Engage with one another, develop knowledge and skills, share expertise, and contribute to our community.

(NEW) Baltimore Area OD Practitioners CoP - starting Summer 2018!


Organization development and change practitioners of all kinds welcome. Whether you are a coach, an OD practitioner, a mediator, a facilitator, a dialogue and deliberation expert, a community organizer, a restorative justice practitioner, a mediator, or an aspiring change maker, join us!

We will meet and get to know one another. As we grow, interested folks could provide presentations or other offerings.

Meeting Frequency:
TBD - Looking to host events for this community in Baltimore specifically, instead of traveling to DC so often for fellowship in the field.

Meeting Venue:
See individual event descriptions.

Anne Hilb, ahilb@graymake.com

Upcoming events

    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD, will be posted to LinkedIn & Facebook pages

    Baltimore Organization Development MeetUp / Community of Practice

    Topic: "Hey, Siri.  Directions to..."

    Details: Come hear more about using the principles of a Global Positioning System (GPS) to guide the direction of your organization. The fundamentals of developing a strategic organization versus just a strategic plan.

    Presenter: Candace Chance of VPI Firm will share her expertise.

    Candace is the CEO of The VPI Firm (Vision. Performance. Impact). VPI supports social enterprises in scaling their impact by aligning their strategy and process in support of their vision and the communities they serve. The VPI’s super power is deep listening; translating the information gathered into organizational insights and data-driven actions.

    Candace has learned a lot about how to listen well, being rooted in her love for her community, God-assigned purpose, and vision for empowered and self-sustainable communities. She has traveled extensively, including spending 7 months in Queensland, Australia, and making her 2nd home in Nairobi, Kenya after visiting 4 times for a month each time. She was born and raised in West Baltimore City, where she currently (and intentionally) lives.

    She matriculated from Goucher College with a Bachelor’s in Biology and a Master’s in Cultural Sustainability; exploring the intersections of local leadership, social ecosystems, and entrepreneurship. This has set her on quite an unconventional path, uncovering and experimenting with strategies to create systems that will serve her community, and those that resemble her community. Candace has spoken in front of various audiences with over 200 attendees, speaking on topics of faith & activism, the power of associations, leading with purpose, just to name a few; and has shared the stage with some of the top thought leaders in leadership and personal development.

    Candace currently is the Board Chair of BCIITY (Baltimore City Intergenerational Initiative for Trauma & Youth), a community-managed, multi-million dollar federal grant. They have allocated about $824,800 to 24 community based organizations, 14 of which are hyper-localized organizations and enterprises that are traditionally locked out of funding. B-CIITY hopes that their work will create a model for federal funding that entrusts communities with the accountability and insight into funding their community based on their lived experiences and their goals for their community.



    Price: $5.00 /per person

    CoP Leader: Anne L. Hilb, MSOD, annehilb@gmail.com

    • 16 Jan 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Mondawmin Mall 2401 Liberty Heights Avenue · Baltimore, MD

    Baltimore Organization Development MeetUp / Community of Practice

    Topic: What Is Racism?

    Details: So there has been plenty of discussion about race equity and its intersection with OD. And many people have clients asking for coaching around issues of race equity. Core to that is understanding what is race and racism and how racism developed in the US. This workshop will provide you with a succinct yet effective definition of racism, how the racial caste system developed in the US and the implications of that on organizational culture.

