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OD Network News - March 2015



OD Network News

March 2015


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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

Welcome New Members

Please welcome our new members who joined in February & March


David Adrian

Jumah AlAnazi

Swafia Ames

Sameer Anand

Nicole Anguilm

James Apronti

Todd Averett

Johan Azman

Lily Bale- Feldman

Angela Barrios

Molly Bauer

Susan Bean

Parijat Bhardwaj

Chris Blair

Christine Brady

Kevin Baun

Caroline Bremner

Trina Brown

Jejuana Brown

Dante Calzada

Don Carli

Lindsey Ciancetta

Terry Cromwell

Laurie Dougherty

Albert Edwards, III

Kyle Elfring

Natalie Elghossain

Yram Eloyd

Namita Eveloy

Ahmed Finoh

James Fisher

Mostafa Foroughi

Kimberly Forren

Nevhis Gardner

Cheryl Gill

Ron Gupta

Erin Hachtel

Brodie Hausch Jr

Juliana Hiller

Robert Hilliard

Ana Lucia Jardim Evans

Jack Jefferies

Beatriz Jimenez

Paula Johusack

Rob Kanzer

Cornelia Kaufmann

Beth Kerr

Candy Kirchner

Melissa Knights

Matt La Riccia

Regina Lind

Jay Long

Margie Lynch

Anna Lynott

Thomas Martin

Fiona Mason

Joe Matthews

Amber Mayes

Caroline McCall

Stephanie Myers

Verna Montgomery

Maria Munoz-Grandes

Nina Narelle

Catherine Neufeld

Tammy Newhouse

Brianna Olesh

Cindy Pineda

Roy Plaeger-Brockway

Diane Quick

Paula Rettenmaier

Julie Salmon

Rita Sanchetti

Alejandro SanchezPerez

Alden Schell

Sara Schnee

Brian Schramke

Dawn Sevy

Robert Shibley

Julie Shope

Catherine Shutt

E Siegelin

Melissa Silen

Anna Snell

Barb Spears

Peggy St John

Christopher Stackhouse

Kristen Stanton

Marie Stephens

Kathryn Sullivan

Jana Svoboda

Yoko Takemoto

Julie Theriault

Rosemary Trinkle Baran

Michael Tull

Daniel Uhlir

Dorothy Van Hoorn

Philippe Vaneberg

Patricia Vazquez

Corrie Voss

Lisa Wade

Kimberly Walker

Wan Aninun Zarina Wan Ahmad Radzi

Kristy West

Sarah West

Debra Wilton- Kinney

Kristen Woodstock

Mahantesh Yadranvi

Abby Yanow

Michael Zalar



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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 the 2015 OD Network|IODA Conference Co-Chairs, Peter Kalmar and Lori Blander

Network Committees


Dear Colleagues:


Are You Ready to Meet the World in Portland?


We are excited to announce that this year's

OD Network| IODA Conference from the 17th-20th

of October in Portland, Oregon will be co-hosted

by OD Network and IODA, the International OD Association, two of the most prestigious organizations of our field in the world. So-with the aim of "Co-creating a Global OD Community"-we hereby invite you and your colleagues from around the world to come together in Portland for the:


2015 OD Network | IODA Annual Conference & 2nd OD World Summit.


The 2015 Program Committee is already working hard and having lots of fun in creating an outstanding program and a meaningful experience for all of us, and we-Lori Blander and Peter Kalmar - are just thrilled to be your co-chairs for this year, doing our very best to bring the world of OD together in the Pacific Northwest for this epic, milestone event.

In our vision this year's summit will be a fantastic global gathering that brings all continents and walks of life together, connected through a passion for OD. The conference will be a dynamic international event that facilitates learning and change at organizational, community and societal levels.


Read more about our theme and the concept that will guide us through the 3-day journey here.


Request for Proposals


The Program Committee is looking for dynamic and engaging facilitators who not only bring their skills and experiences to the conference, but bring learnings to share with participants that are experiential, relatable and transferable.



Facilitators will host sessions on topics relevant to the three main themes (Our Field. Our World. Our Impact.), initiate conversations and dialogue that deepen understanding of OD principles and practices across cultures, and engage participants with emerging perspectives in our field.


The request for proposals closesMarch 23, 2015.


Book Your Housing


The Portland Hilton is the headquarters for the 2015 Od Network| IODA Annual Conference.OD Network has secured a group rate of $179 USD (Single/double) per night.The hotel cut-off date is Thursday, September 24, 2015.


OD Network's Committee on Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion


Norm Jones Ph.D, Chair CD&I committee


OD Network is committed to building a sustainable culture of inclusion that creatively uses diversity to advance its work. It is our hope that members will share their knowledge, participate in professional learning activities, and contribute their diverse experiences and perspectives to advance both the theory and practice of OD in domestic and global contexts. An inclusive culture will increase member participation, enhance mutual learning, foster new professional alliances and create greater economic success for members and stakeholders. Ultimately, our collective impact as culturally competent practitioners will benefit clients and organizations where we work. The Culture, Diversity & Inclusion (CD&I) Committee is an outgrowth of OD Network's 2013-2015 Strategic Plan. One of the strategic goals of the plan is to "transform our culture of inclusion through expansion of values and practices."


To read the full article, click here.


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

Jaya Bohlmann, MA, APRMember Board of Trustees and Chair Membership Committee

When I was younger, I wanted to work inmedia and communications some way whether it was as a news reporter or in the crazy world of a magazine publisher. But I never imagined I would become a Managing Director of Corporate & Financial Practice at a leading global public relations firm, Burson-Marsteller. However, I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for my past experiences. The biggest hurdle I had to jump over was when I started my own consulting business while also moving to a new city. It was challenging to pursue my passion of becoming an entrepreneur while adjusting to a new city. However, I was able to succeed due to the support of business colleagues, family, friends, and the tools I learned from the OD graduate programs at American University and Benedictine University.


Read Jaya's full bio here.


Regional News


ODN Welcomes the Boston Facilitators Roundtable


The Massachusetts Bay Organization Development Learning Group has merged with the Boston Facilitators Roundtable.The OD Network isdelighted to welcome the Boston Facilitators Roundtable to our Network.As members of a regional organization,all BFR members now qualify for a $25 discount on their OD Network membership.


Chesapeake Bay OD Network Annual Conference


"Cultivating Sustainable Communities: Learn, Grow, Share, Inspire."April 24th with post- conference workshops on April 25th. College Park, MD.


Searching for a New Job?
Check Out Featured Opportunities!


TheOD 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:


Director - Performance and Succession


Posted: 3/2/2015


Enterprise Management Analyst

North Carolina

Posted: 3/5/2015


Leadership Development Management Consultant


Posted: 2/25/2015


ODEA Spotlight: University of San Francisco



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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