Communities of Practice
Summer has come and gone and now it’s time for Fall!
The weather may be cooling down, yet PNODN is just heating up!
I am happy to report that PNODN is headed in the right direction! Here are a just a few of the things we are excited about -
CEU’s – Coming soon, members who choose will be able to translate every 10 hours of Training, Programs, and Communities of Practice into continuing education credits from the University of Washington in Tacoma.
PDU’s – Those with a PMP certification who are trying to stay current will be able to get PDU’s for most PNODN events.
Volunteers needed! – Jesse Enlund, our new Director of Volunteers, is ready to help those who want to volunteer find the right role at PNODN. We have many opportunities!
OD Case Study at the National Conference - I have an hour long presentation at the National ODN conference using PNODN as a case study. Why you say? Because we have almost tripled membership in less than two years and many want to know how we did it! Most other OD network membership levels are flat or are barely increasing.
Reaching Our Goals - Speaking of membership, we are just 36 members from our goal of doubling membership this year! Please help us on our member drive. Our cost is very low ($45 for members, $20 for students and seniors 60 and over).
Help us reach our goals and continue to create an even more vibrant community and maintain this accessible rate for as long as possible, through reaching even more practitioners.
Members should also know that we will make a significant profits this year for the first time in four years. Last year we landed in the black, but this year we will blow away our goals. Happy, happy, board! We are setting foundations and building reserves to ensure PNODN will last long into the future!
Finally, we will start our newest Community of Practice, our industry adapted T-group on Nov 4th, meeting monthly for 6 months. This will last for 6 months. T-group is the grounding for OD, do not miss out. There are still 4 places left. Dates, times, and places are already picked out, so check it out!
Upcoming programs – We are thrilled to have Denny Minno and Brenda Kerr, Ethan Schutz, Ann Kruse, Warner Burke, John Scherer, Peter Block, Fred Miller, Dan Leahy, Jeff McAuliffe all on the docket and more.
Share your expertise! Present! - Propose a Professional Development Training, Networking Event, or Program. We are always looking for more!
New Partners - I must mention our partners ISDI and PS-PMI., We are excited to be teaming with them and others such as ASTD to increase reach and help the greater Pacific Northwest. PNODN is focusing on doing more collaboration across sectors in Seattle because we know there are so many practitioners out there to connect!
Come help us build a strong, supportive OD community. People all over the pacific northwest are transforming their organizations daily, even if they do not call it that. Our belief is the need for OD is greater than ever and as such, so is the need to hone skills, get support, give back to the community, and build lasting relationships.
Thanks for your support and help in taking PNODN to the next level.
Pacific Northwest Organization Development Network (PNODN) is a professional organization cultivating knowledge, fostering collaboration, and a community engaging one another. We are committed to developing personal, organizational, and community capacity to realize relevant and compelling results.
Organization Development is a dynamic values-based approach to systems change in organizations and communities; it strives to build the capacity to achieve and sustain a new desired state that benefits the organization or community and the world around them.