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OD Competencies

Global OD Practice Framework

This Organization Development Network (OD Network) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of its Global OD Practice Framework ™ . In keeping with our mission of serving and advancing the OD profession, and in response to member feedback requesting a resource that defines the elements of OD work, the OD Network has identified the differentiating competencies needed to succeed as an OD professional. This much anticipated project has been in development for the past two years, during which time the OD Network engaged nearly a thousand global OD leaders.


  • Personal Development. To be successful, OD professionals must develop and use technical and behavioral competencies to accomplish their work. The Global OD Practice Framework ™ helps define a clear set of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics around which to calibrate one's performance, plan, and manage professional development for OD practitioners.
  • Professional Standards.  The OD Network recognizes that successful OD professionals use both experience and expertise to achieve organizational strategy and goals. The Global OD Practice Framework ™ defines standards for the OD profession and clarifies key stakeholder expectations for impactful results.
  • A Common Language. The Global OD Practice Framework ™ provides the OD community with a globally consistent language to define the work of the profession, and to better understand what is important to know and do for success. It helps in answering the question, 

The Global OD Practice Framework ™ and the pending certification are in high demand, not only by OD practitioners themselves, but by leading organizations. We are very excited to share with you a sneak preview of the capabilities needed by our members to differentiate themselves and have the greatest impact as successful OD leaders.  

Please register and join us at a monthly Chair Chat to obtain a sneak preview of the Global OD Practice Framework. ™ In addition, the OD Network Board will be hosting several member webinars dedicated to The Global OD Practice Framework ™ from July through August. To receive more information, and maintain your seat on the waiting list, please contact Gail McCauley, Executive Director of the OD Network at


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