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Organizational Workshop (OW), IN-PERSON

  • 17 Nov 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • GMU Arlington Campus, Van Metre Hall Room 113 (3351 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201)
  • 7


Registration: $35 for non-members, free for members, IN-PERSON EVENT


The Organization Workshop is a highly engaging, experiential exercise based on decades of research and observation of the systemic nature of people in organizations. The workshop helps participants see new possibilities for increasing their influence and effectiveness as well as how to increase the vitality and success of their organization. More at The Organizational Workshop | The OW – Power + Systems (powerandsystems.com)

This workshop will be an in-person event taking place at GMU Arlington Campus (3351 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201), in Van Metre Hall Room 113. Participation in this workshop is highly experiential. Please come prepared for active participation and arrive 15-minutes early to facilitate a prompt start.

Facilitator Bios:

John Hovell (PMP, CKM, ODCP, EAGT), Managing Director & Co-Founder, STRATactical International

Mr. Hovell is the CEO and co-founder of STRATactical. He is a practitioner, speaker, and author in OD/KM strategies and their application to current organizational challenges. John believes and practices the blend of OD, KM, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. John is on the team to converge these fields and create an emerging new discipline currently known as Conversational Leadership. Clients of STRATactical International report award-winning improvements in organizational performance, customer satisfaction and retention, and employee engagement and retention.

John led a team to win a Chairman's Award at BAE Systems in 2014. Previously, John was part of a team to win the prestigious NOVA award, Lockheed Martin's top recognition award. Additionally, he has been instrumental in the creation and execution of transformation change efforts in dozens of countries.

John volunteers as the corporate lead for the award-winning annual STEMmerday event where thousands of participants engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math related learning activities. John serves on several advisory boards including the International Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, International Knowledge Management Institute, Training Industry Quarterly, and Synergy Development and Training.

John has led 5 different teams that have won awards from Chief Learning Officer magazine. In 2015, he was named the 8th most influential person in Knowledge Management. He published a chapter in a book titled "Making It Real: Sustaining Knowledge Management" and became a fellow with the Royal Society for Arts (RSA). In 2009, he was honored by Training Magazine as one of the "Top Young Trainers" after being honored in 2008 as one of the top “Young Trainers to Watch.”

John identifies as loving awareness and is particularly passionate in an emerging field called Conversational Leadership. Conversational Leadership is a blend of Organization Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Knowledge Management and Project Management. More information at https://www.conversational-leadership.com.

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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