The RGB Way with CapacityWare
2007 Issue 10 - October 10, 2007
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ARTICLE - INCLUSION - THE RGB WAY!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
SENDER INFORMATION - SUBSCRIBER OPTIONS
INCLUDING A FULL RANGE OF TALENT - THE RGB WAY! by Joe Lacroix
Whether it's building a coalition for change, planning, or project
implementation, including the full range of talent needed for
success can be intentional. Too often people are selected for
projects because they happen to be passing the boss' office at the
wrong time, or they have some spare time in their schedule. As a
result, projects involving an ad hoc team fall short of
expectations. There is a better way.
Use CapacityWare software to help identify people who will be best
suited to the task imposed by the project. Most of all, insure
the team composite is balanced (as close to 34, 33, 33 as possible).
Our experience clearly demonstrates that such a balanced team
profile contains members who have what it takes to assure project
There is a myth that the best individual RGB Profile is balanced at
or close to the scores suggested in the previous paragraph. Like
all individual Profiles, there are strengths and shortfalls. The
leap to a composite profile (a roll up of group members) is
different. The group composite ideal is a balance of all three
colors. The best teams have individual members with clear color
strengths outside the balance envelope.
As the team gets underway, schedule a brief RGB experience that will
ground everyone to the talents they have that will be needed for the
task to be successful. When team members can effectively recognize
the RGB Task-type and link it with the team member that has an
abundance of that talent, higher quality results can be achieved.
We all like to believe that we have the full measure of talent
needed to be successful at anything we undertake, but it just isn't
so. Together we can achieve more than we can achieve individually.
To read the INSIDE BUSINESS companion article, go to:
( http://www.ltodi.com/IB_2007_08_Feeling Included.pdf )
HAMPTON, VA - CWPIN ANNUAL CONFERENCE PLANNING MEETING
September 5, 2007
Two important decisions were made by the Conference Planning Team:
First, there will be a two-day January StreamLearning Event in
preparation for the Annual Conference scheduled for next year. The
StreamLearning venue has been one of the most popular event designs
for CWPIN members and has lasted for over five years as a regular
quarterly event during which practitioners have exchanged best
practices. The tentative dates of January 24 and 25 have been set
for the relaunch of the StreamLearning workshop - mark your
calendars and reserve a seat, $179.
Second, CWPIN will soon launch a new web site as a source for all
conference information. The site address will be
www.CreatingWorkforceCapacity.com and will also serve as a
clearinghouse for network members who specialize in workforce
capacity issues - specifically capacity recovery and development.
HAMPTON, VA - DIVERSITY and the RGB and ICO - September 5, 2007
QWLC presented the RGB-based ICO (Inclusion, Control, and Openness)
progressive design to the Workforce Diversity group. This new
lens offers new options for improving workforce performance.
HAMPTON, VA - COMMUNICATONS TEAM - September 13, 2007
Members of the CWPIN Board and invited guests reviewed a proposed
hand-to-hand brochure that provides overview information about the
network and its members. The 90-minute session generated fresh
ideas that were incorporated by mid-month. Network members who
have fully completed certification requirements may request the
brochure for individual use.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, OBESITY SUMMIT - September 19, 2007
Under the leadership of Kitty Clark Stevenson, a CWPIN Team of
facilitators was assembled on short notice to assist in a critical
Obesity Summit. Over 75 prominent leaders from District of
Columbia political and health organizations were gathered to help
set a course to dramatically improve obesity health-related
solutions. By any measure, the Summit represented a landmark event
to resolve obesity and related healthcare issues among the
youth living in our Nation's capital.
NORFOLK, VA - OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY - DIVERSITY INSTITUTE
September 26, 2007
Five CWPIN network members were among the future faculty at
the launch of the ODU Diversity Institute. The course work will
begin in January 2008 for qualified students. The RGB will play a
prominent part in the curriculum by helping to establish a unique
language for participants that helps frame a context for faculty and
student participants alike. This is a first-of-its-kind initiative
for ODU. We are proud to be a part of it. Participating network
members include John Johnson, Joe and Elizabeth Lacroix, Chelsea
Washington and Alvie Lyons.
CONTINUOUS NETWORK SUPPORT
Although not a specific event, we'd like to remind readers that
hundreds of actions occur each month in support of Network members
and the events they produce. High on the list of priorities are
RGB Inventories that are taken online and forwarded to network
members for processing or processed for network member client
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - RESIDENCY II, RGB Workshop Certification
October 22 - 26, 2007
RGB Certification results in a practitioner's ability to conduct
RGB Workshops within or outside their assigned organizations. For
most graduates this means a shift to a "for profit" potential. As
graduate-practitioner-network-members, individuals are able to enjoy
the privileges of network membership and support. Among other
advantages, graduates enjoy the growth that comes with professional
associations engaged in doing the same type of work - workforce
capacity recovery and development.
