OD Fundamentals Certificate Program – Starts October 16

OD Fundamentals Certificate Program – Starts October 16

The Oregon Organization Development Network (OODN) and Cascade Employers Association have joined forces to create the Organization Development Fundamentals Certificate Program.

Beginning October 16, the program will take place on six consecutive Wednesday mornings from 8:30 to noon at the Oregon Dental Association in Wilsonville.

Topics include OD history and evolution; project start-up phases; diagnosis and feedback; developing and selecting solutions; implementation and results tracking; and consulting roles, coaching and putting it all together.

The standard price is $1,125. However, for OODN, Cascade, PHRMA and ATD members, the price is $750.

To register, go here.

For a great blog post, click here.

Please note that if you are a member of OODN in good standing and the $750 fee would be a challenge for you economically, there are some half-priced scholarships available. For more information, please contact Jathan Janove, ODN Chapter President, at jathan@jathanjanove.com.


Erin Bair is a personal and professional development coach and founder of Phoenix Consulting in Portland, Oregon. Through her writing, workshops and one-on-one coaching, Erin helps individuals identify their mission, core values, and strengths and helps them take action to ensure that their lives are in authentic alignment. She is also the President Elect of the Association for Talent Development, Cascadia Chapter.

Larry Ferguson is a seasoned coach who specializes in leadership development for up-and-coming managers. They are recognized for consistently delivering high results while demonstrating strong potential for future leadership. Some of his past and current clients include OHSU, Nike, CertainTeed Roofing, and EDF Renewables. Larry’s a certified coach / facilitator with Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder-Centered Coaching program and the Hogan Leadership Assessment suite. In his spare time, he’s also a general aviation private pilot and electric vehicle enthusiast.

Dave Hanna is a consultant and principal with Viewpoint Strategic Facilitation and the Executive Director for Adaptive Sports Northwest, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit. His primary areas of focus are on system efficiencies, culture and engagement, and developing sustainable strategic initiatives. Dave additionally practices as a volunteer consultant for the OODN Community Consulting Project, and serves as the Chair for the Committee on Community Engagement for the City of Tigard. Dave is also contributing as OODN’s Treasurer.

Jathan Janove is a consultant and executive coach with a particular focus on: (1) organization culture; (2) conflict resolution; and (3) HR. He’s a member of the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching North America Inner Team and a columnist for SHRM, “Putting Humanity Into HR Compliance.” He’s also president of OODN.

Gary Langenwalter is a consultant who focuses on creating healthy organizations. He coaches executives and creates and facilitates self-managed high-performing continuous improvement teams. He helps organizations understand and adopt the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, and Profit (or Performance). He is a partner of Vantage Point Associates, which offers Vantage Point, an organizational health assessment. He was on the board of OODN for 5 years.

Tom Schmitz is an internal organization development consultant for a large hydro power marketing agency in the Pacific Northwest. His experience includes program manager for leadership development and consulting for employee engagement and team development. He was a consultant for the OODN Community Consulting Project and has a master of science degree in organization development.

Helen Spector is an organization development consultant and founder of Spector & Associates, based in Portland, Oregon. Through her 40+ years of consulting, Helen supports capacity building in businesses, communities, educational and healthcare organizations, by supporting them to identify and clarify their vision and core values, developing structures to support their work, and coaching teams and leaders to align around with the work needed to achieve their mission. She serves on the Board of OODN.