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Each month, theOrganization Development Network shares news and information about important happenings within OD Network as well as sources to help support the advancement of your OD practice.
Message from OD Network 2015 Co-Chair's Lori Blander & Peter Kalmar
Come and Meet the World in Portland!
When fascinating keynoters from all over the world are combined with talented concurrent presenters, engaging pre-conference workshops, and a local Portland flair, the result is a fantastic international OD gathering not to be missed.
Join us for the 2015 ODN|IODA 2nd OD World Summit in Portland, Oregon from October 17-20, 2015.
The Program Committee is putting the finishing touches on what promises to be an epic global OD event. Learn, network, speak with pioneers in our field while also meeting our next generation of practitioners, and build lasting relationships.
Read more of Lori & Peter's opening letterhere.
Message from OD Network Board Chair, Matt Minahan
Call for Nominating Committee Members
In benchmarking other member associations and examining best practices in association management, the OD Network Board of Trustees has decided to make a change to the process for electing members to the Board.
Our current practice is to invite members to nominate themselves or others to run for the Board. An informal group of trustees reviews the nominations and seeks out additional candidates for special skills or to help meet our diversity goals. Often, that has resulted in the exact number of candidates as we have open board positions, sometimes more, which has resulted in a winners-and-losers dynamic. In addition, participation in our elections has been too low to be representative of the full range of views and opinions of our members.After considering what other similar organizations are doing, the Board has decided to strengthen our election process on a pilot basis this year.Read more on Nominating Committeehere.
Call for Student Paper Presentations & Student Research Colloquium
The 14th annual Student Paper Presentation (SPP) Program and the 7th annual Student Research Colloquium (SRC) provides students the opportunity to submit a well-formulated paper written for publication and receive review and feedback by seasoned OD professionals.
Student Paper Presentation:
- Presentations are due Sunday, June 21, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. central time, USA.
- The SPP Program supports graduate students interested in publishing their work and the SPP process is intended to share valuable insights for each student paper prior to journal submission.
Student Research Colloquium:
- Presentations are due Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. central time, USA.
- SRC invites current or recently graduated OD students - from both masters' and doctoral programs - to submit original research.
Culture, Diversity & Initiative
What is Global Mindset?
"...living abroad expands your mental horizons and increases your creativity. However, merely traveling abroad doesn't produce these benefits."-Gail Naughton, as quoted in Tricia Bisoux, "Global Immersion" BizEd, 2007, Volume 6, Number 4, pp. 44-49.
Global mindset is the ability to think in global terms,
toview issues from multiple
perspectives, to be aware of the impact of culture on one's behavior and choices.
As companies seek new markets and embark upon product launches or full scale operations in far off countries, they must ask themselves: How can they
growculturally competent leadersthat are able to
build relationships in emerging markets? What skills and attitudes are required to overcome geographical, linguistic and cultural barriers? In fact, little agreement exists within the field of global leadership on which competencies and skills are necessary to be an effective global leader.
This resonates with my experience working in the field of global leadership development, that the elusive concept ofglobal mindsetis not quickly or easily developed. Read more on Global Mindsethere.
Marisa Sanchez, Ph.D Regionals Committee Chair
Marisa Sanchez is a longtime OD Network member, having joined in the early 1990s when Fred Nader invited her to serve on a panel at an OD NETWORK conference.
Marisa recently served on OD Network's Board of Trustees 2012-2014.
"While I had been a long-time member of OD Network,I had never been involved with the operations orservice. Not only did it give me a chance to disadministration. I benefited so much from my boardcover how much work goes on behind the scenes to keep the organization running, but it gave me the opportunity to think about our field of OD - where it's been, where it's going, and the important roles that OD Network can play in helping to shape the field."
Read more about Marisa on ourwebsite.
Enterprise Member Spotlight: Banner Health
Nonprofit Banner Health is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and operates 25 hospitals and other related health entities and services in seven states.
As the leading nonprofit provider of health care in every community we serve, Banner Health is deeply committed to our mission:"To make a difference in people's lives through excellent patient care."
Our people are diverse in background, but share one thing in common - they enjoy having options.Our respect for options in life and career is reflected in our own commitment to diversity. Across 25 facilities in seven states, you will find people from all walks of life who enjoy our fullest support for their personal and professional growth.
Learn more aboutBanner Health.
ODEA Spotlight: Pepperdine University
Pepperdine's Master of Science in Organizationinternational reputation as the premier graduateDevelopment (MSOD) program has earned an
program in the field and as an innovator of experiential
learning. Designed for the experienced professional,
the MSOD program prepares leaders in the art and science of managing strategic change. You will tap deep into your own self-awareness as a means to effect positive and meaningful change in the organization.
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 onOD Network's Regional Leaders LinkedIn group. If you are a regional leader and have not yet joinedOD Network's Regional Leaders LinkedIn group,please do.
Special thanks to Jeff Richardson from theSouth Bay OD NetworkandProjectConnectionsfor donating complimentary access to CitrixGo 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.
ODN│IODAHighlight Featured Speakers
Meet the WORLD in Portland in October at the2015 OD Network | IODA Annual Conference and 2ndOD World Summit.This year's annual conference is already brimming with insightful OD leaders, including the following two keynote speakers:
- Adam Kahane, Director of Reos Partners"Doing Organizational Development Beyond the Organization: What It Takes to Solve Today's Toughest Problems."Adam will address how we as OD practitioners, can stretch beyond the ways of acting and deal with our most important opportunities and challenges.
In addition to our keynote speakers, we are excited to announce that we are expanding upon the global conference theme by hosting three plenary speakers from South Africa. Read more on Keynoteshere.
- Elizabeth Hunter, MS, CFRE"Leading By Example: The importance of Cultivating Vision, Values and Adaptability." Elizabeth will explore how OD practitioners can learn from organizations in ways that sustain our own passion, drive innovation in our profession, and leverage the strength of our diversity.
Searching for a New Job?
Check Out Featured Opportunities!
OD Network Job Exchangeis the most effective forum, whether you're a job seeker or employer, to find opportunities specific to OD.Some of the most recent postings include:
Organizational Development Consultant
Learning & Development Manager
Organization Development Director
Rockville Centre, NY
Culture Change Leader
San Francisco, CA
OD Network Discount: Practical Team Techniques
Fridays, June 12 through July 24 (no class July 3)
10:00 am - noon, PST
Understand your internal customers' project challenges, and manage your own projects lightly and practically.
Whether we manage big organization-wide projects or smaller departmental projects, we all need practical, value-added, (not bureaucratic!) ways to set goals, identify and plan the work, interact with our stakeholders, ensure progress and deal with surprises, and ultimately get it done successfully.
Because we can all benefit from knowing how to best use valuable, simple, and practical, project management approaches on different sizes and types of projects, OD Network is excited to be bringing you this convenient and very affordable learning opportunity through our new partner,ProjectConnections with a special discounted price for OD Network members.
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Suite of Assessments for Selection & Development
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Partner of OD Network,Synermetric, have a new suite of assessments that can be used across the employee lifecycle. We would like to introduce you to this new range. They cover the ability for supervisors and upwards, as well as volume recruitment for lower level roles.
A personality assessment with a variety of applications and multiple reports available from one questionnaire input and an assessment looking at individual motivations and drives. If you use assessments with your clients or are interested in how this new range of tools could assist you in your work, please email Synermetrichereand mention you are an OD Network Member and receive a 15% discount.