    Presenter: Gary Williams, Site Director for Public Allies Maryland at Baltimore Corps

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Baltimore-Organization-Development-MeetUp/events/256354873/

    Price: $5.00 /per person

    CoP Leader: Anne L. Hilb, MSOD, annehilb@gmail.com

    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD

    Baltimore Organization Development MeetUp / Community of Practice

    Topic: A Culture of HEART: Creating a Powerful Team Culture

    Details: A Culture of HEART means action over apathy, humility over hubris, meaningful and intentional (as opposed to transactional) relationships, individual investment as opposed to individual interest, and a solution-oriented mentality. Prepare for a highly interactive and revealing discussion on standards and leave with tools that will help you build a stronger team, stronger influence, productive relationships and ultimately a culture of HEART.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the 5 Pillars of HEART:

    ● Humility + Energy & Execution + Awareness + Relationships + Trust = Teamwork

    2. Learn the four progress questions in relation to performance and goals

    3. Learn the value of an unshakable positive attitude and how to cultivate it

    Presenter: Bobby Audley of Penneau Training Group

    Bobby Audley is a nationally recognized team culture and leadership development facilitator and speaker who is able to bring a group in through his warmth, humility and tremendous ability to connect to life.

    Bobby began his career in higher education, spent three years as the founder of Outside The Zone and joined the Penneau Training Group in 2015. Bobby was twice featured on the TEDx stage, speaking on growth through difficulty and how to build meaningful connections with others.

    The Penneau Training Group served over 80,000 people in 2017 and has been honored with several speaker of the year and agency of the year awards. Bobby and his team has brought their leadership training programs to organizations across the country...40 states and counting!

    • 2x TEDx Speaker

    • Consecutive Finalist for National Speaker of the Year (2015 and 2016)

    • 8 Years of training and speaking experience

    • HEART of a Leader for staff and professional development has served over 653 groups


    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Baltimore-Organization-Development-MeetUp/events/256355350/

    Price: $5.00 /per person

    CoP Leader: Anne L. Hilb, MSOD, annehilb@gmail.com

Past events

24 Aug 2018 (NEW) Baltimore Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Mission, Vision and Values For This Group, (as requested)"
22 Jun 2018 *(NEW) Baltimore Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Coffee, Convo and Change"
20 Apr 2016 Baltimore-Washington CoP
16 Mar 2016 Baltimore-Washington CoP
18 Nov 2015 Baltimore-Washington CoP
21 Oct 2015 Baltimore-Washington CoP
16 Sep 2015 Baltimore-Washington CoP
15 Jul 2015 Baltimore-Washington CoP
17 Jun 2015 Baltimore-Washington CoP
20 May 2015 Baltimore-Washington CoP
15 Apr 2015 Baltimore-Washington CoP
18 Mar 2015 Baltimore-Washington CoP
18 Feb 2015 Baltimore-Washington CoP
21 Jan 2015 Baltimore-Washington SIG
17 Dec 2014 Baltimore-Washington SIG
19 Nov 2014 Baltimore-Washington SIG
17 Sep 2014 Baltimore-Washington SIG
18 Jun 2014 Baltimore-Washington SIG
21 May 2014 Baltimore-Washington SIG - NO MEETING IN MAY
16 Apr 2014 Baltimore-Washington SIG
19 Mar 2014 Baltimore-Washington SIG
19 Feb 2014 Baltimore-Washington SIG
15 Jan 2014 Baltimore-Washington SIG
16 Oct 2013 Baltimore-Washington SIG
11 Sep 2013 Baltimore-Washington SIG
14 Aug 2013 Baltimore-Washington SIG
10 Jul 2013 Baltimore-Washington SIG
12 Jun 2013 Baltimore-Washington SIG
08 May 2013 Baltimore-Washington SIG
10 Apr 2013 Baltimore-Washington SIG
13 Mar 2013 Baltimore-Washington SIG
09 Jan 2013 Baltimore-Washington SIG
12 Dec 2012 Baltimore-Washington SIG
14 Nov 2012 Baltimore-Washington SIG
03 Oct 2012 Baltimore-Washington SIG
12 Sep 2012 Baltimore-Washington SIG
08 Aug 2012 Baltimore-Washington SIG
11 Jul 2012 Baltimore-Washington SIG
13 Jun 2012 Baltimore-Washington SIG
14 Mar 2012 Baltimore-Washington SIG
08 Feb 2012 Baltimore-Washington SIG
11 Jan 2012 Baltimore-Washington SIG

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