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Board of Trustees

2013 Co-Chairs

Marisa Sanchez, Ph.D.
Matt Minahan, 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 Executive Director

Annual Conference Planning in Full Swing

How are you Innovating? In practice? In theory? In daily life?

This year, Innovating is the theme for the OD Network 2013 Annual Conference, taking place October 5-8, in San Jose, California.

And we couldn’t be more excited at how this conference is coming together. The Planning Committee has been hard at work to provide a packed three days of interaction and learning that are sure to inspire you for the year ahead. Don’t miss our recently released schedule of events, please click here to view.

Highlights include our headlining speakers, comprised of three keynote speakers and two featured speakers:

  • Keynote Bob Keegan is a Harvard psychologist doing outstanding work in adult development and learning;
  • Keynote Vernā Myers is a nationally recognized expert on diversity and inclusion, a published author, and sponsor of her own annual Opus Conference on Race and Ethnicity in organizations;
  • Keynote Susan Foley is the author of Entrepreneurs Inside: Accelerating Business Growth with Corporate Entrepreneurs, who will share her expertise from 25 years of helping organizations build the entrepreneurial competencies needed for success;
  • Featured Speaker Ed Schein is one of the field's foundational thinkers and writers on career anchors, process consultation, organizational culture, and the dynamics of helping;
  • Featured Speaker David Sibbet is a master facilitator, process consultant, and pioneer of visual facilitation.

Don't Forget to Use Your Discount

As a member of OD Network, you are eligible for a significant discount on the 2013 Annual Conference registration fee. This member benefit saves you $250!

Check the conference registration page for details, and be sure to register before August 30th for the best available rates.

Deadline Approaching for 2014 OD Network Board Nominations

The Organization Development Network is seeking nominations for two new members of its Board of Trustees. The openings will be filled by membership election; all candidates will serve a three-year term. Terms will begin on January 1, 2014, with new Board member orientation taking place at the 2013 Annual Conference on October 5-8, 2013 in San Jose, CA.

We are eager to have a strong slate of candidates who represent the diversity of the field of OD and the membership of the OD Network.


Registration Now Open For Designing For Agility Workshop!

Together with Organization Design Forum, OD Network is pleased to offer a "Designing for Agility” workshop November 5-7, 2013, in Torrance, CA. Registration is now open for the workshop!

Regardless of your industry and strategy, organizations need agility in order to shift and advance in global markets. Designed to focus on your organization's readiness for the next decade, the workshop will cover the theory, practice and tools for creating a designed organization. It provides an easy-to-understand 7-step model for redesigning organizations for high performance and competitive advantage.

Read more and register here!

28th IODA World Conference

The International Organization Development Association (IODA) is holding its 28th World Congress in Lima, Peru, September 24 – 27, 2013. With a theme of "Permanent Change in Organizations,” the conference will provide an in-depth look at the vision of changes – personal, organizational, and communal – and the direct effects on society.

The Congress will bring together experts and consultants from five continents, who are currently transforming organizations. To learn more or register, click here.

2013 GlobalCALL (Change Agents Learning Lab)

Register Now!

In every survey and focus group, OD consultants say that building and growing their consulting practice is the biggest challenge they face, both as internals and externals.

We may not have all of the answers, but we're excited to offer many of the best solutions to our members in this special offer.

The OD Network is pleased to sponsor the first-ever virtual conference on business development for OD consultants offered by Jim Lord and Pam McAllister, co-founders of the Global Society of Change Agents, on July 11-13, 2013.

OD Network Webinars

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

Browse the OD Network's library of on-demand 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.

Featured Opportunities on the OD Network Job Exchange

The OD Network Job Exchange is the most effective forum for job seekers and employers to find opportunities and resources specific to OD. Here are some of the latest postings:

OD Network Regional News

Two Upcoming Sessions for Connecting Regional Network Leaders

The Organization Development Network Regionals Committee has been formed to strengthen relationships between the Network and affiliated Regionals. The committee recently conducted an outreach effort to connect with regional network leaders. The results are in and we heard you loud and clear - you want opportunities to connect with and learn from each other to support your work as regional leaders. Toward this end, ODN is excited to convene regional leaders in two ways this year:

  • A Virtual Regional Leaders Gathering on July 24th at 9:00 AM PT (12:00 PM ET).
  • An in-person Regionals Caucus at the upcoming ODN conference on October 6th.

If you are a regional leader and did not receive an invitation to this Virtual Regional Leaders Gathering on July 24th, please send an email to Marisa Sanchez.

In both sessions we will briefly introduce two new tools to the regionals community, a regional leaders toolkit to share best practices that support setting up and running regional as well as a program repository to share programming ideas, materials, and speakers. Please click here to read about our upcoming work to support regionals.

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