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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.

Meeting Venue: Until further notice, all CoP events will be virtual using Zoom.  Please refer to the specific event description for exact location.  Relevant and unique Zoom link/password will be included in the registration confirmation email, as well as in reminder emails sent to all who have registered 7 days prior and the day before the event.

If/when in-person meetings resume, we'll use the same location as before detailed below.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Conference Room B
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
Convenient to Bethesda Metro.

Directions:  If you are getting off at the Bethesda Metro, around the corner is the entrance to the building, 4805 Edgemoor Lane.  If you need to, use Google Maps or Waze to find it. When you go in the door take the elevator to the 2nd floor and we are in Room B.  If you are driving, there is a County parking garage just below the B-CC Regional Services Center.  It is the building where the CoP is located.  Entrances are at 7601 Woodmont Ave. and around the corner from the 4805 Edgemoor Lane building entrance.  For both entrances there are signs above them that say Bethesda Center.  There has been a recent change.  There used to be two working elevators that go from the garage up to the floor where the B-CC Regional Services Center is.  Now there is only one.  When you park, take the Old Georgetown elevator and follow the directions to the B-CC Regional Services Center. 


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

    • 07 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom link and password will be included in the registration confirmation email
    Register

    DC Area OD Practitioners CoP -  Virtual Session Only

    Member Registration: FREE

    Non-Member Registration: $5 (please see our Cancellation Policy below)

    Topic: How to Create Digital Wellness in the Hybrid Workplace 

    Description: As an OD practitioner, you’re called on to do many things from consulting, facilitating, and training to mentoring and coaching. And just as you’ve gotten the hang of working from home in your pajamas, things are starting to open up again. Whether you’re working remotely, in the office, or a little of both, you and your clients are probably more stressed out than ever by our increasing reliance on all things digital to stay connected and be productive in today’s remote-first world. Yet it doesn’t have to be this way. While technology can disrupt our work and life, when used intentionally, it can also help us be healthier, more mindful, and more productive. 

    Whether you work remotely or not, this fun session will unpack the challenges and opportunities of working in a hybrid workplace, provide an overview of what digital wellness is, and highlight the latest apps  and strategies that can help you be more mindful and create and sustain greater well-being in your life and work in the hybrid workplace.

    • Learn what digital wellness is and how to integrate it into the hybrid workplace.
    • Get an overview of the latest apps for workplace mindfulness, wellness, and productivity.
    • Learn strategies to improve wellness and productivity for yourself, your team, and the organizations you serve.

    Presenter:  Meico Whitlock

    Meico helps changemakers create work-life and tech-life balance so they can do their best work better while living their best lives. He is the founder and CEO of Mindful Techie, author of the Intention Planner, and a trained trauma-informed mindfulness facilitator.  Through speaking, training, and coaching, he facilitates transformative experiences that foster wellbeing in a hyperconnected and distracted world.  He has worked with organizations such as Cigna, Greenpeace, and the World Wildlife Fund and has been a featured speaker on ABC News, Fox 5, Radio One.  He holds an M.S. in Information Science from the University of Michigan and a B.A. Political Science and Spanish from Morehouse College.  He’s a former triathlete, loves salsa dancing, and makes the world’s best vegan chili!  Learn more at mindfultechie.com.

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

    Mark has been an OD consultant and executive coach for more than 20 years.  He enjoys seeing his clients and their organizations take steps to change, and when they are successful it gives him great pleasure.  He earned his MS in OD from the American University/NTL Institute and MA and BA degrees in Sociology from Rutgers University.  He is an International Coaching Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC). 

    Cancellation Policy: CBODN Members may cancel registration up to 24 hours in advance by logging into CBODN and returning to this event page.  Non-members may not cancel their registration.  No refunds will be provided.

    • 04 Nov 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom link and password will be included in the registration confirmation email
    Register

    DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - Planning Hybrid Meetings for Facilitators

    Virtual Session Only

    Member Registration: FREE

    Non-Member Registration: $5 (please see our Cancellation Policy below)

    Topic:   Planning Hybrid Meeting for Facilitators?

    Description:  Hybrid meetings may seem scary but they don’t have to be. In 2020, we were thrust into learning how to facilitate virtual meetings, but now we have time to prepare. We can build our own best practices. We’ve done it once, we can do it again. A hybrid meeting is a collaborative meeting with participants in two or more separate locations where a distance communication technology is used to create a synchronous experience.

    This session is geared towards facilitators and meeting planners. We will share a few tips from hybrid meetings we've planned and you will have the opportunity to practice. We will do a breakout group activity where you will be given a scenario to plan for and be asked to brainstorm:

    • How might you set up the room? 
    • What meeting agreements do you want in place?
    • What is your staffing plan?
    • What are the key activities in your agenda? 
    • What technology protocols will help you in each activity? 
    • What instructions might you need to give to those online vs. in the room?
    • What challenges do you anticipate, and how would you handle them?

    Please note - This is NOT a workshop about hybrid workforce planning, (leading teams who are partially in the office and partially remote). Well-planned hybrid style meetings are part of the conversation, but this is merely one piece. Also hybrid meetings are harder logistically, and to keep our plates light both for us and for participants, we opted to keep this session online.

    Presenter: Lauren Green

    As a certified virtual facilitator, certified coach, experienced visual note-taker and effective leadership development trainer, Lauren believes in the power of visualization to support productive and dynamic group processes and knowledge management. She is recognized for her high-energy and ability to fuel connectivity and engagement. Her deep understanding of group dynamics means that sessions are always designed both to target desired goals and create a safe space for unearthing concerns. Lauren’s first passion is dance. She aims to bring movement and artistry into her visuals, as well as into the exercises and experience of any meeting or training she designs.

     

    Lauren is trained as a COVID Compliance Officer and has facilitated many hybrid meetings pre-COVID. She recently did her first in person facilitated two and half day offsite, where she planned and pivoted to accommodate last minute remote guests.

    Cancellation Policy: CBODN Members may cancel registration up to 24 hours in advance by logging into CBODN and returning to this event page.  Non-members may not cancel their registration.  No refunds will be provided.

Past events

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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