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Back to Block: How Teaching Undergrads has Re-Opened my Eyes to the Importance of Our OD Work

Anne Pellicciotto, Founder and President of SeeChange

Anne is the founder and president of SeeChange, she holds 20 years of diverse experience with personal, team, and organizational change. Anne is a master facilitator with a specialization in group engagement. She has led hundreds of planning, training and team-building sessions.

Narrative Intelligence

Friderike Butler, Chief Human Potential Catalyst at Butler Communication

Friderike Butler, Chief Human Potential Catalyst at Butler Communication, is a successful serial intra- and entrepreneur, who built several businesses in the travel, IT and communication industry from the ground up to full viability. She channels her prior experience to leadership development and professional performance improvement as a trainer, facilitator and coach.

The Systems Perspective

Harrison Snow, Senior Management Consultant of Change Dynamics

Harrison Snow is the director of Change Dynamics. His team facilitates programs in team building, organizational change and leadership development and executive coaching. For over 30 years, Harrison has conducted OD activities in 27 countries for Fortune 500 clients and public organizations. In addition, he is a published author, his latest book is Confessions of a Corporate Shaman; Healing the Soul of an Organization

Critical Thinking as an OD Necessity

John Egan, Co-Founder and Principal of Workforce Innovations

John W. Egan is a co-founder and principal at Workforce Innovations, a Maryland based management / organization development consulting firm. He works closely with senior executives within a variety of industries and organizational situations to help them leverage their human resources potential to increase organizational effectiveness and improve bottom-line results. The focus of his consulting practice includes: the design / facilitation of leadership development programs, support for reengineering / change management initiatives and executive coaching.

The Neuroscience of Trust – What You Need to Know about What Builds It & Erodes It

Jeannette Terry, CEO of TerconPartners, Inc.

Jeannette Terry is founder and CEO of Tercon Partners and has a 25+ year track record as a consultant, researcher, and conference presenter on topics including Improving Organizational Performance, Executive & Leader Development, Complex Conflict Resolution and Cross-Cultural Teaming. Jeannette has guest-lectured at several colleges in the U.S. and Europe on conflict resolution and best practices for leading multicultural teams.

Reinventing Organizations

Jill Nissan, Workforce Planning Program Manager at the US Geological Survey

As an Organizational Development practitioner, Jill applies OD skills, concepts, and perspectives in her role as a Workforce and Succession Planning Program Manager at USGS. Prior to USGS, Jill held positions at the Export-Import Bank, the Department of Commerce, and the Office of Personnel Management, leading efforts in the areas of strategic human capital planning, workforce planning, and performance management. Jill has published for OD Practitioner and The Public Manager, and she has led presentations and workshops at the last few Human Capital Management Group (HCMG) 

Optimistic or Delusional? The Planning Fallacy Bias

Jorja Wright, Logistics Manager at the Department of the Army

Dr. Wright is a results-driven professional focused on efficient organizational processes and dynamic employee interactions. She is a logistics manager for the Dept. of the Army. Dr. Wright is an innovative and talented professional with a diverse educational background focused on biology, technology, business, leadership and implementing policies that improve healthcare access, quality, and delivery throughout the United States.

Leadership, Power and Building Healthy Organizational Culture

Julie Diamond, CEO, Principal, Diamond Leadership

Julie is the CEO and founder of Diamond Leadership, an international consulting firm that provides leadership and talent development services.  Julie has worked in the field of human and organizational change for over 30 years. She is the developer of the multi-rater instrument, the Diamond Power Index®, author of Power: A User’s Guide, and co-founder of the Power 2 Leaderlab, an executive coaching program for women leaders.

Infinite Possibilities: A New Way of Thinking for the Modern Workplace

Laura English, Principal at Evans Incorporated

Laura English has over 18 years of experience in individual and organizational consulting and coaching, including the past 10 years as a career and executive coach. Ms. English is presently a Principal at Evans Incorporated and an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coach. In 2017, she certified in the Infinite Possibilities training program and is facilitating at the Infinite Possibilities conference on May 2-5. Ms. English thrives on possibilities and creating opportunities for herself and others!

 Jessica Zucal, Principal at Evans Incorporated

Jessica Zucal is a Principal Consultant with Evans Incorporated, As a change management and culture specialist, Jessica helps senior leaders and their organizations to effectively navigate change while equipping them to be able to sustain the changes sought. She has proven expertise in leading and facilitating large-scale IT and cultural change initiatives, from strategy and planning, to implementation and execution. She utilizes Infinite Possibilities principles in her work to help clients shift from their as-is to to-be state.

