The Phenomenon of Black Panther: The Use of Pop-Culture to Enhance the Coaching Experience

April 12, 2019
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
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The UMBC Training Center

6996 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21046

Business Development Community of Practice

The Phenomenon of Black Panther:
The Use of Pop-Culture to Enhance the
Coaching Experience
Presenters: Karen Parker Thompson, MSOD
& Karen Mack, MSOD, CPCC, ACC

Friday, April 12, 2019 • 8:30 to 10:00 AM

The UMBC Training Center
6996 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
(Check with Front Desk for the Suite Number)

1.5 CCEUs in Resource Development

When you see a popular music video, a modern painting or a scene from a meaningful movie, can you visualize it as material for your clients? Join us for an interactive session, which through the lens of the movie Black Panther, illustrates themes, lessons and the benefits of incorporating pop-culture as a relevant intervention and reflection tool. This session offers coaches and associated practitioners valuable resources for a chance to learn, discuss and reflect on innovative ways to engage with your clients, help clients explore and find solutions to their challenges, enhance interventions, and deepen coaching skills. Participants will be introduced to the Parker Thompson-Mack Pop-Culture Model of Change—a road map to infuse pop-culture in work with your clients.

Karen Parker Thompson, MSOD
Engaging by Design

Karen Parker Thompson is an Engagement, Outreach and Organization Development Consultant and Practitioner with over 25 years of demonstrated experience leading and facilitating collaborative change efforts in education systems and organizations nationwide. Karen has strong skills in researching, analyzing and increasing effectiveness in developing and maintaining effective family-school partnerships.

Karen is a skilled communicator with exceptional written, verbal and deep listening skills. She has written and designed professional materials, tools, and resources. With a deep commitment to inclusion, equity and understanding diversity dynamics within human systems—race and ethnicity, gender, national origin, ability, language, class, sexual orientation and age—she is able to help clients examine issues of diversity and power, holding space for multiple voices and perspectives to be honored.

Karen has 25 years of program design and facilitation experience with strong knowledge of adult learning strategies, experiential training practices and group dynamic skills. She is experienced in use of large meeting and planning methodologies (Breakthrough Thinking, Open Space Technology, Whole Scale Change, World Café and Future Search). Karen is an accomplished designer and facilitator of more than 800 high impact, interactive professional workshops, meetings, planning sessions, programs, retreats and learning laboratories where participants tackle tough challenges, strengthen relationships, plan and strategize and mobilize for action. Additionally, she is an expert in designing and facilitating highly effective, interactive, virtual meetings and learning experiences.

She has a Master of Science in Organization Development (OD) from American University in Washington, D.C. Karen is former Chair of the Board (2016-2018) of NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science. 

Karen Mack, MSOD, CPCC, ACC

Karen Mack works with individuals and groups in organizations to determine what’s needed to improve the workplace and increase effectiveness within all levels of system – individual, group, and organization. She collaborates to plan and implement initiatives that introduce and encourage change. A proficient trainer and facilitator, Karen has led performance improvement learning programs and facilitated meetings nationwide and abroad. Karen can attest to improvements in client’s awareness, within oneself and with others, through experiential learning programs and coaching. She believes these are the best ways to engage and support competency development. In addition to OD consulting, facilitating groups and coaching, Karen has expertise in process consulting, strategic and contingency planning and implementation, project management, interpersonal communication training, conference and meeting planning, leadership training and development, and instructional design.

Karen has an established change and transformation coaching practice that meets the needs of mid-level leaders, a group that is often overlooked in organizations. She engages in Subject Based Coaching, involves coaching sessions that are developed and delivered in support of performance improvement learning programs for corporate and government clients. She delivers core-competency programs such as interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills; presentation/public speaking; stress/emotional management, professionalism, change management, and leadership are often followed up with series of coaching sessions to support learning, and build retention.

She is a member – DC Metro ATD; MAFN, and the International Coaching Federation (ACC). She is also certified by The Coaches Training Institute, CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, 2018 and has an MSOD, Organization Development, American University, 2013. Karen holds Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, Philadelphia University, 1982.

We invite all coaches wanting to build their practice to join us for the Business Development Community of Practice meeting. Please register so we can plan for seating.

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