Establishing New Beginnings for PRODN in the Philadelphia Region
Once upon a time in the city of brotherly love there lived a group of Organizational Development professionals and students from Philadelphia metro area schools. Long roots from a past group of OD professionals helped to ground these individuals and planted seeds of OD throughout the city. The current group wanted to cultivate a space where people could learn and practice principles of OD by sharing stories of success and problem solving challenges.
PRODN’s mission is to be a venue for positive change and innovation and to empower organizations and leaders to realize and obtain their highest potential. The new PRODN not only hopes to enhance the learning capabilities of OD students and practitioners but also provide a forum to collaborate with artists, musicians, non-profit leaders, corporate executives, doctors, lawyers and politicians. Our belief is that diverse people from varying age groups, backgrounds and cultures can go back to their organization or cause and extend the learning in ways that will create lasting change.
PRODN re-launched with an Appreciative Inquiry Learning Exchange held at Philadelphia College for Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) on August 9th. PCOM is the current home of the PRODN efforts. Our next event which is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th will be PRODN’s first Intergenerational Learning Exchange with a focus on increasing leadership capacity and organizational sustainability. We welcome your presence at events if you’re in the Philadelphia area. Check our website http://www.prodn.orgfor updated event information. We also are requesting your good thoughts, suggestions and lessons learned! You can reach us at PRODNetwork@gmail.com.