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

Description:
The OD Book Review SIG is built around the idea of an executive book summary. Each month a presenter introduces and helps us understand the key ideas from a recently-published book whose topic is relevant to Organization Development practitioners. It is not necessary to have read the book to participate; attendees are encouraged to join in the discussion based on personal experience. There will also be time to network with other OD professionals as well as stay current on the latest trends, concepts and models.

Meeting Frequency:
Second Wednesday of each month from 8:00-9:30am

Meeting Venue:
McLean, VA

Leader: Paula Pierce
email: paula.pierce@peridonstrategies.com
phone: 703-463-7209
Paula Pierce a recognized consultant, coach and speaker with over 20 years experience helping organizations solve their operational problems, change their performance trajectory and realize success on their terms. She is the CEO and principal transformation strategist at Peridona Strategies LLC, a company that helps organizations translate strategy into organizational capacity in order to deliver ultimate value. Peridona Strategies specializes in organizational transformation, culture optimization, and people strategy. Paula is passionate about helping organizations and individuals discover their true value and operate from a mindset of service and authenticity. She believes that true satisfaction and success come from using one’s talents to enhance the lives of others and that organizations have that same duty on a larger scale. She holds a masters degree in Management from National-Louis University and a bachelors degree in Communication from Purdue University, plus certifications in project management and human capital strategy, and a license in the Prosci organizational change management method. She has been the CBODN Book Review SIG leader since January 2013 and has served on the CBODN Conference Committee

 

 

Upcoming events

    • 14 Jan 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • McLean, VA
    OD Book SIG
       
    Event Title “Language and the pursuit of Happiness" by Chalmers Brothers
     
    From this book, one learns how to more effectively leverage the power of language to have more effective and powerful conversations, build stronger relationships, and produce breakthrough results--at both work and at home.
     
    Facilitator:
    Vinay Kumar, Coaching and Development, TEOCO Corporation
     
    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.

    SIG Leader:
    Paula Pierce (Virginia)
    703.463.7209
    paula.pierce@peridonastrategies.com
         
    Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Location:
    Insperity Tysons Corner Office
    1650 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 600
    McLean, VA 22102
    For directions to the meeting location please contact lauren.schoon@insperity.com

    Cancellation policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions.  If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.

    **Please register in advance to ensure sufficient seating.
    • 11 Feb 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • McLean, VA
    OD Book SIG
       
    Event Title Hardcore Leadership: 11 Master Lessons from My Airborne Ranger Uncle’s “Final Jump”   by Deborah L. Parker

    All leaders have a mission! Building on her late favorite uncle’s legacy of service to country, family, and community, Deborah L. Parker provides lessons for leaders to forge ahead.
    Laying out eleven powerful insights for those who find themselves in charge at work, community, or home with a timeless message from her uncle, a Vietnam Vet, Ranger Hall of Fame inductee, Chief Magistrate and Board of Supervisors Chair, lovingly known as Hardcore to his family, Deborah, also an army veteran, weaves in take-aways from her career and personal experiences in leadership development through her company The DPJ Training Group.
    She has put together a thought-provoking book packed with memorable teaching anecdotes. Inspiring and informative in saluting her uncle’s commitment to a mission of leadership, she makes the case for us all in Hardcore’s words, to ‘press on.’ Available on Amazon as well as Deborah will have copies available for sale.
    Facilitator:
    Debra L. Parker, Author
       
    Deborah L. Parker is Chief Inspirer, Author and Speaker of The DPJ Training Group based in Leesburg VA.
     
    For over 15 years she has specialized in result-focused programs on leadership, motivational speaking, career and diversity management for federal and private sector audiences. In her work she blends experiences as an army reserve officer and corporate manager with a B.A. in Sociology from the College of William and Mary plus a M.A. in Human Resource Development from George Mason University.

     
    Spreading her message in print, Deborah has penned five nonfiction books on topics of leadership, personal growth, and family history. She is a member of the Metro DC Chapter of the Association for Talent Development and Military Officers Association of America. When taking a break, Deborah enjoys travel and long walks.

    SIG Leader:
    Paula Pierce (Virginia)
    703.463.7209
    paula.pierce@peridonastrategies.com
         
    Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Location:
    Insperity Tysons Corner Office
    1650 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 600
    McLean, VA 22102
    For directions to the meeting location please contact lauren.schoon@insperity.com

    Cancellation policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions.  If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.

    **Please register in advance to ensure sufficient seating.
    • 11 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • McLean, VA
    OD Book SIG
       
    Event Title Value Based Metrics for Improving Results

    The field of organization development (OD) is often faulted for not producing measurable results, mostly because OD consultants don’t insist that the client clarify what results they are expecting which should be a part of the “contracting phase”. 
    Mel Schnapper, Ph.D. will present his book: Value-Based Metrics for Improving Results, which describes a methodology for measuring any qualitative and/or quantitative dimension of ANY performance for ANY function at ANY level. More about Mel at: www.schnapper.com.
     
    This presentation will focus on creating standards of performance using precise and rigorous qualitative and quantitative metrics.  Mel will have participants explore his “3Ms: Measure, Manage and Magnify” methodology to participants’ current and/or anticipated projects to show, in measurable terms what the client is paying for and how the value of the services can be increased without increasing cost.

