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Happy Monday! 


We're so pleased to bring you this week's Communique, with critical information on our upcoming conference, evening programs and SIGs. 


If you haven't already, today is your last chance to sign up for tomorrow's Evening Program, "Two Minute Feedback" with Bill Fitzgerald and Bill Schreiner . And don't forget to check out the programs scheduled for later this quarter. 


Lastly, please don't hesitate to email us if you have OD news to share!


Minal Bopaiah
Director of Marketing 

APRIL 25-26, 2015

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword in the world of the OD practitioner. Indeed, it is the goal of our work as conscious practitioners to cultivate sustainable solutions for our clients, our companies, our communities and ourselves. As caretakers of living systems, we support the development of deep roots, strong structures and enduring values, while encouraging innovation, adaptability and growth at the same time.
The 2015 CBODN conference will investigate the many ways in which our profession cultivates sustainability. We will explore the triple bottom-line of people, planet and profit across sectors; delve into ways organizations are successfully sustaining the outcomes of OD interventions; and examine new ways to sustain ourselves as practitioners and strengthen our community of practice.
Plant the seed of sustainability now by marking your calendars for this interactive, energizing conference!

Friday, April 25, 2015
Post-conference workshops: Saturday, April 26, 2015
College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
3501 University Blvd., East   Hyattsville, MD  20783


"Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots."
Victor Hugo 



Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Two Minute Feedback, Leadership Development and Technology Enabled Culture Change
Bill Fitzgerald,
Managing Partner, FitzDrake Search & Bill Schreiner, Managing Director and Co-Founder, 1000 Trees, LLC


Learn a new technology for creating a feedback rich culture. Leadership development programs that include regular requests for feedback, can not only improve the performance of your leaders, they can also have a profound impact on one's culture. In fact, the significance of requesting feedback, which is often overlooked, can significantly increase the impact learning and development initiatives have on an organization. We will introduce a new technology that makes it fast and easy to generate feedback that can create a culture of rapid learning and improvement. 



Bill Fitzgerald is a Co-Founder of 1000Trees, LLC.  1000Trees develops innovative products that support new ways of working.  He has also been a Partner at the executive search firm, FitzDrake Search, Inc. for over 10 years.    Prior to that Bill was a VP/GM at the Martin Advertising in Richmond, where he helped launch Brand Inside and worked on branding initiatives for UPS and Independence Air.    Bill spent over 4 years at AOL where he was responsible for corporate training and development and recruiting before becoming a VP of HR.   Early in his career, he worked at Hewlett Packard as a training manager and at ADP as a management trainer and consultant.

Bill has an MS in OD from Pepperdine University. 


Bill Schreiner was, by turns, an actor, director, and writer in Los Angeles before moving to the East in 1996 to work as an executive at AOL where he served as VP of social media for thirteen years. Bill recently left his three-year stint as EVP of social media and marketing at Folio Investing to develop utility social products at 1000 Trees, LLC, of which he is the managing director and co-founder. 1000 Trees recently launched Two Minute Feedback, an online app that empowers individuals to improve themselves and the organizations they are part of.

Bill's undergraduate degree is from Tufts. In addition, he holds an MFA in Directing from UCLA and is a graduate of the American Film Institute's film directing program.


George Mason University (directions) (map)
Founders Hall, Room 125
3351 Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22201 


6:15-6:45PM | Networking & Light Appetizers
6:45-8:45PM | Evening Program


Registration Fee:           Before Oct 7  Day of Program/At the Door
CBODN Members:                 $20                   $30
Non-CBODN Members:          $30                   $45







November 11, 2014
Leadership Conversations, Relationships, and Results:Talk Your Way to Success

Vinay Kumar, Coaching and Development, TEOCO Corporation


This highly-interactive session is designed to introduce participants to an entirely new way of understanding the actual drivers of relationships, team work, and results within their organizations.   

By changing this one way of understanding - this one "paradigm" - entirely new avenues for effective action open up.  Participants are able to see themselves and their organizations with new eyes.  With this new perspective comes new ways of intervening and achieving breakthroughs that were literally invisible before.

Key topics include, understanding:
*    What you actually get paid to do
*    The power of language and conversations
*    Relationship between language, conversations, relationships, and results

This highly interactive session contains large and small group activities, giving participants opportunities to learn with, from, and through each other.  In addition, it will provide practical take-away's and how-to's for everyone, that will enable participants to produce more of the positive results that they desire.

Vinay Kumar coaches and educates professionals and leaders around the globe who work in the technology sector.  He is with TEOCO Corporation, which has offices in over 15 countries and serves clients in over 100 countries.  TEOCO develops and provides software solutions for the telecom space.

Vinay is a graduate of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching program.  He also has a degree in Chemical Engineering.  His experience includes Fortune 100, US Federal Service, and owning a successful privately held business.  

His roles have included business development, marketing, client services, training, and operations.  He also volunteers his time with The Mankind Project.  Vinay lives in Great Falls with his wife and 2 daughters.  


Location: TBD



6:15-6:45PM | Networking & Light Appetizers
6:45-8:45PM | Evening Program


Registration Fee:           Before Nov 11    Day of Program/At the Door
CBODN Members:                 $20                   $30
Non-CBODN Members:         $30                   $45







Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Coaching in the Middle:  How Group Coaching Builds Communities of Leaders and Learners
Holly Williams


Building on everyone's understanding of Executive Coaching, the basic structure and methodology of Group Coaching will be shared, along with lessons learned and typical results from group coaching programs.  Participant will walk away understanding group coaching and how they could use group coaching to develop leaders and learners.


Founders Hall, Room 125
3351 Fairfax Drive 

Arlington, VA 22201


6:15-6:45PM | Networking & Light Appetizers
6:45-8:45PM | Evening Program


Registration Fee:           Before Dec 16   Day of Program/At the Door
CBODN Members:                 $20                        $30
Non-CBODN Members:         $30                         $45 



For more information and registration, click on the SIG name below. Also, check our SIG page on the CBODN website.   

Coaching SIG | Tue. Oct. 7 | 6:40 PM - 9:00 PM 


Topic: "How Do You Cultivate and Use Intuition? "
Location: Bethesda, MD
Leader: Peggy Linden | peggy.linden@gmail.com  



OD Book SIG | Wed. Oct. 8 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 

Topic: "Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve
Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours
by Shirzad Chamine"
Location: McLean, VA

Paula Pierce (Virginia) | 703.463.7209 | paula.pierce@peridonastrategies.com 

Maura Fredericks (Maryland) | 703.400.7242 | maura@everydayleadersthrive.com 


Government SIG | Thu. Oct. 23| 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Topic: "Evaluating Project/Performance Progress and Success of your OD/Training initiative"
Location: Webinar
Leader: James Alexander | govsig@yahoo.com 

1325 G St. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

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