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CBODN | CALENDAR

Upcoming events

    • 24 Apr 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    CBODN Mastermind Session

    We all face challenges in our work. Whether you are a leader in an organization, an independent consultant, or acting in any other role, it can often be useful to get an outside perspective when faced with a pressing challenge.

    At CBODN, we know that our members each possess a unique and diverse set of personal and professional experiences. In the Mastermind Series, we invite you to join our members and tap into the collective wisdom, curiosity, and experiences that our community offers. By attending, you will trade ideas and learnings across a variety of organizational disciplines and career situations.

    • For highly seasoned consultants and professionals, consider this a rich opportunity to pass on your hard-earned wisdom to other professionals who may be walking a similar path.
    • For new consultants and professionals, consider this as a safe avenue to develop your consulting muscles by bringing thoughtful curiosity and a fresh perspectives.
    • For anyone with a challenge or obstacle in their work (that might be all of us!), consider this a valuable resource to become “un-stuck” in your thinking or to find a new perspective or direction forward.


    The Mastermind series takes place every other month in lieu of a speaker led presentation. During Mastermind events, we will use a modification of the Wise Crowds Liberating Structure to form small groups and alternate presenting your challenge as a consulting problem for the other members in the group to ask questions and offer suggestions.

    For anyone interested in attending, you are fully welcome! Even if you do not have a pressing challenge you are ready to discuss, we encourage you to participate in supporting other members and contributing to the valuable discussions and learning.


    • 02 May 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom link and password will be included in the registration confirmation email
    Register

    Thursday May 2, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern

    Is Future Search In Your (Or Your Client’s) Future?

    Future Search uses the wisdom of the whole system to create a shared vision, validate a common mission, plan action, and commit to implementation. It brings representatives and stakeholders from all parts of an organization and its ecosystem together in one place.  In same and mixed groups and as a whole group individuals explore and align on what they want for the future and plan to achieve it.

    In our session we will:

    • Experience a Future Search process.
    • Learn about the Future Search methodology.
    • Explore possibilities for a Future Search – what’s possible when people or parts of a system that typically disagree can find common ground.


    Presenter:  

    Rosalind Spigel, MSOD, ACC, brings creativity and insight to organizational systems to support engagement and alignment of stakeholders to achieve shared goals in their shared vision. In consultation with her clients, Rosalind designs and facilitates customized strategic planning and implementation, board development, leadership coaching, DE&I initiatives, capacity building interventions, and workshops. A certified Standards of Excellence© consultant, Rosalind is also a consultant with several nonprofit organizations.

    Rosalind earned her MSOD from the American University/National Training Laboratories and received her coach training from the Gestalt International Study Center. She is trained to lead Future Search conferences and is certified in DISC. She is the recipient of the Hal Kellner Award for contributions to issues of diversity and social justice and has published on leadership, gender bias, and most recently as a co-author, Dissecting Meaning, Scope, and Roles of Social Justice and Social Action. For more information, SpigelConsulting.com

    • 10 May 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Zoom info will be included on registration confirmation email, and on reminders sent 7 days before and 1 day before the event.
    Register

    Book Club

    Treat yourself to a good book and thought-provoking discussion this Spring & Summer! After launching a CBODN Summer Book Club in 2023, we are thrilled to return this year and join members and guests in an hour of facilitated discussion. Our time together will center around the themes presented in each selected book that matter to you as an OD practitioner. This monthly gathering is geared towards members and guests interested in a peer-supported & enhanced reading experience that offers new perspectives and personal development. Join us as we connect with fellow OD practitioners in a positive, supportive environment while promoting a love for reading and continuous learning.

    This Book Club also offers a great opportunity for members who are looking to practice or improve their facilitation skills, by co-facilitating alongside our recurring CBODN host. If you are interested in helping to facilitate a session and/or have a book selection suggestion, please reach out to Rachel Green for more information.

    Book Selections:

    On May 10th, we will be reading An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization by Robert Keegan and Lisa Lahey.  Keegan and Lahey take readers through the design principles, concrete practices, and underlying science at the heart of Deliberately Developmental Organizations (DDO's), from their disciplined approach to giving feedback, to how they use meetings, to the distinctive way that managers and leaders define their roles.  

    This book show readers how to build this developmental culture in their own organizations and demonstrates a whole new way of being at work. It suggests that the culture you create is your strategy and that the key to success is developing everyone. A fascinating read!

    Don't have time to read the whole book? That's okay! You are encouraged to attend whether you've read the whole thing, a few chapters, or even just the back cover. During the session we will provide the opportunity for peers to share their recap from the book and for all to explore their insights and learnings more deeply. 

    For future Book Club suggestions, or to appear as a guest facilitator, please respond to our interest form.


    • 20 May 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom link will be included in the registration confirmation email
    Register

    PARTNERSHIP SERIES


    The Power of Agency:

    Cultivating Autonomy, Authority, and Leadership in Every Role  


    **This program is organized by our partners in the Pacific Northwest OD
    Network! Come join our west-coast partners, alongside Minnesota and Triangle
    OD-Networks for an opportunity for learning and cross-regional connections.

