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

    • 18 Oct 2016
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • GMU Arlington Campus, Room 207
    • 24

    Creating Breakthrough Results|October 18th

     Program Description: 

    At one point or another we all hit brick walls.  We have tried everything we know, but nothing seems to work.  As a result we are unable to achieve our most important results and create the life we desire.  This can leave us feeling stuck and frustrated.  Sometime we even begin to lose all hope.  In this highly interactive session, you will learn how to breakthrough those walls in order to achieve your desired results. 

    We define “breakthrough” as an extraordinary result or outcome, something that we don’t know how to accomplish and are uncertain if it can be accomplished at all.  It’s something that seems so difficult to accomplish that we would be breaking through to new destinations when we actually do so.

    In this Evening Program you will:

    • Understand how to successfully practice the “Art of Thinking”
    • Understand the pathway for creating breakthrough results
    • Learn how to effectively leverage the power of differences

    Date: Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

    Location: GMU Founders Hall, Arlington  (map), Room 207 


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


    Vinay provides coaching and delivers leadership development programs.  His primary focus is developing leaders in sectors that include IT & engineering, healthcare, and non-profits.

    Vinay is the co-author of Language and the Pursuit of Leadership Excellence: How Extraordinary Leaders Build Relationships, Shape Culture, and Drive Breakthrough Results. He is also the author of Customers: Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: 57 Ways to Love Your Customers. 

    He holds the designation of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coaches Federation, and is a graduate of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching program.  He also holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland.  His experience includes Fortune 50, US Federal Service, and owning and growing a successful privately held business.

    Ilona Birenbaum is a leadership and organizational consultant/leadership coach with over 20 years of experience and a diverse organizational development background. She is an adjunct professor and coach with American University’s School of Public Affairs’ Key Executive Leadership Program. Her specialties include leadership coaching, facilitation, change management, leadership assessment and development, action learning, performance management, training, strategic planning, and conflict resolution. 

    Ilona earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University. She is fluent in Russian and enjoys yoga, travel, reading, and spending time with her family.

    Register: Please Register online or plan to pay at the door. 

    Registration Fee  Before October 18th At the Door
    CBODN Members  $20 $30
    Non-Members/Guests  $30 $45


    For registration questions, please contact 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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  • (202) 630-6663
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