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OD Network News- April 2015



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Calendar of Events


April 14, 2015

Mastering Consultation


April 26 - May 1, 2015

Power Lab


2015 Board of Trustees


Matt Minahan, Ed.D.


Vice Chair

Sherry Duda



Magdy Mansour



Yasmeen Burns


Christina Bell

Jaya Bohlmann

Marco Cassone

Loretta Hobbs

Norm Jones, Ph.D.

Martha Kesler

Kris Lea

Zoe MacLeod

Please welcome our new members who joined in March & April


Anne Gotte

Asna Jefferies

Beth Coyle

Chris Coladonato

Clara Gutkin

Coral Blankinship

Craig Petrun

David Porter

Donald Hall

Edward Malinowski

Eric Waskiewicz

Gerard Saretsky

Harry Hull

James Harding

Jan Sage

Jana Svoboda

Jennifer Graham

Jennifer Graham-Johnson

Jim Best

Julie Theriault

K. Renee Parrish

Kathleen O'Donnell

Kris Irwin

Lindsay Norlen

Lisa Lappin

Lisa Wade

Manish Arneja

Natalie Elghossain

Nina Narelle

Paula Rettenmaier

Peter McGillicuddy

Ruth Lund

Saori Hirose

Shelly Allen

Susan Bean

Swafia Ames

Verna Montgomery

Yoko Takemoto



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Each month, theOrganization 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 ODN Executive Director, Gail McCauley

Member Benefits


Dear Colleagues,


As we close the calendar on the first quarter of 2015,

andspring beginshere in Washington,DC, I find myselfreflecting on themany benefits OD Network provides to our members and the community. As a membership organization, we are a community for learning, sharing, mentoring, exploring new ideas, charting your course and growing personally and professionally.


OD Network has a diverse membership- age, education, experience, subject matter expertise, culture, and nationality. Our diversity is one of our strengths - it provides a rich community and robust conversation. Our members have a diverse background including one longtime member, Magdy Mansour, who has been with ODN since he was in graduate school,


"I was given a great opportunity to partner on a project to create a report on future trends in the OD field. That was a very valuable experience because it put me in contact with several prominent practitioners in the field and because I learned a great deal. Volunteering for ODN became a big help to both the field and my own professional development."


Read more of Gail's Opening Letter & Member Benefits here.


ODNIODAAnnual ConferenceHighlights

This year's theme, Our Field. Our World. Our Impact.will guide us through three full days:

  • Our Field (Day 1):We will focus our attention on our roots and history as well as what is currently going on in the OD field.
  • Our World (Day 2):Attendees will explore the changes happening around us and look at projects put together by OD practitioners.
  • Our Impact (Day 3):On the last day of the conference, we will look at examples of impactful interventions, ideas, local and global initiatives in motion.

For more information on the theme and pre-conference programs, view the conference schedule.


Register for the Conference

Register today for the 2015 ODN IODA Annual Conference! Meet us at the Hilton Portland, Portland, OR from October 17-20, 2015, to create new opportunities for you, strengthen your network and help you build stronger bonds across all continents.

Register on or before September 18th to take advantage of our Early Bird Registration rates.



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, tool kits, and much more.


Learn more and sign up today!


Member of the Month


Zoe MacLeod, MA, CEC,Member of ODN Board of Trustees and Strategic Relations Committee

Zoë MacLeod is currently the Director of the Centre for Coaching and Workplace Innovation at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, Canada. Zoë is a certified executive coach, change agent, and educational consultant working in the fields of leadership, executive coaching, change management, and effective organization design and development. Through her extensive experience, including design and delivery of award-winning transformative leadership development programs for organizations across the globe, numerous graduate level certificate programs (including organization design and development) and the co-creation of a health leadership capabilities framework (LEADS)across Canada, Zoë has come to believe that strong relationships and partnerships based on trust and collaboration are integral elements in the success of an organization.


Read more information about Zoë on ourwebsite.


Regional News


Have you recently moved into a leadership role for your regional and haven't yet connected with your OD Network Regional Connector?A brief conversation can make sure that you have all the information you need about special discounts as well as connecting with fellow regional leaders. Contact your Regional Connector today.


Have you joined the NEW ODN Regional Leaders LinkedIn Group?If not, get onto the group and request to joinso you can network with other regional leaders.


What do you want to know from other regional leaders?We have just opened a discussion area in our new LinkedIn Group for regional leaders to suggest discussion topics for the upcoming Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering.


Searching for a New Job?
Check Out Featured Opportunities!


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


Leadership Development Trainer

Omaha, Nebraska

Posted: 4/7/2015


Diversity & Inclusion Director

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted: 4/6/2015


Organization Development Consultant

New York, New York

Posted: 4/1/2015


Talent Management Consultant

Madison, Wisconsin

Posted: 4/1/2015


OD Network Discount: Practical Team Techniques


PMLight™ FastRAMP

Fridays, June 12 through July 24 (no class July 3)

10:00 am - noon, PST

Understand your internal customers' project challenges, and manage your own projects lightly and practically.


Whether we manage big organization-wide projects or smaller departmental projects, we all need practical, value-added, (not bureaucratic!) ways to set goals, identify and plan the work, interact with our stakeholders, ensure progress and deal with surprises, and ultimately get it done successfully.


Because we can all benefit from knowing how to best use valuable, simple, and practical, project management approaches on different sizes and types of projects, OD Network is excited to be bringing you this convenient and very affordable learning opportunity through our new partner, - with a special discounted price for OD Network members.


Learn more aboutPMLight™ FastRAMPand clickhereto register!


Another Benefit of Membership


ODN partner,Synermetricis proud to announce the launch of their new website. The revamp sees the introduction of a new range of assessments for selection, individual and team development and organizational surveys. There is also a focus on their integrated and customized solutions. You can take a tour of their


As a member of the ODN you can benefit from partnerships that the ODN build.Synermetric are proud to be one of these partners and we strive to add value to the work that you do with your clients. As an ODN member you can benefit from 15% discount on Synermetric assessments and services. Please contact us on or UK: +44 (0)1223 776000 US: +1-888-414-1772 for more information or to discuss a specific piece of work. Don't forget to mention that you are an ODN member.


Take a look at what Synermetric can offer.


ODEA Spotlight: University of St. Thomas Minnesota


The M.S. in Organization Development (MSOD) program develops working professionals to assume leadership roles in the transformation of organizations through its emphasis on academic rigor and ethical practice rooted in Jesuit, Catholic tradition. University of San Francisco students learn relevant theory, gain interdisciplinary knowledge and develop practical skills in organization assessment, diagnosis, intervention and evaluation, enhanced organizational effectiveness and resiliency and the USF MSOD program focuses on team and organization change interventions necessary to create productive, compassionate organizations.


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