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OD Network News - January 2015



OD Network News

January 2015


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Calendar of Events


January 20, 2015

PD&E Webinar Series

Why Great Teams Succeed: Experiencing Extreme Accomplishment


February 18, 2015

Insider's Approach to Organization Development


2015 Board of Trustees


Matt Minahan, Ed.D.


Vice Chair

Sherry Duda



Magdy Mansour



Yasmeen Burns


Christina Bell

Jaya Bohlmann

Kris Lea

Martha Kesler

Norm Jones, Ph.D.

Zoe MacLeod

Loretta Hobbs



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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

Happy New Year


We are excited to welcome a new year and to bring you the best OD knowledge and event programming around - and especially to step into our new roles at the OD Network, Matt as the 2015 Chair of the Board of Trustees and Gail McCauley as OD Network's Executive Director.


Our vision for 2015 is to make OD central to creating effective and healthy human systems in an inclusive world community, by leading advances in the practice and theory of OD. The OD Network serves change agents by creating a global community for exchanging innovation, opportunities to interact with thought leaders, and access to leading edge practices. That's how OD Network members create change and sustainable impact in healthy organizations, communities and beyond.


We are hugely fortunate that the OD Network is starting 2015, after four continuous years in the black, with positive net assets for the first time in memory! Many thanks to Marisa Sanchez, our outgoing chair; Laura Rudzinski, our outgoing Executive Director; and the 2015 Board of Trustees, who continue to steward our resources and steer us toward growth.


We've set some ambitious goals for the coming year: enlist 1,000 new members; create five new strategic partnerships to benefit our members; and co-create the 2015 Annual Conference in partnership with IODA, Our Field, Our World, Our Impact. In response to your feedback, we are beginning a broad, global consultation to develop the first-ever consensus based set of OD competencies and options for certifications for those members who are interested.


> Click here to read the full letter.


Wishing you all the best in 2015,


Matt Minahan, Ed.D.

2015 Board of Trustees Chair

Gail McCauley

Executive Director


Talent Management eBook from Synermetric


As part of your 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. If you have not received it, please email to request your download.


The Synermetric partnership also gives you access to other exclusive benefits, including a 15% discount on Synermetric assessments and selected services on the Synermetric website.


PD&E Webinar Series


Upcoming January Webinar


Why Great Teams Succeed: Experiencing Extreme Accomplishment


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, and sign up to attend our January webinar.


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


Upcoming February Webinar


Insider's Approach to Organization Development: Making the Most of Internal Organizational Consulting


Organization Development (OD) products and services are increasingly in-demand from leaders. In this environment, organizations will continue to contract and expand (often at the same time), creating broad and deep needs for expert internal OD. Are you ready to successfully practice OD on the "inside" of an organization?


Date: Wednesday, February 18

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

Presented by: Mike Horne, Ph.D.


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 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.


The Power Lab


Exclusive offer for 2015 OD Network members!


The Power Lab is a complete immersion experience, placing you into one of three "classes" within a society and provides you with deep, lasting insight into issues around power and leadership that can be brought back to educate and develop leaders within your organization. During the Power Lab, you will learn alongside executives, educators and other OD professionals.

April 26 - May 1, 2015

Cape Cod, Massachusetts


ODN Members receive a discount of $5,500 - almost half off the price.


If interested, email ODNnow!Space is limited!


Learn more about this offer.


Save the Date: 2015 ODN | IODA Annual Conference & 2nd World Summit


A truly international OD event, join OD Network and the International Organization Development Association (IODA) for the 2015 Annual Conference & 2nd OD World Summit - a unique opportunity for networking and education with global experts. The event will take place October 17-20, 2015 in Portland, OR.


Check back for details as they become available.


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:


Organizational Development Specialist

Birmingham, Alabama

Posted: 1/12/2015


Director, Organization Development

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Posted: 1/8/2015


Senior Manager, Organization Development

New York, NY

Posted: 12/31/2014


Organization Development Specialist

New York, NY

Posted: 12/17/2014


OD Network Regional News

NEW! LinkedIn Group for Regional Leaders


OD Network is pleased to launch its brand-new LinkedIn Group "OD Network Regional Leaders" to serve as a discussion forum for leaders of the regional networks affiliated with ODN. Regional leaders should use this forum to exchange ideas, seek assistance and information from fellow regional leaders, and post links to the OD Network Knowledge Database and Program Repository.


OD Network Regional Leaders is set up as a private group by invitation only. Please contact your Regional Connector or update your regional contact information on the OD Network website so that we can be sure to pre-approve you for access to this new communication and collaboration forum established especially for regional leaders.



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