Learning, Service, Networking: Oregon ODN at the World Cafe

Learning, Service, Networking: Oregon ODN at the World Cafe

Over the summer, the OODN Board conducted a survey to gather information about what members and interested colleagues and friends look for in the OODN meetings. The top responses reinforced our three core values for the OODN :

  • Learning
  • Networking
  • Service

Our meetings since September have provided some of each of these experiences, and with our March meeting, we would like to combine all three of these themes in a creative way.

Three OODN/CCP members have volunteered to design and lead our session using the World Café format to include all three of our meeting goals:

  • Learning: We will begin with an introduction to World Café, a methodology based on the premises that for conversations that matter, the wisdom is in the group and all or us together are more wise than each of us by ourselves. Then we apply this large group practice to an important question following up on the 2017 OODN survey.
  • Service: In a real-time experience of World Café, we will engage in conversations focused on what we—members, friends and leadership-- can do to make the OODN programming more vibrant, effective and attractive for the remainder of this year and for the coming year.
  • Networking: World Café uses successive rounds of conversations to deepen our understanding of what is possible and desirable. This provides a great opportunity to talk with many of those who come to the meeting, and to get to know them better.

Design and Facilitation Team Members

Kerri Nelson
Kerri has had a diverse career, having run an analytical lab at a university, done both research and environmental management at NASA-Johnson Space Center and served as a manager and senior executive in state government. Although her career is diverse, her focus has been on helping individuals and organizations be successful. She is certified in Strategic Organizational Management, Change Management and coaching and has trained numerous groups on management topics, centered around management and helping teams become even more effective.

Jacob Sakai
Jacob is a young professional interested in helping people, organizations, and communities build the capacity they need to pursue their values and vision. He was introduced to structured Organization Development through the Community Consulting Project Program and loves the way OD folds into his work at Pacific University coordinating sustainability projects with Aramark Food Service.


Tenley Proudfoot
Tenley holds a BS in Business Administration from Elmhurst College, IL, as well as dual Masters from Our Lady of the Lake Univerasity, San Antonio, TX (MBA and MS Org Leadership). She has worked in various fields including dot com/retail, fire & safety, accounting, finance, insurance and information technology. She also holds a certification in Change Management through PROSCI®.




Date:  Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time:  5 pm:  Gather and Networking;  5:30 - 8:15 pm:  Program
Location: Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby, Portland, Oregon 97209 (private party room)
Parking:  Free street parking. Paid lot parking at NW 20th and Pettygrove.
Food:  Various platters and wine provided. Beer and other food available for purchase.
Cost:  $10 for ODN members and Partner Organizations (ATD, PHRMA); $25 Others
Register:  Through Eventbrite. Online registration available until 8 am the morning of the event. Registration will also be available at the door.