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OD Network News - September 2014



OD Network News

September 2014



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Calendar of Events


September 16, 2014

PD&E Webinar Series


October 7, 2014

PD&E Webinar Series


October 25-28, 2014

OD Network's Annual Conference

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 OD Network 2014 Annual Conference Co-Chairs


Once in a Lifetime


The OD Network only turns 50 once and we are thrilled to dedicate sessions, special events and an entire conference to this exciting accomplishment during the 2014 Annual Conference.

We recognize and are humbled by the ground-breaking contributions our founders made to the field of Organization Development which is why this year's conference, in many ways, reflects the rich history and transformation of ODN while also looking forward to the future within our evolving communities of practice.


The 2014 Annual Conference has been thoughtfully designed to help inspire, affect and renew transformation at your organization through conference tracks that reflect some of the most challenging areas of transformation affecting organizations today. As part of this, we are excited to offer a special track featuring individuals whose commitment to the field of OD have made a significant contribution to the OD profession - the Lifetime Achievement track.


Speakers include:

  • Judith H. Katz, Ed.D., Executive Vice President, The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Dick Axelrod, MBA, Co-Founder, The Axelrod Group, Inc.
  • Brenda B. Jones, M.S., OD Consultant, Board Member, The Lewin Center
  • L Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge, Ph.D., B.Sc., M.A., Founder and Owner, Quality & Equality Ltd.
  • David Jamieson, Ph.D., Professor & Department Chair, College of Education, Leadership & Counseling, University of St. Thomas

Join us for this celebratory event and we promise you will not be disappointed. Register today to celebrate the OD Network's 50th Anniversary in Philadelphia this October!

Yasmeen Burns and Norm Jones

2014 Program Committee Co-Chairs


Annual Conference Early Bird Deadline: September 19


The early bird rate for this year's conference is ending soon! Register now to join us this October as we celebrate 50 years of transformation and look toward future industry change. Browse the full 2014 Annual Conference concurrent session lineup by track or check out the Schedule-at-a-Glance to see what you'll gain by attending the OD Network 2014 Annual Conference.


Already registered? Book your hotel by September 26 for best savings.


Register now to save $200.


Pre-Conference Sessions at Annual Conference


Dive deep into conference tracks with half- and full-day pre-conference sessions. Each planned session is designed to immerse you into your chosen topic with an in-depth presentation and discussion among like-minded peers. Covering three of the conference tracks - Change and Agility, Diversity and Culture, Technology and Tools - these sessions include:


Lead More, Control Less: 8 Skills to Bring Out the Best in Others with Sandra Janoff, Ph.D.


Communication Across the Ages: A Facilitated Cross Generational Dialogue with Izzy Gesell, M.Ed.


Power of Emotions in Developing Organizations with Pravir Malik, M.S., MM


View the full line-up and register today.


Want More Out of Your Benefits?


Help us help you by taking 10-15 minutes out of your day to take the2014 Benefits Survey,covering OD Network benefits and how you use them.


The only way you can affect change to membership benefits is through speaking up. Take the survey today.


Early Bird Deadline for the 2014 Annual Conference is Approaching


Join us this October as we learn from the past, bask in the present and look toward the future of organization development. Browse the full 2014 Annual Conference concurrent session lineup by track and prepare to join us as we celebrate 50 years alongside the best and brightest in the industry - that includes you!


Don't forget to register on or before September 19, 2014,

to save $200 on conference registration!

View the full program or Schedule-at-a-Glance.


2015 OD Network Board of Trustees Election Results


Thank you for casting your ballots last month. It is our pleasure to announce the 2015 Board of Trustees inductees - be sure to congratulate them next time you see them!





Jaya Koilpillai Bohlmann




Martha C. Kesler




Kris Lea




Zoe MacLeod

Welcome to the board, all. We look forward to seeing what you do in 2015.


PD&E Webinar Series


Tips for Untangling Emotionally Charged Situations: Insights from Neuroscience and Other Research

Date: Tuesday, September 16

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

Presented by: Marcia Ruben, Ph.D., PCC, Executive Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach


Register Today

Peer to Peer Leadership: An OD Perspective

Date: Tuesday, October 7

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

Presented by: Mila Baker, Associate Professor, Academic Chair and Director of the M.S. Human Resource & Organization Development program at New York University


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, 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!


Enterprise Membership Spotlight:

City of Charlotte


We're thrilled to showcase our newest Enterprise Member, the City of Charlotte. The individual team members participating in this package include Deywon Arant-McAdoo, Lucy Basaldua, Emily Cantrell, Carol Graham, Kathy Massey, Kathy Moorefield, and Candice Phillips. Thank you to everyone from the City of Charlotte for joining OD Network and welcome to the family!


Learn more about Enterprise Membership.


Looking for Work? Check Out Our 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:


Senior Organizational Development Advisor

Washington, DC

Posted: 9/8/2014

Vice President of Human Capital & Strategy

Philadelphia, PA

Posted: 9/7/2014

Organizational Development Specialist

Kent, OH

Posted: 8/29/2014

Organizational Development Director

Fishersville, VA

Posted: 8/26/2014


OD Network Regional News

Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering on September 12


The Regional Leaders Virtual Gathering is scheduled for 12 p.m. EDT (9 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. CDT) on Friday, September 12. We will be discussing two topics that regional leaders raised during our April virtual gathering:

  • Marketing to members amid a changing OD profession: What language do we use to attract other professions to OD? Are younger practitioners using different terminology like change leadership that we need to incorporate into our marketing and communications? How does OD differentiate itself from training and HR? How do we draw business leaders to our membership?
  • Pooling regional resources: How might we share blog topics, co-brand newsletter content, exchange ideas for programming?

Want to participate? We will be using GoToWebinar for this virtual gathering so we can collect your ideas online, take a few polls and record the discussion to be referenced later. Please register for this event in advance. Upon registering, you will receive a customized link in your email to join the webinar.


For those not able to join using GoToWebinar, please dial in to 951-266-6126 (Access Code: 894-538-645).


Register Now


Please join us!


OD Network Regional Connectors

Jeff Richardson (West)

Eric Sanders (Midwest)

Marisa Sanchez (East)

Melanie Brannigan (South)



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