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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, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., September through June.

Meeting Venue:
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Conference Room B
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
Convenient to Bethesda Metro.
Note: Because there is a monthly charge for the room, a $5.00 contribution from each person is appreciated.

Directions:  The address is 4805 Edgemoor Lane in downtown Bethesda, off Old Georgetown Rd. and near the Metro.  There is a County parking garage below the building on Edgemoor Lane.  If you are coming from Northern Virginia on the Beltway, take Wisconsin Ave. and turn right on Commerce Lane.  At Old Georgetown Rd. the street becomes Edgemoor Lane.  Follow it around the corner and you will see the parking garage on the right.

When you get out of your car go to the elevator.  When you get in it you will see the button for the floor for the BCC Service Center.  When you get off the elevator, to the left on the building you will see another sign pointing to the entrance to the Center.  Our meeting will be on the second floor, Room B. These instructions may seem more complicated than they actually are.

Leader: Mark Sachs
email: ma.sachs@verizon.net
phone: 301-588-3858
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 Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

Upcoming events

    • 05 Dec 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Conference Room B, 4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814
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    DC Area OD Practitioners CoP

    Topic: Working with Difficult Client Situations and Ones that Were Easy

    Description:  When we started to work with OD clients, whether as an internal or external consultant, we may have thought we would help them and they would ride off into the sunset singing halleluiah.  Believe it or not, that’s not always the case.

    So, how may we deal with difficult situations we never anticipated or experienced?  Often, we need some help thinking through how to most effectively manage those clients and ourselves. This session will be an opportunity for you to talk with colleagues in small groups about difficult client situations you have/had and get thoughts from them.  It will also be a great learning opportunity for you and to celebrate any success you’ve had, and if you’ve not yet had any OD clients, you can learn a lot too.

    Presenters:  Mark Sachs and Stephen Dix

    Mark has been the facilitator for this Community of Practice for 8+ years.  He is an organization consultant and executive coach who believes that organizations and their people have a lot more potential than they give themselves credit for.  He has a deep commitment to bringing out the best in staff and improving the management of organizations.  Mark has extensive experience in working in the government, for-profit, and non-profit sectors.  He has a Master’s degrees in Organization Development from American University and in Sociology from Rutgers University.  Also, he is an International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

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

    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 Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC). 

    For 25 years Stephan has supported leaders and their teams to create lasting systemic organizational development change.  He accomplishes this by improving both formal and informal processes, systems, and organizational structures to achieve desired public, private, and non-profit organizational objectives and build management capacity.  Stephan’s work has taken him to countries around the world from the South Pacific to the Middle East and Asia. 

    Stephan holds a M.Sc. degree in Development Management from The American University, Certificates in Organizational Development, Change Management and Adult Training Skills from Georgetown University, and Career and Life Coaching Certificate from the Coaches Training Institute.  His PCC coaching credential is pending ICF review.

    Cancellation Policy: Registrants should contact Mark if they need to cancel.  Due to the room size, registrations will be limited so please contact Mark soonest if you register but are then unable to attend so others can register and attend instead.

    Additional Notes:  A $5.00 per person contribution is requested to help pay for rental of the room.

    • 09 Jan 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Conference Room B, 4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814
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    DC Area OD Practitioners CoP

    Topic: Strengths, Values and Story-Types Exploration for the Intersection of OD and Coaching

    Description:  Introduction to the Professional Strengths, Values and Story Types Survey (SVSS) as a framework and tool to very quickly connect with clients and engage in motivation discovery, strategy planning and action implementation. The tool identifies the “story type” that comes alive when people are at their best. It provides an intuitive and effective entry point to explore identity, meaning and motivation, define a personal or professional mission, vision or message, enhance communication skills and effectiveness, and align entrepreneurial and workplace success with intrinsic personal motivation.

    The SVSS framework enables people to translate and apply their most powerful strengths and values into a purposeful, passionate, vibrant and vital work life. During this session we will explore a high-level overview of the framework. The workshop participants will have an opportunity to self-select a story type and we will interactively explore motivation, framing of different gifts and perspectives and alliance building between seemingly opposing energies as individuals and as a group.

    Participants are invited to take the survey free of charge prior to the workshop: https://narrative-intelligence.com/services/

    Presenters:  Cindy Atlee & Friderike Butler

    Cindy Atlee is an imaginative, insightful consultant, coach and facilitator who believes every individual and organization has a powerful story to tell.  She combines her extensive senior-level background in strategic planning, branding and communications with innovative experience in organizational development, transformational leadership and employee engagement.

    Cindy is co-developer of the Professional Strengths, Values & Story Survey (SVSS), a tool that’s been used by thousands of organizations, teams and professionals to get clear on the motivational patterns that fuel them. Her innovative story typing process has won multiple awards and been used by such organizational clients as Kashi, USDA, the National Education Association, and Meals on Wheels America.  Cindy is currently principal of The Storybranding Group and founder of the Narrative Intelligence Collective.  Previously she was SVP, Branding & Organizational Culture, at the global public relations firm Porter Novelli.

    Friderike Butler, Chief Human Potential Catalyst at Butler Communication, is a successful serial intra-and entrepreneur, who built several businesses in the travel, IT and communication industry from the ground up to full viability. 

    At the core of her work as a consultant, facilitator, and coach, she is a catalyst for change, growth, purpose and inspiration in the workplace. She excels at developing creative leaders at every level of an organization by helping them identify and step into their best selves and shining a light on their unique strengths and talents. Her work incorporates Narrative Intelligence and story formation.  Friderike delivers executive coaching and OD consulting services as a subcontractor to NASA, FDA OIP, TEI, local government bodies, and she also works with corporate clients such as Intelsat, Micron and GSK.  She has a Master’s in ODKM and a BIS in Cross Cultural Management and Communication from George Mason University.  She is a graduate of the Transformational Leadership coaching program at Georgetown University.

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

    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 Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC). 

    Cancellation Policy: Registrants should contact Mark if they need to cancel.  Due to the room size, registrations will be limited so please contact Mark soonest if you register but are then unable to attend so others can register and attend instead.

    Additional Notes:  A $5.00 per person contribution is requested to help pay for rental of the room.

Past events

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"
02 Nov 2017 DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Leadership Coaching and OD"
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"
06 Feb 2014 New OD Practitioners SIG - "Polarity Thinking and Approach: A Meta-theory for Consultant/Coaches to Use for Organizations, Teams, and Leaders"
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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