Linking In for OD Professionals

Thu, June 8th, 2017
Facilitated by: ODN/C
Presented by: Howard Fox
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Use LinkedIn...

Improv for OD Professionals

Thu, May 11th, 2017
Facilitated by: George Hay
Presented by: Greg Werstler
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Personal Leadership & OD

Thu, April 13th, 2017
Facilitated by: Tatyana Fertelmeyster
Presented by: Tatyana Fertelmeyster
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Personal...

Empowering The Changemakers: How Organizational Development Tools Are Helping Activists Build More Equitable And Resilient Communities.

Thu, February 9th, 2017
Facilitated by: Chuck Renner
Presented by: Ellen Shepard
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In this hands-on session highlighting the Localism
movement, you'll experience how...

The New Future of OD

Thu, January 12th, 2017
Facilitated by: Kiersten Rippeteau
Presented by: Kiersten Rippeteau & Bruce Mabee
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Events like Trump’s presidency, BREXIT, and other significant global events are...

Oasis Conversations with Ann Van Eron

Thu, December 8th, 2016
Presented by: Ann Van Eron, PhD
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Are you an open-minded person? Of course you are! It's other people who are the problem, right? Sometimes trying to communicate with...

Designing Agile, High Performance Organizations

Thu, November 10th, 2016
Facilitated by: TBD
Presented by: Jeff Chan
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Many factors impact...

The Relationship Capital Economy: How We Behave Today Matters More Than Ever

Thu, October 13th, 2016
Presented by: Rob Peters
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We now live and work in an interconnected,...

Average to Awesome: Team-Centered Performance Improvement

Thu, September 8th, 2016
Presented by: Drew Suss, PhD
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Based on peer-reviewed research, see the team-centered model 5 teams applied to gain $2+ million...

Your Organization's DNA: Taking Culture Out of the Shadows

Thu, August 11th, 2016
Presented by: Michael Stewart
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Organizational Culture is critical to every organization. The field of Organizational Development demands the practice contributes to...

Summer Celebration and Strategic Planning

Thu, July 14th, 2016
Facilitated by: ODN/C Board Members
Presented by: ODN/C Board Members
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Join ODN/C for the July Annual Celebration!
Enjoy free admission and wine to...

Organization Culture Versus Climate.

Thu, June 9th, 2016
Facilitated by: Alysun Johns
Presented by: Human Synergistics
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Expanding Our Understanding of Change

Fri, May 20th, 2016 - Sat, May 21st, 2016
Facilitated by: Special Event Committee of OD Network of Chicago
Presented by: Barbara Bunker and Bill Pasmore
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The OD Network of Chicago is offering its first special event as an opportunity to expand our...

Introduction to Leading Continuous Complex Change

Thu, May 12th, 2016
Facilitated by: April Kenfield and Maggie Shreve
Presented by: George Hay and Maggie Shreve
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We'd like to introduce you to the framework for managing continuous...

Another Conversation with Edgar Schein

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Facilitated by: Emily & Dick Axelrod with Mark Kaufman
Presented by: Dr. Edgar Schein
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Another Conversation with Edgar Schein is our second opportunity to meet with Dr. Schein in a relaxed atmosphere.  Our first...

Inside Talk: Nurturing our Teams with Thoughtful Communications

Thu, April 14th, 2016
Facilitated by: Kimberly Robb Baker
Presented by: Kimberly Robb Baker
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As a communications expert supporting executives in telling their business and career stories, Kimberly Robb Baker hears the good, the bad, and the ugly of...

Employment Engagement Surveys: Helpful or Hurtful?

Thu, March 10th, 2016
Facilitated by: Collin Brown and Maggie Shreve
Presented by: The ODN community and guests
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Recent Gallup survey data indicates that less than 30% of employees are engaged in their work and this number hasn't moved in over 25...

Place, Culture, and Change

Thu, February 11th, 2016
Facilitated by: Charles Renner
Presented by: Charles Renner
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In an archaeological expedition, researchers will frequently comb through ruins,...

Holiday Idea Exchange

Thu, December 10th, 2015
Facilitated by: ODN/C Members and Guests
Presented by: ODN/C Members and Guests
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We love OD...and many of us have a lot to share. Feel free to bring a topic to propose--a book, a technique, a case study, a question...

Establishing an Innovative Internal L&D/OD Consulting Practice

Thu, November 12th, 2015
Facilitated by: Robert Gramillano
Presented by: Mike McGovern
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You’ve just been appointed as a leader of an OD/L&D functionor been called upon as external or internal consultant to assist...

