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

Thank you to our wonderful speakers and volunteers, generous sponsors, and everyone who attended the conference.

Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN) is partnering with the Organization Development and Knowledge Management graduate program of the Schar School of Policy & Government at George Mason University to organize our annual conference on June 25, 2022.

The Schar School’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Organization Development and Knowledge Management is a cohort-based program that prepares students to be change agents in complex organizations. For more information, go toschar.gmu.edu/ODKM


Hile Rutledge

Drivers and Drainers – What Motivates You to Work

The field of learning and development is populated with many behavioral tools, but there are relatively few validated and applicable assessments that focus on motivation—what drives and drains us, and what is beneath the behavioral choices we make. What drives you and drains you, and how can knowing this make you happier and more successful? The DRiV model is composed of 28 well-researched drivers organized within six motivational factors. Understanding and learning how both to spot and to use these drivers gives you unique power in your ongoing efforts toward self-awareness, self-management and the continual challenges of leadership, team and organizational life.

Hile Rutledge is an experienced organization development consultant, trainer, executive coach, author, and public speaker with a background in management, sales, adult education and leadership development.

Hile’s primary area of expertise is the establishment and exercise of self-awareness leading to greater communication, decision making, leadership and team performance. Among the tools/approaches in which Hile specializes are the EQ-i2.0 (Emotional Intelligence), DRiV (Motivation, Values, and Behaviors), the Pearman Personality Integrator, the MBTI assessment (Psychological Type) and generational cohort theory (using his book, Generation Translation).  Hile has done extensive work with C-suite and senior leadership groups whose needs range from leadership development to team building, communications, coaching and feedback training, conflict management, and strategic planning.

During his career, Hile has found success in archaeology, public relations, sales management, career counseling and independent organization development consulting.  Hile has a BA in Humanities from Hampden-Sydney College and a Master of Science in Organization Development from the American University (AU/NTL).  Hile resides with his family in Falls Church, Virginia.

    Angela Chiarenza

    Integrating Biofeedback Coaching Models for Improved Performance

    Biofeedback is increasingly being recognized as a relevant datapoint in many arenas, including coaching and feedback.  During this experiential session we will first define, and then explore, this process to gain a better understanding of its implications in the field.

    Angela Chiarenza focuses energy on working with others to determine what is best for them next. Angela is currently serving as the Global Director for Learning and Development at Axonius, and an adjunct faculty and executive coach for American University. Prior to these roles Angela has served in a variety of capacities for various organizations including the Center for Creative Leadership, Noblis, and Duke Corporate Education. 

    Olu Burrell

    Helping Organizations Lead During Times of Uncertainty

    There's a saying that goes like this: 'constant change is here to stay.' If reading that gives you a sense of excitement, join the club. If, conversely, it fills you with a sense of dread, your instructions are the same. No matter where you stand on the continuum of change, there are companies present as well; companies that need the gift of your perspective to help them face their challenges. This interactive session will provide you with both the context and content necessary to support companies who not only want to survive during uncertainty, but to thrive in spite of it. 

    Olutosin “Olu” Burrell is President & C.E.O. of Spoken IV Solutions LLC d/b/a Olu Burrell Consulting.  Prior to branching out on his own, Olu worked for the D.C. Government where he honed his expertise in youth education, youth employment, adult employment and then adult education/training and coaching. He is a multi-hyphenate Executive/Leadership Coach, People Strategy, D.E.I. Consultant, and Knowledge Philanthropist. In addition to his local government work, his experience includes working with individuals and teams in the federal government, the not-for-profit and private sectors, as well as in K-12 and higher education.

    Kathy Minardi

    The Ecology of a Healthy Flourishing Organization

    This presentation will draw from the science of community building with an emphasis on the insights and contribution of Bowen Family Systems Theory as applied to leadership of an organization.  We are, as humans, deeply interconnected within the emotional field of the family system of our workplaces and organizations as well as our families.  The discoveries of Dr. Murray Bowen were made here in Washington DC at NIH in the 1950’s.  They have been importantly applied to our work as organizational leaders and facilitators of generative growth and change.  This work has not been the dominant narrative in psychology or the field of leadership in the past but is now becoming strengthened and explored in our complex times. 

    Kathy Minardi has been an educator and school leader for over 40 years in the private, independent sector of education. She served as Head of School at Aidan Montessori School in Washington, DC, and served as Vice President of the independent school accreditation body, AIMS. She now serves as founding Executive Director and Master Trainer of Whole School Leadership Institute, a nonprofit institute for training school leaders from private and public sectors worldwide in organizational development capacities and skills. She holds a BA from St. Olaf College, an MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and leadership credentials from Georgetown University, Harvard University, Yale University, and M.I.T. She is a trainer for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and her strong focus is in creating healthy, psychologically safe workplaces in educational settings. She has an extensive background in facilitation methodologies for helping an organization build capacity. She is a Margaret Wheatley Warrior for the Human Spirit. 

    Jennifer Hart

    Encouraging Diversity of Thought and Opinion While Maintaining Relationships in a Virtual World

    Jennifer Hart is a corporate communications leader, training facilitator, and ICF-certified coach with a talent for building relationships and aligning expectations among diverse individuals, organizations and interests. She founded Intelektularo, a minority and woman-owned small business, to help individuals and organizations enhance performance by bridging the gaps between leadership, culture and communication. For two decades, she has served clients in varying capacities across the United States, China, Southeast Asia, and Europe.

    Virtual and hybrid workplaces offer greater flexibility . . . and challenges that are becoming increasingly urgent and important for organizations to address with new, growing, and evolving teams.  This interactive session will examine three key factors for encouraging diversity of thought and opinions in a virtual world:  What DEIAB looks AND feels like; shifting communication and conflict norms and ways to build and deepen trust. 



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    3351 Fairfax Drive

    Arlington, VA 22201


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