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The Organization Development Network (OD Network) sponsors this mailing list to create spaces where Organization Development professionals (new and old) can dialog with each other about our work, our field, and ourselves.

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The list is open to anyone who can receive electronic mail. We welcome anyone who would like to engage in conversation about our field, including practitioners, teachers, students, and clients of our work. We particularly welcome people with diverse perspectives on the world and on our work.


Representative topics on this ODNet list include:

  • The future of OD
  • What kinds of "interventions” are most effective
  • How we keep our sanity and balance
  • Client critiques of what they find effective and ineffective
  • How can we link together using the Internet etc.
  • Questions and help needed etc.


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