    Join us on the evening of May 20th from 7-9 pm EST (4-6 PM Pacific) for an
    interactive webinar led by the indomitable Fred Miller and the joyous Judith
    Katz!

    The evolution of the organization and the manager-employee relationship
    continues. As we think about the next step in that evolution, we believe
    that the concept of agency needs to be at the center. Most often employees
    act as "do-ers" with a checker overseeing every significant decision, which
    makes people feel as if they are not the leader of their job
    responsibilities. There have been many attempts, some successful in pockets
    of organizations, to increase the autonomy of employees-to empower them,
    enable them to do their jobs with little supervision, be knowledge
    workers-but in many cases organizations have overlaid on that continued
    control and supervision that limits and, in many cases, smothers the
    employee and their ability to be the Operations Leader of their job.

    People have written about and acknowledge that many are knowledge workers in organizations, but we treat them the same way as at the height of the
    Industrial Revolution, like "hands and feet"; only now letting them think
    but requiring their thinking to be reviewed and checked.

    What is missing is agency, which we define as:

    ensuring all people, of all identities, roles, levels, and tenure have the
    power, influence, and voice to make choices and decisions related to their
    jobs and the betterment of the organization.

    In this session they will discuss the concept of agency and the role that OD
    practitioners can play in cultivating a culture of agency in which every
    person can take leadership in their role and interactions with others..

    About the Presenters: Fred Miller and Judith Katz

    Fred Miller

    Cited as a forerunner of corporate change in The Age of Heretics: A History
    of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management, Fred has been honored with the The Forum on Workplace Inclusion's 2018 Winds of Change Award, as the OD Network's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, as one of the 40 Pioneers of Diversity by Profiles in Diversity Journal, as one of the Legends of Diversity by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion
    Professionals, and as the NAACP Berkshires Branch W. E. B. Du Bois Award
    recipient.

    As CEO and Lead Strategist of The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group,
    Inc.-named one of Consulting magazine's "Seven Small Jewels" in 2010-Fred
    specializes in developing workforce inclusion strategies that accelerate
    results to deliver higher individual, team, and organizational performance.
    For 50 years, he has been a pioneering change agent and thought leader in
    the field of organization development. His experience includes partnering
    with organizations to accelerate growth, enhance bottom-line results, and
    work through turnaround situations, as well as positioning leaders for
    success in start-ups, entrepreneurial ventures, and transitioning from
    founder-led companies to the next generation of leadership.

    Judith Katz

    Fueled by her passion for addressing systemic barriers, known for her
    boundless energy and sharp analytical mind, Judith Katz has distinguished
    herself as a thought leader, practitioner, educator, and strategist for more
    than 40 years. She has created new paradigms in organization development and pioneered cutting-edge approaches to white awareness, inclusion, the
    leveraging of differences, covert processes, and strategic change.

    Throughout her career, Judith's thought leadership has brought critical
    ideas and issues to light. Few people, for instance, have connected the
    ability of all individuals to do their best work with the future of
    organizations as eloquently or persuasively. Colleagues and clients speak
    highly of her generosity, her humility, her approachability, her sense of
    humor-and her resolute commitment to partnering with all people so they can step fully into their own personal power.

    • 21 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
    • Zoom info will be included on registration confirmation email, and on reminders sent 7 days before and 1 day before the event.
    Register

    Learn about the latest industry trend by delving into the vast potential of Cultural Integration and its implementation framework, the CARDS Model. A recently developed cultural change management concept, the CARDS Model is a tool that helps OD and HR leaders quickly address emerging cultural shifts happening in their workplace environments with confidence and grace. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the organizational application of the CARDS Model through an analysis of three recent case studies concluding with an engaging Q&A that encourages discussions about application and tracking integration performance.

    Takeaways:

    1. Participants will gain insights into the potential benefits of cultural integration in today's workplace and recognize the importance of acculturation as a more effective approach than assimilation.

    2. The workshop will equip participants with insights on how to effectively manage cultural change within organizations, fostering a harmonious and inclusive work environment.

    3. Through the analysis of three real-world case studies, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how the CARDS Model can be applied to drive successful cultural integration within organizational systems.

    4. The question-and-answer session will provide a platform for participants to engage in thought-provoking discussions, allowing for the exchange of ideas and experiences related to cultural integration in the workplace.

    Facilitator: CJ Gross

    Christopher “CJ” Gross is a dynamic voice in Cultural Transformation, renowned for his infectious energy, captivating engagement, and thought-provoking insights. With expertise in deciphering the power of culture to drive innovation and success, CJ draws from diverse fields such as sales, non-profit, engineering, and change management. His unique ability to create a safe and inclusive environment for sharing thoughts and experiences sets him apart, leaving audiences with practical strategies and actionable take-aways. CJ's significant impact as a speaker spans various industries, guiding organizations through the complexities of cultural change.

    • 29 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Every other month, we host a workshop with a leader in the OD field. These interative sessions are focused on applying new knowledge and experience to your work.

    Stay tuned! Topic and Presenter to be announced shortly!


