President’s Message


We are looking forward to kicking off September on the 11th with perennial favorite XPLANE. In a highly interactive session, its Associate Creative Director will show how Visual Thinking can elevate organizations. Details to follow.

In the meantime, OODN Treasurer and board member David Hanna will host a mastermind meeting at his office in Beaverton on August 14th. This will be the third such meeting. The previous two were filled with animated discussion by internal and external OD professionals regarding the state of the profession and specific challenges and opportunities. For more information or to register, click here.

Also, starting in October, our first-ever certificate program in Organization Development Fundamentals, presented by OODN and Cascade Employers Association, will commence. Topics will 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 program will take place on six consecutive Wednesday mornings from 8:30 to noon, commencing October 16, 2019. More details will be forthcoming.

Have a wonderful rest of the summer!

ODN Oregon

Jathan Janove, President,
Dave Hanna, Treasurer,
Glen Fahs,
Helen Spector,
Sabine Amend,