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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
September & October New Members
Serene Tan Beng Chin
Koh Bing
Jonathan Block
Emily Blodgett
Joe Hau Chee Seng
Lisa Craft-Woodard
David Dhevarajulu
Jeffrey B. Douglas
Adele Dowlin
Elizabeth Geist
Janice Jackson-Haley
Jathan Janove
Kimberly Keating-Posco
Susan Kunzler
Yong Kwang
Yow Lai
Casey Layton
Jin Yin Lim
Tan Ling
Stephanie Lim Mee Mee
Will Miner
Jill O'Dea
Colleen Ponto
Melissa Richardson
Robert Ross
Patricia Salwei
Maria Luisa Sanchez Ku
Judith Sanders
Barbara Severyn
Daniel Fung Shuen Sheng
Eugene Soh
Lim Wee
Millie Wu
Mimi Zemmelman
William Wurtz
Tyra Corona
Sonja Drown
Britta Eriksen
Kathleen Olen
Nicole Pritchett
Elizabeth Sills
Voranit Voraphornthanyapat
Linda Wilkins
Learn more about the 2015 OD Network | IODA Annual Conference taking place Oct. 17-20, 2015, in Portland, Ore.
October 2015
Meet the World in Portland!
We are only a few short days away from this year’s annual conference, and I could not be more thrilled to celebrate the world of OD in Portland with all of you. The program committee has been working hard to thoughtfully and methodically match educational and networking offerings with your identified needs and the needs of organizations like your own. If you have not registered already, I invite you to join us from October 17-20 in Portland for the OD event of the year! Don’t miss out on the chance to meet more than 450 OD professionals from nearly every continent across the WORLD... all in Portland!
By jointly hosting this conference, OD Network and IODA have brought together the best ideas and brightest speakers from both organizations all for one spectacular event. Be part of everything you have loved at past conferences as well as new features that make the 2015 OD Network │ IODA Annual Conference an invaluable and unique opportunity for learning, growing and networking.
Join us for in-depth learning during plenary sessionswith thought leaders and concurrent sessions taught by OD experts from around the world. Then take part in dedicated networking time with exhibiting organizations and fellow attendees! From a wine tasting to a unique jazz performance, the networking receptions should be on your list of "can't miss" events at conference.
I look forward to seeing you in Portland for what will truly be our best conference to date. If you would like to learn more about this year’s conference, visit our website or contact OD Network staff.

Gail McCauley
Last Chance to Register for the Annual Conference
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the 2015 OD Network │ IODA Annual ConferenceRegister today to join the WORLD of OD from October 17-20 in Portland, Oregon. Browse the full 2015 annual conference schedule for a glimpse at what you can expectstarting with a Friday Field Trip and pre-conference session on Saturday.
Choose from 10 Pre-Conference Sessions
This year, we are featuring ten pre-conference opportunities that would benefit all OD professionals. We are offering half- and full-day pre-conference sessions on Friday and Saturday. Here are just two of the ten pre-conference sessions that are available to you:
Helping Managers Manage Abrasive Behavior: Solving Workplace Bullying
Saturday, Oct. 17 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Laura Crawshaw, Ph.D., BCC, Founder and Executive Director, The Boss Whispering Institute
It can't go on; something has to change. The organization has gotten multiple complaints from employees describing how difficult it is to work with this individual. They are suffering. Managing abrasive behavior is no easy task, and doing it poorly, or failing to do it altogether can have disastrous consequences for an organization. Why do managers avoid dealing with workplace bullying, and how can OD professionals help them manage unacceptable employee behavior calmly, confidently, and expertly?
Internal OD Practitioners Event
Saturday, Oct. 17 from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Come network with fellow internal OD leaders and practitioners and learn from five industry rock stars from the Pacific Northwest in this panel presentation.Click hereto learn more about this offering.RSVP required, and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Network in Portland with More than 450 OD Professionals from Around the WORLD
While in Portland, take time to network and connect with your colleagues and other active members of the OD profession! We are offering a variety of networking opportunities you will not want to miss.
During the receptions and breaks, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Connect with a diverse group of OD professionals who share your interest in better understanding and preparing for the changes impacting our industry today.
  • Exchange best outcomes and practical ideas with your peers and expert facilitators that you can implement in your organization or with your clients on a year-round basis.
Learn more about the networking opportunities as well as the 40+ sessions facilitated by OD professionals from around the world that will be occurring between October 17-20.
Download the Official Conference Mobile App
See all that the 2015 OD Network | IODA Annual Conference has to offer by downloading the official conference mobile app.
After downloading the app, you will be able to create your profile, plan your schedule — whether that is for one day or the full conference — and connect with fellow attendees.
Download the app using one of the following methods and start planning today:
Search:The iTunes app store, Google Play or the Amazon app store for"ODN IODA"
Scan:The QR code to the right to download the app on your mobile phone.
Download the mobile app quick reference guideby clicking on the "Show Documents" icon in the annual conference mobile app. This reference guide provides tips and best practices for using the mobile app while at conference.
HR Certification Institute
The 2015 OD Network | IODA Annual Conference has been approved for 15 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website.
*The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
Enterprise Member Spotlight: Turner Broadcasting
The passion, creativity and daring that have shaped Turner Broadcasting from its earliest days are alive today in a company that remains a leader, an innovator and one of the great business success stories of our time.
Diversity as a Guiding Principle at Turner Broadcasting
"We can't begin truly to serve our customers until we listen to and support one another. We've made it a company priority to access the broadest possible range of perspectives, consider a multiplicity of voices and value cultural differences. It's both a business imperative and a matter of respect." Turner Broadcasting
Learn more about Turner Broadcasting.
OD Network Regional Survey
Dear Regional Leaders,
OD Network is gearing up for its 2015 OD Network | IODA Annual Conference in Portland, Ore., and we will once again host a Regional OD Leaders Caucus on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. prior to the conference opening session.
As input to our conversation, we would appreciate feedback from each of you regarding the tools and programs that OD Network has launched to benefit regional leaders and members.
Please complete this short survey by Oct. 15 to help set the right course for the partnership between regionals and OD Network.
Thank you for your participation!
Best regards,
OD Network Regional Connectors
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:
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Bloomington, Indiana
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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.
ODEA Spotlight: Alliant International University
The organization development PsyD and organization behavior M.A. programs at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University in Fresno prepare students for professional success with a broad-based curriculum and applied fieldwork. The flexible schedule includes part-time enrollment options and online and weekend executive format courses, designed to fit the needs of working professionals from diverse geographic locations. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to manage change in complex organizations and to design interventions at the system, group and individual levels. Learn more.