    • 06 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom link and password will be included in the registration confirmation email
    Register

    Unlocking Organizational Growth: A Practical Approach to Demonstrating Impact.  Enhancing Client Perceptions of How Our Work Drives Profitability and Success

    Do you often find yourself facing skepticism or dismissiveness when presenting ideas around collaborative change, organization development, or learning initiatives? Many clients struggle to grasp how these efforts can truly transform organizations, boost profitability, and cut costs. This workshop aims to bridge this gap and empower you with tools to clearly showcase the tangible benefits of our work.

    Workshop Outcomes:

    • Gain a deeper understanding of the four pillars of profitability, empowering you to quantify bottom-line impact.
    • Learn practical techniques to utilize this model in costing scenarios, navigate discussions effectively, and address client objections with confidence.
    • Engage in real-time practice sessions to equip yourself with actionable tools that will elevate your work and enhance your measurable impact on client organizations.

    Presenter:  Jeremy Grandstaff

    Jeremy is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in employee engagement, organizational development, collaborative learning, and talent transformation. Specializing in consultative, large-scale initiatives across diverse sectors, Jeremy is fueled by the convergence of purpose, collaborative processes, meaningful dialogue, and curiosity, serving as a catalyst for lasting change. His strengths lie in a deep understanding of group dynamics, collaborative approaches, measurable bottom-line impact, and a comprehensive grasp of organization and people development.

    As a practitioner who is also blind, Jeremy brings a unique perspective to his work, creating a collaborative learning environment that increases the retention and implementation of what you are learning.


    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Zoom info will be included on registration confirmation email, and on reminders sent 7 days before and 1 day before the event.
    Register

    Book Club

    Treat yourself to a good book and thought-provoking discussion this Spring & Summer! After launching a CBODN Summer Book Club in 2023, we are thrilled to return this year and join members and guests in an hour of facilitated discussion. Our time together will center around the themes presented in each selected book that matter to you as an OD practitioner. This monthly gathering is geared towards members and guests interested in a peer-supported & enhanced reading experience that offers new perspectives and personal development. Join us as we connect with fellow OD practitioners in a positive, supportive environment while promoting a love for reading and continuous learning.

    This Book Club also offers a great opportunity for members who are looking to practice or improve their facilitation skills, by co-facilitating alongside our recurring CBODN host. If you are interested in helping to facilitate a session and/or have a book selection suggestion, please reach out to Rachel Green (rachelbourgeoisgreen@gmail.com) for more information.


    Book Selections:

    Stay tuned! We will be announcing the March-May books soon based on your feedback! The June-August books will be announced later in April!


    • 22 Jun 2024
    • George Mason University 3351 Fairfax Dr Arlington, VA 22201
    • 134
    Register


    Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN) is partnering with the Organization Development and Knowledge Management graduate program of the Schar School of Policy & Government at George Mason University to organize our annual conference on June 22, 2024.

    2024 CBODN Conference Sponsors


    The Schar School’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Organization Development and Knowledge Management is a cohort-based program that prepares students to be change agents in complex organizations. For more information, go to schar.gmu.edu/ODKM


    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    CBODN Mastermind Session

    We all face challenges in our work. Whether you are a leader in an organization, an independent consultant, or acting in any other role, it can often be useful to get an outside perspective when faced with a pressing challenge.

    At CBODN, we know that our members each possess a unique and diverse set of personal and professional experiences. In the Mastermind Series, we invite you to join our members and tap into the collective wisdom, curiosity, and experiences that our community offers. By attending, you will trade ideas and learnings across a variety of organizational disciplines and career situations.

    • For highly seasoned consultants and professionals, consider this a rich opportunity to pass on your hard-earned wisdom to other professionals who may be walking a similar path.
    • For new consultants and professionals, consider this as a safe avenue to develop your consulting muscles by bringing thoughtful curiosity and a fresh perspectives.
    • For anyone with a challenge or obstacle in their work (that might be all of us!), consider this a valuable resource to become “un-stuck” in your thinking or to find a new perspective or direction forward.


    The Mastermind series takes place every other month in lieu of a speaker led presentation. During Mastermind events, we will use a modification of the Wise Crowds Liberating Structure to form small groups and alternate presenting your challenge as a consulting problem for the other members in the group to ask questions and offer suggestions.

    For anyone interested in attending, you are fully welcome! Even if you do not have a pressing challenge you are ready to discuss, we encourage you to participate in supporting other members and contributing to the valuable discussions and learning.


    • 12 Jul 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Zoom info will be included on registration confirmation email, and on reminders sent 7 days before and 1 day before the event.
    Register

    Book Club

    Treat yourself to a good book and thought-provoking discussion this Spring & Summer! After launching a CBODN Summer Book Club in 2023, we are thrilled to return this year and join members and guests in an hour of facilitated discussion. Our time together will center around the themes presented in each selected book that matter to you as an OD practitioner. This monthly gathering is geared towards members and guests interested in a peer-supported & enhanced reading experience that offers new perspectives and personal development. Join us as we connect with fellow OD practitioners in a positive, supportive environment while promoting a love for reading and continuous learning.

    This Book Club also offers a great opportunity for members who are looking to practice or improve their facilitation skills, by co-facilitating alongside our recurring CBODN host. If you are interested in helping to facilitate a session and/or have a book selection suggestion, please reach out to Rachel Green (rachelbourgeoisgreen@gmail.com) for more information.


