President’s Message


Here’s an update on our activities.


Oregon ODN kicked off 2018 last month with a well-attended, interactive program held at the spacious Daimler Trucks facility overlooking the Willamette River. Helen Spector led the session, helping us see the world in new ways through small and large group discussions around her extensive collection of world maps.

Our next program will be held March 20 at the Lucky Labrador Beer Hall on Quimby St. in Portland. We are very excited about this program, as it is a great opportunity for participants to practice the three pillars of Oregon ODN: Learn, Serve, and Network. A team of three ODN members has been designing the event using the World Cafe model, to enable attendees to experience this format and to actively participate in shaping future Oregon ODN programs and activities. NOTE: Information will be up soon on the website.

Planning for April, May and June events is well underway. In April, we will look back at Organization Development’s early values and practices, and explore together the many ways we find those values supporting how we practice OD in organizations today. In May, we will explore the intersection of OD and HR, featuring a panel of senior OD and HR executives. At our summer party in June, we plan to highlight the great community work done by our local non-profits and ODN’s Community Consulting Project. Dates and locations for these events will be announced in the near future.

Please note: Elections to the Oregon ODN Board will be held in May - please let us know if you’re interested in serving on the Board. Please also let us know if you would like to join our Programming Committee and participate in developing next year’s Oregon ODN program. Each of these roles is an outstanding opportunity to work with some great colleagues, and to Learn, Serve, and Network!

I wish you all a wonderful 2018.



Best regards,

ODN Oregon

Jathan Janove, President,
Tom Robertson, Secretary/Treasurer,
Glen Fahs,
Kelsey Kline,
Helen Spector,