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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP

Description:
The DC Area OD Practitioners CoP provides a supportive and learning community for new and experienced practitioners, both internal and external.

Our mission and vision is to:
● Provide an opportunity for people to learn from the presenters and their colleagues.
● Share successes and challenges in working with clients.
● Enhance participants’ competence and confidence in their OD work.

Meeting Frequency:
First Thursday of the month, September through June.

Leader: Mark Sachs
email: ma.sachs@verizon.net
www.markasachs.com

Mark Sachs has been an external OD consultant and executive coach for more than 15 years and he works with clients in the areas of organizational diagnosis, managing change, teamwork, and boundary management. He holds a Masters degree in Organization Development from the American University/NTL Institute Program, and BA and MA degrees in Sociology from Rutgers University. Mark is an International Coaching Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC).


Upcoming events

    • 02 Feb 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom link and password will be included in the registration confirmation email
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    Feb 2, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern

    The Science of Exclusion

    The Science of Exclusion focuses on how our brain responds to physical and social injuries.  Research shows that survival depends on our collective abilities, not our minds.  We are connected across our lifespan through myriad invincible forces that like gravity, are ubiquitous and powerful.  

    Four basic human needs are threatened by exclusion, 1) the need to belong, 2) the sense of control, 3) meaningful existence, and 4) self-esteem.  The Science of Exclusion examines when and why we help others if there is a natural bias against individuals who are perceived as different.

    In this session you will learn how The Science of Exclusion takes on objective, blame-free look at how we develop a strong culture of health, civility, and well-being across workforces.  Knowing that can encourage your clients to commit to take action to ensure belonging.  The takeaway is for us to learn that if we don’t intentionally and proactively include, we will unintentionally exclude.

    Bio:  Dr. Cherry Collier PhD, MCC

    Dr. Collier is the Managing Partner and Chief Oncologist of Personality Matters, Inc.  She uses neuroscience, leadership development, and positive psychology to help create behavior change.  She received her Doctorate and Master of Science in Applied Social/Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia.  She has authored more than 25 Human Behavior related books for leaders, executives, and coaches.

    • 02 Mar 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom link and password will be included in the registration confirmation email
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    March 2, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern

    How Do Coincidences Show Up In Our Work? 

    For many of us, we have coincidences in our lives.  They include unexpected occurrences that may be meaningful.  In addition to our own personal lives, they may show up in our working with clients, and coincidences our clients may have that affect the success of their organizations.  Before the session, think about important coincidences you’ve seen in your work, and in the session you will have an opportunity to learn the importance of them and share with colleagues experiences that you and your clients have had and what you’ve learned from them.  

    Bio:  Eric Reisman 

    Eric is a retired high school special educator of 34 years.  His focus has always been on preparing young people with disabilities for employment, and figuring out their path for what happens after high school.  Eric has been fascinated by the concept of conversation starters and finding common ground with others.  He is the founder and creator of The Gentle Man, a quest to find out how we make it more attractive for boys to show their compassionate side.  More about him is at www.ericreisman.com.

    • 06 Apr 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom link and password will be included in the registration confirmation email
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    April 6,2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern

    Exploring How Discomfort Can Benefit Your OD Work & Coaching

    Discomfort is something both new and seasoned OD Practitioners experience. Our response or reaction to it can impact our ability to stay present during work with co-workers and clients to varying degrees. In this experiential session, Holly Martinson will be guiding us through discussion about how we each define and experience discomfort as well as offering a few practices to help us discern our discomfort. Holly will offer concepts from mindfulness to support the process of identifying triggers for discomfort and for befriending it as a tool to inform and continue to develop self-awareness and presence as OD professionals. Through small group discussion, there will be an opportunity to discuss how discomfort has impacted your work and to use insight and understanding to reflect on what you might do differently in the future.

    Bio:  Holly Martinson

    Holly Martinson, M.Ed., E-RYT-200, is an Integrative Executive Function Coach. She has 20+ years of experience in the field of Coaching and Education. Holly combines coaching for Executive Functioning skills with tools for wellbeing and regaining balance from a holistic perspective. Holly presents and teaches on topics related to Coaching, Neurodiveristy, Stress Management, Mindfulness and Wellbeing.  She has worked as adjunct faculty at Marymount University. Holly is on the Board of Directors for The Heart Leaf Center, which provides mental health services for underserved children and families. Additionally, Holly is a Registered Yoga Instructor and possesses several hours of mindfulness training.

