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Baltimore Washington SIG: October 2011

  • 12 Oct 2011
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Airport Square II, 900 Elkridge Rd. Linthicum MD


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Baltimore-Washington SIG        

Topic: Be the One to Boost Your Organization’s Bottom Line

In this program, our facilitator will reconnect participants with one of OD’s flagship services:  Organizational WorkClimate.  For over 40 years, we’ve known creating and sustaining a healthy WorkClimate is not about measurement, it’s about the facilitation.  After a compelling overview of the original roots of Work Climate research at Harvard University, we’ll exchange ideas about how to leverage a workplace environment to create a WorkClimate that drives and directs high achievement behaviors. When achievement motivation is unleashed, financial and bottomline impact can be as high as 30%.  When WorkClimate is vital and healthy, employee engagement and performance sky-rocket.  However, when WorkClimate turns toxic, high achievers leave.  Join us for a stimulating discussion.

Speaker: Rebecca Ripley (beckripley@doboldwork.com)

Rebecca Ripley is a Principal with BoldWork.  She is a sought-after speaker and group facilitator and brings special expertise in human resource management, managing organizational climate and change, leadership coaching, team building, creativity and innovation, and professional development.  She is co-author of Managing by Thinking Around, a pocket book on creativity.

As an external consultant since 1984, Becky has worked with clients in industry, health care, public utilities, and social service agencies. Representative clients include Bank of America, USF&G, Pfizer, Best Software, FedEx, Freightliner, DHS, Whirlpool, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Medica and Abitibi Bowater.  Because of her diverse experience base, she provides a unique, value-added perspective to her clients.  In addition to her extensive facilitation and training experience, Becky has coached others in how to improve their work climate for maximum inclusion, productivity and profitability.  Her supportive, questioning approach has resulted in positive career changes and enhanced individual, team, and business results.

Before joining the entrepreneurial ranks, Becky worked in corporate human resources, state government, and higher education administration.  She earned an M.S. Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.   She has taught executive development and training and development courses for Johns Hopkins University and personnel management courses for both Tulane University and the University of New Orleans.  Ripley is also a course leader for several American Management Association courses.

SIG Description: The Baltimore-Washington SIG aims to bring together OD professionals from the Baltimore-Washington region who are interested in sharing best practices for developing high performing teams. Monthly programs will include opportunities to experience team-building activities, and to discuss and share current interpersonal and group process topics and experiences.

Vision/Mission: TBD

Who would benefit from attending: Organization Development professionals

Booz Allen Hamilton
Airport Square II
900 Elkridge Landing Rd.
Linthicum MD 21090- (close to BWI airport)

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your reservation for this event, please contact the SIG leader Pat Foye to notify her of that change.

SIG Leader:  Pat Foye (foye_patricia@bah.com   | 301-821-8522)

Meeting Frequency & Format: Second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

6:00-6:30pm Networking
6:30-8:00pm Program

SIG Leader Bio:

Pat Foye has a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University and Skilled Facilitator Master Certificate from JHU. For two decades, Pat has been active in the learning and development industry, designing and delivering unique learning programs that incorporate experiential learning elements. Pat has facilitated training on MBTI, leadership, team effectiveness, facilitation, communication and feedback. As an internal consultant, Pat built an innovative OD consulting practice that provided adoption risk assessments for technology implementations. While at Booz Allen, Pat has helped to grow their internal team effectiveness resources and services. Pat is passionate about helping organizations succeed by improving people and team processes.

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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