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Building Organizational Capacity for Change: The Competitive Advantage of Resiliency | Evening Program

  • 17 Apr 2012
  • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Bethesda Regional Service Center


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April 2012 Evening Program

Building Organizational Capacity for Change:
The Competitive Advantage of Resiliency

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bethesda Regional Service Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
Wisconsin Room


  • 6:15-6:45 PM | Networking & Light Appetizers
  • 6:45-8:45 PM | Evening Program

Facilitator: Ely Harwood | eharwood@suntiva.com

Dr. Ely Harwood has over 20-years experience and proven results in the assessment, design, management and integration of organizational development strategies, culture change and re-alignment, change management, and leadership development. She has designed and implemented sustainable large scale change for federal and state entities, healthcare and private sector clients.

Ely is a senior executive consultant at Suntiva where she advises and assists senior level Government staff in the development and execution of their strategic plans, facilitates change planning and integration, and assesses and designs organization development and cultural interventions. She has a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Iowa State University, an MA in Organizational Communication, from the University of Northern Colorado and a BA in Psychology and Communication, from the University of Colorado.

Ely is co-presenting on the topic of resilience at the Association for Change Management Professionals Global Conference in April. More details appear in the link here.

Program Description:

An organization’s ability to flex, adapt and maintain its effectiveness during times of change is profoundly linked to their very survival and growth. Resilience, at the organizational level, is the capacity to identify indicators of change or disruption, planned or unplanned, and react swiftly and appropriately at the individual and systems level to adjust, adapt and learn while preserving organizational continuity.

This session “tees up” the annual CBODN conference and introduces the mindset and skills necessary to build personal and organizational resilience as well as the significant role leader’s play in developing, demonstrating and institutionalizing resilience as a core competency. The concepts and impact of systemic resilience will be illustrated through the progression and development of resilience in a client organization.

During this highly interactive session, participants will complete a checklist to evaluate their resiliency, share and discuss learnings and the practical application of tools and concepts to their work.

Four Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the essential components, mindsets, and skills associated with resiliency at the personal and organizational levels.
  2. Review a resiliency framework to illustrate the role of performance and adaptation systems.
  3. Discuss the impact leaders have in building organizational resilience.
  4. Introduce and complete a resiliency checklist in preparation for application of skills and concepts.

Register online, or to pay by check, download a registration form and mail to CBODN, 1325 G St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005.

Registration Fee  Before Apr 17  At the Door
CBODN Members  $20 $30
Non-Members/Guests  $30 $45



For registration questions, please contact CBODN Support.

For more information on the program, please contact the program chair Diane Mazzoli.

Cancellation Policy: Cancel by April 13, 2012 to receive a full refund of registration fee. Sorry, no refund can be given after that date due to commitment to caterer and facility.

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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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