CBODN is the premier organization for Organization Development professionals in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. We provide a variety of professional resources, networking events, educational programs, Special Interest groups (SIGs), and opportunities to expand your career. We encourage anyone who is interested in the field of OD to become a member.
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Professional Program Events
Feature nationally and locally recognized leaders in the OD field. Speakers have included Edie Seashore, Bob Marshak, Geoff Bellman, and Rick Maurer, among many others. Event topics span interests of new, mid-experience and senior level practitioners; and are organized in a variety of formats, including presentations and workshops.
The full day program of keynote presentations and concurrent sessions includes emerging trends, nationally recognized OD speakers, as well as peer-reviewed presentations and networking time. Members attend at a discounted rate.
Special Interest Group Sessions
CBODN encourages the growth of special interest learning groups about organization development practice and theory. At least seven groups (SIGs) meet each month or quarterly throughout the Washington, Baltimore and Northern Virginia areas, to provide ongoing dialogue, peer relationships, and state of the art learning. Groups meet at breakfast, lunch and evenings, and in person or on-line to provide members with flexible, in-depth learning options. SIGs are currently supported by CBODN at no cost.
Many members and potential members function as external consultants. The Directory of Consultants offers members additional exposure and marketing options via the internetundefinedat a price hard to beat! We also provide our internal members and business partners with a targeted pool of potential consultants.
In addition to job postings and our consultant directory, CBODN works to provide members with access to career resources, such as peer mentoring and coaching or workshops and programs aimed at developing your OD career or business.
Online Member Directory
Each member can access the most current information to connect with other members via our searchable database. Members are encouraged to update their on-line profile as needed.
Our twice-monthly newsletter keeps readers informed of program events, SIG meetings, and other activities of the Network, as well as additional programs of interest to the OD community.
CBODN office, with active guidance from Membership Leaders, quickly answer questions, develop strategic service, and aid in supporting ongoing member involvement.
CBODN provides our members access to the best OD jobs in the Mid-Atlantic area and beyond. Search our job listings and find the job that is right for you. We are always adding new positions so check back often to find your next career opportunity.
LinkedIn Discussion Groups
New and renewing members are encouraged to participate in CBODN’s members-only Linked In Discussion Group.
Both short and longer term, members may offer their talents develop OD leadership skills, and polish their competencies, while being of service that is greatly appreciated. Consider contributing by serving on the annual conference committee, coordinating SIG activities or career resource services, developing programs, expanding marketing/public relation activities, or contributing an article for our website or newsletter. Active volunteer service often leads to serving on the Leadership Team, our governing board. Contact support or email email@example.com to volunteer.
The Chesapeake Bay area abounds with many professional associations that have similar and complementary interests to the practice of Organization Development. CBODN actively reaches out to these groups to foster jointly sponsored programs and other activities, in part to "walk our talk" of valuing collaboration and sharing.
National OD Network
Members of CBODN are entitled to a reduced rate membership fee, and are encouraged to participate in a variety of ways at the national OD conference.
...And Much More to come
We are constantly working to develop our capabilities and add new member benefits. We have many things in the works so stay tuned...
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Got a question, idea, or a sense that something is missing that could be of value to you, and other OD professionals? Contact any member of the Leadership Team or our dedicated management staff.
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