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Regional Leaders Held Virtual Gathering

Posted By Christie Smaidris, Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Regional Leaders Held Virtual Gathering 

Over a dozen leaders from regional networks convened earlier this month to exchange practices, share information, and discuss challenges and opportunities. A summary of the online chat has been posted to the Regional Leaders Knowledge base discussion forum on the OD Network website. 

The discussion continues on OD Network's Regional Leaders LinkedIn group. If you are a regional leader and have not yet joined OD Network's Regional Leaders LinkedIn group, please do. 

Special thanks to Jeff Richardson from the South Bay OD Network and ProjectConnections for donating complimentary access to Citrix  Go To Webinar for each of our virtual regional leader gatherings.  Project Connections publishes "know-how from the field" to help individuals and organizations achieve critical business goals through projects.

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Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering on May 1st

Posted By Christie Smaidris, Tuesday, April 14, 2015

OD Network convenes regional leaders from across the globe to share best practices, discuss issues, and build community.  As a regional leader, you are invited to attend:

 

Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering 

Friday, May 1, 2015

9AM PT, 12PM ET

 

We will use Go To Webinar for this meeting.  Please register here.  

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

 

Dial in number

(646) 307-1719

Access Code: 817-715-920

 

If you have not already done so, please join ODN's new Regional Leaders LinkedIn Group where regional leaders can suggest topics for discussion as well as connect with one another prior to the session.  If you have any questions about this session, please contact your Regional Connector:  Melanie Brannigan, Jeff Richardson, Marisa Sanchez, or Eric Sanders.  (Check out your Regional's Profile on the OD Network website if you don't know who you Regional Connector is).

 

Marisa Sanchez

ODN Regionals Committee, Chair

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NEW! LinkedIn Group for Regional Leaders

Posted By Christie Smaidris, Tuesday, February 10, 2015

OD Network is pleased to launch a new LinkedIn Group (OD Network Regional Leaders) to serve as a discussion forum  for leaders of the regional networks affiliated with ODN.  Regional Leaders should use this forum to exchange ideas, seek assistance and information from fellow regional leaders, and post links to the OD Network Knowledge Database and Program Repository.

 

OD Network Regional Leaders is set up as a private group by invitation only.   Add it to your list of LinkedIn Groups and request access to this new communication and collaboration forum established especially for regional leaders.

Marisa Sanchez

ODN Regionals Committee, Chair

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Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering - September 12, 2014

Posted By Christie Smaidris, Monday, October 20, 2014

Notes from Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering

September 12, 2014

 

Attendees:

Carol Anderson, Greater Orlando Organization Development Network

Ed Bierschenk, Houston OD Network

Doug Blum, ODN Chicago

Chris Chittero, South Florida ODN

Magda Kaspary, Pacific Northwest ODN

Martha Legare, Organization Change Alliance (Atlanta)

Edward Malinowski, OD Connection Northeast Ohio

Robert McCarthy, Oregon ODN

Tammy Preble, Dallas-Fort Worth OD Network

Clarissa Sawyer, Massachusetts Bay OD Learning Group

Maggie Shreve, ODN of Chicago

Bob Stapleton, Triangle OD Network

 

Facilitators:

 

Melanie Brannigan

Jeff Richardson

Marisa Sanchez

Eric Sanders

 

Topics:

Resource Sharing: 

In this session, regional leaders identified resources that could be pooled or shared. 

·         Articles for our websites or newsletters.

·         A catalog of whitepapers or webinars

·         Completed newsletter templates, which we can brand by adding our logo to and a piece of local news.

·         Virtual admin to support several chapters

·         Models, processes, that help us do better work

·         Blog posts

·         Website content from ODN's site to post on regional sites

·         Use of rigorous behavioral science methods to contract with a client, assess needs, diagnose the issues, design relevant interventions, implement, and evaluate outcomes (during and after).

Regionals are not chapters of ODN but independent organizations that informally affiliate with ODN.  We hope that regional leaders self-organize around sharing these resources, post your resource sharing in the Regional Leaders KnowledgeBase blog, and share with your Regional Connectors so that we can continue to communicate to other regionals who may also want to contribute to your resource sharing.  For those regionals who would like to begin thinking about a more formal relationship with OD Network, please contact Marisa Sanchez so we can begin a dialogue with interested regionals. 

Other information regional leaders identified they would like to share with one another have been identified on OD Network’s Regional Leaders KnowledgeBase.  If you have information about these topics, please contribute your knowledge to the KnowledgeBase – reach out to your Regional Connectors if you want help posting to the KnowledgeBase. 

