BCODN News

Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 8:58pm
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Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 8:50pm

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.

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.

 

We do have a few leadership positions available: Vice-President, Professional Development Co-Chair,  Logistics Chair, and BCO Committee positions.

 

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016 - 9:50pm

It is with profound sadness that I announce that one of BCODN’s past Board members and member at large has passed away following an amazingly courageous fight with cancer. Doreen Jacklin passed away on May 13th, 2016.

Doreen joined the Board in 2013 and was a member since 2010.  In her tenure on the Board, she co-chaired professional development and also served as Treasurer.  While she was on the Board she helped clarify job descriptions and created process flows for each Board role.  She also helped broker the strategic partnership we have with Adler University. 

Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 3:39pm

Opportunities to Learn and to Contribute to the Community

Building Community Organizations (BCO) is a mentorship program of the BC Organization Development Network.

Under this program, emerging OD practitioners (who are BCODN members) volunteer to work on organizational issues with non-profit organizations.  Their work is shadowed and lead by a senior consultant (also a BCODN member) who provides them with coaching and mentoring as they work collaboratively with the non-profit client usually on 2-4 month long projects. This is a wonderful way to give back to the community, learn, and serve non-profit clients who would otherwise not be able to afford to work with OD professionals.

Posted on Friday, December 11, 2015 - 9:22pm

You may recall that BCODN was a sponsor of the Art of Leadership in 2015. Dr. Liane Davey was one of the speakers at that event, and she has agreed to do a virtual interview and learning session with BCODN on January 18th at noon.

Liane Davey combines her expertise in strategy with her deep insight into group dynamics to create powerful changes in top teams. As a Vice President of Knightsbridge Leadership Solutions and the Lead Team Effectiveness, she is sought out by executives at some of North America’s leading financial services, consumer goods, high tech, and healthcare organizations.

Posted on Friday, December 11, 2015 - 4:42pm

BCIT is in the process of developing a new graduate certificate in professional coaching, designed to align with the core competencies of the International Coach Federation and to prepare graduates to work as external or internal coach practitioners, or to use coaching skills as part of existing roles and responsibilities. 

Posted on Friday, December 11, 2015 - 3:47pm

 


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by CSODP Co-ordinator, Isabel Feher-Watters

 

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