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

    • 18 Jul 2017
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Founders Hall, GMU Arlington Campus, Rm 207
    • 30

    " Creating Breakthrough Results "

    Program Description:  

    At one point or another we all hit brick walls.  We have tried everything we know, but nothing seems to work.  As a result we are unable to achieve our most important results and create the life we desire.  This can leave us feeling stuck and frustrated.  Sometime we even begin to lose all hope.  In this highly interactive session, you will learn how to breakthrough those walls in order to achieve your desired results. 

    We define “breakthrough” as an extraordinary result or outcome, something that we don’t know how to accomplish and are uncertain if it can be accomplished at all.  It’s something that seems so difficult to accomplish that we would be breaking through to new destinations when we actually do so.

    Presenters:  Ilona Birenbaum, Leadership Coach, PCC and Consultant and Vinay Kumar, Coaching and Development, TEOCO Corporation. 

    Ilona Birenbaum is a leadership and organizational consultant/leadership coach with over 20 years of experience and a diverse organizational development background. She is an adjunct professor and coach with American University’s School of Public Affairs’ Key Executive Leadership Program. Her specialties include leadership coaching, facilitation, change management, leadership assessment and development, action learning, performance management, training, strategic planning, and conflict resolution.

    Vinay Kumar provides coaching and delivers leadership development programs.  His primary focus is developing leaders in sectors that include IT & engineering, healthcare, and non-profits.

    Vinay is the co-author of Language and the Pursuit of Leadership Excellence: How Extraordinary Leaders Build Relationships, Shape Culture, and Drive Breakthrough Results. He is also the author of Customers: Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: 57 Ways to Love Your Customers

    By the close of this workshop you will:

    1. Understand how to successfully practice the “Art of Thinking”
    2. Understand the pathway for creating breakthrough results
    3. Learn how to effectively leverage the power of differences

    Hope to see you there!

    Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Location: Founders Hall, GMU Arlington, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Room 207, Arlington, VA 22201


    615-645 PM | Networking & Light Appetizers

    6:45-8:45 PM | Evening Program


    **Registration: We strongly encourage everyone to pre-register for planning purposes.*** 


    Registration Fee 

    Before May 23, 2017

    At the Door

    CBODN Members 






    For any questions, please contact SharaSmithmsod@gmail.com

    *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

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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