization.

Why Sign Up? There’s a way to eliminate having the same conversations with your team over and over again.

Not part of a monthly group meeting, this is a “Birdfeeder,” open to members and members’ guests. The Deming Institute will charge $1,300 per person ($1,000 for each additional person from the same company), and this program will be held only if a minimum of $44,000 is raised to cover cost of faculty, books, class materials, and hospitality. 

Here’s where to buy tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/25-day-seminar-the-deming-method-leading-with-a-systems-view-tickets-47958506183

EOS Integrators Roundtable

Tuesday, September 4, 9am – 10:30am

Artie Isaac and Certified EOS Implementer Connie Chwan will facilitate an informal gathering of those who are EOS integrators. Bring questions and hear best (and worst) practices. Not part of a monthly group meeting, this is a “Birdfeeder,” open to members and members’ guests.

RSVP to Monica by August 30; monica.leck.vistage@gmail.com

Jerry B. Harvey. Ph.D. (presented by Artie Isaac)
The Abilene Paradox

Wednesday, October 24th, 9:30 am – 11 am 

The late Jerry B. Harvey was a favorite Vistage speaker. His Abilene Paradox teaches that much dysfunction results not from our ability to manage conflict, but our inability to manage agreement. Dr. Harvey kindly created a 20-minute video, which we will watch and discuss.

This is a life-changing lesson on organizational dynamics. It is a classic for any Vistage member.

Not part of a monthly group meeting, this is a “Birdfeeder,” open to members and members’ guests.

RSVP to Monica by October 17; monica.leck.vistage@gmail.com

EOS Integrators Roundtable

Monday, December 17, 10:30am – noon

Artie Isaac and Certified EOS Implementer Connie Chwan will facilitate an informal gathering of those who are EOS integrators. Bring questions and hear best (and worst) practices. Not part of a monthly group meeting, this is a “Birdfeeder,” open to members and members’ guests.

RSVP to Monica by December 14; monica.leck.vistage@gmail.com

Questions & Answers

May I bring — or send — a guest? Yes. Please limit guests to your family, potential peer group candidates, and your key executive colleagues. If you are wondering about whether a guest is appropriate, ask Monica.

Do I need to pre-register? Yes. Please let Monica know if you are attending and the name(s) and contact information of any guests you are inviting. Monica.Leck.Vistage@gmail.com

What’s “Birdhouse”? Birdhouse is the combined membership of the peer groups chaired by Artie Isaac. Like birds of different feathers, flocking together. Please refer candidates to ArtieIsaac.com.