Message from the Executive DirectorNew Communications for the New Year
Every human interaction has, at its center, human communication. It is how we share ideas, create meaning, and connect emotionally with each other.
And the OD Network is no different.
For 2013, our highest priority is improving the value proposition for our members. One of the most visible ways we are working to accomplish this is by expanding our roster of publications, upgrading our website, and streamlining communications to you and other members.
A series of journals and monthly e-newsletters - some new, some improved - will make it easier for you to find the information that is most relevant to you.
The first week of the month, look for one of our quarterly professional journals including OD Practitioner, Seasonings or Practicing OD, all designed to deepen your expertise and expand your understanding of issues related to the practice of OD. To further increase the value of these professional journals, all three are fully searchable online.
OD Practitioner has been the field's foremost publication on OD theory and practice since 1968. Each quarter it fosters critical reflection on the discipline, providing opportunities to share applied research, innovative practice, and new developments in the OD field.
Seasonings provides an opportunity to benefit from the critical lessons that other practitioners have learned while in the field. This quarterly journal covers various aspects of OD, offering the wisdom of seasoned practitioners as they evaluate the outcomes of their work. Practicing OD
delivers you two to three articles full of practical tools and tips. Look for this publication each quarter to find handy ways to improve your practice on a day-to-day level.
These professional journals contain valuable content from OD Network members, for OD Network Members. I strongly encourage you to contribute to any of these journals as you make discoveries, learn lessons, and achieve new levels of success in your practice.
During the second week of the month, you'll receive the Network News e-newsletter, just like this one. Network News is your one-stop bulletin on all things happening within and related to the OD Network. You will find updates from the board, news on OD Network events and offerings, and other important member alerts.
The third week of each month, Network Connections brings you thought-provoking articles and news, compiled from a range of journals and publications related to OD. There is no easier way to keep up with advancements and updates in the greater OD community.
This new communication strategy was designed to help keep you in touch with all things related to the Network without clogging your inbox. Just as important as our communication to you is your communication back to us. We are always eager to hear your feedback on this and all of our OD Network communications, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Sincerely,Laura J. Rudzinski