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

Once a month, CBODN has a special guest host an Evening Program to discuss and present themes, ideas, tools, or innovative developments in the field of Organization Development. Members and non-members alike are invited to participate in these learning and networking opportunities.

The Evening Programs are generally held in the Arlington, VA or the Silver Spring, MD areas. CBODN strives to make these events accessible to as many people as possible. The Evening Programs are an economical way to enhance and expand your knowledge together with others in the field. Evening Programs are usually held on the second or third Tuesday of each month, but are ultimately scheduled around the availability of the presenter. We encourage attendees to confirm the program date prior to registration. While the programs run from 6:45pm to 8:45pm, we encourage people to join us for networking with colleagues starting at 6:15pm. Finger sandwiches, snacks, and beverages are provided.

Online/Early Registration
Members        $20
Non-Members        $30

At the Door Registration
Members       $30
Non-Members       $45
Evening Programs are discounted for CBODN Members and for those who register early. To take advantage of the reduced prices for members, register using the links below:

Upcoming events

    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Spring Valley Building: 4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 26

    "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.

Past events

18 Jul 2017 Evening Program | "Creating Breakthrough Results"
23 May 2017 Evening Program | "Organizational Change, the Change Challenge™ Game and Q& A Regarding Creating Games For Leaders"
22 Mar 2017 Evening Program | "So You Think You Can't Draw?"
21 Feb 2017 Evening Program | "Move from Surviving to Thriving in the Workplace: Unlocking Powerful Tools and Techniques"
06 Dec 2016 Evening Program | "The DNA of a Highly Engaged Culture"
15 Nov 2016 Evening Program | "Design School: OD Principles that Enable Groups to Learn or Change"
14 Jun 2016 "Your Consulting Journey: Choices for Careers in the OD/Change Management Field" | Evening Program
19 Apr 2016 "Diversity & Inclusion: Foundation for Forming a One-Workforce Organization" | Evening Program
08 Mar 2016 "How (& Why) To Bring Mindfulness To Your Organization" | Evening Program
16 Feb 2016 "The Change Diagnostic Index: An Introduction and Case Study" | Evening Program
19 Jan 2016 "Fitness for Growth" | Evening Program
15 Dec 2015 REGISTRATION IS FULL "The Intersection of Innovation and Organizational Development" | Evening Program
05 Dec 2015 Special Program - "Creating the Life You Want"
13 Oct 2015 "Mindfulness at Work: Why Western Companies Embrace an Eastern Practice" | Evening Program
08 Sep 2015 "DiSCovery with DiSC: Personal and Professional Opportunities" | Evening Program
28 Jul 2015 "AIC Program: Why Do Two Thirds of All Projects Fail?" | Evening Program Summer Workshop Series
09 Jun 2015 "Integrated Leadership and the Conscious Use of Self" | Evening Program
12 May 2015 "Navigating the Cs of Your Leader-ship" | Evening Program
10 Mar 2015 "Managing Ethical Dilemmas as OD Practitioners" | Evening Program
22 Jan 2015 "Managing Leadership Dilemmas in an Increasingly Uncertain World" | Evening Program
16 Dec 2014 "Coaching in the Middle" | Evening Program - Registration is Full
11 Nov 2014 "Leadership Conversations, Relationships, and Results:Talk Your Way to Success" | Evening Program
09 Sep 2014 Crafting a Socially Balanced Strategy For Your Organization and Your Life | Evening Program
10 Jun 2014 Clean Language/Clean Questions |Evening Program
11 Mar 2014 What Lies Beneath: Listening for Values & Drivers| Evening Program
18 Feb 2014 Employee Development on a Shoestring| Evening Program
10 Dec 2013 Cancelled - You: But Better! Three ways to find your inner superhero at work | Evening Program
12 Nov 2013 “Driving your business” | Evening Program
22 Oct 2013 Unleashing Results - enabling shared understanding and commitment in groups tackling wicked problems | Evening Program
17 Sep 2013 The Four Eternal Keys to Talent Engagement | Evening Program
23 Jul 2013 Rapid Retooling | Evening Program
21 May 2013 Building Courage Through Personal Resilience | Evening Program
14 Mar 2013 The Power of Transformative Narratives | Evening Program
19 Feb 2013 Interactive & Engaging: Making every meeting, conference call and webinar count! | Evening Program
15 Jan 2013 Brighter Strategies Vision Board | Evening Program
15 Nov 2012 OD in Government - Moderated Panel Discussion | Evening Program
24 Oct 2012 The Human Element | Evening Program
18 Sep 2012 Interactive & Engaging: Making every meeting, conference call and webinar count! | Evening Program - (Cancelled due to severe weather)
29 Aug 2012 Kicking Off a New Year with CBODN!
17 Jul 2012 Attracting a Great Mentor: Strategies to Build Your Professional Success – and How Organizations Can Benefit | Evening Program
12 Jun 2012 The Human Element Course, Part One (Cornerstone) with Element B (Behavior)
15 May 2012 Use of Self: Leading Resiliently in an Uncertain World | Evening Program
17 Apr 2012 Building Organizational Capacity for Change: The Competitive Advantage of Resiliency | Evening Program

Who We Are

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

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