Are you interested in becoming a BCODN Board Member or Volunteer?
Have you considered honing your skills on BC’s only association focused on OD? With terms ending, there are positions available on the Board of Directors and lots of opportunities to volunteer on committees. If you are interested, reach out! firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities are available to contribute to the following areas:
- Professional development and programs/events
- Communications and marketing
- Community and member engagement
- Developing partnerships with organizations of interest to the OD community
- Building Community Organizations (BCO).
Join BCODN members and OD colleagues for networking, learn about programs that BCODN has developed and implemented over the past year, and share your thoughts and ideas with the community. Current BCODN members will have the opportunity to vote in a new members of the BCODN Board of Directors.
Following the AGM, we welcome Dr. Glenda Eoyang, Executive Director of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, who will help us reflect on our role as coaches in an infinite game. We will learn and practice three skills that build the adaptive capacity we and our clients need to thrive in the future we can’t predict or control. Bring your wicked issues and emerging ideas to share, as we step into the slushy future!
Event is free. Click here for details and to register.
We had a great evening on January 30th learning about equity, inclusion and diversity (EDI) with Alden Habacon!
If you combine diversity based on physical attributes (e.g. gender, ethnicity) with experiential diversity (e.g. people with different life experiences), that’s when you get thought diversity. Thank you to all the amazing participants from organizations throughout the Lower Mainland who contributed their ideas on how to make EDI happen!
Here are just a few of the many ideas and insights from the evening:
- We can see our privilege as unearned advantage.
- Create the case for EDI by showing how it’s an enabler of bringing your vision, mission and values to life.
- It takes time to get things right and we need to create Forgiving Spaces.
- Inclusion means you feel you are being treated fairly; feel appreciated for what’s unique about you, while still feeling like you belong; and you are confident you can share your thoughts, ideas and perspectives on a regular basis.
Researchers: Mee Yan Cheung-Judge, Ph. D and David W. Jamieson, Ph. D.
“The Use of Self (UoS) idea has been with the field of OD since its early founding, but has only small glimpses of conceptual grounding. Most of the learning and sharing was derived through practice and experience. Little clarifying work has been published and almost no research has been done. Many have learned about it and grown their Use of Self practice through mentoring and passed-down-wisdom from the founders and senior practitioners”.
Read this fascinating global research report which looks at patterns and themes in UoS, and grounds UoS theory and practice within data to remove the vagueness and abstraction currently associated with the concept.
Click here to view the Global Use of Self (UoS) Research Report.