Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:35am





September 12+13, 2017

9am-4pm each day

Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver


with Barry Oshry and Marsha Coleman


The meeting of cultures comes in many forms, including 

·         when two organizations merge 

Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 5:37pm

BCODN was a proud partner of The Art of Leadership for Women. In so doing, one ticket for members, and one ticket to the board were given to us for a draw. The fortunate winner of the membership draw was Tricia Duncan! Tricia was kind enough to gather and share her thoughts from the event...

 The Art of Leadership Conference for Women – April 5th, 2016

by Tricia Duncan

I was the lucky ticket winner of the draw to The Art of Leadership Conference for Women that took place at the beginning of April. What a treat to be able to attend!

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 3:09pm


Board Membership – Who we are looking for:

As a potential board member…

You are a practitioner with a depth of OD experience. You bring your enthusiasm, willingness to get the job done, and your connections in the industry to help BCODN realize its vision. You believe in a spirit of teamwork, and wish to support the vision of striving to:

·      Provide a supportive learning community for OD professionals to network with their peers and to engage in activities to enhance their professional development,

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 12:01pm


Benefits to Being a BCODN Board Member

Connecting with a cause you feel passionate about.

Make a positive contribution and impact in the OD community.

Sitting on the BCODN board allows you to use your voice and connections to help shape the organization’s mission.

Support creating a deeper understanding of OD in the province.

Be a voice in promoting the community outreach work done through BCODN by the Building Community Organization (BCO)


Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:40am


Call for Nominations for the BCODN Board of Directors

Here is your opportunity to get involved in a meaningful way!

Deadline for Board Nominations is June 13th 2017, 11:59pm.

The Board comprises up to 10 volunteers committed to improving BCODN and the practice of OD in BC. We invite you to nominate a BCODN member or yourself to participate on the Board.  Currently positions open include:

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 3:02pm
Thanks to Simon Goland for such a wonderful workshop!
As busy working professionals we tend to lose track of our creative side, but Simon definitely showed us how to use creativity to enhance our performance- a well-needed reality check for the group.
Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017 - 8:45am

What an engaging and energetic workshop it was on Human Energy! The energy and passion for the topic in Chris was contagious.

As OD professionals working with clients and organizations, we tend to push ourselves to the limits, and while recognizing the importance of self-care, we often find ourselves in a place of wishing there was more time and energy. This workshop highlighted the importance of self-care for the energy, presence, and engagement we bring to our clients and people around us.  The seeming dichotomy of the ‘power of full engagement’ being in our ability to disengage was brought to light and analyzed.

Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 6:10pm

The Art of Leadership Conference- BCODN Members Exclusive

Wed April 5 | 8:30am - 5:00pm | Vancouver Convention Centre
A Proud Partner with BCODN!

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 1:19pm

Congratulations! Your name has been chosen for the free ticket to The Art of Leadership on Sept 16th — a $499 value!  This lovely surprise email landed in my email inbox just a day or so before the event, and I was delighted.  Armed with my recently download ticket, I made my way to the conversion center at the ungodly hour of 7am to be in time for the 8am opening of the doors.  Once in the building we were lined up in roped off lanes, presumably until those with the more expensive tickets had gotten in.

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 1:10pm

Once again, BCODN partnered with the Art of Leadership people to benefit the BCODN community. Everyone in our community was eligible for a discount, but 3 lucky people had their names drawn to attend at no charge!

Congratuations to:

Bethan Theunissen

Namir Faraj, and

Laura Villacrusis

Watch for an article that highlights the learning from the all-day session.

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 2:30pm

At our June AGM, new and returning Board Members were voted in to lead BCODN into another great year. We were delighted to have Kathy Andrews join the Board in the co-chair role of Professional Development & Events! Katherine Marlow has moved from doing double-duty as Treasurer and PD co-chair, to exclusively Treasurer.

Here is the list of Board Members for 2016/2017

President: Adrienne White

Secretary: Resham Vasandani

Treasurer: Katherine Marlow

VP Professional Development/Events co-chair: Laura Villacrusis

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 3:34pm

Were you there on the 23rd? If so, it was GREAT so see you! If you weren't there, you missed a room with great people, new board members, and terrific speakers.

Adam Kay's session on Mindfulness was filled with helpful clarification, research, and beneficial information. His knowoeldge and capacity for remembering authors and study dates were astounding. People were surely present while listening to what he had to say.

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 2:42pm

Access the 2016 BCODN Annual Report online below.  Simply click the link to view or download the PDF.

Posted on Monday, June 6, 2016 - 6:06pm

BCODN's first Pub Night was at Steamworks. It was great! People from the Board greeted everyone who came in and in no time, the conversation and laughter were bubbling! There was a terrific "formal" networking period (thank you Laura Villacrusis!) and it make it so easy to get to the heart of people and their work! Sitting at a long table of about 20 people, we laughed, networked, and shared projects and business needs or projects that we were working on. One of the guests even found a company contact where he can do his internship which related beautifully to his thesis project on his Masters! We had a great night with people of all ages, backgrounds, consultants and employees! Let's do it again!! Next time, we hope you'll be there too.


Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:28pm

Your Invitation to Leadership:The BCODN is looking for a few new board members for the 2016/2017 year. 

I am proud to be able to tell you that you have a wonderful Board of Directors at BCODN. They are a group of dedicated, smart, capable, and frankly, enjoyable people. We have carried on the new format of having two people for some positions and have found it to work very well.

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