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    • May 12, 2022
      6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    Open Space on OD in this Moment…

    Join Dr. Deborah Murphy for an open space forum on the issues and opportunities for OD professionals in this moment. We’ll discuss the changing nature of the workplace, the challenges we’re meeting today, and what OD must do to evolve and meet the needs of the time. Bring your topics and ideas for discussion to the space for an illuminating, open dialogue with other OD professionals without a strict agenda.
    Come and help us build the conversation!
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    • Connection Fest
      July 14, 2022
      6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    Reconnect with the Community who has held the line for strategic systems thinking and human-centered organizations through four decades.

    About this event

    Reconnect with the roots of the Organization Development community in our complimentary “Connection Fest.” The OD Network of Chicago is the standard bearer for the tactics, strategies and values of the OD profession and the community of practitioners.

    Raise a glass with us from the safety of your own home, and cheer for the ways that the global events of the last few years have found us rising to the challenge, evolving our services, expanding our reach and reorienting how we serve the OD Community.

    This Zoom enabled event will

    -inspire you with the information on our recent accomplishments

    -intrigue you with the possibilities of our near-future plans

    -refuel you with reconnection to our community through structured networking activities

    -Invite you to be an active part of the movement

    -Introduce you to the Board Members who are transitioning to member-status  or to advisor-status.


    This FREE event is sponsored by the Organization Development Network of Chicago, a professional community for leader/practitioners in OD and related professions. (ODNChicago.org)

    Participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting before the event.

    You will be asked to be an active participant, sharing your self, your resources and ideas.

    • August 11, 2022
      6:00 pm - 8:15 pm


    This workshop is for anyone who interviews others.  It is especially effective in the diagnostic process as it uncovers issues not previously thought about or known.  This workshop is highly interactive and the goal is to increase the skillfulness of the interviewer. A brief introduction will be followed by a brief demonstration, and then practice sessions.  This workshop is based upon content from the book OD for the Accidental Practitioner and will help any interviewer get to the root cause and expand their knowledge of the organization.

    About our facilitators:

    Regan Miller and Larry Kokkelenberg

    Regan Miller is a senior Human Resources Consultant at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Workforce Planning and Reshaping Division within OPM’s HR Solutions, providing OD and human capital management services to public-sector clients nation-wide.

    Regan earned a B.S. in Psychology from Salisbury University, and a M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Baltimore. Most recently, Regan is pursuing her certification in Executive Coaching with the College of Executive Coaching.

    Larry Kokkelenberg  recently retired from the Federal Government Office of Personnel Management,  where he was the chief of employee engagement and directed their Nationwide OD efforts with other Federal Agencies.    Previously he was on the faculty of the Federal Executive Institute  for 10 years working with senior level executives in the Federal Government.  He spent  11 years working for Franklin Covey as one of their top 12 senior consultants, working mainly with senior executives of the Fortune 100 clients as well as Government, military and law enforcement.  Prior to that he spent 25 years as president and founder of a small consulting and training organization providing services to clients world wide.

    Larry received his BA degree from Benedictine University, an MSW from University of Illinois and a PhD from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    • September 8, 2022
      6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    Leading Change:  Learn to not only survive change, but thrive…

    Large-scale transformational change is happening all around us. How do you ensure you don’t sink the ship while changing course?

    In this interactive sample workshop, Tracy Graf, CEO of Fuse – Igniting Communication, will introduce some best practice concepts and facilitate live discussions about:

    • Understanding how and why individuals react to change as they do
    • Gauging each important stakeholder’s position on business decisions
    • Considering the effects of commercial, personal, emotional, & political factors
    • Building sufficient consensus to ensure a smooth (enough) transition.

    This all helps to positively shape the future of your business, organization or group. The “Leading Change” workshop instils the knowledge and skills to not only survive change, but thrive!

    This program will also touch on how AI Simulation technology, which Fuse uses to deliver their full “Leading Change” works.

    Our Facilitator

    Tracy Graf is the CEO of Fuse – Igniting Communication, an innovative training company that is increasing success for a variety of prestigious organizations across the globe.

    Tracy has 20 years of leadership experience in project management, marketing, and public relations roles with prominent international corporations. She led teams of professionals to grow revenue for over 25 prestigious international brands in her positions with Vail Resorts, Life Time Fitness, Disney on Ice, and Ruder Finn Public Relations.

    Tracy customizes her approach to her clients’ needs to strengthen their skills in the areas of:

    • Team Collaboration
    • Transformational Leadership
    • Partnership Development

    Fuse is the exclusive distributor in the U.S. of workshops that provide months of realistic workplace relationship management experience in a matter of a few hours by utilizing AI simulation technology.

    Tracy presents interactive, engaging workshops weekly to clients from a variety of industries. Some of her notable clients are: Cisco, Oracle, Ball Aerospace, Texas Instruments, IBM, Hitachi, Arrow Electronics, National Renewable Energy Lab, Carnegie Mellon University, and more