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September 16, 2014
October 7, 2014
October 25-28, 2014
Marisa Sanchez, Ph.D.
Vice Chair
Norm Jones, Ph.D.
Immediate Past Chair
Matt Minahan, Ed. D.
Magdy Mansour
Sanjay Naik
Christina Bell
Yasmeen Burns
Sherry Duda
Elena Feliz
Mike Horne, Ph.D.
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Each month, the Organization 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 the OD Network 2014 Annual Conference Co-Chairs
Once in a Lifetime

The OD Network only turns 50 once and we are thrilled to dedicate sessions, special events and an entire conference to this exciting accomplishment during the2014 Annual Conference.

We recognize and are humbled by the ground-breaking contributions our founders made to the field of Organization Development which is why this year's conference, in many ways, reflects the rich history and transformation of ODN while also looking forward to the future within our evolving communities of practice.


The 2014 Annual Conference has been thoughtfully designed to help inspire, affect and renew transformation at your organization throughconference tracksthat reflect some of the most challenging areas of transformation affecting organizations today. As part of this, we are excited to offer a special track featuring individuals whose commitment to the field of OD have made a significant contribution to the OD profession -the Lifetime Achievement track.


Speakers include:

  • Judith H. Katz, Ed.D., Executive Vice President, The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Dick Axelrod, MBA, Co-Founder, The Axelrod Group, Inc.
  • Brenda B. Jones, M.S., OD Consultant, Board Member, The Lewin Center
  • L Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge, Ph.D., B.Sc., M.A., Founder and Owner, Quality & Equality Ltd.
  • David Jamieson, Ph.D., Professor & Department Chair, College of Education, Leadership & Counseling, University of St. Thomas

Join us for this celebratory event and we promise you will not be disappointed.Register todayto celebrate the OD Network's 50thAnniversary in Philadelphia this October!

Yasmeen Burns and Norm Jones

2014 Program Committee Co-Chairs

Annual Conference Early Bird Deadline: September 19


The early bird rate for this year's conference is ending soon!Register nowto join us this October as we celebrate 50 years of transformation and look toward future industry change. Browse the full 2014 Annual Conference concurrent session lineupby trackor check out theSchedule-at-a-Glanceto see what you'll gain by attending theOD Network 2014 Annual Conference.


Already registered?Book your hotelby September 26 for best savings.


Register now to save $200.

Pre-Conference Sessions at Annual Conference


Dive deep into conference tracks with half- and full-day pre-conference sessions. Each planned session is designed to immerse you into your chosen topic with an in-depth presentation and discussion among like-minded peers. Covering three of the conference tracks -Change and Agility,Diversity and Culture,Technology and Tools- these sessions include:


Lead More, Control Less: 8 Skills to Bring Out the Best in Otherswith Sandra Janoff, Ph.D.


Communication Across the Ages: A Facilitated Cross Generational Dialoguewith Izzy Gesell, M.Ed.


Power of Emotions in Developing Organizationswith Pravir Malik, M.S., MM


View thefull line-upandregister today.

Want More Out of Your Benefits?
Help us help you by taking 10-15 minutes out of your day to take the2014 Benefits Survey,covering OD Network benefits and how you use them.


The only way you can affect change to membership benefits is through speaking up. Take thesurveytoday.
Early Bird Deadline for the 2014 Annual Conference is Approaching

Join us this October as we learn from the past, bask in the present and look toward the future of organization development. Browse the full 2014 Annual Conference concurrent session lineupby trackand prepare to join us as we celebrate 50 years alongside the best and brightest in the industry - that includes you!


Don't forget toregisteron or beforeSeptember 19, 2014,

to save $200 on conference registration!

Viewthefull programorSchedule-at-a-Glance.

2015 OD Network Board of Trustees Election Results

Thank you for casting your ballots last month. It is our pleasure to announce the 2015 Board of Trustees inductees - be sure to congratulate them next time you see them!


Jaya Koilpillai Bohlmann

Martha C. Kesler

Kris Lea

Zoe MacLeod

Welcome to the board, all. We look forward to seeing what you do in 2015.

PD&E Webinar Series

Tips for Untangling Emotionally Charged Situations: Insights from Neuroscience and Other Research
Date: Tuesday, September 16
Time: 12 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. CDT/9 a.m. PDT
Presented by: Marcia Ruben, Ph.D., PCC, Executive Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach

Peer to Peer Leadership: An OD Perspective

Date: Tuesday, October 7

Time: 12 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. CDT/9 a.m. PDT

Presented by: Mila Baker, Associate Professor, Academic Chair and Director of the M.S. Human Resource & Organization Development program at New York University


Register Today

On-Demand Webinars

OD Network is committed to offering you thebestin OD education, which includes our on-demand webinars! As part of the OD Network Center for Professional Development, these webinars are now available to all members and provide the perfect format for quick education on industry hot topics - without having to leave the office.


Access on-demand webinars now.


Bonus! OD Network members receive a$20 discount on the purchase of all webinars!

Enterprise Membership Spotlight:

City of Charlotte


We're thrilled to showcase our newest Enterprise Member, the City of Charlotte. The individual team members participating in this package include Deywon Arant-McAdoo, Lucy Basaldua, Emily Cantrell, Carol Graham, Kathy Massey, Kathy Moorefield, and Candice Phillips. Thank you to everyone from the City of Charlotte for joining OD Network and welcome to the family!


Learn more about Enterprise Membership.

Looking for Work? Check Out Our Featured Opportunities

TheOD Network Job Exchangeis your most effective forum, whether you're ajob seeker or employer, to find opportunities specific to OD. Some of the most recent postings include:


Senior Organizational Development Advisor

Washington, DC

Posted: 9/8/2014

Vice President of Human Capital & Strategy

Philadelphia, PA

Posted: 9/7/2014

Organizational Development Specialist

Kent, OH

Posted: 8/29/2014

Organizational Development Director

Fishersville, VA

Posted: 8/26/2014

OD Network Regional News

Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering on September 12


The Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering is scheduled for 12 p.m. EDT (9 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. CDT) on Friday, September 12. We will be discussing two topics that regional leaders raised during our April virtual gathering:

  • Marketing to members amid a changing OD profession: What language do we use to attract other professions to OD? Are younger practitioners using different terminology like change leadership that we need to incorporate into our marketing and communications? How does OD differentiate itself from training and HR? How do we draw business leaders to our membership?
  • Pooling regional resources: How might we share blog topics, co-brand newsletter content, exchange ideas for programming?

Want to participate? We will be using GoToWebinar for this virtual gathering so we can collect your ideas online, take a few polls and record the discussion to be referenced later. Pleaseregister for this event in advance.Upon registering, you will receive a customized link in your email to join the webinar.


For those not able to join using GoToWebinar, please dial in to 951-266-6126 (Access Code: 894-538-645).


Register Now


Please join us!


OD Network Regional Connectors

Jeff Richardson(West)

Eric Sanders(Midwest)

Marisa Sanchez(East)

Melanie Brannigan(South)