Engage with one another, develop knowledge and skills, share expertise, and contribute to our community.

CBODN is the premier DC Metro area community for Organization Development (OD) practitioners. Founded in Chesapeake Bay, MD, our name still pays homage to our founders and we are grateful for their vital contributions to the field of OD.


CBODN brings OD professionals together through programs, Communities of Practice, workshops, and more. We provide opportunities for sharing and exchange of knowledge; professional development and networking; and communion through shared community.


Engage with CBODN members through networking events, social media pages, member discussion space on LinkedIn, and photo galleries, and take advantage of our resources including webinars, event listings, book store (coming soon!), and more!


The CBODN Annual Conference provides an opportunity for participants to see organizations through multiple lenses of OD theories and discover how to use new models in OD practice, expanding individual, leader, and organizational potential.


CBODN sincerely thanks Fielding Graduate University for its ongoing donation of space for use by our Board.


News & Events

CBODN is pleased to announce the election of new officers and board members for the 2016-2017 year as a result of our most recent election held in July 2016. CBODN is pleased to bring on a talented and energized group of professionals to lead the path towards revitalizing the community and offering great opportunities and resources to its members. CBODN has been building communities for over 30 years and we look forward to an exciting new year! Please join the new board in congratulating our outgoing leadership team for their hard work and dedication - Rick Collier and Deanna Larsen. Please click here for the CBODN Leadership page.

Upcoming Programs

    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Spring Valley Building: 4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 22

    "The Fifth Side: Conscious Leadership and the Use of Self "

    Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:15PM

    Location: Spring Valley Building: 4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

    Evening Program Description: 

    Appreciating what truly enables leadership growth and organizational change and the link between them.

    Conscious Leadership is emerging as a paradigm for managing the complexity of change, innovation and diversity in today’s global workplace. Coaches know that any leadership technique is limited by the level of awareness of the user. Awareness is the fifth side of the leadership matrix (leader – led – culture - methodology – awareness). Below the surface of awareness is where the leader’s blind spots, projections and bias reside. Most leaders know they should be open to and even seek feedback. Conscious leaders know “the led” are always giving them feedback within the context of the organizational culture. They have the awareness needed to observe, interpret and adjust without taking it personally. They are sensitive to how their own beliefs will “construct” what they see. They can put themselves in the other’s shoes and self-observe from the place of “the balcony.” They mitigate their own coping mechanisms that block this capacity of seeing, reflecting, learning and adjusting. Conscious leaders they have to be the change they want to see in the organization. The dysfunctions that stifle communication and innovation are a reflection of the same dysfunctions within the leader. Seeing and owning that connection with courage enables the inner shift that involves heart and spirit as well as mind.   

    By the close of this workshop you will:

    1.     Understanding the new principles of Conscious Leadership (CL)

    2.     Appreciating the relationship between leadership growth and organizational change

    3.     Applying CL in team building, coaching and change management issues – especially those the audience may be dealing with 

    More About Your Presenter:

    For the past 22 years Harrison’s mission has been to help raise the performance of an organization to the next level. During that time his mission has taken him to 24 different countries to build teams, develop teamwork and leadership skills, empower employees, resolve conflicts, enhance strategic decision making and inspire change. He is the author of three books on management and team building, the most recent being Tools For Teams.  Harrison has been an active member of CBODN for nearly as long as he has been a consultant and has presented at numerous conferences and professional gatherings. He started his career in the field of outdoor team building and believes from experience that groups learn more when they get out of their chairs and interact standing up.



    6:15-6:45 PM | Welcome, Networking & Light Appetizers

    6:30-8:45 PM | Evening Program

    **Registration: We strongly encourage everyone to pre-register for planning purposes.*** 


    Registration Fee 

    Before March 22, 2017

    At the Door

    CBODN Members 






    For any questions, please contact Evening Programs Chair, Shara Smith at sharasmithmsod@gmail.com

    *Refunds will not be issued within 48 hours of an event as catering and other event related costs are associated with registration at that time.

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CBODN offers sponsorship opportunities for both our Annual Conference as well as longer-term partnership.  Contact us now to explore the exciting sponsorship opportunities we can offer your organization!

Who We Are

Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN) is the premier DC Metro area network for Organization Development (OD) practitioners. Founded in Chesapeake Bay, MD, our name still pays homage to our founders and we are grateful for their vital contributions to the field of OD.

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