Communities of Practice
Wow, summer has arrived. Here is an update on PNODN activity.
Last year we built foundations and this year we are busy strengthening our core. To help on our journey we found two new board members. We are excited to introduce you to Arielle Sullivan, and Jesse Enlund! Both bring a wealth of experience and energy to their positions. Arielle has accepted the position of Director of Marketing and Jesse will be our Director of Volunteers. To read more about each click here. With growth comes the need to utilize volunteers. Consider being part of PNODN through Volunteering! Stay tuned for more from Jesse or, if you are itching to get started, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recap of progress - If you joined us recently you may not be aware of how much work our board has done.
Since Dec 2017 we have rebuilt our website and differentiated our offerings. We used to have a monthly event or two which could include OD training, now we have Monthly Programs, Professional Development Trainings, Communities of Practice, and Free Networking events.
Beyond that we added 7 member discounts of exceptional tools, trainings, and development opportunities, improved our Member Directory and turned it live, and changed our job board to a job coaching guide on how to use internet job search sites to find OD positions.
We also have begun to develop partnerships. I am excited to tell you that Puget Sound Project Management Institute (PS-PMI) and The Institute for Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion (ISDI) are now PNODN Partners. This means PNODN members get discounts at their events and vice versa.
Today we are busy building foundations to help solidify PNODN into the future.
In December of 2017 we had 62 members and had lost money in two of the last three years. We set stretch goals (100 members and to make money) to reach by Jan 1, 2019. We are proud to say we met those goals. This year’s goals are even more challenging yet, so far, we are on track to reach them. In 2019 our goals are to double our membership and earn >3.5k by Jan 1, 2020. Additionally, increase participation at events and ensure that we are fiscally sound into the future. Reflecting back to 2018, we are proud that we made money despite spending a significant amount to upgrade our website.
Join our member drive! Please spread the word about PNODN to anyone you know who could benefit by becoming a member.
Why join? Because we believe the work of Organization Development is critical for business success and challenging to the practitioners who are trying to help. PNODN allows the web of internal and external helpers to build a community of support that comes together and refreshes, renews, and revitalizes. This helps us all to sharpen our skills and be ready to give more.
Beyond practitioners, PNODN provides thought leadership and strategies to help business leaders navigate their workplaces and see new ways to engage their employees to grow and succeed.
Thank you for being part of PNODN and helping us thrive into the future!
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.