Graymake founder Anne Hilb leads The Baltimore Organizational Development Meetup group, in collaboration with Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network.

This is a community of practice. If you are an OD practitioner or related to the OD field (HR, coaching, etc.), join our Meetup group so you never miss a future event!


Presentation: Self-Care as a Tool for Change

Oakbur Quill Co.

Sunday, June 9; 12 to 5 p.m.

Location: TBD 

Self-care is the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular, during periods of stress. This session will combine group dialogue, self-audits and self-reflections to continue in our individual and collective journeys to better care for ourselves.

This facilitation will work to uncover more about how if we are caring for and balancing all aspects of self, we can do better work, as it is richer coming from a place of wholeness.

Session Objectives:

    • Explore how self-care is defined individually and collectively
    • Understand barriers to self-care; gain more holistic understanding of where our time, energy and other resources are being spent
    • Determine what stands to be gained and what stands to be lost if self-care is welcomed versus if self-care is abandoned
  • Experience circle process on the topic of self-care, followed by a facilitated discussion and interactive activities on the topic of self- care

Interested in attending? Contact Anne at for more info!

Electrifying Culture Change: Transforming Culture in an Electric Utility

Wednesday, June 19; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Touchpoint Baltimore
(2401 Liberty Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215)

Presenter: Hester Darcy

Working in electricity is a risky feat and nuanced field.  Luckily, industry leaders are aware and making necessary changes to keep employees safe and secure. / FleetCarma

The electric utility industry is going through major upheaval with more change coming in the next 10 years than they’ve experienced over the last 100 years. This presentation will tell the story of a large utility looking to improve its safety record, and its ability to innovate and rise to the coming challenges. Also shared will be the underlying organizational culture tool and use of self-lessons learned by the consultant.


July + August: No formal meeting! Group can self-organize to gather socially for happy hour if they choose. TBD.

Getting What You Want: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries with Others

Wednesday, September 18; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Touchpoint Baltimore
(2401 Liberty Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215)

Presenter: Mark Sachs


When we effectively set boundaries and limits with others, it has a huge impact on our ability to do our best work. Examples of setting boundaries are telling people what we want and letting them know what is acceptable. Effectively setting and maintaining them helps people take better care of themselves, maintain self-respect, and increase their ability to control their work and their personal lives.

When we work with clients, boundary issues can come up, not to mention our helping them manage those issues in their workplaces. The inability to effectively set and maintain them at work often results in projects not being completed according to plan or on time, people allowing others to take advantage of them, and miscommunication. When we aren’t successful we can be angry and resentful, resulting in a lot of stress. Successful boundary setting can increase productivity, teamwork, morale, and the bottom line.

In this interactive session participants will learn:

• What is a boundary?
• Examples of setting effective boundaries.
• Why it is often difficult for us to set and maintain them.
• The essential steps to doing it effectively.

A Boundaries Handbook and Boundaries Affirmation card will also be provided to participants.


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