Keynote and Conference Speaking 2018-01-01T14:47:58+00:00

Testimonials

“Cliff has been regular speaker at our conferences since 2009 and delivered the keynote on the final day of our Systems Thinking in Action Conference in November of 2012. Cliff followed keynotes on previous days by Peter Block, Peter Senge, and Margaret Wheatley and provided a smashing performance with ratings of 4.9 out of 5 – with more than 700 people in attendance. This is the highest rating we’ve seen in years and a well-deserved recognition of a presentation that included a mix of tools, tips and techniques pulled together and made visible through stories from the field, part humor, and part inspiration. I recommend and say with confidence that Cliff will add real depth for your event or conference as he has done consistently for PEGASUS.”

Mark Alpert (November 2012)
PEGASUS Systems Thinking in Action
Video of Cliff’s Keynote Speach: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52AHGIEEwK8

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“I thoroughly enjoyed the Polarity Thinking full day seminar that Jean Porto and you designed and presented at the 2013 conference of the Association for Psychological Type International last week. Having attended many APTi conferences, I can truthfully say that this session was one of the very best, if not the best, of the presentations I have experienced at one of our events. It was loaded with very useful take-aways, aha moments, humor and clear expertise. Evident was the amount of time and effort you both put into the preparation and the presentation of the material. Also, the interactive nature from start to finish was particularly helpful not only in making the day go very fast but also in facilitating a deeper learning on the parts of those attending. I would also like to thank both of you for your gracious generosity with the participants. Thank you for a great learning experience.”

Kathleen Howard, M.B.A., M.Ed. MBTI® Master Practitioner
Human Development Associates President

Selected List of Past Speaking Engagements

See Cliff Kayser’s Listing and Short Video on the Society for Organizational Learning Speaker’s Bureau

 

Event Name Date Presentation Title
Barrett Values Centre, Cultural Transformation Tools International Conference April, 2007 “Mapping Polarities to Manage Desired Culture ‘Antidotes’”
Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network Coaching Special Interest Group February, 2008 “Coaching to Polarities”
Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network, July, 2008 “Managing Polarities to Assist the Practice of International OD”
Georgetown University Executive Leadership Coaching Graduate Conference on Sustainability February, 2009 “Coaching to Polarities for Sustainable Dynamic Balance”
National Values Assessment Coalition Conference, Stockholm, Sweden. (Sponsored by the Barrett Values Centre). Counties represented: Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Majorca, Sweden, US, and UK. May, 2009 “Value Polarities for Barrett Values Assessment Results”
American Society for Training & Development, OD Special Interest Group July, 2009 “How to Identify and Manage Unsolvable Problems”
American Council for Technology (ACT) – Industry Advisory Council (IAC). September, 2009 Senior Executive Service and IT Partners Leadership Series:“Managing Interdependent Values (Polarities)”
D.C. Office of Chief Technology Officer, Leadership Strategy and Innovation Thought Leader Series November, 2009 Strategic Thinking: “OVERVIEW: How to Identify and Manage Unsolvable Problems; Working with Polarities “
Metro DC International Coaching Federation February, 2010 Coaching to *Polarities to Achieve High-performance and Sustainable Dynamic Balance — Xperience “IT”!
Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network September 9, 2010 Tapping into the Power of Generative and Sustainable Change for Leaders, Teams, and Organizations
Capitol Creativity Network October 13, 2010 Xperience “IT”: Emerging the Generative & Sustainable for the Individual and Collective
KEYNOTE: Pegasus Conference

Conference Theme:

“Systems Thinking in Action: Fueling New Cycles of Success”