Dynamic Leaders Leading Through Unsolvable Problems in a Constantly Changing Landscape

Laura Mendelow, Owner of Mendelow Consulting Group

Since 1994, Laura has offered Leadership and Team Development to leaders in both the private and public sectors. Her experience, as both an internal leader and external consultant, combined with a strong learning & development background, gives her a unique perspective in working with clients to create innovative yet sustainable results.

Janet Goodman, Private Practice Psychologist

Janet is a Psychologist with a breadth of experience in counseling, business & life coaching, groups and program development, consulting and workshop presentation. She has taught graduate level courses at John Carroll University and is a published author. 

You are Not a Label

Mohamed Ali, Partner at LeadiN

Mohamed Ali is a service design consultant who explores how a research driven, customer focused approach can positively impact design for services. He combines leadership development and design methods to frame challenges and validate assumptions in the pursuit of more human-centered, emotionally intelligent and inclusive services.

Innovators, Instigators, and Initiators: How to Tap Your Inner Firestarter

Paul Eder, Lead Consultant at The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc

Dr. Eder is the author of the inspirational book: FIRESTARTERS: How Innovators, Instigators, and Initiators Can Inspire You to Ignite Your Own Life. He is a Lead Consultant for The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. For the past 16 Years, he has helped organizations in the public and private sectors improve efficiency, effectiveness, and stakeholder engagement.

 David Egan, Community Relations Specialist at SourceAmerica

Mr. Egan is a Community Relations Specialist at SourceAmerica in the Government Affairs Department. He is an eager advocate who promotes the causes of people with disabilities and in particular those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). In addition to his 20 years of competitive employment, he has a career of advocacy at the local,national and international levels.

Integrating Design Thinking Skills of Empathy, Observation, and Synthesis into Your Work

Rachel Thompson, Founder & Strategic Director of Daring Studios

Rachel Thompson is the Founder and Strategic Director of Daring Studios. Rachel has extensive experience with design thinking, facilitation, visual thinking, organizational development,experiential learning, teaching, and coaching. She is a Design Thinking Facilitator at the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland. Rachel also teaches as an Adjunct Instructor for the Design Leadership MA/MBA Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Grounding Self in OD’s Past to Create a Powerful OD Future

Gilmore Crosby, President of Gilmore and Crosby

Gil Crosby has been an Organization and Leadership Development Professional since 1984. Mr. Crosby has a unique ability to connect with people from all walks of life, from the top of an organization to the bottom, and does so in multiple industries and in cultures all over the globe. While drawing on many sources, Mr. Crosby’s methods are especially rooted in Kurt Lewin’s action research methods, and Edwin Friedman’s systems thinking. He has written two OD books, with the latest, “Leadership Can Be Learned: Clarity, Connection and Results”.

Sage Discernment: Powerful Decision Making for Leaders

Jane Lovas, CEO of Lovas Consulting

Jane a visionary, thought leader, author and speaker works with Leaders in creating the transformational leaders we need today. Jane developed a new decision making process, which brings alignment based on our values, beliefs and principles. Sage Discernment™ is new method of decision making for organizations, based on inner guidance that promotes alignment, cohesiveness and community rather than voting, survival and individual focus.

Resilience When It Matters Most

Martha Johnson, Author, Speaker and Consultant

Martha Johnson is an author, speaker, consultant and executive with a 40-year career in public and private organizations. In addition to serving 8 years with th Clinton Administration, Johnson was nominated by President Obama and confirmed as the Administrator of the General Services Administration.Her private sector career has spanned the information technology, architecture, strategic consulting, and automotive industries.


Harry Hutson, Author, Coach and Consultant

Harry Hutson is a leadership development professional, author, and executive coach. He has served in senior human resources and organizational development roles in four multinational corporations. As an independent contractor, Harry’s international clients range across profit, nonprofit, and government sectors. He is a member of the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science.

The Heart of Resilience: Embracing the Wisdom of Mind, Body and Emotion

Barbara Beizer, Co-Founder of Resilience Lab 

Barbara has 25 years of organization and leadership development experience. As a coach and trainer, she helps her client identify desired outcomes, co-creating tools, strategies and actions to help them get there. As a leader in a Fortune 50 company, she facilitated successful initiatives in change management, strategic planning, and business-based team effectiveness with C-suite executives.

Wendy Luke, Co-Founder of Resilience Lab

Wendy Luke coaches, advises and trains senior executives and rising stars facing complex management issues. She founded The HR Sage in 2008 to strengthen businesses, museums and associations.  Wendy’s background is in Human Resources and Administration management positions in diverse industries – from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and established organizations.

Who We Are

Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN) - is the premier DC Metro area network and community of practice of Organization Development (OD) practitioners. Founded in Chesapeake Bay, MD, our name still pays homage to our founders, and we are grateful for their brilliant minds and vital contributions to the field of OD.

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