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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP

Description:
The DC Area OD Practitioners CoP provides a supportive and learning community for new and experienced practitioners, both internal and external.

Our mission and vision is to:
● Provide an opportunity for people to learn from the presenters and their colleagues.
● Share successes and challenges in working with clients.
● Enhance participants’ competence and confidence in their OD work.

Meeting Frequency:
First Thursday of the month, September through June.

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

Mark Sachs has been an external OD consultant and executive coach for more than 15 years and he works with clients in the areas of organizational diagnosis, managing change, teamwork, and boundary management. He holds a Masters degree in Organization Development from the American University/NTL Institute Program, and BA and MA degrees in Sociology from Rutgers University. Mark is an International Coaching Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC).


Upcoming events

    • 08 Sep 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom link and password will be included in the registration confirmation email
    Register

    Learning Lab Clinic - Sharing and Learning About Sticky Client Issues

    From time to time, we all have client challenges; this session is an opportunity learn/be affirmed in your knowledge of OD practice. Come with your perplexing OD problems, challenges to solve or to gain some fresh insight into your client work. Participants will share learnings and practical ideas to solve client issues. Everyone has the opportunity to learn/be refreshed in about different approaches to client work, theory based practice along with the pleasure of hanging out with OD colleagues. 

    Bring your client challenges and be prepared to contribute your experience and ideas for this lively session. 

    Co-leaders Mark Sachs and Valerie Graff will facilitate this session in which practical approaches to issues raised by participants will be discussed. 

    Presenter Bio:

    Valerie Graff has over 35 years of related experience in leadership positions and consulting with senior level executives and in nonprofit organizations and government agencies.  She works with organizations in the areas of strategic planning, team building, board development, along with facilitating meeting in order to improve communications, collaborations, partnerships and planning. Valerie conducts trainings and workshops on these topics, among others.

    Valerie has co-researched and co-authored articles on women and leadership power, published for audiences in the human resource management and organization development fields and led workshops on the topic.

    Valerie has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Case Western Reserve University.  She has certifications in conflict resolution, meeting facilitation, organization and systems development and completed interim executive director training.

    • 06 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom link and password will be included in the registration confirmation email
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    Stress Management and Self-Care for OD Professionals

    It is common for clients to discuss issues of stress or to share their personal beliefs with their OD consultant.  In some cases, clients may share details of severe stress or trauma, or share personal beliefs that directly conflict with the OD professional or personal ethics.  These types of conversations can lead to intense emotional reactions for the OD professional that make it difficult to maintain presence with the client during meetings with the client.  These emotional reactions can even linger long after the meeting is over, making it difficult for the OD professional to sustain their personal wellbeing and maintain an effective practice.  This session is designed to support OD professionals in developing tools and knowledge for stress management and self-care.  During this session, the neuroscience behind stress management will be discussed along with self-compassion and self-care methodologies. 

    Participants will leave Greenleaf’s session with: 1) Foundational knowledge of the neuroscience behind stress and stress management, 2) The role of self-care and stress management in maintaining a positive coaching approach, 3) Experience in practicing self-compassion and other grounding techniques that assist in mitigating toxic stress, and 4) A felt experience of connection to other OD professionals interested in learning more about stress management and self-care.

    Presenter Bios

    Trever Dangel

    Trevor is Trauma Prevention and Mitigation Specialist for Greenleaf Integrative.  He develops tailored programs utilizing trauma-informed approaches for Greenleaf clients who are impacted by the effects of trauma in their daily work. Trever is an actively licensed psychologist with experience in providing trauma-specific services and trauma-informed treatment to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. He has published several peer-reviewed studies on the topics of spirituality, positive psychology, and suicide prevention in journals such as Mental Health, Religion & Culture, and The Journal of Psychology.  He holds Doctorate and Master of Arts degrees in clinical psychology from East Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Penn State University.

    Stephan Dix

    For 25 years Stephan has supported domestic and international leaders and their teams to create lasting systemic organizational development change.  He accomplishes this by improving business processes, systems, and organizational structures and builds management capacity, to achieve desired public, private, and non-profit organizational objectives.  Since 2003 he has used a focused inquiry coaching approach that assists clients to think more clearly, gain increased perspective, and focus more effectively on achieving work objectives.  Stephan’s Masters is in Development Management. His OD Change Management and Training certifications are from Georgetown University, and his coach training from Coach Training Institute. Stephan is an International Coaching Federation - Professional Certified Coach.

