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 networking and professional development in organizational development, team and leadership development 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


Team members don’t need to love or even like each other;  Team members do need to be able to find alignment as the basis for decisions and action on a wide variety of issues. In this session we’ll explore a systems approach to helping teams find alignment in nearly any circumstance.

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Following an inquiry to the BFR listserve on “How to Create a Learning Culture”, we're going to discuss Korn Ferry’s model on “4 Stages of Contribution”.  

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The tool that will be presented in this workshop is a designed to gather input from all by asking questions that intentionally focus and guide a group to identify the “issues” or barriers and to collectively identify what actions can start to move the group.

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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!