OD and CM: Working Together with Other Change Professionals

Thu, October 8th, 2015
Facilitated by: George Hay
Presented by: Kelly Kroll & Kiersten Rippeteau
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It started in the 90s...the 'change industry' was burgeoning. Then came Y2K, for those old enough to remember. Now they are...

Branding for OD Professionals

Thu, September 10th, 2015
Facilitated by: Maureen Franson
Presented by: Jill & Gina Hinrichs
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A personal brand is a concise, consistent...

Mastering The Cube

Thu, August 13th, 2015
Presented by: Janice Schonwetter
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 As we...

OD and Behavioral Economics

Thu, July 9th, 2015
Facilitated by: Julie Benesh, PhD
Presented by: Dr. Elizabeth Schwab
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Behavioral Economics is ...

The Deliberately Developmental Organization

Thu, June 11th, 2015
Facilitated by: Maggie Shreve
Presented by: Maggie Shreve
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Does your company or organization make you a better person?  What if we saw work as an essential context for personal growth? And what if employees' continuous...

Assessment 2.0: The Root

Thu, May 14th, 2015
Facilitated by: Julie Benesh, PhD
Presented by: Julie Benesh, PhD
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We loves us our assessments, but...are our clients getting the most out of them? What do our best loved assessments...

Positive Psychology & OD

Thu, April 9th, 2015
Facilitated by: Elisabeth Waltz
Presented by: Karen Pinkney, Terri Reasoner, Nicole Horne, Ismail Koubaytari, Jennifer Thompson, Angela Joyner
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There is an increasing interest in the study of the "positive" aspects of life and the human psyche, as opposed to the "negative" focus that psychology has taken for...

Influence Tactics

Thu, March 12th, 2015
Facilitated by: Doug Blum
Presented by: Ismail Koubaytari
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“The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.” – John...

Minding The Gap: OD and Formal Education

Thu, February 12th, 2015
Facilitated by: Maggie Shreve
Presented by: Bruce Mabee
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Kurt Lewin famously stated, "There is nothing so practical as a good theory." Yet many of us would say our best theories were built...

OD Holiday Bazaar

Thu, December 11th, 2014
Facilitated by: Julie Benesh
Presented by: ODN/C Members
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The holidays are about sharing and giving. What are the perfect "gifts" you are looking to "give" to your clients and colleagues in...

So What? Applying What You Learn Here: A Meta-Conversation

Thu, November 13th, 2014
Facilitated by: Ina Heffner
Presented by: ODN/C Members
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Community is an important value for us as OD practitioners. But we want to be more than just a fun time. How have YOU used what you'...

Let's Stop Meeting Like This: The "Meeting Canoe"

Thu, October 9th, 2014
Presented by: Emily Axelrod
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Meetings can be the electric charge your organization needs. How...

OD and the Virtual Leader

Thu, September 11th, 2014
Presented by: Kevin Sheridan, author of The Virtual Manager
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Our worklives are getting more virtual by the minute. On the one hand, this leads to benefits such as  cost-savings on real...

Storytelling for Change Leaders

Thu, August 14th, 2014
Facilitated by: Naomi Berkove
Presented by: Mark Kaufman
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Stories build relationships and change...

Summer OD Do it Ourselves Celebration: What If...?

Thu, July 10th, 2014
Facilitated by: ODN/C Members
Presented by: Connie Fuller, PhD
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Join us for some provocative questions, affirmatively framed, and inspired by recent studies.

What if....

1) ... the key to a successful...

Mastering The Matrix for OD Practitioners & Their Clients

Thu, June 12th, 2014
Presented by: Susan Finerty
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You're in a matrix, whether you realize it or not and so are many, most and...

Crowdsourced Coaching (sm) for Leadership Development

Thu, May 8th, 2014
Facilitated by: Dr. Jay Colker
Presented by: Dr. Jay Colker
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Green is Good! OD and Environmental Sustainability

Thu, April 10th, 2014
Facilitated by: Robert Gramillano, EdD
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Organization development values social responsibility and systems thinking, and...

What’s Your CQ? Developing Your "Change Intelligence"

Thu, March 13th, 2014
Presented by: Barbara Trautlein, PhD
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Frustrated that no matter what you try, your change projects fail...

Polarity Thinking and the PACT

Thu, February 13th, 2014
Presented by: Neesa Sweet
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Polarity Thinking and the PACT™

Does your organization experience problems that just won't go away?...

An Introduction to Globally Competent OD

Thu, January 9th, 2014
Facilitated by: Olga Tararukhina, Ph.D. & Charisse Kosova
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This program will use an in-the-moment experience involving role plays and team work, bringing out our global, cross-cultural competencies.  We will conclude...

