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Government OD Network

To share best OD practices, trends and policies in the government through monthly virtual meetings both internal and external consultants -life long learners in the field contributing to the future growth and knowledge of government and public OD

Location: Washington, DC
Members: 112
Latest Activity: Feb 19

Welcome Government OD Practitioners!

Good Morning Government OD Network,As some of you may already know, Karl Hebenstreit with GSA has assumed the leadership role for the Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN) Government Special Interest Group (SIG). He will be setting up a new group here in GovLoop social network under the name CBODN Government SIG. Please be on the 'look-out' over the next couple of weeks so that you may continue to participate in the CBODN Government SIG events. I’ll send another follow-up note when it’s available so that you can join this group. CBODN is a great resource for OD Practitioners and I would highly encourage your continued membership with CBODN and participation in this SIG. The website is at URL:

In the interim, I’ve done a lot of soul searching on my intention behind setting-up this Government OD Network. My intention has always been to share best practices and lessons learned in the government sector. This includes federal, state and local governments in the Human Capital and Human Resources functional areas. I’ve been blessed to have made some key agency contacts that have provided timely assistance and shared their internal processes. Through this social network, I’ve learned a great deal about what we are doing that works and where we can improve.So, I’d like to continue where we left off.

The main project underway in most of our federal agencies for Human Capital and Human Resources staff is the compiling of the 2011 Human Capital Management Report. OPM has made some major changes this year to the process. So, let’s start there.Let’s get together next week, on Monday, October 24, 2011 at noon to discuss our approach and see where we can best support each other through this HCMR process. Would please review your internal process and come to Monday’s con/call with the areas where you feel your agency is the strongest and those where you need the most support?

We’ll review the HCMR process, talk about our internal strategies in obtaining the needed information and putting the document together and see where we can best support each other through this process. Please send me an email and I’ll add you to the Microsoft Outlook Meeting Notification that provides the call in information.Thanks. Looking forward to reconnecting in our virtual world!


Discussion Forum

Mentoring Best Practices

Started by Cynthia Schoeppel. Last reply by Kathy Wentworth Drahosz Feb 21, 2012. 2 Replies

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Comment by Kathleen Rozner on November 14, 2012 at 6:02pm

Hi Everyone,

This is just a quick reminder for you to RSVP for CBODN's Evening Program TOMORROW: OD in Government - A Moderated Panel Discussion.  Click here for more details and to RSVP.


Comment by Kathleen Rozner on November 2, 2012 at 1:03pm

You're Invited to the Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network's November Evening Program “OD in Government”

If you are in the greater DC area, please join us for an interactive moderated panel discussion on OD in Government in Silver Spring on Nov. 15th. CBODN's Government Special Interest Group has put together an esteemed panel of senior OD and change experts. Click the link below to RSVP and for more details.

Comment by Sandy Wells on April 24, 2012 at 9:07am

Greetings!  What kinds of "classic" interventions are you engaged in at your organization?  What is giving you traction today?

Comment by GovLoop on February 29, 2012 at 9:10pm

I'm curious how others store with their SF 52s - any thoughts on my question -

Comment by Kathleen Rozner on February 29, 2012 at 10:56am

Please click here to RSVP for the CBODN Government SIG's March 28th event featuring Harrison Snow.  Harrison will be sharing his insight and best practices on organization constellation (OC) methodology.  This will also be a great opportunity to network with your fellow government OD practitioners.

The event will be held from 7pm-9pm at American University and light refreshments will be provided.  As always you do not have to be a member of CBODN to participate, however you do need to RSVP.  Please click here for more information and/or to RSVP.

Comment by Kathleen Rozner on February 16, 2012 at 9:58am

Please click here to RSVP for the February 22nd CBODN Government SIG event featuring Sandy Wells, Director and Chief Learning Officer for the U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Strategic Employee and Organization Development.

Title: The Relevance of OD in Today’s Federal Workplace.

Description:  Today’s federal workplace is facing a myriad of challenges that threaten our ability to meet our Federal missions.  Declining budgets, retiring workforces, a critical taxpaying public, pay and hiring freezes: all represent opportunities for OD professionals to contribute.   In this short discussion, Sandy will share how her experiences as the senior OD professional at the Department of the Interior and in the private sector can help address the meaty issues we all face.

Format: Conference Call

Click here to RSVP and for more information.

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on February 2, 2012 at 9:05am

Michael shares some excellent tips that will resonate members of the OD Network in this post:

....though I do wonder how applicable it is to government and eager to hear your take on it.

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on January 5, 2012 at 8:31am

What happens in an organization when you attempt to spark change? Does it stick or do people go back to doing what they did before the change initiative? Jack Gates explores the "Nuvo Quo" (as opposed to the status quo) in this post:

Comment by Kathleen Rozner on December 8, 2011 at 11:50am

The Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN) Government Special Interest (SIG) is working on scheduling a lineup of dynamic guest speakers for 2012.  If you or someone you know would like to learn more about being a guest speaker for the CBODN Government SIG next year, please contact me at  For more information on the CBODN Government SIG, please go to

My Co-Chair, Karl Hebenstreit, and I look forward to hearing from you. 

Comment by Bill Brantley on November 28, 2011 at 7:59pm

Some of you might find this blog posting interesting - The Decision to Trust Model.


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