    Book Selections:

    Stay tuned! We will be announcing the March-May books soon based on your feedback! The June-August books will be announced later in April!


    • 31 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Leveraging Technically Unsolvable Interdependencies to Accelerate Client Goal Achievement

     “I believe the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.”
    Peter Koestenbaum, Leadership, New and Revised: The Inner Side of Greatness, A Philosophy for Leaders

    “If your organization strategy does not account for polarity, then it is not strategic.”

    Bob DeWitt and Ron Meyer, Strategy Synthesis

    In 1967, Churchman distinguished “Wicked Problems” from rationally solvable problems. In 1992, Johnson discussed unsolvable problems or “polarities” and how to identify and manage them. In 1994, Heifetz distinguished Technical (solvable) problems from Adaptive Challenges. Underlying these and other theories pointing the technically/rationally unsolvable (i.e., paradox, dilemma, tensions) is the phenomenon of interdependence.

    All leaders, teams, and organizational systems leverage interdependence -- more or less well.

    This session explores interdependency as the central “meta-theory” underpinning all development work with leaders, teams, and organizations – and HOW we as OD Practitioners can faster support seeing and leveraging interdependencies to improve the speed, attainability, and sustainability of client’s desired future state.

    "A visionary organization doesn't seek balance between short-term and long-term, for example: it seeks to do well in the short-term and in the long-term. A visionary organization doesn't simply balance between idealism and profitability: it seeks to be highly idealistic and highly profitable. A visionary organization doesn't simply balance between preserving a tightly held core ideology and stimulating vigorous change and movement; it does both to an extreme. In short, a visionary organization doesn't want to blend yin and yang into a grey, indistinguishable circle that is neither highly yin nor highly yang; it aims to be distinctly yin and distinctly yang -- both at the same time, all the time."

    Jim Collins, from Good-to-Great


    Cliff Kayser, MSOD, MSHR, PCC

    Chief Learning Officer, Polarity Partnerships, LLC
    Washington, D.C.

    Cliff is a thought leader, organization development practitioner, executive leadership coach, and facilitator/speaker who works worldwide to support leaders, teams, and organizations to supplement either/or thinking with both/and “Polarity Thinking” to enhance the quality of life on the planet, for everyone. Additionally, he is an adjunct faculty American University’s “KEY Executive Leadership” Program, George Mason University’s “Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being” Coach Training Program, and has served as the Dean of the 2-year Mastery Program in Polarity Thinking since 2014.

    Before joining Polarity Partnerships, Cliff was President of Xperience, LLC – an integrated solutions coaching/consulting firm he founded that includes “Kayser Ridge” a retreat and learning Center he built on a 40-acre plot of mountain land in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia (2-hours from Washington, D.C.). Prior to this, Cliff was VP of Organizational Development for The National Cooperative Bank spending nearly a decade serving The Washington Post newspaper as Senior Organization Development Consultant and corporate office of The Washington Post Company as head of Human Resources and Training.

    Cliff holds Masters Degrees in Organizational Development and Human Resources Management from American University and he completed his Certification Executive Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. He holds a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) designation from the International Coaching Federation.

    Cliff is an avid mountain-biker and intrepid traveler who integrates his 35 years of Tai Chi practice and appreciation of Eastern thought into his Polarity Thinking programs.

    • 09 Aug 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Zoom info will be included on registration confirmation email, and on reminders sent 7 days before and 1 day before the event.
    Register

    Book Club

    Treat yourself to a good book and thought-provoking discussion this Spring & Summer! After launching a CBODN Summer Book Club in 2023, we are thrilled to return this year and join members and guests in an hour of facilitated discussion. Our time together will center around the themes presented in each selected book that matter to you as an OD practitioner. This monthly gathering is geared towards members and guests interested in a peer-supported & enhanced reading experience that offers new perspectives and personal development. Join us as we connect with fellow OD practitioners in a positive, supportive environment while promoting a love for reading and continuous learning.

    This Book Club also offers a great opportunity for members who are looking to practice or improve their facilitation skills, by co-facilitating alongside our recurring CBODN host. If you are interested in helping to facilitate a session and/or have a book selection suggestion, please reach out to Rachel Green (rachelbourgeoisgreen@gmail.com) for more information.


    Book Selections:

    Stay tuned! We will be announcing the March-May books soon based on your feedback! The June-August books will be announced later in April!


    • 28 Aug 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Every other month, we host a workshop with a leader in the OD field. These interative sessions are focused on applying new knowledge and experience to your work.

    Stay tuned! Topic and Presenter to be announced shortly!


