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June 4, 2014
August 27-29,2014
October 25-28, 2014
Marisa Sanchez, Ph.D.
Vice Chair
Norm Jones, Ph.D.
Immediate Past Chair
Matt Minahan, Ed. D.
Magdy Mansour
Sanjay Naik
Christina Bell
Yasmeen Burns
Sherry Duda
Elena Feliz
Mike Horne, Ph.D.
330 North Wabash Avenue
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60611
Each month,the Organization Development Network shares with its members professional development opportunities from OD Network's
Center for Professional Developmentas well as other sources to help support the advancement of our members' OD practice.
OD Network Upcoming Webinar
Teach A Client to Fish: Simple Rules to Unleash a Culture of Innovation
Presented by: Keith McCandless
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
12:00 PM EDT/11:00 AM CDT/9:00 AM PDT
(Webinar Duration: 90 Minutes)

Smart leaders know that they would greatly increase productivity and innovation if only they could get everyone fully engaged.

Liberating Structuresare novel, practical and no-nonsense methods to help you help your clients unleash a culture of innovation with groups of any size. Prepare to be surprised by howLiberating Structurestake elegant design and facilitation methods and put them within reach of anyone in any organization. Now it is possible to include and unleash everyone in shaping their future.

This session will ground you with the conceptual framework, the complexity science roots, and vocabulary of Liberating Structures. Plus, we will put a handful of Liberating Structures immediately into practice. Critical Uncertainties will be used to develop strategies for OD practice to succeed in a range of plausible yet unpredictable futures.Come ready to roll up your sleeves.

Clickhereto learn more.
Registration Now Open for the OD Network 2014 Annual Conference
Liberate Your Learning with New Session Formats
OD Network Brings New Style to Conference in Philly
Have you registered for theOD Network 2014 Annual Conference? Drawing inspiration from this year's theme, we're transforming the way presentations are delivered with all-new formats. These have been designed to add more variety, engagement and connection among conference peers.

As part of the conference - with the help of you and your peers - the OD Network will combine current knowledge and efforts to identify areas of future growth. keeping that in mind, we've partnered withHarrison Owen, author ofExpanding Our Now: The Story of Open Space Technology, to energize the final day with a special, all-day Open Space workshop.
The Keynote Presentations byStacy Blake-Beard, Professor of Management at Simmons College and the Senior Faculty Affiliate for the Center for Gender Organizations, andW. Warner Burke, Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education, teachers College and Columbia University, will be filled with useful information for your profession.
Check out theSchedule of EventsandEducational Overviewfor the conference.
October 25 - 28, 2014
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Come celebrate ODN's50th yearin the city of the first conference. Don't miss it!
Coaching and Mentoring Program
The OD Network is excited to announce the launch ofthe new, peer-to-peer Coaching and Mentoring programs. Thanks in large part to the work of our design team made up of Chris Brabon, Hester Darcy, Karen Nash, Page Ann Smith, and led by Denny Gallagher; our new coaching and mentoring programs are open for business.

The process for getting involved in coaching and mentoring is simple. The most important step is to update your personal profile page to identify what you are interested in engaging in (i.e., offering or receiving coaching/mentoring). This way,members can find you in the member database and reach out to you if there is a mutual fit. You can also proactively search the member database to identify OD Network members that match your specifications to contact. All that is left to do is to initiate a contracting conversation and design a program that makes the most sense for both of you.

We'll be monitoringthe programfor the first several months and welcome anyfeedbackto enhance this benefit. Visit theCoachingandMentoringwebpages for more information.

OD Network eCourse - Understanding Organization Development

A Foundational eCourse on the Practice and Theory of OD


This six-module, self-paced online program is available for access any time, from anywhere. The goal of this unique course, developed by the OD Network, is to provide HR and management professionals with a foundation of OD practice and theory. Each program combines major concepts, input from key thinkers, examples of applications at work in organizations and suggested resources for further study.

Clickhereto learn more.
OD Network's Internal Consultants' Community of Practice (ICoP)


We're very excited that the Network's first Community of Practice launched this week. Designed to support the learning and practice development of internal OD consultants, the Internals Community of Practice (ICoP) meets once a month to share recipes for success, and the hard won lessons learned from challenge. Each month, one or two members of the ICoP prepare a case... something that has happened in their work lives... to share with other members and to receive input and outside perspective.
More than 50 OD Network members expressed an interest in joining this first ICoP, but creators and conveners Argerie Vasilakes and Ray Leuchtefeld have kept this initial group down to 12-15 members. Once we have some experience with the model and format, the Network will look into creating another CoP for internals, and possibly for the health care sectors and others as well.
On Demand Webinars
Check out the OD Network's library of webinars that were developed specifically to provide the tools within your OD practice.
  • Collaboration:Change the Interaction, Change the Results, 4 Keys that Change EVERYTHING!,presented by Judith H. Katz and Frederick A. Miller
Check out the other titleshere.
Are you a member of the OD Network?Receive a$20 discount on the purchase of all webinars!

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OD World Conference
Inquiry of OD Values: Appreciating Your Reality and Co-Creating Our World
August 27- 29, 2014

Register Today!

Kyoto, Japan


During this three-day global conference, OD practitioners will be invited to share and learn many OD practices and intervention tools from keynotes, presentations and workshops by practitioners from all over the world. The Organization Development Association of Japan, hopes to bring you together with your peers to open dialogues and shared OD values in this diverse world.