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

Once a month, CBODN has a special guest host an Evening Program to discuss and present themes, ideas, tools, or innovative developments in the field of Organization Development. Members and non-members alike are invited to participate in these learning and networking opportunities.

The Evening Programs are generally held in the Arlington, VA or the Silver Spring, MD areas. CBODN strives to make these events accessible to as many people as possible. The Evening Programs are an economical way to enhance and expand your knowledge together with others in the field. Evening Programs are usually held on the second or third Tuesday of each month, but are ultimately scheduled around the availability of the presenter. We encourage attendees to confirm the program date prior to registration. While the programs run from 6:45pm to 8:45pm, we encourage people to join us for networking with colleagues starting at 6:15pm. Finger sandwiches, snacks, and beverages are provided.

Online/Early Registration
Members        $20
Non-Members        $30

At the Door Registration
Members       $30
Non-Members       $45
Evening Programs are discounted for CBODN Members and for those who register early. To take advantage of the reduced prices for members, register using the links below:

Upcoming events

    • 11 Apr 2018
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Spring Valley Building: 4801 Massacusetts Ave NW DC 20016

    Evening Program | Wed, April 11, 2018

    "DiSCovery with DiSC:  Personal and Professional Opportunities" 

    Benefit from DiSC as an individual and increase your income as a practitioner…all without certification.

    Presenter: Berri Wells

    Program Description: This workshop is designed to introduce coaches, consultants, trainers and OD consultants to the DiSC Behavioral Profile.  Specifically we will discuss:

    1. The DiSC Behavioral Assement
    2. The Behavioral Model created by William Marsten
    3. The Strengths, Limitations and Behavioral Tendencies of each of the Styles
    4. Using DiSC to Increase Income without Having to Be Certified
    5. Various Applications for DiSC:  Leadership, Management, Sales, Conflict Resolution, Couples’ Coaching and Communication Skills

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Introduce The DiSC Model
    2. Understand the strengths and limitions of each of the styles
    3. Identify behavioral tendencies of each of the styles
    4. Learn how to increase passive income with DiSC without certification

    *IMPORTANT NOTE: Berri is using the DiSC Preview for her presentation and the cost is $5.00 per assessment. Please bring $5 cash or you may write a check when you arrive.

    Date: WEDNESDAY, April 11th, 2018

    Spring Valley Building
    4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW DC 20016

    There is a parking garage for our use at the main entrance on Mass. Avenue. Closest metro is Tenleytown, where shuttle buses are available to the campus. 


    • 6:15-6:45 PM | Networking & Light Appetizers
    • 6:45-8:45 PM | Evening Program

    Berri Wells

    Berri is a professionally trained career navigatior, and career transition coach; speaker and leadership development trainer.  As the President of Turning Point Solutions, a consulting, training and coaching firm based in Howard County, with degrees in marketing and adult learning and continuing education, she blends humor and practical applications to increase the transfer of knowledge and on the job application.  Since 1991, she continues to coach, facilitate and consult with thousands.  In addition to consulting throughout the US her international experiences include living in Italy and designing/delivering leadership development for the US Embassy, East Africa.  As a People-to-People ambassador she visited South Africa to observe adult and distance learning, post-apartheid. The native Californian enjoys murder mysteries and Westerns.  In memory of her mother, she and her daughter are volunteers with the Washington Regional Transplant Community. 

    Register: EARLY online registration is encouraged. 

    Registration Fee  Before April 11 2018 At the Door
    CBODN Members  $20 $30
    Non-Members/Guests  $30 $45


    For registration questions, please contact Program Chair Shara Smith at sharasmithmsod@gmail.com. 

    **There is a promotional rate for students with ID, and email invitation***

    *Refunds will not be issued within 48 hours of an event as catering and other event related costs are associated with registration at that time.



