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Matt Minahan, Ed.D.
Vice Chair
Sherry Duda
Magdy Mansour
Yasmeen Burns
Jaya Bohlmann
Kris Lea
Martha Kesler
Norm Jones, Ph.D.
Zoe MacLeod
November 2015
Thank You!
Our sincerest thank you to all who joined us for the 2015 OD Network │ IODA Annual Conference! It truly was a spectacular event celebrating the best of both OD Network’s and IODA’s traditions. We hope you made as many memories as you shared, and that you can continue to apply the lessons learned to your everyday work.
Thank you again for spending your invaluable time with us in Portland. We hope to continue to hear from you year-round with any OD questions or comments.
Peter Kalmar and Lori Blander
Save the Date for 2016!
Join OD Network in Atlanta from October 7-10 for the 2016 Annual Conference. Please note that for 2016, all pre-conference sessions will be held on Friday, October 7. Check back for more details.
We look forward to what will be another great conference. See you there!
Conference Wrap-Up
Thank you again to our generous exhibitors and sponsors for attending the 2015 OD NetworkIODA Conference.
Alliant International University
American University Master of Science in Organization Development Program
Benedictine University
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Bowling Green State University
Breakthrough Learning / Friday Night at the ER
Case Western Reserve University
Champlain College
Crosby & Associates
Fielding Graduate University
NTL Institute
Orchestrating Excellence
Pepperdine University
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Resilience Alliance
Royal Roads University
The Group for Organizational Effectiveness
TNS Employee Insights
University of St. Thomas
Remembering Frank Friedlander
Frank Friedlander died on October 1, 2015 after a brief and relatively painless illness. He felt that he had had a long and rich life, and was quite accepting that it was about to end. He was 88 years old.
Frank was born in South Orange, New Jersey on Sept. 22, 1927. He was always interested in people and why they did what they did. He graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1950 and went on to earn an MBA from the University of Texas in 1956. Frank then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and went to Western Reserve University and earned his Ph.D. in social and organizational psychology in 1962.
Enhance the OD Community and Volunteer with OD Network
Dear Colleagues,
“Personal and professional development” are the answers we get every time we ask OD Network members about why they join and re-join year after year.
One of the best ways to accomplish both is to join one of our committees or project teams. As a volunteer, you can help us realize our vision of “creating effective and healthy human systems in an inclusive world community,” which is part of our strategic plan.
In this exchange, members will have the opportunity to work with mid-career and senior OD professionals on projects that advance OD Network as well as the field. At the same time, you will gain valuable experience and exposure to others in the field and within the OD Network.
Diversity / CD&I
Maya Angelou once said “We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.” Much of our workplace behavior is full of biasmost of which we demonstrate without realizing that it is happening. We have learned that we all have biasesthe fact that we’re human and have brains means that we’re biased (see June 2015 Network News D&I article). But how can we reframe those biases, unconscious or not, in our work environments to help achieve greater business outcomes, strengthen team relationships, create learning organizations and foster tolerance?
Enterprise Member Spotlight
Enterprise Membership with the OD Network is the perfect solution to your professional development needs for OD, HR, quality assurance and/or project management staff. With this package, you'll receive unique offerings designed to address the critical professional development needs of you and your staff alongside free or discounted access to a wide range of professional development and engagement opportunities, including webinars, publications, archives, tool kits and much more.
November Webinar
Getting What You Want: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries with Others
Presented by: Mark Sachs
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
Duration: 60 Minutes
OD Network members pay only $29!
Searching for a New Job? Check Out Featured Opportunities!
OD Network Job Exchange is the most effective forumwhether you're a job seeker or employerto find opportunities specific to OD. Some of the most recent postings include:
Memphis, Tennessee
Posted: 11/05/2015
Washington, District of Columbia
Posted: 11/03/2015
Arlington, Virginia
Posted: 11/03/2015
Torrance, California
Posted: 10/28/2015
Download Synermetric's Second eBook for Free
Synermetric is pleased to present their second eBook for free downloadTalent Management: Expert Solutions. This book is a compilation of articles from Synermetric's extended network of consultants, HR personnel, assessment authors and researchers.
As an OD Network member, you can benefit from a 15% discount on Synermetric assessments and services.
Click here for more details regarding the assessments or email Synermetric for more information about this offer.
For the teams you work on and the teams you support, wouldn't it be great to have easy-to-use tips and tools for getting things done quickly, having great meetings, making good decisions, solving problems, developing your influence and more?
That's what you'll find on the site of our new partner this year, ProjectConnections.
Explore all of the free content available to you, including how-to articles and templates on project leadership, management and team effectiveness. Additionally, OD Network members can access the entire database of more than 200 premium tools and techniques (e.g., templates, guidelines, worksheets, checklists) and their monthly premium on-demand mini-courses at a 20% discount.
See a sampling of useful links and our special discount on this Web Page.