·         Legal advice, advice on becoming a non profit organization

·         501c3 information

·         Financial advice

·         How to recruit and retain volunteers and board members

·         Webpage best practices

Regional leaders also would like to share program topics and speakers.  If you have topics, materials, speaker contact information, please post your contributions to the OD Network’s Program Repository

·         Sharing of program speakers, topics

·         Sharing meeting formats

Marketing to Members Amid Changing OD Profession:

In the second half of the session, regional leaders voted on the types of professions that attend regional sessions:

Facilitators / Trainers (5)

Change Management practitioners (6)

OD consultants (6)

Talent development specialists (8)

Coaches (6)

 

HR professionals (5)

Strategy consultants (3)

Management / human capital analysts / consultants (6)

Organizational leaders (1)

I/O Psychology programs

Leadership development

Training and development, instructional designer programs

Community development professionals

Students of OD (7)

Professors (6)

Students from other programs (3)

Researchers (1)

Business majors

Psychology majors

MBA students belonging to the Organization Behavior club

 

Participants were also polled on how regionals track attendance of these various professions: 

Formal tracking – during registration process (6),

Informal tracking - “Raise hand” request at event (1)

We don't track very well (1)

We track based on loose categories related to OD -- student, interested in the field, experienced practitioner, etc.

Conversation moved into how the definition of OD (or lack of a common definition) is contributing to less of a focus on how to market to participants for regional programs.  Participants discussed the relevance of questions such as “what is OD” and “where is it going” to understanding trends in association membership and regard for the field.

 

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Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering on September 12 - UPDATE

Posted By Christie Smaidris, Monday, September 8, 2014

The Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering is scheduled for 12PM ET (9AM PT, 11AM CT) on September 12th. We will be discussing two topics that regional leaders raised during our April virtual gathering: 

·         Marketing to members amid a changing OD profession.   What language do we use to attract other professions to OD?  Are younger practitioners using different terminology like change leadership that we need to incorporate into our marketing and communications?  How does OD differentiate itself from training and HR?  How do we draw business leaders to our membership? 

·         Pooling regional resources.  How might we share blog topics, co-brand newsletter content, exchange ideas for programming?

Participation information:

We will be using Go To Webinar for this virtual gathering so we can collect your ideas online, take a few polls, and record the discussion so you can go back to it later.   Please register for this event in advance; you will receive a customized link in your email to join the webinar.    

For those not able to be on the internet, please dial in to (951) 266-6126 Access Code: 894-538-645

Please join us!

OD Network Regional Connectors

Jeff Richardson (West)

Eric Sanders (Midwest)

Marisa Sanchez (East)

Melanie Brannigan (South)

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Next Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering in September

Posted By Christie Smaidris, Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014

OD Network Regional News

Next Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering September 12th

The next Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering will be held on September 12th at 9 a.m. PT (12 p.m. ET).  

In our last session, regional leaders identified the following topics for upcoming gatherings:

 

* Marketing to members amid a changing OD profession.   What language do we use to attract other professions to OD?  Are younger practitioners using different terminology like change leadership that we need to incorporate into our marketing and communications? How does OD differentiate itself from training and HR?  How do we draw business leaders to our membership? 

 

* Pooling regional resources.  How might we share blog topics, co-brand newsletter content, exchange ideas for programming?

 

Please join us to exchange perspectives and ideas.  And remember, you can SHARE and SEEK programming ideas and best practices using our regional leader knowledge exchange tools. Contact your Regional Connector for more information.

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Summary of Regional Leaders Gathering

Posted By Christie Smaidris, Friday, May 2, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Thank you to everyone who participated in OD Network's Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering on April 25, 2014.  As a Network of networks, the OD Network convenes the regional leader community to support networking and knowledge exchange.  The accompanying presentation contains the agenda and updates on some of the tools ODN recently introduced to regional leaders. 

Attendees:

Jason Martin – San Diego ODN

Mike Cardus – ODN of Western New York

Marsha Coleman – Philadelphia Region ODN

Maggie Shreve – ODN of Chicago

Joey Pauley – Pacific Northwest OD Network

Clarissa Sawyer – Massachusetts Bay OD Learning Group

Jamie Kelly– Omaha OD Network

Guillermo Gutierrez – Dallas/Ft. Worth OD Network

Jeff Richardson – South Bay ODN, ODN Regional Connector for West

Eric Sanders – ODN of Chicago past president, ODN Regional Connector for Midwest

Melanie Brannigan – Greater Orlando OD Network, ODN Regional Connector for South

Marisa Sanchez – Chair, ODN Regionals Committee, Regional Connector for East

Roundtable Discussion

Several regional leaders shared emerging practices to create alliances with related organizations (e.g., ASTD, SHRM, ICF).  Rather than compete for member time, attendance, and money, organizations are coordinating their meetings on a central calendar, hosting shared events, allowing each others’ members to pay member rates for events.  The San Diego network has created the San Diego Workforce Performance Alliance in an attempt to have more joint programs across the region.  While still in the experimental phase, organization presidents are formulating draft agreements for 2015.  South Bay ODN participates in the NorCal Association Consortium and has created a shared calendar of events (www.changeleaderevents.com).  The ODN of Western NY partners with a local college’s center for professional development to use space at no cost for its monthly meetings. Regionals discussed specific outreach to universities to draw more faculty and students from OD programs to regional events (discount rate or 3 free tickets) as well as reaching out to local OD gurus to attend regional events.

