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CBODN 2012 Annual Conference
Friday, May 4, 2012 | Silver Spring Civic Building

Shifting Organizations from Reactive to Resilient
by Cultivating Human Potential
“You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that
created it. You must learn to see the world anew”  
- Albert Einstein
About the Conference:

The CBODN 2012 Annual Conference, Shifting Organizations from Reactive to Resilient, by Cultivating Human Potential, was held on Friday, May 4, 2012, at the Silver Spring Civic Building in Silver Spring, Maryland. Over 300 attendees gathered to learn about and explore the topic of resilience, and discover how developing resiliency can significantly expand individual and organization potential.
The program was designed to explore resilience from various perspectives and through multiple lenses; and our opening keynote speaker, marine ecologist, Dr. Rafe Sagarin, did just that! In his engaging and illuminating talk, Dr. Sagarin expanded our lens by sharing his research and findings on what we/organizations can learn from nature “on how to be adaptable in a hostile and unpredictable world.” Our luncheon keynote, change management expert and best-selling author, Mr. Rick Mauer, delivered a superb talk further expanding our lens around the topic of resistance and resilience by introducing his simple but robust tool that aids leaders in building support for change and overcoming resistance.
The main program consisted of four tracks and four concurrent break-out sessions which were designed to explore this topic through the following lenses: Individual/Self, Leader/Team, Organization/Strategy, and Case Study/Application. CBODN was honored to host an extraordinary line-up of presenters who shared their unique expertise, delivered in an engaging and consumable way, that provided participants with immediately applicable tools and skills to apply in their professional and personal lives. Participant and speaker feedback was overwhelmingly positive and affirmative; and CBODN looks forward to continuing to provide high-quality, timely programs for its members! Stay-tuned for the 2013 Annual Conference!

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