Welcome to the Boston Facilitators & OD Roundtable!


The Boston Facilitators & OD Roundtable (BFR) is a professional development network of 800+ organizational development (OD) professionals, from across New England.  Our mission is to provide professional development in organizational development, team and leadership development, facilitation and coaching to professionals who work to increase the impact and effectiveness of leaders, teams and organizations.  We also enjoy the colleague-ship of members who share their knowledge and expertise for the learning benefit of the entire community.   

The BFR, which has been meeting in Boston since 1995, serves members from throughout New England.  Throughout the year BFR members get together for 8 face-to-face workshops; see the upcoming programs on the home page and the description of past programs

Member Benefits:  In addition to meeting discounts, BFR members also post messages to the BFR Forum and receive job postings, and have access to a file archive of member advice and a member directory.
 
Join UsWe look forward to meeting you.



In March 2015, the Boston Facilitators Roundtable received the "Outstanding Regional Network Award" from the national OD Network!  "This Award honors a Regional Network whose leadership, programs, organization and mission; respond to its members’ needs, and adds value to a diverse constituency of local practitioners."  
 


President's Welcome

The unique value of the BFR is the collegial and welcoming community that we have built. We thrive on fun, interactive workshops and an active member communication forum. The BFR has an embarrassment of riches in our skilled members who share generously of their knowledge and expertise. Since 2001 we have grown from a small group of about 200 people to a dynamic network of 800+ people. We are committed to inclusion and to delivering high value. Come see for yourself!

Contact Abby Yanow, BFR President

 
Governance & Management

BFR is a nonprofit organization (501(c6)) registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, who are: Jan Sage, Michael Connolly, David Ehrmann and Matthias Mokros.  (photo coming)

The board from 2015-2016 comprised of Mick
Verran, Vicky Schubert, Michael Connolly
and Marilyn Kobus.   Thank you to all of
them for their board service!







 

Calendar of Events

IS STRATEGIC PLANNING DEAD? LONG LIVE STRATEGY!
02/11/22
BFR

Some say classic strategic planning is dead. But when did strategic thinking and acting become obsolete?  In this workshop, we'll design a strategic plan for an independent school, using a model that engages stakeholders, employs the five elements of strategic thinking, and answers the four questions essential to any nonprofit strategic plan.



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NAVIGATING POLARITIES: A LEADERSHIP TOOL TO MANAGE CHANGE
02/17/22
BFR
As a facilitator, do you tend to focus on task or process/relationships?  What about the groups that you work with – what do they tend to focus on?  This is a typical polarity.  In this workshop, you’ll learn the Polarity Management model, so that you can help leaders and groups take a systemic view and manage change.

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FACILITATING BRAND STRATEGY
03/11/22
BFR
In this workshop participants will learn the "Brand Mountain Framework", a methodology for brand strategy and visioning.  Whether you want to improve your branding or you’re helping a department or an organization develop their brand, you’ll find this framework very valuable.

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BFR Culture


The BFR has a No-Marketing policy, which helps preserve the collegial culture we've built. Members ask we not market our OD/ Facilitation/ Coaching services to one another. Members may, however, promote their programs in the BFR monthly calendar, for which Sharon Kalus solicits submissions every month by email. Thank you Sharon!