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CHiP Code:  CH2007

March Learning Event: Facilitating for Change - The Part of Art

  • 03/18/2016
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Penn State Harrisburg, 777 W Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057 (Olmsted Building, Room 308E)


  • Continental breakfast is included with registration.
  • Continental breakfast is included with registration.

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Often overlooked as something done by professionals and children, research and practice have both demonstrated that art can actually play a pivotal role in helping groups of adults coalesce around their goals, in the creative integration of conflicting agendas, and in their vision for a future change-state.

In this experiential session with Jo Tyler, we will explore how artistic expression provides a powerful dimension to our ways of knowing and understanding the contexts we inhabit, and often take for granted, every day. In addition to a quick (and painless) look at the theory that underpins practice in this area, you will get a video-glimpse at a live case study undertaken by Jo on her sabbatical. But most importantly, you will experience, hands-on, a process you can use to integrate storytelling and visual art in support of surfacing new insights and connections.

About the Speaker: 

Jo A. Tyler Ed.D. is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the M.Ed. and Graduate Certificate programs in Training and Development at Penn State Harrisburg. 

Jo Tyler

Always building on her experiences as a corporate practitioner, her doctorate in her doctorate in Adult Learning and Organizational Leadership from Columbia University, in her teaching, research, and consulting she focuses on organization development, change, and adult learning with special emphasis on storytelling, listening, and visual arts in organizational settings. She has published a variety of journal articles and book chapters on these subjects. She can be reached at jat235@psu.edu.

Parking Information: Please park in the back of the Olmsted building. If you choose to park anywhere else on campus, be sure to pay $1 at one of the kiosks and place the parking slip on your dashboard. 

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New Member/Prospective Member Meet & Greet:

We'd like to invite you to join us just prior to the event at 8:30am for our New Member/Prospective Member Meet & Greet.  

This is a great way to connect with other new members and discuss the value that membership with our chapter can offer YOU. Additionally, we will have people from our Membership team there to answer any questions you may have about the chapter. 

When you check in, just let our greeter know you are interested in joining the Meet & Greet, and he or she will direct you. We hope to see you there!

Thank you to our sponsor:

ATD Central Pennsylvania

PO Box 23

Hummelstown, PA  17036

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