Building Community Organization (BCO) is a mentorship program of the BCODN focused on the growth of BC-based non-profit organizations through the mentorship of emerging practitioners of Organizational Development by seasoned practitioners.

About BCO

Under this program, emerging OD practitioners volunteer to work on organizational issues with non-profit organizations. Their work is shadowed and led by a senior consultant (10 – 15 years’ experience in OD) who provides them with coaching and mentoring as they work collaboratively with the not-for-profit client on 3- 4-month long projects.

Reasons to Participate

  • Enhance your OD practice by applying OD principles, tools, strategies and techniques to real work experiences
  • Gain OD experience that will enhance your resume
  • Develop team-building skills and experience in developing a team charter
  • Benefit from Quality mentoring from an experienced OD practitioner for the duration of the project
  • Learn an OD consulting methodology, supported by resources and materials
  • Expand your network of colleagues
  • BCO provides a Test environment for trying out new skills and exploring OD interventions
  • Confirm that OD is the profession you want to pursue
  • Contribute to the not for profit sector
  • Mentors (senior OD practitioners) support the development of the next generation of OD practitioners and give back to Not for Profit organizations

BCO downloads

BCO volunteer consultant fee: $100.00

For more information, please contact our BCO liaison at bco@bcodn.org