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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "How to Conquer Technology Distraction and Burnout: Be More Present for Yourself and The Organizations You Serve"

  • 01 Oct 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom link and password will be included in the registration confirmation email


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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP -  Virtual Session Only

Member Registration: FREE

Non-Member Registration: $5 (please see our Cancellation Policy below)

Topic: How to Conquer Technology Distraction and Burnout: Be More Present for Yourself and The Organizations You Serve

Description: As an OD practitioner, you’re called on to do many things from consulting, facilitating, and training to mentoring and coaching. And while you’re very good at what you do, the daily barrage of emails, texts, tweets, and meetings distract you and stress you out. You know there must be a better way to manage these tech tools that seem to be getting in your way more often than they help you and your clients focus on mission-critical activities. If this sounds familiar to you, join this fun, interactive session on how to mindfully use technology to be more present for yourself and the organizations you serve.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn what technology distraction is and a framework for addressing it
  • Identify personal and organizational challenges with technology distraction and solutions for addressing them
  • Understand the essential ingredients for addressing the top workplace distractions (e.g. email, social media, and smart devices)
  • Learn how to create a mindful technology plan for yourself and your team

Presenter:  Meico Marquette Whitlock 

Meico helps changemakers create work-life and tech-life balance so they can do their best work better while living their best lives. He is the founder and CEO of Mindful Techie, author of the Intention Planner, and a trained trauma-informed mindfulness facilitator. Through speaking, training, and coaching, he facilitates transformative experiences that foster wellbeing in a hyperconnected and distracted world. He has worked with organizations such as Cigna, Greenpeace, and the World Wildlife Fund and has been a featured speaker on ABC News, Fox 5, Radio One. He holds an M.S. in Information Science from the University of Michigan and a B.A. Political Science and Spanish from Morehouse College. He’s a former triathlete, loves salsa dancing, and makes the world’s best vegan chili! Learn more at mindfultechie.com.

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

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 Coaching Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC). 

Cancellation Policy: CBODN Members may cancel registration up to 24 hours in advance by logging into CBODN and returning to this event page.  Non-members may not cancel their registration.  No refunds will be provided.

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