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OD Network News - October 2014



OD Network News

October 2014



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Calendar of Events


October 25-28, 2014

OD Network's Annual Conference


November 4, 2014

PD&E Webinar Series

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.


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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 Executive Director


50 Years of Memories


We're a little over two weeks away from this year's conference and I could not be more thrilled to celebrate 50 years of this organization with you and all of our 2014 attendees. It's an important time in the world of OD as we look back at the past 50 years of the field while also looking toward its future.

For that reason, we hope to get the party started early and ask that you help contribute by sharing your ODN memories or photos with us on social media using #CelebrateODN. The conversation around #CelebrateODN is meant to recognize and honor the ground-breaking contributions of our founders, the rich history and transformation of ODN, and the years of gathering among our community and members.


Share your ODN memories with #CelebrateODN!In addition to joining the social media conversation, we hope you'll bring or share some of your most lasting ODN memories during conference by participating in the 50th Anniversary Memory Wall on-site. The Memory Wall will be a collection of photos, handouts, quotes, and more and aims to be a physical representation of how ODN has changed throughout the years.


Thank you in advance for your contributions and I look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia as we honor the 50th Anniversary of OD Network!

Laura J. Rudzinski

OD Network Executive Director


Annual Conference Early Bird Rate Still Available!

The early bird rate for this year's conference has been extended through October 17. Join us as we celebrate transformation and look toward future industry change. Browse the full 2014 Annual Conference concurrent session lineup by track or check out theSchedule-at-a-Glance for a glimpse at what you can expect later this month.


Register now to save $200.


Pre-Conference Sessions:

Saturday, October 25


Dive deep into conference tracks with half- and full-day pre-conference sessions. Each session is designed to immerse you into your chosen topic with an in-depth presentation and discussion among like-minded peers. This year's offerings include:

  • Communication Across the Ages: A Facilitated Cross Generational Dialoguewith Izzy Gesell, M.Ed.
  • An Intergenerational Learning Exchange: Collaboratively Building Community by Engaging the Mind, Body and Spirit of Generational Cohortswith Jeff Branch, Ed.D.
  • Lead More, Control Less: 8 Skills to Bring Out the Best in Otherswith Sandra Janoff, Ph.D.
  • The Organization Workshop: Creating Partnershipwith Barry Oshry, Ph.D.


View the full line-up and register today.


Member Spotlight: Thanks to All 2014 Annual Conference First-time Attendees!


We're thrilled to showcase members who will be joining us at Annual Conference for the first time this year. For all you veterans: Be sure to keep an eye out to help them navigate their first ODN conference experience!


Leslie Allen

Mohamad Almasri

Sonia Alvarez-Robinson

Faisal Anver

Susan Bacher

Allison Baxter

Bradford Belvins

Ed Bierschenk

Dietmar Bodingbauer

Miguel Bonilla

Toni Bridgewater

Tracy Brown

Melissa Cantrell

Jeremy DaRos

Trent DeVore

Tom van Dijck

Sue Duncan

Susanna Frech

Kathy Garrett

Sean Harvey

Robert Heffle

Manfred Hoefler

Somer Holder

Walter Hubbard

Adena Johnston

Kristina Kammerer

Andras Karacsonyi

Marian Lee

Patricia Leoboldt

Natalia Martynova

Mohammed Mahmoud

Michael B. Maine

Thomas Mandl

Gregory Michaud

Kevin O'Brien

Christy Pack

Michelle Peters

Cari Porter

Rebecca Provonsil

Jordan Purpero

Janus Reyes

Denise Riviere

Ahmed Salem

Jamie Smith

Michelle Thompson

Jane Tutko

Muhammad Umar

Pamela Villars

Kenneth Wells

Yolanda Winfrey

Lauren Wirth

Genae Young



PD&E Webinar Series


Join industry leaders as part of the PD&E Webinar Series. Upcoming opportunities include:


Organizational Simplification

Date: Tuesday, November 4

Presented by: Rob Ashkenas, Ph.D.



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, these webinars are now available to all members and provide the perfect format for quick education on industry hot topics — without having to leave the office.


Access on-demand webinars now.


Bonus: OD Network members receive a $20 discount on the purchase of all webinars!


Searching for a New Job?

Check Out Featured Opportunities!


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


Organization & Professional Development Consultant

Falls Church, VA

Posted: 9/25/2014

Organizational Development Specialist

Kent, OH

Posted: 9/28/2014

Organizational Development Director

Fishersville, VA

Posted: 8/26/2014

Executive Director, Organizational Development & Effectiveness

Washington, DC

Posted: 8/15/2014


OD Network Regional News

Regional Knowledge Exchange


Are you interested in sharing information with other regionals such as financial best practices, steps to set up a 501c3, member recruitment? Would you benefit from exchanging program topics and speakers? How about pooling regional resources such as articles for your regional websites or newsletters or even virtual administrative assistants or web masters?


If so, contact your Regional Connector or get on the OD Network Regional Leaders Knowledge Database to post your resources, blog your requests and build your community!


Reminder:Our face-to-faceRegional OD Leaders Network Caucustakes place on Sunday, October 25 in Philadelphia. Anyone attending the OD Network 2014 Annual Conference and interested in discussing issues affecting regionals is welcome.



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