Teambuilding 2.0

Thu, December 12th, 2013
Facilitated by: ODN/C Program Committee
Presented by: OD Practitioners
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The words "team-building" may, (or may not) make us say bah-hum-bug, but the importance of social systems to effective workplaces will never go away. We asked for and...

OD & Innovation

Thu, November 14th, 2013
Presented by: Bruce Mabee
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Innovating Innovation: Using OD to Move Creatively -- Larger, Farther and Deeper

 
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October Event: What's Next?

Thu, October 10th, 2013
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We won--again! Y/our ODN/C has been recognized as best Regional Network. In an effort to be gracious and humble as well as proud, we want to remind ourselves...

Emotionally Intelligent OD

Thu, September 12th, 2013
Presented by: Robert Gramillano, EdD
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Emotional intelligence remains a hot topic for organizational leaders and those who advise them. Modeling, and, more importantly, experiencing and developing it for...

Skills Smorgasbord Showcase!

Thu, August 8th, 2013
Facilitated by: All who attend
Presented by: Program Committee
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What's cookin'? What skills do you hunger for?  Building on June's marketing OD meeting and July's fundamentals meeting and expanding on last year's popular...

Revisiting Work Redesign: Fundamentals that Ensure Success

Thu, July 11th, 2013
Presented by: Maggie Shreve
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Work ...changes. But sometimes the process goes more smoothly than others. Good work redesign does not happen by accident. There are best practices and established...

Saving the World, Succeeding, Surviving, Sucking Up, and/or Selling Out: Marketing OD

Thu, June 13th, 2013
Facilitated by: Julie Benesh, PhD & Elisabeth Waltz, MA
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How’s business? Join us as we experience a large-group intervention that will answer that...

Building a Lean Organizational Culture

Thu, May 9th, 2013
Presented by: Mollie Pillman and Sheryl Reyes
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Neuroleadership: Activating the Inner CEO

Thu, April 11th, 2013
Presented by: Karen Szymanski and Diane Wilson
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Leadership...

Exploring the Changing Landscape of Organizational Improvisation and Agility

Thu, March 14th, 2013
Presented by: Pamela Meyer, Ph.D., Bruce Mabee, Karolus Smedja. Mark Kaufman
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Agility consistently ranks in the top five lists of skills, competencies and capacities for both employees and...

OD & the Community

Thu, February 14th, 2013
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Our February...

A Case Study: Organizational Change Across an Entire Institution

Thu, January 10th, 2013
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After a history of unsuccessful change, a community college system turned to a structured approach to move 300 administrative, 2,000 faculty, and 30,000 students to...

Holiday Celebration & Talent Show

Thu, December 13th, 2012
Facilitated by: Julie Benesh and Elisabeth Grover
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We have something for everyone this season – an opportunity to share OD skills in a World Cafe/mini-workshop setting, share non-OD talents from photography to fiction...

PARTICIPATORY LEADERSHIP: The Art of Hosting & Harvesting Conversation

Thu, November 8th, 2012
Presented by: Lina Cramer of Wisdom Exchange
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How can we create authentic involvement in our organizations that leads to wise and sustainable action?
What conversations will accelerate and amplify...

Competency Modeling

Thu, October 11th, 2012
Presented by: Jim Graber, Ph.D.
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The science of competencies can sometimes seem quite abstract and puzzling.  Join us for a dynamic conversation demystifying competencies and competency modeling...

Get LEAN with FMLA

Wed, September 19th, 2012
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  • Curious about LEAN process improvement?
  • Wonder what it means in the context of healthcare?

Then join us on Wednesday, September 19, 2012...

Are You Doing Real OD?

Thu, September 13th, 2012
Facilitated by: Julie Benesh
Presented by: Bruce Mabee
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What makes OD so special?
Can you do more of that in your work this week?

So often, when we could use the power of OD,...

The BIG Event

Tue, August 7th, 2012 10:30pm - Wed, August 8th, 2012 1:30am
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Got Drama?

Want a Breakthrough?

Need a Laugh?

Join us on August 7th, for this special event — a celebration of our profession and the future....

2012 ODN/C ANNUAL MEETING and PICNIC

Sat, July 21st, 2012 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Come to Elmhurst for the ODN/C Picnic and Annual Meeting at the Sanders residence (for the fifth year running) on...

Healthcare Community of Practice

Thu, July 19th, 2012 11:00pm - Fri, July 20th, 2012 1:00am
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How do you change staff

behaviors to

bring about higher quality care and

better patient outcomes?