Past events

16 Apr 2024 Coaching Community of Practice - When It All Falls Apart – Engagement, Dialogue and Failing Forward
12 Apr 2024 CBODN April Book Club - The Business of Building a Better World
08 Apr 2024 CBODN Group Mentoring Program Orientation Session - Spring 2024
04 Apr 2024 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - The Business Of OD: Learning From Each Other
27 Mar 2024 CBODN Learning Series - You Are What You Practice: Use of Self and Self Mastery
19 Mar 2024 Coaching Community of Practice - Five to Thrive: Engaging in Hard Conversations with Care
18 Mar 2024 CBODN Group Mentoring Program Information Session - Spring 2024
08 Mar 2024 CBODN March Book Club - Humble Consulting: How to Provide Real Help Faster
07 Mar 2024 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - Unlocking Human Potential: Redesigning Work with Generative AI
28 Feb 2024 CBODN Learning Series - Organizational Transformation: The New Frontier
20 Feb 2024 Coaching Community of Practice: Managing “Organizational Complexity” in the Coaching World
01 Feb 2024 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - How To Revamp A Meeting!
23 Jan 2024 Coaching Community of Practice: Play Your Bigger Game with Rick Tamlyn
04 Jan 2024 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - Action Planning: The First Step in Operationalizing A Strategic Plan
18 Dec 2023 Coaching Community of Practice: A Deep Dive into Why Values Matter
07 Dec 2023 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Collaborative Communication Workshop
02 Dec 2023 When Cultures Meet (WCM), IN-PERSON
28 Nov 2023 Coaching Community of Practice: The Courageous Follower: Transforming Relationships with Leaders into Powerful Partnerships
27 Nov 2023 Membership Meeting - An Introduction to Micro Org Design: Applying a Data-Driven Assessment Approach
17 Nov 2023 Organizational Workshop (OW), IN-PERSON
02 Nov 2023 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Lewinian Social Science and Racism
17 Oct 2023 Coaching Community of Practice: A Transformational Tool to Measure Client Results
05 Oct 2023 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Above the Line: Effective Thinking for Today's Workplace Challenges
04 Oct 2023 Leading Transformational Change: A Conversation with Gervase Bushe
26 Sep 2023 The CBODN Group Mentoring Program!
13 Sep 2023 The Good Fight: Conflict, Use of Self and the OD Practitioner
07 Sep 2023 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: How Identifying and Leveraging Our Strengths Leads to More Self-Awareness and Engagement With Others
29 Aug 2023 The CBODN Group Mentoring Program! - Info Session
28 Aug 2023 How Can We Define OD to Help Expand It's Ability to Impact Complex Global Challenges
11 Aug 2023 CBODN Book Club -August
31 Jul 2023 Setting the Tone at the Top
14 Jul 2023 CBODN Book Club -July
10 Jun 2023 reIGNITE 2023 CBODN Conference
09 Jun 2023 CBODN Book Club - June
01 Jun 2023 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Professional Presence: Showing Up When We're Distracted, Exhausted, and Uncertain Ourselves
23 May 2023 Coaching Community of Practice: Unlock Creative Thinking through Serious Play
22 May 2023 Adaptive Leadership
12 May 2023 CBODN Book Club -May
10 May 2023 New Member Meet & Greet
04 May 2023 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Don't Just Have the Soup: How Analogies Support Coaching and Leadership
24 Apr 2023 Ask Better Questions: Become a Question Genius
18 Apr 2023 Coaching Community of Practice: Using Positive Intelligence for Mental Fitness and True Potential
14 Apr 2023 CBODN Book Club -April
06 Apr 2023 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Exploring How Discomfort Can Benefit Your OD Work & Coaching
27 Mar 2023 The Five Moves of Leadership – Elevating Leadership Consciousness One Move at a Time.
23 Mar 2023 The CBODN Group Mentoring Program!
21 Mar 2023 Coaching Community of Practice: The “Secret Sauce” of Resilient Leaders: Navigating Through Anxious Times
10 Mar 2023 CBODN Book Club -March
02 Mar 2023 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: How Do Coincidences Show Up In Our Work?
27 Feb 2023 How to Increase Personal Effectiveness
21 Feb 2023 Coaching Community of Practice: How Emotions Shape our Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors
08 Feb 2023 New Member Meet & Greet
02 Feb 2023 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: The Science of Exclusion
30 Jan 2023 Fostering Innovation: Leveraging Action Learning and Design Thinking
24 Jan 2023 Coaching Community of Practice: The Art of Vulnerability
05 Jan 2023 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Do Your Organizational Values Help or Hurt?
01 Dec 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Putting the Poetry in Professional Development
15 Nov 2022 Coaching Community of Practice: A Way to Accelerate Leadership
09 Nov 2022 New Member Meet & Greet
03 Nov 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Write A Bestselling Book - LIVE Masterclass
31 Oct 2022 Planning & Review Member Survey
18 Oct 2022 Coaching Community of Practice: Leaders in Transition
06 Oct 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Stress Management and Self-Care for OD Professionals
03 Oct 2022 Talent development & the future workforce (keys to effective L&D)
20 Sep 2022 Coaching Community of Practice: Step into the World of Qi Gong
08 Sep 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Learning Lab Clinic - Sharing and Learning About Sticky Client Issues
31 Aug 2022 Mentoring Program
10 Aug 2022 New Member Meet & Greet
25 Jul 2022 Emotional Intelligence 201
25 Jun 2022 reIGNITE 2022 CBODN Conference
09 Jun 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: What If We Loved Conflict?: How Deep Democracy Invites Healthy Conflict At Work
06 Jun 2022 New Member Meet & Greet
23 May 2022 Open the Gifts of Disruption with OD and Coaching
17 May 2022 Coaching Community of Practice: Using Psychodrama Applications in Coaching
