Re-imagining the Future of OD

  • September 13, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
What’s (Y)Our Role in This?
  • In April, a powerful panel kicked it off. Each of us who attended that night shared the impact that specific OD founders had — on us individually and collectively.  That was called “From the Founders to the Future, Part I.”
  • In May, we looked at future challenges and how OD might address them. Who decides what OD is? We all do!  This was Part II.
  • September is Part III: If you dare to come, realize that we’ll be asking each other, “How will you make a difference?”  Attendance at Parts I and II are NOT required for Part III.  In fact, newcomers to this discussion may have some powerful ideas to add.
 Every OD professional plays a role in the collective practice of OD, now and in the future. What future will we create — more powerful, less powerful, positive or negative? …and what can each of us do about it today? We can collaborate to help one another contribute to our collective goals — to shape what OD will actually become. 

Julie Benesh, Bruce Mabee and Maggie Shreve are all past presidents of the OD Network of Chicago.  They have designed an evening of lively dialogue and deeper learning for all who are interested in the practice of OD.

Join us!  This time at the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, located at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Chestnut Street on the “magnificent mile.”  Parking may be found on the street or in the 900 N. Michigan or “former John Hancock” building garages.  The church is accessible by public transportation via the Red Line or multiple bus routes.

For more information about this program, contact Maggie Shreve, Interim President, at or 312.730.0041.

A Taste of Peer Coaching

  • A Taste of Peer Coaching
    October 11, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Starting in the fall of 2017, a “peer coaching” project was launched for OD colleagues during the monthly program.  This voluntary program has now gone through three cycles of coaching and those who have participated would like us all to have a taste.  Not the “Taste of Chicago” but more importantly, a “taste of peer coaching.”  Join us Thursday evening, November 8th, for this exciting opportunity.

More details about which alumni of the peer coaching program will be posted closer to the date of the event.  For more information, contact Maggie Shreve, Interim President, at or 312.730.0041.

Deliberately Developmental Organizations: Revisit

  • Deliberately Developmental Organizations: Revisit
    January 10, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Scott Tang, Diana Goldberg and Maggie Shreve are preparing a highly inter-active program, demonstrating how deliberately developmental organizations work and engaging all of us in thinking through how we adopt this valuable mind set.  Design for this program is still “in the works.”

For more information about this program, contact Maggie Shreve at or 312.730.0041.