With Connie Noltemeyer, RN,

...

Mergers & Acquisitions: Where is OD?

Tue, June 5th, 2012 11:00pm - Wed, June 6th, 2012 1:30am
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  • What facilitates successful mergers and acquisitions? 
  • What hinders them or causes them to fail? 
  • What is the role of an OD...

Creating Healthy Workplaces

Tue, May 1st, 2012 - Wed, May 2nd, 2012
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Organizational change happens best in an atmosphere of excitement. Too often, attempts at creating change and new learning are undermined by atmospheres of distrust...

OD & IT

Tue, April 3rd, 2012 11:00pm - Wed, April 4th, 2012 1:30am
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  • How does OD support information technology? 
  • How does information technology support OD? 
  • What synergies should we looking for? And...

An Assessment Buffet

Wed, March 7th, 2012
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  • What tools will work best with your clients? 
  • How do assessments support the practice of organization development? 
  • Learn from your...

Making it on your own

Fri, February 24th, 2012 3:00pm - 11:00pm
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An interactive training course that delivers the tools and skills you need to be an effective solopreneur and not only successfully launch your consulting firm but...

TAKING CHARGE of YOUR CAREER in OD

Wed, February 8th, 2012 12:00am - 2:30am
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Learning, development, talent, visioning, planning all fall under the domain of OD. But when it comes to our own careers, are we the barefoot shoemaker's children?...

Designing an AI Summit

Wed, January 11th, 2012 12:00am - 2:30am
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Join Tom Griffin and your colleagues to explore the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Summit , an exciting model for approaching organizational change. It is a collaborative...

From Workspace to Playspace

Tue, December 6th, 2011 11:00pm - Wed, December 7th, 2011 1:30am
Presented by: Pamela Meyer PHD
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Employees face increasing pressures to accomplish more with less time and fewer resources. They’re also asked to be more innovative and to increase outcomes. Studies...

Forging Creativity from Conflict

Tue, November 1st, 2011 10:00pm - Wed, November 2nd, 2011 12:00am
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Conflict in the workplace can range from mild differ-ences about how to get things done to us-versus-them blood feuds that can cripple an organization. Conflict...

Can OD be fast?

Tue, October 4th, 2011 10:00pm - Wed, October 5th, 2011 12:00am
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We live and work in a networked world with an ever-quickening clock-speed. Hierarchical organi-zations are feeling the heat and leaders seek change. OD has a rich...

Getting Unstuck: Conversations to Impact the Core Business

Tue, September 6th, 2011 10:00pm - Wed, September 7th, 2011 12:00am
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  • Can we create a renewed agenda for OD that places it at the center of corporate change?
  • What would a renewed focus on our clients’ core business...

Measuring the Effectiveness of OD

Tue, August 2nd, 2011 10:00pm - Wed, August 3rd, 2011 12:00am
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What’s the latest research telling us?
How are key measurement tools working?
Join our panel to learn and discuss the importance of measuring the...

2011 ODN/C ANNUAL MEETING and PICNIC

Sat, July 16th, 2011 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Share the Food, Share the Fun
Come to Elmhurst for the ODN/C Annual Meeting and Picnic on
Saturday, July 16th, from noon to 4:00 p.m. It’s a great way to...

Mentoring and OD

Tue, June 7th, 2011 10:00pm - Wed, June 8th, 2011 12:30am
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Join us to explore the relationship between mentoring and OD.
How can mentoring grow outstanding OD practitioners? How can OD practitioners use mentoring to...

Linkage Best of OD Summit

Tue, May 3rd, 2011 10:00pm - Fri, May 6th, 2011 12:00am
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Linkage Best of OD Summit

OD & HR: Today's Practice and Tomorrow's Possibilities, Panel Discussion

Tue, April 5th, 2011 10:00pm - Wed, April 6th, 2011 12:30am
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Borrowing from the Fall, 2010 issue of OD Practitioner , we will start a conversation within our regional network about the best relationship between OD and HR. Join...

Collaborative Resistance

Tue, January 4th, 2011 11:00pm - Wed, January 5th, 2011 1:00am
Facilitated by: Julie Benesh and James Sibley
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Please join ODN-C speakers, Julie Benesh and James Sibley, as they facilitatean interactive session exploring Collaborative Resistance Resistance is anything but...

BREAK the ICE of WINTER

Tue, December 7th, 2010 11:15pm - Wed, December 8th, 2010 1:30am
Facilitated by: Roxanne Ray
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Celebrate the holidays with your OD friends and colleagues. Bring your favorite ice-breaker exercise
(along with the context in which you used it) to share with...

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