Engage with one another, develop knowledge and skills, share expertise, and contribute to our community.

DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Embodied Business: Bringing Body Awareness Into Our OD Work"

  • 02 Apr 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom link included in registration confirmation email.


Session is now FULL, please contact Mark to be placed on the wait list. Thx.

Topic: Embodied Business: Bringing Body Awareness Into Our OD Work 

Description:  From Anne Pellicciotto - We will forge ahead with our April 2 session on embodied business; but in light of coronavirus quarantine, we’ll lead the session virtually using Zoom. Please join our experiment – the program focus will be the same (or similar); though you’ll be participating from the comfort and safety of your own home. I’ll be joined by a co-facilitator, Michelle Paul Heelan from ICF who offers her virtual facilitation support to ensure we have an engaging and valuable session. 

We’ll send a Zoom link to you after registration. Note that if you already registered, you must re-register via this link so we get a fresh headcount. http://cbodn.org/dcarea_od_practitioners_cop.   We look forward to seeing you there, 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Thursday April 2nd. 

In this session on Embodied Business, we will focus on expanding our awareness, as ODs, beyond the head/analytical elements, even beyond the heart/intuitive elements, to an awareness of the body and breath. I will demonstrate and we will practice some breath work and gentle movement; I will discuss the body awareness on personal health, creativity, and flow.  Then we will brainstorm, as a group, some of the benefits of embodied awareness to us as practitioners and to the groups we serve. In what situations would body awareness help groups open up?  What might be the challenges or barriers to bringing this element into our work? How might we overcome those challenges and bring our WHOLE selves into our work for our own and our clients' benefit?

Presenters:  Anne Pellicciotto and Michelle Paul Heelan

Anne Pellicciotto, founder, president & chief change agent, brings 25 years’ experience in organizational transformation consulting, coaching and facilitation. Through the SeeChange collaborative process, Anne guides groups to clarify the changes they face then take action to be the change they want to see in the world.  

Anne has helped her clients address issues technology transformation, growth, strategic marketing refocus, conflict management, staffing/structuring shifts, leadership and team effectiveness, and board development and alignment. Her client list includes The Democracy Fund, Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF), World Resources Institute, Latin American Youth Center, Amazon Conservation Team, National Peace Corps Association, Partners of the Americas, Capital Mentor Network, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and The Insight Meditation Community of Washington.  

Anne is a proud Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Mexico 2010-12).  Additionally, as a dedicated yoga practitioner and teacher trainee (Yoga Alliance certification pending May 2020), she brings a holistic, embodied approach to her client work, ensuring that solutions come from the powerful integration of head, heart, and gut.   

Anne holds and M.S., Organization Development, from American University, and a B.S., Business Management, from University of Maryland, Smith School, College Park.

Michelle Paul Heelan, Ph.D. has over twenty years of experience leading and contributing to the design/development, implementation and evaluation of human capital systems in a variety of organizations. She provides her clients facilitation support for fostering stakeholder engagement, building consensus, and using evidence-based approaches to decision-making and execution. Dr. Heelan offers significant experience providing virtual facilitation and redesigning in-person meetings as engaging virtual events. She also assists her clients to conduct organizational assessments in service of change management initiatives. Dr. Heelan offers specialized experience working with organizations with high proportions of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) personnel. Dr. Heelan’s clients include the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the U.S. Digital Service, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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

Mark has been an OD consultant and executive coach for more than 20 years.  He enjoys seeing his clients and their organizations take steps to change, and when they are successful it gives him great pleasure.  He earned his MS in OD from the American University/NTL Institute and MA and BA degrees in Sociology from Rutgers University.  He is an International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC). 

Cancellation Policy: Registrants should contact Mark if they need to cancel.  Due to the room size, registrations will be limited so please contact Mark soonest if you register but are then unable to attend so others can register and attend instead.

Additional Notes:  A $5.00 per person contribution is requested to help pay for expenses.

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.

Connect with CBODN

  • 1325 G Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005
  • (202) 630-6663
  • admin@cbodn.org


Latest Tweets

© Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software