Past events

27 Feb 2018 Evening Program | "The Fifth Side: Conscious Leadership and the Use of Self "
18 Jul 2017 Evening Program | "Creating Breakthrough Results"
23 May 2017 Evening Program | "Organizational Change, the Change Challenge™ Game and Q& A Regarding Creating Games For Leaders"
22 Mar 2017 Evening Program | "So You Think You Can't Draw?"
21 Feb 2017 Evening Program | "Move from Surviving to Thriving in the Workplace: Unlocking Powerful Tools and Techniques"
06 Dec 2016 Evening Program | "The DNA of a Highly Engaged Culture"
15 Nov 2016 Evening Program | "Design School: OD Principles that Enable Groups to Learn or Change"
14 Jun 2016 "Your Consulting Journey: Choices for Careers in the OD/Change Management Field" | Evening Program
19 Apr 2016 "Diversity & Inclusion: Foundation for Forming a One-Workforce Organization" | Evening Program
08 Mar 2016 "How (& Why) To Bring Mindfulness To Your Organization" | Evening Program
16 Feb 2016 "The Change Diagnostic Index: An Introduction and Case Study" | Evening Program
19 Jan 2016 "Fitness for Growth" | Evening Program
15 Dec 2015 REGISTRATION IS FULL "The Intersection of Innovation and Organizational Development" | Evening Program
05 Dec 2015 Special Program - "Creating the Life You Want"
13 Oct 2015 "Mindfulness at Work: Why Western Companies Embrace an Eastern Practice" | Evening Program
08 Sep 2015 "DiSCovery with DiSC: Personal and Professional Opportunities" | Evening Program
28 Jul 2015 "AIC Program: Why Do Two Thirds of All Projects Fail?" | Evening Program Summer Workshop Series
09 Jun 2015 "Integrated Leadership and the Conscious Use of Self" | Evening Program
12 May 2015 "Navigating the Cs of Your Leader-ship" | Evening Program
10 Mar 2015 "Managing Ethical Dilemmas as OD Practitioners" | Evening Program
22 Jan 2015 "Managing Leadership Dilemmas in an Increasingly Uncertain World" | Evening Program
16 Dec 2014 "Coaching in the Middle" | Evening Program - Registration is Full
11 Nov 2014 "Leadership Conversations, Relationships, and Results:Talk Your Way to Success" | Evening Program
09 Sep 2014 Crafting a Socially Balanced Strategy For Your Organization and Your Life | Evening Program
10 Jun 2014 Clean Language/Clean Questions |Evening Program
11 Mar 2014 What Lies Beneath: Listening for Values & Drivers| Evening Program
18 Feb 2014 Employee Development on a Shoestring| Evening Program
10 Dec 2013 Cancelled - You: But Better! Three ways to find your inner superhero at work | Evening Program
12 Nov 2013 “Driving your business” | Evening Program
22 Oct 2013 Unleashing Results - enabling shared understanding and commitment in groups tackling wicked problems | Evening Program
17 Sep 2013 The Four Eternal Keys to Talent Engagement | Evening Program
23 Jul 2013 Rapid Retooling | Evening Program
21 May 2013 Building Courage Through Personal Resilience | Evening Program
14 Mar 2013 The Power of Transformative Narratives | Evening Program
19 Feb 2013 Interactive & Engaging: Making every meeting, conference call and webinar count! | Evening Program
15 Jan 2013 Brighter Strategies Vision Board | Evening Program
15 Nov 2012 OD in Government - Moderated Panel Discussion | Evening Program
24 Oct 2012 The Human Element | Evening Program
18 Sep 2012 Interactive & Engaging: Making every meeting, conference call and webinar count! | Evening Program - (Cancelled due to severe weather)
29 Aug 2012 Kicking Off a New Year with CBODN!
17 Jul 2012 Attracting a Great Mentor: Strategies to Build Your Professional Success – and How Organizations Can Benefit | Evening Program
12 Jun 2012 The Human Element Course, Part One (Cornerstone) with Element B (Behavior)
15 May 2012 Use of Self: Leading Resiliently in an Uncertain World | Evening Program
17 Apr 2012 Building Organizational Capacity for Change: The Competitive Advantage of Resiliency | Evening Program

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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