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OD Network News - December 2014



OD Network News

December 2014


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Calendar of Events


January 20, 2015

PD&E Webinar Series

Why Great Teams Succeed: Experiencing Extreme Accomplishment


2014 Board of Trustees


Marisa Sanchez, Ph.D.


Vice Chair

Norm Jones, Ph.D.


Immediate Past Chair

Matt Minahan, Ed. D.



Magdy Mansour



Sanjay Naik


Christina Bell

Yasmeen Burns

Sherry Duda

Elena Feliz

Mike Horne, Ph.D.


330 North Wabash Avenue

Suite 2000

Chicago, IL 60611


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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 Chair and Executive Director

Thanks for the Memories


In 2014, OD Network introduced a number of new benefits for our members. We are so pleased to have received excellent feedback on these benefits, so rather than us doing all the talking, we wanted to share some of this amazing feedback from YOU:


Loved the mixed approach to the [Annual] Conference and hope to see more of that. For a conference looking back at early OD and forward to the future of OD, it seemed so appropriate to mix different approaches representing all eras.


The [new conference mobile] app is FANTASTIC!


Please start a 2nd (and 3rd!) Internals Community of Practice cohort - very valuable!


I am new to ODN, but based on this one [webinar] I'm even more excited ... than before!


In this year's member survey, we asked respondents to give us three words to describe OD Network. Here is what you said:


Current. Relevant. Approachable. Connected. Thoughtful. Committed. Progressive. Engaging. Professional.


Both of us are completing our service to the Network at the end of this year: Marisa as her board term ends and Laura as she has been tapped to serve in additional strategic capacities at SmithBucklin. It was an honor and privilege to serve the OD Network community in 2014 and to be a part of the 50th anniversary, celebrating amazing milestones and contributors to the field. We cannot wait to see how OD continues to evolve and have great impact on the world in the next 50 years.


It has been a pleasure to work with the board, staff, committees, partners, sponsors, and, most importantly, the members of the OD Network. We welcome Gail McCauley as OD Network's new Executive Director and Matt Minahan as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for 2015. You will hear much more about Gail, Matt, and next year's strategic goals in the January Network News.


From both of us, thank you for the memories!


We hope you have a happy holiday season,


Marisa Sanchez, Ph.D.

2014 Board of Trustees Chair

Laura J. Rudzinski

Executive Director


If you'd like to send a note of gratitude or well wishes to Laura Ruzinski for the positive impact she has made on ODN, please email or mail to OD Network, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60611.


Renew Your ODN Membership for 2015!


It's officially the last month of 2014: Ensure that you stay on top of the biggest industry trends and best practices for 2015 by renewing your OD Network membership before December 31. As an ODN member you're offered opportunities to connect with other professionals in the field, enjoy members-only discounts on events like conferences and webinars, receive access to the amazing OD Network Job Exchange, and so much more!


Renew your membership today.


NEW! Talent Management eBook from Synermetric


As part of OD Network membership, you now have access to a complimentary eBook "Talent Management: Our Expert Views," from ODN partner Synermetric. This publication features articles from a number of experts with different perspectives on Talent Management, providing a rounded and thought-provoking range of views.


Once the ebook becomes available, we will send it to you with your 2015 ODN Membership dues!


PD&E Webinar Series


Past attendees have praised this series as going "beyond just practice" with others noting presentations that they "will apply" day-to-day or felt were a "great overview for new professionals." Don't miss out on this unique opportunity for on-demand education!


Why Great Teams Succeed: Experiencing Extreme Accomplishment


Date: Tuesday, January 20

Time: 12 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. CDT/9 a.m. PDT


Presented by: Geoff Bellman, renowned author and consultant


Register Today


On-Demand Webinars


OD Network is committed to offering you the best in OD education, which includes our on-demand webinars. As part of the OD Network Center for Professional Development, select webinars are available to all members and provide the perfect format for quick education on industry hot topics - without having to leave the office and at a $20 discount.


Access on-demand webinars now.


Searching for a New Job?

Check Out Featured Opportunities!


The OD Network Job Exchange

is 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:


Senior Organizational Development Advisor

San Diego, CA

Posted: 12/9/2014

Manager of Learning and Development

Saint Louis, MO

Posted: 12/4/2014

Internal Management Consultant

Washington, DC

Posted: 12/1/2014

Manager Organizational Development

Portland, OR

Posted: 11/20/2014


OD Network Regional News

Membership Discounts for Regionals


It's the end of the year and time to renew your ODN membership for 2015. Your membership provides you discounts to monthly webinars and the annual conference, subscription to the quarterly OD Practitioner journal, entry into our mentorship coaching programs, access to Job Exchange, and so much more. As a reminder, members of North American Regional OD Networks receive a $25 discount on membership in OD Network when renewing and joining as a new member. Contact customer service to take advantage of this discount.


New in 2014 and continued in 2015, Regional Network Presidents receive a complimentary membership to ODN!! To take advantage of this offer use promo code: RPR when you join or renew. In addition, new this year, each regional can name two (2) regional officers or staff to receive annual membership for half-price. To take advantage of this half-price membership for two (2) of your regional leaders/staff use the promo code: REGIONAL2.


Join both your regional network and the OD Network to grow professionally and stay connected.



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