Calendar of Events
April 27 - May 2, 2014
The Power Lab
October 25 - 28, 2014
OD Network's Annual Conference
Registration Now Open!
Board of Trustees
Marisa Sanchez, Ph.D.
2014 Immediate Past Chair
Matt Minahan, Ed. D.
Norm Jones, Ph.D.
Mike Horne, Ph.D.
330 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
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 Board of Trustees Chair
A Network of networks
OD Network is a Network of networks — nice catchy slogan, but what does it mean? And what does it mean for Network members? We know from our own OD practice that organizations are stronger when they seek diverse engagement to work toward common goals. So we apply that to ODN. As a Network of networks , we can provide our members with more opportunities and benefits when we convene and partner with other organizations whose goals align with ours. We can't achieve our mission to advance the practice and theory of OD in a vacuum, that's for sure.
We've used this Network of networks expression for a while now, and we continue to make it our reality. Here are a few of our more recent examples:
- ODN has re-launched its efforts to serve as a hub for regional organizations around the world. 50+ regionals affiliate with ODN, so we have built an online Knowledge Exchange for regionals to share best practices as well as monthly programming ideas, materials, and speakers.
- ODEA (OD Education Association) convenes universities to establish, advance, and promote the body of knowledge required in OD education and serves as a research collaborative.
Registration Open: OD Network 2014 Annual Conference
Early bird registration is now open for the OD Network 2014 Annual Conference! This year’s conference tracks include: Change and Agility; Diversity and Culture; and Technology and Tools. With 2014 marking OD Network’s 50th anniversary year, you won’t want to miss recognizing this incredible milestone as part of the Annual Conference. Sign up before September 19 to save $200 as part of the early bird rate.
New! Enterprise Membership
The Enterprise Membership package to OD Network is the perfect solution to your professional development needs for OD, HR, quality and/or project management staff. With this unprecedented package you’ll receive unique offerings designed to address the critical professional development needs of you and your staff alongside free or discounted access to a full array of professional development and engagement opportunities, including our professional development webinars, publications, archives, toolkits, and much more.
Learn more and register today.
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:
Get Involved: Coaching or Mentoring Programs
The process for getting involved in coaching and mentoring with OD Network is simple, with the most important step being to update your personal profile and identify your area of interest (i.e., offering or receiving coaching/mentoring). Once that’s done, people can find you in the member database and reach out if there is a mutual fit. Further, you can proactively search our member database to identify other members that match your specifications. All that is left to do is initiate a contracting conversation and design a program that makes the most sense for both of you.
Learn more about the Coaching and Mentoring Programs.
OD Network Regional News
ODN Offers Discounts to Regional Members
Did you know that any member of a regional network gets a $10 discount (that's 20% off) when registering for an ODN Webinar? You don't have to be an OD Network member (although our members do get an even bigger discount!)
CBODN Conference “Building Innovation in Organizations,” May 1-3
Will you be in the Chesapeake Bay area this spring? If yes, we have the perfect opportunity for you: the 3-day CBODN 2014 Conference. Hailing from the premier DC metro area network for OD professionals, this conference will explore how you can build, foster and embed creative innovations in your OD community.
Check it out!