Events with pnodn
PNODN is a supportive community where we share talent and knowledge, have meaningful experiences, and foster connection and inspiration to flourish in our work.
In order to capture lessons learned from the pandemic, the Board would like to keep the inclusion that online programming has allowed us to offer. To that end, for the time being we are planning to keep our programming virtual- we hope that this will allow those with busy schedules to more easily participate, and to continue to include a wider range of participants from many locations. As we all learn what the 'new normal' looks like, we will plan some meaningful in-person gatherings as well.
Beginning in April 2022, PNODN will be piloting a new way of organizing our learning and connection opportunities. We will be booking sessions that dig deeper into a common theme - for Q2 (April-June), we will be speaking with guests on "Holding Change in Our Changing World". We gather for monthly programs, workshops, toolkits, and networking events to explore together how change affects us all. Learn more about each of these below!
As we shift our programming, toolkits are going to be 2 hours or less instead of 3-4 hours. In order to reflect that, the Board has voted to reduce prices for toolkits and workshops to match the pricing of monthly presentations. Beginning April 10, all PNODN sessions will be priced at $15 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students & seniors.
We are also responding to a call for more networking by offering a full hour of pure networking and connection time every 4th Thursday at 5:30pm. These sessions are free and open to the public, so bring your friends!
We strive to host events that are relevant and exciting to external and internal Organization Development professionals, students, project managers, business leaders, and change agents. During our events, we learn together and grow the network of professionals supporting best outcomes for business & public service professionals in the Puget Sound.
We host at least one program each month where a featured speaker addresses today’s challenges with pragmatic, proven solutions. Many of our programs feature leaders in the field, people whose ideas and experience lights the way for us all. The experiential and interactive presentations are 90 minutes, plus 15 minutes of networking check ins. Programs are typically held on Monday evenings.
We offer a toolkit every month. The purpose of these toolits is to offer in-depth learning opportunities on a wide range of topic areas and core skills. Think of it like coming to learn a new tool to put in your toolbox of skills and methods you can being applying to your work right away! Toolkits are typically 2 hours long.
We know that practitioners out in the world, including our members, practice a wide variety of workshops, retreats, events and gatherings. There are many ways to facilitate a learning session! With our Workshops, we open up the formatting for our learning sessions and let the presenters choose how they would like to share what they know. We will offer a Workshop once per month, typically for 2 hours.
We know that sometimes the most meaningful connections happen outside of the content. Therefore, we offer pure networking opportunities for people to take advantage of the benefits that come from connecting with others that share a passion for OD. Our intention is to increase access to the rich network of OD professionals throughout the city in a diversity of formats. Events can be recurring or stand alone. All networking events are FREE!
If you don’t see a networking event for you, consider hosting your own.
Some event topics include: