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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "So, Are You Interested in Becoming an External OD Practitioner?"

  • 06 Apr 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Service Center, Bethesda, MD


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DC Area OD Practitioners Community of Practice

Topic: So, Are You Interested in Becoming an External OD Practitioner?

Session Description:  You may be thinking about becoming an external OD practitioner.  You are looking for the big bucks, the independence, and the freedom of being on your own so that you don’t have to put up with a boss who is a pain in the butt.  This session will be an opportunity to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly from a panel of experienced external practitioners about what it has been like for them.  Whether you are interested in becoming an external practitioner or are already one, you're welcomed to attend to learn, to ask questions, and to share your own career path stories.

Presenters: Tip Fallon, Margarita Rozenfeld, Barry Coleman, and Jackie Bsharah

Tip Fallon is a change agent who is passionate about the development of people, teams, organizations, and society at large.  Growing up with an exposure to a rich variety of backgrounds and cultures, he appreciates the inherent diversity in every group and individual. People engage with Tip through activities such as coaching, team building, group facilitation, strategic planning, and organizational development to solve complex problems and reach meaningful goals. He has served organizations that include community based to multinational nonprofits, governmental agencies, and higher education institutions. His degrees are in mechanical engineering, and organizational development, and he is currently pursuing a ICF certification in coaching.

Margarita Rozenfeld is the CEO of Incite International, an award-winning leadership and organizational development consultancy providing consulting, strategic planning, executive coaching, facilitation and training services to non-profit, corporate and public sector clients.  She is the host of Leadership Insights Podcast, an interview-style show featuring stories and strategies of inspiring leaders. 

Margarita is a frequent speaker on topics of strategy, leadership, employee engagement, cross-cultural communications and organizational development. Her expertise has been featured on the Fox Morning Show, Washington Business Journal, Washington Post, My Business Magazine as well as several books on entrepreneurship and organizational effectiveness.  Margarita holds degrees from James Madison University in International Affairs and Spanish and an executive certificate in Organization Development and Change Leadership from Georgetown University.

Barry Coleman has over 25 years of experience as an organizational development professional, trainer and facilitator. His background has included management coaching, leading training teams, designing, developing and facilitating programs in a variety of industries:  government, publishing, manufactoring, financial services, insurance and labor unions. Since becoming an independent consultant, Barry’s passion is providing middle managers the essential skills needed to be effective leaders in organizations.

Barry is skilled in group dynamics and has achieved outstanding results with large and small group facilitation assignments. Barry has worked with several organizations developing and delivering training programs, ranging from customer service skills to leadership and management courses. As a constant business collaborator and instructional designer, Barry partners with clients to help individual and organizations unleash their untapped potential to achieve relevant goals and objectives.

Jackie Bsharah is an evidence-based, results-oriented Executive Coach and Organization Development consultant specializing in transformational learning, mindsets and group dynamics. She relies on well-researched and validated theories to develop practical and powerful strategic interventions for her clients. As a former broadcast journalist, Jackie is skilled at gathering and synthesizing key information through dialogue and observation to help organizations achieve their goals and ultimate vision.  Jackie's clients have included for-profit, non-profit and government organizations. Jackie also is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, teaching graduate courses in diversity and inclusion, teamwork and workplace ethics.

Before becoming an executive coach, Jackie covered national and international news for the broadcast division of The Associated Press. She covered some of the world’s biggest stories, including being on the team that won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of the September Eleventh terrorist attacks.

CoP Leader:  Mark Sachs, ma.sachs@verizon.net.

Cancellation policy: Registrants should contact Mark if they need to cancel.

Additional notes:  A $5.00 per person contribution is requested to help pay for rental of the room.

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