05 May 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Feeling Not Enough and Yet Longing to Be Seen. How Does That Work for You?
25 Apr 2022 Leverage Change: 8 Ways to Achieve Faster, Easier, Better Results with Any Change in Any Organization, Made by Anyone
19 Apr 2022 Coaching Community of Practice: Using Arts-Based Experiential Learning in Leadership and Personal Coaching
07 Apr 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Having More Courage to Set Better Boundaries
28 Mar 2022 Exploring Team Pressure Through Play: How Games Can Be a Useful Tool for Organizational Change
15 Mar 2022 Coaching Community of Practice: Becoming ‘Braver’ in our Work as Coaches and Consultants
03 Mar 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Leading Virtual Teams
28 Feb 2022 Monthly Member Meeting: Practicing OD in Grey Zone Change
15 Feb 2022 Coaching Community of Practice: Integrity – At the Root of Everything
09 Feb 2022 Mentoring Meet-Up
03 Feb 2022 CANCELLED: DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Inclusive Facilitation for White Professionals: Bringing Your Best Self to Your Work
31 Jan 2022 Developing Your Appreciative Intelligence® for Well-Being
18 Jan 2022 CBODN Coaching CoP: Using Strengths to Build Your Brand
06 Jan 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Epic Failure – Colossal Learning
02 Dec 2021 Becoming More Brave in Our Work as Change Agents
29 Nov 2021 Facilitated Dialogue: An OD Tool to Support Climate Action
16 Nov 2021 CBODN Coaching CoP: Discover the Benefits of ‘Juicy Work’
04 Nov 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - Planning Hybrid Meetings for Facilitators
25 Oct 2021 Building the Future of OD, Starting with Us
19 Oct 2021 CBODN Coaching CoP: “Daring Greatly with Vulnerability and Values”
07 Oct 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "How to Create Digital Wellness in the Hybrid Workplace"
27 Sep 2021 Member Meet and Greet
14 Sep 2021 CBODN Coaching CoP: "Finding Resilience during Covid and Beyond"
02 Sep 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "8 Steps to Consensus in Meetings"
03 Jun 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Reframing Teambuilding Using Art Materials and Creative Processes"
06 May 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Navigating Messy Conversations: Ways to Cross the Divide"
01 Apr 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "DRiV – Learn What Drives and What Drains You"
04 Mar 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Hit Refresh: How to Tune Up Your Online Presence for the Work You Want in 2021"
10 Feb 2021 The Cliff Note Book Club - Event Series for 2021
04 Feb 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "What Is “Gestalt” and How Might It Advance Your OD Practice?"
13 Jan 2021 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness"
07 Jan 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Looking for an OD Job? Need to Find OD Practitioners? OrgDevJobs Can Help!"
09 Dec 2020 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Open Mic"
03 Dec 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "No Need To Panic...OD Is Here: Crisis Management Through An OD Lens"
01 Dec 2020 Coaching CoP - "The Power of ‘No’"
11 Nov 2020 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Leadership: In Turbulent Times"
10 Nov 2020 Coaching CoP - "The Trans Theoretical Model for Health and Well-Being"
05 Nov 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "The Role of Our Bodies in Our OD and Coaching Work"
14 Oct 2020 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Bring Your Whole Self to Work"
06 Oct 2020 Coaching CoP - "The Grey Zone: Where Coaching Meets Therapy"
01 Oct 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "How to Conquer Technology Distraction and Burnout: Be More Present for Yourself and The Organizations You Serve"
09 Sep 2020 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Thinking, Fast and Slow"
03 Sep 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Technology and the Future of Work"
01 Sep 2020 Coaching CoP - "The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work"
08 Jul 2020 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Thank You for Arguing"
10 Jun 2020 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Creativty, Inc."
04 Jun 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Starter Kit: Essential Steps to Starting Your Consulting Business"
19 May 2020 Coaching CoP - "Getting ‘Up to Speed’ Using Zoom"
13 May 2020 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Four Tendencies"
07 May 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "From the Stage to the Organization: Applying Improv Principles as an OD Practitioner"
10 Apr 2020 Organizational Constellation CoP - "Resilience and Leading Through Adversity"
08 Apr 2020 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Executive Presence"
02 Apr 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Embodied Business: Bringing Body Awareness Into Our OD Work"
20 Mar 2020 Organizational Constellation CoP - "Never Waste a Good Crisis"
11 Mar 2020 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Thanks for the feedback"
05 Mar 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Getting Past Negativity in the Workplace"
03 Mar 2020 Coaching CoP - "Leverage the Power of LinkedIn to Enhance Your Business"
12 Feb 2020 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Range"
06 Feb 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Facilitating Change from the Inside Out: A Systems Approach to Improving Performance at the Individual and Organizational Levels"
04 Feb 2020 Coaching CoP - "How Our Hidden Narratives Influence our Choices as Coaches"
09 Jan 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Strengths, Values and Story-Types Exploration for the Intersection of OD and Coaching"
08 Jan 2020 CBODN 'The Zen of Listening: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction"