    For a sneak peek at Mel’s approach, you can go to: the publisher’s brief summary and complete outline of his book, at http://www.jrosspub.com/value-based-metrics-for-improving-results.html,  For a webinar based on the book, go to: http://dcastd.adobeconnect.com/p4wx2xj43zh/
     
    In all of his work, Mel first clarifies what value the client is looking for and how to measure when that value has achieved the intended results.  Mel prides himself on being able to measure anything!!
    Facilitator:  Mel Schnapper, Author
      
    Mel Schnapper, Ph.D., is a dependent consultant and the founder and past Chair of the Metrics Specific Interest Group (SIG) of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a leading expert in the development of metrics for measuring, managing and improving performance. His approach to metrics comes from his training in Organization Behavior (metrics are social products), Linguistics (metrics must have a common meaning amongst those who work together) and corporate project management when he was Quality Manager for Oracle Corporation’s, Global Project Management Service Line. His current consulting activity is in the areas of: performance management systems, career development, succession planning, leadership skills, teamwork skills and, of course, measuring the effectiveness of all of these interventions. In addition to his US-based corporate roles as Director of OD/Training for the Quaker Oats Company, Chicago Board Options Exchange, G.D. Searle Pharmaceuticals in Chicago, his international consulting activity has been in 26 countries bringing his metrics approach to democratization, government reform and institutional capacity building..

    SIG Leader:
    Paula Pierce (Virginia)
    703.463.7209
    paula.pierce@peridonastrategies.com
         
    Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Location:
    Insperity Tysons Corner Office
    1650 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 600
    McLean, VA 22102
    For directions to the meeting location please contact lauren.schoon@insperity.com

    Cancellation policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions.  If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.

    **Please register in advance to ensure sufficient seating.
    • 08 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • McLean, VA
    OD Book SIG
       
    Event Title Getting What You Want: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries with Others

    When we effectively set boundaries and limits with others, it has a huge impact on our ability to have productive work and personal relationships.  Doing so can be very empowering and it includes telling others what we want from them and then staying with those decisions once we’ve made them. When we do this we take better care of ourselves, maintain our self-respect, and increase the likelihood that we will have more control over our lives.  At work when this is done effectively, there is clearer communication, fewer morale problems, productivity increases, and there is less stress and turnover.
     
    In the session, you will learn the basics of effective boundary setting and you will be provided with the Boundaries Handbook that Mark has written.

    Facilitator:  Mark Sachs
     
    Mark Sachs is an organization development consultant and executive coach who for more than 15 years has helped organizations and their staffs reach their full potential.   He is very passionate about his work and he believes he learns as much from his clients as they learn from him.  BTW, In addition to his helping people in organizations set better boundaries, occasionally he is actually able to set them better himself.
    He has an M.S. in Organization Development from the American University/NTL Institute, and B.A. and M.A. degrees in Sociology from Rutgers University.  He is also an International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach.
    SIG Leader:
    Paula Pierce (Virginia)
    703.463.7209
    paula.pierce@peridonastrategies.com
         
    Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Location:
    Insperity Tysons Corner Office
    1650 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 600
    McLean, VA 22102
    For directions to the meeting location please contact lauren.schoon@insperity.com

    Cancellation policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions.  If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.

    **Please register in advance to ensure sufficient seating.

Past events

10 Dec 2014 OD Book Discussion SIG - December
12 Nov 2014 OD Book Discussion SIG - November
08 Oct 2014 OD Book Discussion SIG - October
10 Sep 2014 OD Book Discussion SIG - September
13 Aug 2014 OD Book Discussion SIG - August
09 Jul 2014 OD Book Discussion SIG - July
11 Jun 2014 OD Book Discussion SIG - CANCELLED
14 May 2014 OD Book Discussion SIG
09 Apr 2014 OD Book Discussion SIG
12 Mar 2014 OD Book Discussion SIG
12 Feb 2014 OD Book Discussion SIG
08 Jan 2014 OD Book Discussion SIG
05 Dec 2013 OD Book Discussion SIG
14 Nov 2013 OD Book Discussion SIG
10 Oct 2013 OD Book Discussion SIG
12 Sep 2013 OD Book Discussion SIG
08 Aug 2013 OD Book Discussion SIG
11 Jul 2013 OD Book Discussion SIG
13 Jun 2013 OD Book Discussion SIG
09 May 2013 OD Book Discussion SIG
11 Apr 2013 OD Book Discussion SIG
14 Mar 2013 OD Book Discussion SIG
14 Feb 2013 OD Book Discussion SIG
10 Jan 2013 OD Book SIG
13 Dec 2012 OD Book SIG
08 Nov 2012 OD Book SIG
11 Oct 2012 OD Book SIG
13 Sep 2012 OD Book SIG
09 Aug 2012 OD Book SIG
12 Jul 2012 OD Book SIG
21 Jun 2012 OD Book SIG
10 May 2012 OD Book SIG
12 Apr 2012 OD Book SIG
08 Mar 2012 OD Book SIG
09 Feb 2012 OD Book SIG
12 Jan 2012 OD Book SIG
08 Dec 2011 OD Book Discussion SIG - December 2011
10 Nov 2011 OD Book Discussion SIG - November 2011
13 Oct 2011 OD Book Discussion SIG - October 2011
08 Sep 2011 OD Book Discussion SIG - September 2011
11 Aug 2011 OD Book Discussion SIG - August 2011
14 Jul 2011 OD Book Discussion SIG - July 2011
09 Jun 2011 OD Book Discussion SIG - June 2011
12 May 2011 OD Book Discussion SIG - May 2011
14 Apr 2011 OD Book Discussion SIG - April 2011
10 Mar 2011 OD Book Discussion SIG - March 2011
25 Feb 2011 Writers' SIG: February 2011
10 Feb 2011 OD Book Discussion SIG - February 2011
28 Jan 2011 Writers' SIG: January 2011
13 Jan 2011 OD Book Discussion SIG - January 2011

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