Past events

05 Jan 2023 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Do Your Organizational Values Help or Hurt?
01 Dec 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Putting the Poetry in Professional Development
03 Nov 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Write A Bestselling Book - LIVE Masterclass
06 Oct 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Stress Management and Self-Care for OD Professionals
08 Sep 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Learning Lab Clinic - Sharing and Learning About Sticky Client Issues
09 Jun 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: What If We Loved Conflict?: How Deep Democracy Invites Healthy Conflict At Work
05 May 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Feeling Not Enough and Yet Longing to Be Seen. How Does That Work for You?
07 Apr 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Having More Courage to Set Better Boundaries
03 Mar 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Leading Virtual Teams
03 Feb 2022 CANCELLED: DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Inclusive Facilitation for White Professionals: Bringing Your Best Self to Your Work
06 Jan 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Epic Failure – Colossal Learning
02 Dec 2021 Becoming More Brave in Our Work as Change Agents
04 Nov 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - Planning Hybrid Meetings for Facilitators
07 Oct 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "How to Create Digital Wellness in the Hybrid Workplace"
02 Sep 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "8 Steps to Consensus in Meetings"
03 Jun 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Reframing Teambuilding Using Art Materials and Creative Processes"
06 May 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Navigating Messy Conversations: Ways to Cross the Divide"
01 Apr 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "DRiV – Learn What Drives and What Drains You"
04 Mar 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Hit Refresh: How to Tune Up Your Online Presence for the Work You Want in 2021"
04 Feb 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "What Is “Gestalt” and How Might It Advance Your OD Practice?"
07 Jan 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Looking for an OD Job? Need to Find OD Practitioners? OrgDevJobs Can Help!"
03 Dec 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "No Need To Panic...OD Is Here: Crisis Management Through An OD Lens"
05 Nov 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "The Role of Our Bodies in Our OD and Coaching Work"
01 Oct 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "How to Conquer Technology Distraction and Burnout: Be More Present for Yourself and The Organizations You Serve"
03 Sep 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Technology and the Future of Work"
04 Jun 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Starter Kit: Essential Steps to Starting Your Consulting Business"
07 May 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "From the Stage to the Organization: Applying Improv Principles as an OD Practitioner"
02 Apr 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Embodied Business: Bringing Body Awareness Into Our OD Work"
05 Mar 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Getting Past Negativity in the Workplace"
06 Feb 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Facilitating Change from the Inside Out: A Systems Approach to Improving Performance at the Individual and Organizational Levels"
09 Jan 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Strengths, Values and Story-Types Exploration for the Intersection of OD and Coaching"
05 Dec 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Working with Difficult Client Situations and Ones that Were Easy"
07 Nov 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Peer Learning Circles: A Simple Yet Powerful Tool for Building Trust and Supporting Change"
03 Oct 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Resilient Leadership - Approaches and Tools"
05 Sep 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "The Creative Force of Resistance - a Gestalt Perspective for OD Practitioners"
06 Jun 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "How to Help Your Clients Create Extraordinary Outcomes"
02 May 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Non-Violent Communication (NVC): A Framework for Navigating Conflict and Discovering Alignment"
04 Apr 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Coaching and Organizational Development: What Is the Relationship?"
07 Mar 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "You've Hired a Graphic Recorder, Now What? The Why, What, How, and When of Partnering with a Graphic Recorder"
07 Feb 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "The Brain and Body Connection to Behavior, Connection, and Change"
03 Jan 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "The Phenomenon of the Black Panther: A Convergence of Pop Culture and OD"
06 Dec 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Getting What You Want: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries with Others"
01 Nov 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Time to Expand Our OD Discipline? Here Comes Knowledge Management and Conversational Leadership!"
04 Oct 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Working with Difficult Client Situations"
06 Sep 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Increase Internal Capacity - Build Peer Coaching and Learning Skills"
07 Jun 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Resilient Leaders Build Resilient Organizations"
03 May 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Professional Success and Personal Fulfillment"
05 Apr 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "What It’s Like To Do International OD Work"
01 Mar 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Objectifying Trust: Seven Key Considerations"
01 Feb 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Moving Dialogues: A Movement-Based Methodology"
04 Jan 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Can Mindfulness Practices Enhance Your Use-of-Self?"
14 Dec 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Having Fun Learning: Team Development Games That for Some Reason Work Around the World – Part II"
05 Oct 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners Community of Practice - A New Look at Use of Self
07 Sep 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners Community of Practice - An Appreciative Approach for Thriving through Conflict
01 Jun 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - Having Fun Learning: Team Development Games That for Some Reason Work Around the World
04 May 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - Neurology for OD Practitioners
06 Apr 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "So, Are You Interested in Becoming an External OD Practitioner?"
02 Mar 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - The Focused Conversation Method - Reclaiming Conversations in Diverse Stakeholder Groups
02 Feb 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "How to Be a Better Collaborator"
05 Jan 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Food for Thought"
01 Dec 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "External OD Consulting - Managing Work and Career Uncertainties"
03 Nov 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Journey Management Workshop..."
06 Oct 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Your Development..."
01 Sep 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "From Science to Practice..."
02 Jun 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Doing the OD Tango"
05 May 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "The Five (Simple) Practices of Exemplary Leadership"
07 Apr 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "What Happens After You Leave?"
03 Mar 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Crafting a Partnership that Works"
04 Feb 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Using Simulated Experience to Develop Managers"
07 Jan 2016 New OD Practitioner's CoP - "Case Study of a New Performance Feedback Program"
03 Dec 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Three Inextricable Links Between Leadership & Organizational Development"
05 Nov 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Aspects of Life"
01 Oct 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Design Thinking"
03 Sep 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Deliver Workshops That Bring In Clients"
04 Jun 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Swimming in Symbolism: Using Imagery as a Change Tool"
07 May 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Powerfully Agile Thinking"
02 Apr 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Setting and Maintaining Boundaries with Others"
05 Mar 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Design Thinking"-CANCELLED
05 Feb 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Building Your OD Reputation One Piece At a Time"
08 Jan 2015 New OD Practitioners SIG - "Ethical Dilemmas for OD Practitioners"
04 Dec 2014 New OD Practitioners SIG - "Constellations - A Sea Change in Change Methodologies"
06 Nov 2014 Cancelled: New OD Practitioners SIG - "Design Thinking"
02 Oct 2014 New OD Practitioners SIG - "The Case for OD Partnership During Executive Transitions"
04 Sep 2014 New OD Practitioners SIG - "Action Learning for Leadership Development"
05 Jun 2014 New OD Practitioners SIG - "Navigating Personal and Professional Change with Robust Support Systems"
03 Apr 2014 New OD Practitioners SIG - "What Leads to Success!"
06 Mar 2014 New OD Practitioners SIG - "The Metrics of Any Organizational Performance"
02 Jan 2014 New OD Practitioners SIG - "How to Help Leaders and Organizations Get Unstuck Using Hersey & Blanchard’s Situational Leadership Model"
05 Dec 2013 New OD Practitioners SIG - "Your Brand As an OD Practitioner"

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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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