About the BCO

Building Community Organization (BCO) is a mentorship program of the BC ODN focused on the growth of BC-based not-for-profit organizations through the mentorship of emerging practitioners of Organizational Development (OD) by seasoned practitioners.

Under this program, emerging OD practitioners volunteer to work on organizational issues with not-for-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.


How to get involved

Volunteer OD Consultant

Apply to become a Volunteer OD Consultant.

Volunteer Consultant Role Description (PDF)

Apply to the program and discuss the role and expectations with a BCO committee member.

There is a cost of $100.00 to participate in a BCO Project as a Volunteer Consultant.

This fee contributes to the cost of the program and provides you with the following value:

  • Enhanced OD skills by applying OD principles, tools, strategies and techniques to real work experiences
  • OD experience that will enhance your resume
  • Team-building skills and experience in developing a team charter
  • Quality mentoring from an experienced OD practitioner for the duration of the project
  • Opportunity to learn and apply an OD consulting methodology supported by resources and materials
  • An expanded network of colleagues
  • A test environment for trying out new skills and exploring OD interventions

$100 (Not included in BCODN membership fee)

Purchase the volunteer consultant program after you have reviewed the role and been accepted into the program.

We look forward to meeting you.


Project Mentor

Become a BCO Project Mentor

Volunteer BCO Project Mentor (PDF)

Mentors (senior OD practitioners) support the development of the next generation of OD practitioners and your efforts help Not-for-profit organizations to be more successful and sustainable.

The BCO committee will help set up the teams, and provide some structure at the onset of the project. Mentors can decide with their teams the type of support they wish to provide, contributing to the team’s success and success of the project.

*This is included as part of your current membership with the BC ODN


Not-for-profit Organization

Become a partner organization.

BCO Partner Organization Application (DOCX)

BCO Partner Organization Letter of Agreement (DOCX)

Not-for-profit Organizations receive consulting support from a team of engaged and skilled volunteers free of cost.


Did you know?

Organizational Development (OD) is an interdisciplinary field of practice based on management, psychology, human resources, systems thinking and organizational behavior. Our volunteers have skills in the areas of Training and Development, Human Resources, Performance Management, Management Coaching, Psychology and Community Development.


Come join us and help make a positive difference in our community!

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

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