November 8-10/2010 Present:
Getting Unstuck: Turning Unsolvable Problems into Virtuous Cycles Using Polarity Management
Pegasus ConferenceConference Theme:
“Because Sustainable Success Just Doesn’t Happen” October 31-November 2, 2011 A “Speed Date” with Polarity Thinking/Tapping the Generative Power of Systems with Polarity Management
No Va Association for Psychological Type November 30, 2011 Psychological Type (MBTI) and Polarity Thinking
Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference NEA Leaders Standing Strong January 29, 2012 Polarity Thinking: The Leadership APP for 21st Century Strategic Leaders
No Va Association for Psychological Type February 2, 2012 Polarity Thinking and MBTI, Part II
Southeast Regional Leadership Conference: NEA Leaders Standing Strong February 3, 2012 Polarity Thinking: The Leadership APP for 21st Century Strategic Leaders
Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Conference May 4, 2012 “Resiliency Through Leveraging Polarity”
9th Annual Capital Coaches Conference June 7, 2012 “Boundary Busting with Polarity Coaching”
KEYNOTE: Pegasus Conference November 14, 2012 “A World of Both: Harnessing the Energy of Opposites”
Polarity Thinking Learning Community March 16, 2013 “Using the Polarity Assessment for Continuity and Transformation (PACT) in Diversity and Inclusion work.”
Association for Psychological Type, International Conference, 2013 July 10-14th “Setting a Higher Bar for the MBTI Using the Polarity Approach and Map”
KEYNOTE:Systems Thinking in Action Conference, 2013 November 15, 2013 The S.M.A.L.L. Approach to Measure and Leverage Love in Systems
Masonleads and the Center for the Advancement of Well-being Leading to Well-being Conference:
Thriving Together April 11, 2014 “Thriving in Big Ways Using the “S.M.A.L.L.” Approach: How to Create and Sustain Leadership and Organizational Well-Being”
KEYNOTE: Systems Thinking in Action Conference, 2014 April 16, 2014 “Measuring Fears in Gap Analysis, x 2″
KEYNOTE: United Technologies Aerospace Systems

Leadership Summit (Top 150 Leaders)

May 6-8, 2014 “Leveraging Polarity for Flawless Execution”
Cliff Kayser and Russ Gaskin present at the American University KEY Conference with Dan Pink, Don Zauderer, and Patrick Malone May 15, 2014 “Achieving Mastery and Purpose Together:  Small Ways To Create Big Change”
ICF Global 2014 Conference-North America — Midwest June 19-21, 2014 “Between a Rock and a Hard Place:  Leveraging Polarities with a “Both/And” Approach to Learning from Experience
Cliff Kayser, Russ Gaskin, Peter Senge: Systems Thinking in Schools Conference July 17-19, 2014 “Leveraging Polarities in Education”
Cliff Kayser and Beth Applegate, Alliance for Non-profit Management Conference September 17-19 “Problems vs. Polarities — A Critical Distinction: Leveraging Polarities in Nonprofit Management”
Northern Virginia Society for Human Resource Management – HR Strategy Academy Conference September 30, 2014 “Polarities: How to Leverage Strategic Business Tension in Organizations”
Northern Virginia Society for Human Resource Management January 27, 2015 “Using Organizational Conflict to Your Advantage”
Delaware Valley Association for Psychological Type March 7, 2015 “Optimizing TYPE Using the Polarity Approach”
World Institute of Action Learning International Conference October 28, 2015 “The Power Team of Action Learning and Polarity Thinking”
Mid-Atlantic Facilitator’s Network October 30, 2015 “Leveraging the Power of Polarities in Facilitation”
Polarity Learning Community, Texas A&M University November 5-6, 2015 “Perspectives: Polarity as Metatheory
Association of Mumbai Coaches, Mumbai, India November 16, 2015 “A Polarity Approach to Coaching: Increasing the Speed, Attainability, and Sustainability of Client Outcomes”
American University February, 2016 Course: “Leading Public Policy Implementation (Using the Polarity Approach)”
The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland February, 2016 “Hooked and Stuck: Coaching for Leverage When Polarity Interests Conflict”
Georgetown Alumni Coaching Conference March 10-11, 2016 “Sustainable Transformation Through Continuity: A Polarity Approach for Immunity to Change”
Foundations in the Polarity Approach for Continuity and Transformation (PACT) May 18-20 Certification Training Conducted at Kayser Ridge Retreat and Learning Center
Advanced Applications in the Polarity Approach for Continuity and Transformation (PACT) July 26-28, 2016 Certification Training Conducted at Kayser Ridge Retreat and Learning Center
Ohio Valley ICF August 10, 2016 “How Can the Polarity Approach Support Your Clients and Your Coaching?”
2016 Capital Coaches Conference,

“Designing Innovative Conversations”

10/2016 “Using the Polarity Approach to Leverage Unsolvable Problems”
KEYNOTE
NEA Leadership Summit, 2017
2/25/2017 Polarity Thinking:
Racial Justice in Education
Eighth Annual Key Executive Leadership Conference: journey Through Transition in Turbulent Times 5/17/2017 Leveraging Network Science with the Polarity Approach to Navigate a *VUCA World
*Volatile, Uncertain, Chaotic, and Ambiguous

 

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