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Sep 6

GIODN Book Club- The Accidental Practitioner with Larry Kokkelenberg and Regan Miller

September 6, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

GIODN is pleased to welcome authors Larry Kokkelenberg and Regan Miller to discuss their book “The Accidental Practitioner.” What we see/hear, or don’t see/hear, is tempered by our values, life experiences, judgments, biases, and perceptions.  How you interpret events, dictates your conclusions and behaviors.  Your conclusions and paradigms proceed your advice and recommendations.  What you know and do best limits you.  Being aware of your biases, your thinking, and emotional patterns increase your awareness of self and increase your openness to other viewpoints.

Your emotions are a great sensing mechanism, that can be used to gauge the organization’s climate, relationships, trust levels, safety, and other factors that affect organizational performance.  Being aware of your own reactions is in itself a diagnostic capability that can be used to help the client improve.

This workshop will focus on two areas of use of self, biases (perceptions) and emotional sensitivity.

Presenter Bios

Regan Miller

Regan Miller is a Team Lead at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Workforce Planning and Reshaping Division within OPM’s HR Solutions, providing human capital management services to public-sector clients nation-wide.

Since 2014, Regan has worked in an HR consulting role leading work in Workforce and Succession Planning, Organizational Design, Results-Oriented Performance Culture, and Organization Development. This led her to partner with Federal agencies to improve workforce practices and structures including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Commerce, and multiple components of the Department of Labor, among others.

Across her federal career, she has served in civilian positions within the Department of Army, and the Defense Logistics Agency. This is Regan’s second tour with OPM. As a result of these experiences, Regan has extensive experience in the full scope of operational human resource management within Staffing, Classification, Performance Management and Training; she has served in two first line supervisor positions, one of which was overseas. Regan previously served in the private sector in training and development positions.

Regan earned a B.S. in Psychology from Salisbury University, and a M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Baltimore. Regan is certified in the Organization Culture Inventory (OCI) and Organization Effectiveness Inventory (OEI) from Human Synergistics. Regan is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) from the College of Executive Coaching.

Regan is a published author. Her book, OD for the Accidental Practitioner, written with co-author Larry Kokkelenberg, Ph.D., will be released March 2022.

Off duty, Regan has competed in Power Lifting competitions and spends as much time as possible in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and kayaking. She and her husband enjoy taking their American Bulldog, Hank, and their son Logan on as many adventures as possible.


Larry Kokkelenberg

Dr. Larry Kokkelenberg, author, consultant, trainer, scholar, practitioner has been researching, designing, developing and delivering training programs for 40 years.  He has personally trained over 200,000 leaders, executives, managers and supervisory personnel.  He has provided successful training or consulting services to over 200 organizations.  He has written or contributed to over 40 training programs during the last 40 years. He has authored a pamphlet on Adult Education, and has authored a book on Organization Development as well as numerous articles and a audio tape series on management. He was named one of the top small business consultants in 1991 by Independent Business Magazine. He was on a White House Commission for employee engagement.

He has a Ph.D. in psychology from Union College in Ohio, an MSW from University of Illinois and a BA from Illinois Benedictine College in Illinois.  He also has a very practical side to his research and teaching having been an entrepreneur for over 20 years and running several companies..





September 6, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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