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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

    • 06 May 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • 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: Navigating Messy Conversations:  Ways to Cross the Divide

    Description: As coaches and OD consultants, in what ways can we lead people in “messy” or uncomfortable conversations by having skills to address extreme dualities?  

    We are being called on now to create greater unity in the wake of deep national divides - race, politics, vaccines, and other topics charged by rampant conspiracy theories. But how? Instead of falling into the trap of taking sides, we can discover other pathways to greater connection. One pathway is to understand the dynamics present in the relational field. Another is to perceive the energies present in all social interaction.

    In this session, we will explore antidotes to polarization and what is necessary to lead and participate in “messy” conversations across the various cultural divides.  Our aim is to strengthen the ways OD consultants and coaches build bridges in the wake of polarization.

    Objectives:

    • Learn the 4 fundamental energies behind all social interaction and their emotional equivalents.
    • Discover ways to grow our relational maturity by employing invisible connectors that create safety and respect in a messy conversation.
    • Practice a messy conversation keeping in mind the energy in social interaction and relational fields.

    Presenters:  Kanu Kogod and Marla Zipin

    Kanu Kogod works with movers and shakers in organizations who want to increase their influence and expand their impact on how work gets done. Her programs are for people who want to seize opportunities for making equitable change to benefit themselves, their organization and all stakeholders.

    Kanu is trained as an anthropologist, organizational development consultant and master certified coach with global work experience. In 1987, she founded Bridges in Organizations to shift workplace cultures so everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity or background, would feel they have a voice and are included. Her big claim to fame was a 9-year stretch co-designing and facilitating Leadership Alchemy, an award-winning nine-month transformational leadership development program at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Other clients include the World Bank Group, the National Park Service, Mitre Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Merck Pharmaceuticals and the International Red Cross. These days Kanu is introducing a new package of virtual, online workshops found at ConsciousnessWorks.com to better fit the turbulent times that many people face.

    Marla Zipin who has an ongoing fascination with what creates and sustains meaningful relationships fuels her work as a coach and psychotherapist. The understanding she has of this foundational question comes from being a curious, lifelong learner. Her inquiries include the studies of Bowen Systems Theory, Gestalt, ontology, somatic approaches, relational intelligence, mediation, and meditation. Marla has been coaching people at various levels in organizations for over 20 years, and serving as a psychotherapist with individuals, couples and groups for over 30 years. More recently, as a coach in the collaborative divorce process, she has facilitated the negotiation of enduring agreements, sometimes in the wake of formidable conflict. Her commitment in all these professional  circumstances is to empower people to cross bridges to connect with others skillfully and authentically.

    The organizations where she has provided coaching include the World Bank Group, T. Rowe Price, Pension Benefits Guarantee Corporation, US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Agriculture, National Security Administration, and National Institute of Allergies & Infectious Diseases. Marla also coached individuals and teams with the award-winning Leadership Alchemy Program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. 

    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.

    • 03 Jun 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • 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: Reframing Teambuilding Using Art Materials and Creative Processes

    Description: Team building often encounters the challenge of integrating distinct or even divergent voices together.  As agents for change it is our job to help the group coalesce and also celebrate the individuals that comprise it.  By inspiring and creative and collaborative play we can make this experience a joyful one.

    Join consultant and artist, Elizabeth Kendall for a fun exploration of team building and team building facilitation using art materials and creative processes in a virtual landscape. Discussion, collaboration, self-reflection, and play will all be encouraged during this workshop.

    Participating individually and in small groups you will have an opportunity to explore the visual landscape afforded by www.Mural.co, a platform useful for online group activities and meeting facilitation.  You will leave the meeting with another tool for your kit and additional resources to explore on your own.

    Presenter:  Elizabeth Kendall

    As a sculptor and arts administration leader, Elizabeth infuses organizational methodologies with aesthetic perspectives and tools into her creative change collaborations.  A recent graduate of American University’s MSOD program, Elizabeth is also the co-founder of SoCo Arts Lab in Deale, MD and owner of Kendall Creative Change.  Wearing her consultant hat Elizabeth focuses on creative approaches to team building and group development, supporting personal and professional values, and fostering inclusion.

    This workshop is a pilot for a series of workshops that Elizabeth is developing.  She is grateful for and celebrates the power and presence of the individuals and groups that laid the groundwork for the work she is doing today. Your participation and feedback are very much appreciated.

    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.

Past events

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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