07 Jan 2020 Coaching CoP - "Coaching Today in Organizations: What It Is and How It Works"
20 Dec 2019 Organizational Constellation CoP - "Resilience and Bringing Your Best Self to the Workplace "
11 Dec 2019 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Open Mic"
05 Dec 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Working with Difficult Client Situations and Ones that Were Easy"
13 Nov 2019 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "The Infinite Game"
09 Nov 2019 External Event: Bettering the World and Yourself: Do You Want More Out of Your International Development or Humanitarian Assistance Career
07 Nov 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Peer Learning Circles: A Simple Yet Powerful Tool for Building Trust and Supporting Change"
09 Oct 2019 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Scaling Leadership"
03 Oct 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Resilient Leadership - Approaches and Tools"
27 Sep 2019 Organizational Constellation CoP - "Working Through Conflict"
18 Sep 2019 Baltimore Organization Development MeetUp / Community of Practice - "Getting What You Want: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries with Others"
11 Sep 2019 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "The Art of Quiet Influence"
05 Sep 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "The Creative Force of Resistance - a Gestalt Perspective for OD Practitioners"
14 Aug 2019 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Reinventing Organizations"
10 Jul 2019 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Changing on the Job"
19 Jun 2019 Baltimore Organization Development MeetUp / Community of Practice - "Electrifying Culture Change: Transforming Culture in an Electric Utility"
15 Jun 2019 OD Values For The Future Study
12 Jun 2019 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "The Culture Code"
08 Jun 2019 Partner Event: Dialogic Organization Development and Generative Meaning-Making in Action: An Experiential Workshop with Dr. Robert J. Marshak
06 Jun 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "How to Help Your Clients Create Extraordinary Outcomes"
15 May 2019 Baltimore Organization Development MeetUp / Community of Practice - "Maximizing LGBTQ+ Inclusion at Work: Awareness, Etiquette and Best Practices"
02 May 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Non-Violent Communication (NVC): A Framework for Navigating Conflict and Discovering Alignment"
17 Apr 2019 Baltimore Organization Development MeetUp / Community of Practice - "Talent+Diversity and Inclusion Strategy: Alignment is Critical"
10 Apr 2019 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity"
04 Apr 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Coaching and Organizational Development: What Is the Relationship?"
29 Mar 2019 Organizational Constellation CoP - "Mastering Performance Anxiety"
21 Mar 2019 Partner Webinar: Power Intelligence® Certification Q&A
20 Mar 2019 Baltimore Organization Development MeetUp / Community of Practice - "When NEUROSCIENCE Meets OD: Implications, Opportunities and Applications"
13 Mar 2019 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Overcoming the Should Syndrome – A Case Study of Michelle Obama "
07 Mar 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "You've Hired a Graphic Recorder, Now What? The Why, What, How, and When of Partnering with a Graphic Recorder"
20 Feb 2019 Baltimore Organization Development MeetUp / CoP - "A Culture of HEART: Creating a Powerful Team Culture" - CANCELLED - BLDG CLOSED PER WEATHER
13 Feb 2019 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior"
07 Feb 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "The Brain and Body Connection to Behavior, Connection, and Change"
25 Jan 2019 Organizational Constellation CoP - "Organizational Trauma"
16 Jan 2019 Baltimore Organization Development MeetUp / CoP - "What is Racism?"
09 Jan 2019 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts."
28 Dec 2018 Organizational Constellation CoP - "New Horizons for the New Year – 2019"
12 Dec 2018 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - Open Mic
06 Dec 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Getting What You Want: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries with Others"
30 Nov 2018 NTL Book Give-Away
30 Nov 2018 Organizational Constellation CoP - "What Went Wrong at GE?"
28 Nov 2018 Baltimore OD MeetUp / CoP - "Hey, Siri. Directions to..."
14 Nov 2018 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Leadership Presence"
13 Nov 2018 Fielding Graduate University: In-Person Info Session and Networking – Washington, DC
01 Nov 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Time to Expand Our OD Discipline? Here Comes Knowledge Management and Conversational Leadership!"
10 Oct 2018 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results"
04 Oct 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Working with Difficult Client Situations"
12 Sep 2018 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement"
06 Sep 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Increase Internal Capacity - Build Peer Coaching and Learning Skills"
24 Aug 2018 (NEW) Baltimore Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Mission, Vision and Values For This Group, (as requested)"
08 Aug 2018 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Originals: How Non-Conformist Move the World" (Adam Grant)
26 Jul 2018 Annual Meeting (Happy Hour)
11 Jul 2018 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "The Road Back to You" (Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile)
26 Jun 2018 Evening Program | "A Resilient Workforce!"
22 Jun 2018 *(NEW) Baltimore Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Coffee, Convo and Change"
13 Jun 2018 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "Female Vision" (Sally Helgesen)