Past events

09 Jun 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: What If We Loved Conflict?: How Deep Democracy Invites Healthy Conflict At Work
05 May 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Feeling Not Enough and Yet Longing to Be Seen. How Does That Work for You?
07 Apr 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Having More Courage to Set Better Boundaries
03 Mar 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Leading Virtual Teams
03 Feb 2022 CANCELLED: DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Inclusive Facilitation for White Professionals: Bringing Your Best Self to Your Work
06 Jan 2022 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP: Epic Failure – Colossal Learning
02 Dec 2021 Becoming More Brave in Our Work as Change Agents
04 Nov 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - Planning Hybrid Meetings for Facilitators
07 Oct 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "How to Create Digital Wellness in the Hybrid Workplace"
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"
04 Feb 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "What Is “Gestalt” and How Might It Advance Your OD Practice?"
07 Jan 2021 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Looking for an OD Job? Need to Find OD Practitioners? OrgDevJobs Can Help!"
03 Dec 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "No Need To Panic...OD Is Here: Crisis Management Through An OD Lens"
05 Nov 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "The Role of Our Bodies in Our OD and Coaching Work"
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"
03 Sep 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Technology and the Future of Work"
04 Jun 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Starter Kit: Essential Steps to Starting Your Consulting Business"
07 May 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "From the Stage to the Organization: Applying Improv Principles as an OD Practitioner"
02 Apr 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Embodied Business: Bringing Body Awareness Into Our OD Work"
05 Mar 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Getting Past Negativity in the Workplace"
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"
09 Jan 2020 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Strengths, Values and Story-Types Exploration for the Intersection of OD and Coaching"
05 Dec 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Working with Difficult Client Situations and Ones that Were Easy"
07 Nov 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Peer Learning Circles: A Simple Yet Powerful Tool for Building Trust and Supporting Change"
03 Oct 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Resilient Leadership - Approaches and Tools"
05 Sep 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "The Creative Force of Resistance - a Gestalt Perspective for OD Practitioners"
06 Jun 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "How to Help Your Clients Create Extraordinary Outcomes"
02 May 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Non-Violent Communication (NVC): A Framework for Navigating Conflict and Discovering Alignment"
04 Apr 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Coaching and Organizational Development: What Is the Relationship?"
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"
07 Feb 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "The Brain and Body Connection to Behavior, Connection, and Change"
03 Jan 2019 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "The Phenomenon of the Black Panther: A Convergence of Pop Culture and OD"
06 Dec 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Getting What You Want: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries with Others"
01 Nov 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Time to Expand Our OD Discipline? Here Comes Knowledge Management and Conversational Leadership!"
04 Oct 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Working with Difficult Client Situations"
06 Sep 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Increase Internal Capacity - Build Peer Coaching and Learning Skills"
07 Jun 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Resilient Leaders Build Resilient Organizations"
03 May 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Professional Success and Personal Fulfillment"
05 Apr 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "What It’s Like To Do International OD Work"
01 Mar 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Objectifying Trust: Seven Key Considerations"
01 Feb 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Moving Dialogues: A Movement-Based Methodology"
04 Jan 2018 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Can Mindfulness Practices Enhance Your Use-of-Self?"
14 Dec 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Having Fun Learning: Team Development Games That for Some Reason Work Around the World – Part II"
05 Oct 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners Community of Practice - A New Look at Use of Self
07 Sep 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners Community of Practice - An Appreciative Approach for Thriving through Conflict
01 Jun 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - Having Fun Learning: Team Development Games That for Some Reason Work Around the World
04 May 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - Neurology for OD Practitioners
06 Apr 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "So, Are You Interested in Becoming an External OD Practitioner?"
02 Mar 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - The Focused Conversation Method - Reclaiming Conversations in Diverse Stakeholder Groups
02 Feb 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "How to Be a Better Collaborator"
05 Jan 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Food for Thought"
01 Dec 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "External OD Consulting - Managing Work and Career Uncertainties"
03 Nov 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Journey Management Workshop..."
06 Oct 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Your Development..."
01 Sep 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "From Science to Practice..."
02 Jun 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Doing the OD Tango"
05 May 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "The Five (Simple) Practices of Exemplary Leadership"
07 Apr 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "What Happens After You Leave?"
03 Mar 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Crafting a Partnership that Works"
04 Feb 2016 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Using Simulated Experience to Develop Managers"
07 Jan 2016 New OD Practitioner's CoP - "Case Study of a New Performance Feedback Program"
03 Dec 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Three Inextricable Links Between Leadership & Organizational Development"
05 Nov 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Aspects of Life"
01 Oct 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Design Thinking"
03 Sep 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Deliver Workshops That Bring In Clients"
04 Jun 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Swimming in Symbolism: Using Imagery as a Change Tool"
07 May 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Powerfully Agile Thinking"
02 Apr 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Setting and Maintaining Boundaries with Others"
05 Mar 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Design Thinking"-CANCELLED
05 Feb 2015 New OD Practitioners CoP - "Building Your OD Reputation One Piece At a Time"
08 Jan 2015 New OD Practitioners SIG - "Ethical Dilemmas for OD Practitioners"
04 Dec 2014 New OD Practitioners SIG - "Constellations - A Sea Change in Change Methodologies"
06 Nov 2014 Cancelled: New OD Practitioners SIG - "Design Thinking"
02 Oct 2014 New OD Practitioners SIG - "The Case for OD Partnership During Executive Transitions"
04 Sep 2014 New OD Practitioners SIG - "Action Learning for Leadership Development"
05 Jun 2014 New OD Practitioners SIG - "Navigating Personal and Professional Change with Robust Support Systems"
03 Apr 2014 New OD Practitioners SIG - "What Leads to Success!"
06 Mar 2014 New OD Practitioners SIG - "The Metrics of Any Organizational Performance"
02 Jan 2014 New OD Practitioners SIG - "How to Help Leaders and Organizations Get Unstuck Using Hersey & Blanchard’s Situational Leadership Model"
05 Dec 2013 New OD Practitioners SIG - "Your Brand As an OD Practitioner"

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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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