The course includes five intense days devoted to learning about some
of the more common applications for RGB in a workplace setting.
Upon completion of this experience, graduates are expected to engage
clients in workshop experiences that add immediate value to work
processes or diminish the deficit often encountered in less than
optimum workforce performance.
Upon completion of the Residency experience, graduates are also
expected to complete eleven online examinations and a practicum
that may be waived provided there is a satisfactorily demonstrated
group facilitation background.
For information about this course go to the following:
( http://www.ltodi.com/Certification-PDF.pdf )
For registration in this course, go to:
( http://www.ltodi.com/event_registration_form.htm )
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USE EVENT NOTES FILE AS A JOURNAL
Some events or initiatives are best served if a rolling-record is
maintained of conditions as they unfold. As an example, QWLC has
an assigned intern from Christopher Newport University,
sometimes on an ongoing basis. We've had as many as three interns
in our office at one time working on various projects. With little
time to devote as much attention to each one as we'd like, we've
asked them to maintain a daily journal so that we can track their
concerns on our schedule. By using CapacityWare for these
situations we are able to manage the resources well and maintain an
acceptable level of continuity. On longer term projects this is
especially useful. Since this is rolled into an Event Record in
MS Word at any time, the editing and related options are of
added value. More on our current intern in the <<PROFILE>> section.
RGB Manual, Tab 4, Developing Organization Culture, Update
The newest addition to CapacityWare Technology is a table that
delineates a link between keywords (that show up in client system
dialog, or in the narrative of survey data) and models that provide
remediation insight used in an intervention design process. As a
precursor to the publication of this table, we have updated the
models currently being used in the RGB Progressive Design
literature. These models use the RGB as a foundation for
understanding how best to leverage models to improve workforce
The following address will access the RGB Manual Main Menu. You
will still need to select Tab 4, and provide your access code.
( http://www.ltodi.com/ocs-manual-3.htm )
<<<<FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS>>>>>
HOW DOES AN RGB PRACTITIONER STAY CURRENT WITH ADVANCEMENTS?
Staying Current with RGB Progressive Designs:
1. The RGB Way! e-News. Practitioners are expected to read
"The RGB Way!" each month and correspond with us to clarify any
misunderstandings of the materials and their application in the
workplace. We try hard to present a short burst of information
regularly to achieve ongoing exposure to users who may not be doing
RGB work exclusively. There is no fee for being on the
distribution list for The RGB Way! e-News, nor for incidental
e-mail and/or telephone clarification of published materials.
2. Regular Applications. We expect certified practitioners to
apply what they have learned on a regular basis (at least six
events annually). We ask that the Event Record (including
participant feedback) from at least one event each year be
forwarded to us as one measure of effective and relatively uniform
application of the RGB. There is no fee for a periodic review of
Event-related Records. We are trying to achieve an optimum use of
the RGB Technology and this is one of the best ways to accomplish
3. Completion of Updated Written On-line Examinations (when
required). From time to time we update our on-line certification
examinations and if any items on the examination reflect
sufficiently new information, we may require that an exam be
retaken and satisfactorily passed. Minimum examination processing
fees (normally $10) may be required, but we waive these fees for
4. Advancement to Increasingly Complex Progressive Designs.
Once a practitioner gains confidence in the basic applications of
RGB, it is customary for them to apply this Technology to
increasingly more complex designs that also use RGB as a foundation.
We certainly encourage this "stretch" and will support it if and
when the need arises. There are additional courses that can be
completed in Residency, and there are online options as well.
Either option can be pursued with minimum added tuition and
mentoring fees that depend entirely on the needs of the learners.
There are no set fee schedules at this time.
5. Recertification or Continued Certification. We will help any
once-certified individual maintain the standards reasonable for
those they serve. The above processes will prove to be ample for
this purpose in most cases. Those who have completed Residency
requirements may return on a seat available basis at any time
without added tuition.
For more complete information on this topic consult the following
( http://www.ltodi.com/certification-pdf.pdf )
CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY - INTERNSHIP, KATE EVANS
Kate Evans is the current CNU intern. She will graduate in December
with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. She is also a
volunteer at our local SPCA on a regular basis. During her
internship her primary job will be to finalize the examinations for
Book 5, the Diagnostic Report and Follow-through Manual. She is
also currently and will continue to be involved with numerous
client events through December.
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Certification and inclusion in the CWPIN web listing.
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is eligible (available seat basis) to attend any subsequent course
of the same title without a second tuition charge.
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