Another discussion theme was attracting other professions that may benefit from incorporating OD principles/practices into their work, broadening who regionals think of as members.  The Philadelphia regional attracts professionals in the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the arts community.   ODN is also looking to attract business leaders and others who use OD but may not consider themselves OD practitioners.  Regionals could also seek to attract local business leaders to educate them on how organization development can support their business goals (e.g., host an executive panel on organization change).  

Regionals are posting more pictures from their events on websites, Twitter, and Instagram so there was a question about getting permission to post attendee pictures.  Most regionals shared that they inform participants that pictures will be taken and participants who do not want to be included in a photo can inform the photographer.  Some regionals include this information as a disclaimer at the registration desk and others do so verbally at the start of the meeting. 

Future Discussion Topics

Several discussion topics were identified for future teleconferences as well as the face to face meeting in October at the ODN Annual Conference:

·         Careers in OD and OD as a profession.  How does OD differentiate itself from training and HR?  What language do we use to attract other professions to OD?  Are younger practitioners using different terminology like change leadership that we need to incorporate into our marketing and communications? How do we continue to tie OD to the business? 

·         Pooling resources, for example, sharing blog topics, co-branding newsletter content, exchanging ideas for programming.

Action Items

Regional leaders can contact their Regional Connectors to walk through the new knowledge exchange tools and help leaders post regional management practices and programs in the tools (http://www.odnetwork.org/?RegionalKnowledge).  Regional Connectors will take up the action item to identify how to make these tools more accessible (connectivity to other frequently used tools like LinkedIn or other reminders).

Please contact your Regional Connector with comments or questions about this virtual gathering.


 

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ODN Offers Discounts on Webinars to Regional Members

Posted By Christie Smaidris, Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Did you know that any member of a regional network gets a $10 discount (that’s 20% off) when registering for an ODN Webinar? You don’t have to be an OD Network member (although our members do get an even bigger discount!) 

Check the Center for Professional Development Network Events often and sign up for a webinar for only $39!  Regional leaders: consider forwarding this information to your members or posting this discount offer to your web sites.  It’s one of the ways ODN is serving as a Network of networks to advance the practice and theory of OD.

Remember that ODN now offers a Regionals Knowledge Exchange for to share information with each other.

And don’t forget, the Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering is scheduled for April 25th at 12:00 PM-1:30PM Eastern Time.  Check last month’s Regional News for more details.

CBODN Conference “Building Innovation in Organizations,” May 1-3

Will you be in the Chesapeake Bay area this spring? If yes, we have the perfect opportunity for you: the 3-day CBODN 2014 Conference. Hailing from the premier DC metro area network for OD professionals, this conference will explore how you can build, foster and embed creative innovations in your OD community.

Check out more here!

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Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering - April 25th

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The OD Network aspires to be a "Network of networks", and the Regionals Committee is dedicated to bringing the regionals together to build a wider network and increase the impact of OD on individuals, organizations, and the world.   

This year, OD Network launched new tools to support sharing of best practices and collaboration across regionals.  But we also know that making real-time connection is vital.  So we are hosting a Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering on Friday, April 25th  at 12:00 noon Eastern Time (9:00 am Pacific), for 90 minutes. Dial-in information is:  605-475-4350605-475-4350, Passcode: 349541.

(Optional)  Go To Meeting link  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/865061750  

Agenda:

  • Introduce ourselves and a little about our regional networks
    • you can review the regional profiles of many of the regionals -- see ODN web site's Network of Networks

  • Have a focused conversation (about an hour) on the following:
    • what's working well in my regional 
    • where could I use help from other regionals
    • how OD Network can be helpful to me as a regional leader
    • what would be a helpful conversation to have face to face in October at Annual Conference
  • Wrap up with feedback about this meeting 

Please join us for this virtual gathering. RSVP by April 21st. If you have any questions about what we are planning, contact any of the Regionals Connectors listed below. And if you can't join us on April 25th, we'd still like to hear from you so give us a call.

US Western regionals:  Jeff Richardson

US Midwestern regionals:  Eric Sanders

US Southern regionals:  Melanie Brannigan

US Eastern regionals:  Marisa Sanchez

***We are looking for 2 ODN members to serve as regional connectors for non-US regionals -- please be in touch if you are interested!
 

Thank you,

ODN Regionals Connectors

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OD Network Regional News - January/February 2014

Posted By Ronnie Hwang, Thursday, January 16, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

OD Network now serves as a knowledge exchange for regional networks.

  • Regional Profiles: Complete your regional network profile to share information about your network with other regional leaders; search regional profiles and get help or collaborate with one another. 

  • Regional Connectors: Talk to a volunteer who is ready to help you connect with ODN and other regionals. 

  • Regional Leaders Knowledge Database: Exchange best practices with one another. 

  • Regional Program Repository: Share ideas, materials, and speakers for monthly programming.

Please click here to gain access to the Knowledge Database and click here to gain access to the Program Repository. Once you click on the links, please select "join group" at the top. Once you have access, you can find these tools by selecting Groups from the My Profile box on the right side of the OD Network website. Contact the OD Network if you have any questions.  

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