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CBODN 2012 Annual Conference

  • 04 May 2012
  • Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring, MD


  • Group registration for CBODN 2012 Annual Conference - must have 4 or more registrants from one organization.
  • CBODN Member registration for 2012 Annual Conference. Please login to your account to register at the member rate.
  • Non-member registration for CBODN 2012 Annual Conference. Join CBODN for only $115 and save $80 on registration, plus gain many other member benefits.
  • Student registration for CBODN 2012 Annual Conference

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CBODN 2012 Annual Conference

Friday, May 4, 2012 | Silver Spring Civic Building

Shifting Organizations from Reactive to Resilient
by Cultivating Human Potential

“You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew”  
- Albert Einstein

This year’s conference provides an opportunity to see ourselves and our organizations through a resilient lens, and to discover how developing resiliency can significantly expand individual and organization potential and possibilities.

Uncertainty is the new certainty. Change and ambiguity are the new reality in our professional lives. In this environment, it is easy for individuals, leaders, and organizations to become overwhelmed and reactive, rather than proactive. This reactivity depletes people and organizations of their energy, leaving little or no space for strategic thinking and action.

In contrast, resilient individuals, leaders and organizations cultivate a durable and adaptable foundation from which they can bounce back from challenge and crisis; learn from their experiences; and not only weather, but thrive amidst the constants of uncertainty.

So how do we – as leaders, practitioners, and individuals – develop the capabilities to thrive within this new reality? What do leaders need to do differently to build their own resilience and help their people and their organization develop resiliency? What are the key characteristics of resilient organizations? What is the return on investment from this approach?

Through participatory sessions and engaging keynote speakers, participants will deepen their understanding of the theory, skills and practices necessary to develop resilient people and organizations. We hope that this will enlighten attendees and help them better understand how to utilize the untapped human potential 
within themselves, their peers, and their organization.

Who Should Attend:
  • Leaders and managers seeking to be change agents in corporate, government and community organizations
    Students looking to expand their thinking and connect with the OD community
  • OD practitioners, OE practitioners and HR professionals who wish to incorporate cutting edge ideas into their work
  • Individuals new to complexity theory and those experienced with it, looking to be grounded in the fundamental principles of complexity and stretched to new understanding
Make new connections those who live and work in the DC, Maryland and Virginia region. Connect with peers to share thoughts, identify patterns, integrate knowledge and apply new and innovative tools and techniques in an exciting and deeply satisfying learning event.


For the second year in a row, CBODN is pleased to hold the 2012 Annual Conference at the Silver Spring Civic Building. This spectacular facility offers open, light-filled spaces with lofty 27-foot ceilings, state-of-the-art technology and beautiful, contemporary architecture.

If you would like to download a registration form to email, fax or mail in with payment, please click here.

Note: Please contact CBODN with requests for special needs: admin@cbodn.org or 202-686-1314.

*Early Bird Registration ends March 31st.

Cancellation Policy: It is CBODN’s cancellation policy that you may cancel your conference registration before midnight EST on April 1, 2012. However there will be a $50 cancellation fee. After April 1, CBODN is unable to refund any registration fees. If you are unable to attend the conference and would like to transfer your registration to another attendee, there will be a $50 administrative fee to complete that transaction. Please contact CBODN, admin@cbodn.org if you have any questions.

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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  • 1325 G Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005
  • (202) 630-6663
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