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Diversity Goals

Diversity & Inclusion:

A Statement by the OD Network Board of Trustees

January 2008

The Board of Trustees of the Organization Development Network makes the following statement:

  1. Understanding and addressing issues of diversity, inclusion, privilege, and access are inherent to OD practice in the 21st century.
  2. OD practitioners should be able to recognize the dynamics of marginalization, exclusion, and oppression. They should understand how those dynamics can be internalized as individual beliefs and institutionalized in a system.
  3. There are a range of orientations and approaches to diversity and inclusion, and the Board does not endorse one over another. However, practitioners should be conscious of the options before they choose a particular approach.

Given this statement, the OD Network will pursue an agenda that attends to diversity, inclusion, and access.  Diversity and inclusion are one of the board’s three strategic goals in support of our efforts to be a leader in advancing the theory and practice of organization development.

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