07 Jun 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Resilient Leaders Build Resilient Organizations"
11 May 2018 Organizational Constellation CoP - Leadership Lessons from a Horse
09 May 2018 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - "You are Not Your Brain"
03 May 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Professional Success and Personal Fulfillment"
11 Apr 2018 "DiSCovery with DiSC: Personal and Professional Opportunities" | Evening Program
11 Apr 2018 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion CoP - "Grounded" by Bob Rosen
05 Apr 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "What It’s Like To Do International OD Work"
14 Mar 2018 CBODN 'In the Know' Book Discussion CoP - "Positively Resilient" by Doug Hensch
01 Mar 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Objectifying Trust: Seven Key Considerations"
27 Feb 2018 Evening Program | "The Fifth Side: Conscious Leadership and the Use of Self "
14 Feb 2018 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion CoP - "Rewire Your Brain for Love" by Marsha Lucas
01 Feb 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Moving Dialogues: A Movement-Based Methodology"
10 Jan 2018 CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion CoP - “We Need to Talk”
04 Jan 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Can Mindfulness Practices Enhance Your Use-of-Self?"
15 Dec 2017 Organizational Constellation CoP - Gender Issues in the Workplace
14 Dec 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Having Fun Learning: Team Development Games That for Some Reason Work Around the World – Part II"
13 Dec 2017 CBODN 'In the Know' Book Discussion CoP - Open Mic
08 Nov 2017 OD Book Discussion CoP - "Give and Take"
11 Oct 2017 OD Book Discussion CoP - "Mastering Leadership"
05 Oct 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners Community of Practice - A New Look at Use of Self
30 Sep 2017 Organizational Constellation CoP - "Conscious Leadership and Accessing your Personal Power"
13 Sep 2017 OD Book Discussion CoP - "Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity"
07 Sep 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners Community of Practice - An Appreciative Approach for Thriving through Conflict
25 Aug 2017 Organizational Constellation CoP - "Conscious leadership and dealing with difficult people"
18 Jul 2017 Evening Program | "Creating Breakthrough Results"
12 Jul 2017 OD Book Discussion CoP - "One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness"
30 Jun 2017 Organizational Constellation CoP - "Developing your Intuitive Leadership Skills"
14 Jun 2017 OD Book Discussion CoP - "Unstick Your Stuck" by Melissa Morrison
01 Jun 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - Having Fun Learning: Team Development Games That for Some Reason Work Around the World
23 May 2017 Evening Program | "Organizational Change, the Change Challenge™ Game and Q& A Regarding Creating Games For Leaders"
04 May 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - Neurology for OD Practitioners
12 Apr 2017 OD Book Discussion CoP - "American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company"
06 Apr 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "So, Are You Interested in Becoming an External OD Practitioner?"
22 Mar 2017 Evening Program | "So You Think You Can't Draw?"
08 Mar 2017 OD Book Discussion CoP - "Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age"
02 Mar 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - The Focused Conversation Method - Reclaiming Conversations in Diverse Stakeholder Groups
21 Feb 2017 Evening Program | "Move from Surviving to Thriving in the Workplace: Unlocking Powerful Tools and Techniques"
17 Feb 2017 Organizational Constellation CoP - Conscious Leadership through systemic constellations
08 Feb 2017 OD Book Discussion CoP: Designing Your Life
02 Feb 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "How to Be a Better Collaborator"
28 Jan 2017 CBODN Open Space: How Do We Energize Our OD Community?
27 Jan 2017 Organizational Constellation CoP - "New Horizon's 2017"
11 Jan 2017 OD Book Discussion CoP - "Language and the Pursuit of Leadership Excellence"
05 Jan 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Food for Thought"
16 Dec 2016 Organizational Constellation CoP
14 Dec 2016 OD Book Discussion CoP - "Open Mic"
06 Dec 2016 Evening Program | "The DNA of a Highly Engaged Culture"
01 Dec 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "External OD Consulting - Managing Work and Career Uncertainties"
25 Nov 2016 Organizational Constellation CoP - "Raising Your EQi with Systemic Constellations"
15 Nov 2016 Evening Program | "Design School: OD Principles that Enable Groups to Learn or Change"
09 Nov 2016 OD Book Discussion CoP - November
03 Nov 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Journey Management Workshop..."
21 Oct 2016 Organizational Constellation CoP - "Facilitating the Many Dimensions of Conflict"
12 Oct 2016 OD Book Discussion CoP - October
06 Oct 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Your Development..."
22 Sep 2016 DC Area Internal Practitioners CoP - "Performance Reviews: Yeah or Nay"
07 Sep 2016 OD Book Discussion CoP - September
01 Sep 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "From Science to Practice..."
26 Aug 2016 Organization Constellation CoP
10 Aug 2016 OD Book Discussion CoP - August
22 Jul 2016 Organization Constellation CoP
21 Jul 2016 DC Area Internal Practitioners CoP
13 Jul 2016 OD Book Discussion CoP - July
16 Jun 2016 DC Area Internal Practitioners CoP
14 Jun 2016 "Your Consulting Journey: Choices for Careers in the OD/Change Management Field" | Evening Program
08 Jun 2016 OD Book Discussion CoP - June
03 Jun 2016 Organization Constellation CoP
02 Jun 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Doing the OD Tango"
19 May 2016 Public Sector CoP (formerly Government CoP)
17 May 2016 May Networking Happy Hour
11 May 2016