Communities of Practice
As Summer winds down, PNODN is gearing up for a Fall filled with a variety of activities that will help you get your OD groove on!
The website is almost complete as final tweaks in the Member Directory are making it more user-friendly and functional for you. When finished, you will be able to manage your profile and share information that will enhance your networking ability. More details coming shortly.
Take a peek at the website and see the new Job Coaching page offering help on how to search the internet for OD jobs. Also, a member discount page has been added with five discounted offers from different venders, with more to come.
Join Our New Community of Practice (CoP)!
We are now accepting participants for our first CoP. This group will consist of OD professionals working in the Pacific Northwest. Some have already joined and we need a few more members to sign up before we start to ensure a rich and robust experience for all. These groups are designed to create space where people are able to share their difficult cases and get help from like-minded professionals through an OD lens. When joining, we are asking for a seven-month commitment to allow the development of strong connections and to provide continuity of follow up as we work to help each other through projects and change initiatives. The initial group session will be four hours which will include a framing of the case presentations as well as establishing who will present their case in subsequent months. After the initial session, each gathering will be two hours. The total commitment time is 16 hours over 7 months. Please click here to sign up!
Moving forward …
Our foundation of monthly programs, professional development workshops, informal networking conversations over coffee and CoPs are set. It is now time to reach out to build and strengthen our network into the broader community.
In the near future we will have an outreach planning session led using a project planning technology that has yielded breakthroughs in multiple projects.
Also, we are looking for members in South, North, and the Eastside to host networking events. This would simply involve setting up a date and time at a café and inviting OD professionals to have conversations about anything OD. September 15th is our third such event at the Lake Union Uptown Espresso. I realize we are scattered in different geographical areas so please consider hosting an event near you and let us know so we can advertise to the wider network.
These are exciting times! We are pleased to have you join us and help build an even more thriving, growing, learning, and supportive group of OD practitioners in the Pacific Northwest! We’d love to hear from you and we hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming events listed below.
Thank you for being part of PNODN!
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.