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Board of Trustees

2013 Co-Chairs

Marisa Sanchez, Ph.D.
Matt Minahan, Ed. D.

Past-Chair
Darya Funches, Ed.D.

2013 Treasurer

Magdy Mansour

2013 Secretary
Mike Horne, Ph.D.

Christina Bell
Yasmeen Burns
Elena Feliz
Norm Jones

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Message from the Board of Trustees Co-Chairs, Matt Minahan, Ed.D. and Marisa Sanchez, Ph.D.

Dear Colleagues,

As the trees leaf out, the azaleas sparkle, and the cacti bloom with springtime promise, so too are things blooming at the OD Network.

The biggest news is that two featured speakers have confirmed for ourConference 2013– Ed Schein and David Sibbet! Our conference theme is Innovating in . . . Social Systems, Learning, Networking, Organizations, and Practice Development, and these first two are all about that.

Most of us know Ed as the foundational thinker in OD on organizational culture, especially his recent book “Organizational Culture and Leadership,” and his landmark book “Process Consultation Revisited.” His recent book, “Helping: How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help” breaks down the dynamics involved in both directions when we engage as a helper, or the helped. Ed will talk about his forthcoming book, “Humble Inquiry: The Art of Asking Instead of Telling,” and why leaders find inquiry and asking so difficult. Ed is also the recipient of theOD Network's Lifetime Achievement Award (2005)andthe Member's Choice Award in 2004for being one of the five most influential book authors in the field of OD. We'll have much more to say about Ed ahead, but you can read up onEdgar Scheinand at his MIT Sloan School profileEdgar Schein - Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus...

2013 Annual Conference Update- Ed Schein and David Sibbet Confirmed as Featured Speakers!

Innovating In...Social Systems, Learning, Networking, Organizations & Practice Development

Innovating is the inspiration for the 2013 OD Network Annual Conference, designed to showcase the constant development and continual pursuit of the best solutions that motivate OD professionals.

Visit the website and register todayfor the 2013 OD Network Annual Conference, this October 5 - 8, at the DoubleTree San Jose, in San Jose, CA.

Come together with hundreds of OD practitioners from around the world for unparalleled educational workshops, networking and social events with new and longtime colleagues, and a chance to connect on a meaningful level with your professional community.

As a participant at the 2013 Annual Conference, you will take away knowledge and strategies to drive your development within your own practice and the community at large.

Call for Student Paper Presentations and Student Research Colloquium

The Organization Development Network is offering two opportunities for graduate student work to be presented at theAnnual Conference,Innovating in...Social Systems, Learning, Networking, Organizations & Practice Development, October 5-8, 2013, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in San Jose, California. Student entries must be to only one review program.

Click herefor information on the Student Paper Presentation Program (SPP).

Click herefor information on the Student Research Colloquium (SRC).

Upcoming Special Issue of the
OD Practitioner

OD on the Edge
Fall 2013
Call for Articles


Project Team: Judith Katz, George W. Hay, Maya Townsend, David Jamieson, and John Vogelsang

The five of us recently invited consultants, faculty and graduate students in OD programs, clients, managers, and HR Business Partners to a series of conversations about the learning edge of OD practice. Those who joined us told many fascinating stories about their own learning edge, new developments, continuing challenges, and how the ground is shifting for OD. We heard how organizations are changing, how OD is changing as a result, and how these changes engender reflection on OD's core values and practices.

Come Join the West Coast Celebration of Edie!

Edith Whitfield Seashore
March 8, 1928 - February 23, 2013


Edie's six-word memoir from 2010:
Marriage, family, career – had it all!

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 1-5 pm
Joaquin Miller Community Center
3594 Sanborn Drive, Oakland CA 94602

Refreshments and conversation before and after the program
Contact: Gwen Wade at sarada.g@gmail.com

Featured Opportunities on the OD Network Job Exchange

TheOD Network Job Exchangeis the most effective forum forjob seekers and employersto find opportunities and resources specific to OD. Here are some of the latest postings:

OD Webinars

Find learning opportunities that fit with your busy schedule through the OD Network's Webinar Series, offering valuable educational sessions at your convenience.

Browse the OD Network's libraryof Webinars to find something tailored to your needs.

From an in-depth look at the foundations of OD, to advanced sessions presented by the field's master practitioners, these courses will improve your knowledge and help provide a fresh perspective.

Watch for new Webinars later this year!

Member Highlights

New Book by Judith Katz and Fred Miller Opens Doors to Collaboration and Teamwork

Collaboration is a must for higher performance in today's climate. It can help organizations solve complex problems quickly, come to decisions faster, and accelerate results, while enabling people to do their best work together.

But how can we enhance collaboration?

In their latest book,Opening Doors to Teamwork & Collaboration: 4 Keys that ChangeEVERYTHING, Judith H. Katz and Frederick A. Miller build on 30 years of success withInclusion as theHOW®, their foundational mindset for accelerating results in organizations. Katz and Miller describe four simple behavioral guidelines that transform the way people leverage their talents and differences in order to foster better collaboration...



OD Network Regional News

Calling all Regional Leaders!

The OD Network has an active Regionals Committeeplanning bothvirtual andface-to-face gatherings of regional leaders this year. Please be sure that your contact information on the OD Network Regionals Contact Page is correct so we can keep you apprised of the dates! And if your Regional is not listed, please contactodnetwork@odnetwork.organd tell us about your organization!