Bridging the HR-OD Gap – May 16, 2018

Bridging the HR-OD Gap – May 16, 2018

Bridging the HR – OD Gap:
Exploring the Relationship Between HR and OD in Practice

In this program, the panelists will explore the relationship between HR and OD functions in practice. They will share their experience and expertise as we consider how OD fits into the broader HR landscape. They will speak to concepts such as:

  • The relationship between traditional HR and OD in organizations
  • Models/structures for embedding OD and L&D in HR organizations
  • How the HR structure/model impacts service delivery

This session will help provide a framework for how HR and OD work together and how OD fits in structurally and philosophically with HR (traditionally and in the future). This session is great for experienced OD practitioners, employees in related fields, and beginners alike!


Sergio Sibaja
Director, Global Organization Effectiveness

Sergio an experienced management consultant leading organizations through change, revitalization, turnaround, and cultural transformation. He has proven success optimizing organizational capabilities by developing and implementing organizational change management, strategic human resource, and culture change solutions in a variety of industries. Sergio is a results-oriented professional advising business leaders how to implement and execute effective workforce management solutions to drive business strategy. He holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Margaret Smith

Margaret grew up in New York City and moved to Oregon with her family in 1990. She earned a Bachelor's in Humanities from The University of Oregon and a Master’s in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University.  Margaret has been helping leaders manage large scale change her entire career serving a wide variety of clients including the CIA, Microsoft, Nike, Oregon Health & Sciences University, and Portland General Electric. She is passionate about creating environments where people thrive, volunteers at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and loves being a Mom of a third grade boy who keeps her playing.

Beckie Vaughn
Senior Director, Global Learning and Development


Beckie has spent most of her 20+ year career at Intel, primarily in Human Resources. While she’s done many different roles, she has specialized in development, spending roughly half of her career doing learning and development to build individual capabilities, and the other half doing organizational development to build organizational capabilities. She sees these 2 pieces as highly complementary and is passionate about enabling business and individual success through growing capabilities.


Date:  Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time:  5 pm:  Gather and Networking;  5:30 - 7:30 pm:  Program
Location:  Multnomah Village Lucky Labrador Brewing Company, 7675 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, Oregon, 97129
Parking:  Limited f Free parking in the lot and on the street.
Food:  Pizza, salad and water provided. Beverages available for purchase.
Cost:   $15 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.