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November 14, 2013
"Freeing Up Your Clients to Think" Webinar- Presented by Richard McDermott

April 27 - May 2, 2014
The Power Lab

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, Ph.D.

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Message from the Board of Trustees Co-Chairs, Matt Minahan, Ed.D. and Marisa Sanchez, Ph.D.

OD Network 2014 Election Results

We are pleased to announce this year's election results and to introduce you to the Board of Trustees for the OD Network for 2014.

We had a wealth of wonderful candidates for the OD Network's Board of Trustees this year, with 8 names on the ballot. The membership electedSherry Dudato the board for the first time, andMatt Minahanfor a second term.

The board appointedSanjay Naikas a Trustee, who brings substantial international and corporate experience to the board and the Network.

Hereare the names and contact information for all members of the OD Network's Board of Trustees.

Many thanks to all of those who ran; most of you have already joined our committees and are actively engaged in the work of the Network.

And many thanks to all of you who voted.

Marisa Sanchez, Co-Chair, Board of Trustees
Matt Minahan, Co-Chair, Board of Trustees

November Webinar Tomorrow

Join us tomorrow,November 14, at 12:00pm CST, for the next Professional Development Webinar, “Freeing Up Your Clients to Think.” Author and consultant Richard McDermott, a leading thinker on designing knowledge organizations, will discuss how to reduce the transaction costs of managing knowledge and deepen professionals’ thinking.

In most organizations, critical thinking is crucial to maintaining a competitive advantage, but social forces have made it more difficult for staff to find the time they need to think.

Read moreabout Richard McDermott andregister now- only $29 for OD Network members!

Congratulations, Award Winners

At the 2013 Annual Conference, OD Network named Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge, Ph.D. and David Sibbet as the Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients for 2013. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors those who have made a significant contribution to the OD profession that is recognized and utilized by others in the professional community.

OD Network recognized several other industry thought leaders for their contributions to the field of OD at a special Awards Ceremony at the Annual Conference. Read more about the winnershere.

Otto Kroeger Remembrance

OKA President Hile Rutledge shared the news of the passing of Otto Kroeger. Kroeger founded OKA, a training, consulting and publishing firm headquartered near Washington DC. Since 1977 OKA has earned a reputation for experiential, interactive learning characterized by high engagement, high impact and actionable, practical results. A best-selling author, Kroeger was renowned in the field of Personality Type.

A memorial service for Kroeger will be held in Northern Virginia in the Spring of 2014. Memories and remembrances can be found on theOKA blog.

Featured Opportunities on the OD Network Job Exchange

TheOD Network Job Exchangeis the most effective forum forjob seekers and employersto find opportunities and resources specific to OD. Here are some of the latest postings:

Committees Seeking Volunteers

As with any organization, the OD Network is at its healthiest when its members are engaged, challenged, and contributing, and this is your invitation to be all three and to advance your own professional development.

The real work of the OD Network is done by its committees, and we invite you to step out and volunteer to serve on one (or several!) of our committees. Each committee has a chair, a charter, current members, and priorities for 2014, which are embedded in the Network'sStrategic Plan.

You can see the members and charter for all of our committeeshere.

You will get to work with experienced committee chairs and team leaders on projects that are central to advancing the practice and theory of OD, creating and sustaining the OD Network of the future, and developing your own personal knowledge and skill set.

Read More.

OD Network Regional News

You asked for it – and we delivered! During our Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering in July, regional leaders requested the means to learn more about each others' networks – number of members and non-member subscribers, funding models, technologies used, and more.

Regional leaders can now complete a regional profile – thank you to Julie Rapacki, Chair of Minnesota Organization Development Network, for drafting the profile and Maggie Shreve, President of the OD Network of Chicago, for testing it for us! OD Network reformatted its Regional Contact Information page with links to these regional profiles. Once regional leaders complete the profile, our OD Network staff can build each web page.

These profiles will allow you as regional leaders to get to know more about one another and facilitate networking with regionals of most interest to you – that are similar to you, from whom you want to learn, or are geographically near. Visit theOD Network website, and select Network of Networks to get to your regional network web page and complete your profile!

Thank you,

Marisa Sanchez
Chair, ODN Regionals Committee