Our February 28th inaugural conference was a huge success! 

Over 200 attendees joined us on February 28, 2020, for a full day of professional development and idea sharing on topics critical to the future of OD professionals. In addition to three inspiring keynotes and plenary sessions, two speaker tracks were offered – foundational and advanced - providing options for attendees based on their current role and experience. 

While not in sessions, participants visited the exhibitor booths, enjoyed networking time with other OD professionals, and were even able to update their headshot.  A huge thank you to UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management, our conference sponsors, as well as the student and GOOD Member volunteers whose support made this event possible. 

We will continue to monitor the progress of the Covid 19 pandemic as will bring our second Conference to you in person as soon as it is safe to do so! 

Conference Photos

32 photo(s) Updated on: Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • Welcome to the Inaugural GOOD Network Conference.
  • Special guest, Dr. Gary Mangiofico, President of ODNetwork.
  • Welcome from Krystena Sterling -- 2020 GOOD Network President
  • Opening Keynoter - Jim Knight - on "Culture that Rocks"
  • The GOOD Conference officially "sold out" on it debut!
  • Jim Knight in action!
  • Roslyn Miller and Amanda Major - "Designing Surveys for Organizational Evaluation & Improvement"
  • Velana Grover, Anisa Ali and Nikki Green - "Architecting Effective Interventions: An Internal Consultant Approach"
  • Sami Haiman-Marrero, Dr. Maria Garcia de la Noceda and Dr. Howard Rodriguez-Mori on "Culturally Intelligent Workspaces"
  • Donna Hogan introducing the ending Keynote presentation.
  • Dr. Gary Mangiofico, Special Plenary Speaker and President of ODNetwork
  • Which way is North?
  • Kristin Chase, GOOD Conference Chair, officially opening our inaugural conference.
  • Dr. Gary Mangiofico giving a Special Plenary session on "Humanity & The Smart Machine Age"
  • Our hardworking Conference Volunteers!
  • Milka Milliance - Ending Keynote on "Shattering Barriers and Transcending Boundaries"
  • Rebeccca Boyle - "Succession Planning: Now More than Ever"
  • Networking at breakfast before the Conference opening
  • Michael Seitchik - "Breaking Down Silos to Foster Collaboration"
  • Every session was full as participants Ignite Their Futures!
  • Meredith Willenbring and Erica Bruce - "Employing Creative Engagement to Build Awareness and Desire"
  • Tim Kuppler - "How to Change the Way You Think about Culture and Deliver Results with Clarity and Speed"
  • Xaulanda Simmonds-Emmanuel - "Multi-Dimensional Conversations...."
  • Anne Moretti and Judith Gooch - "Succession Planning -- Now More Than Ever"
  • Angie Burwell Kerr - "Awakening Change - Step 1 Being Human"
  • Registration Team Volunteers
  • UCF Student volunteers
  • Good questions and interaction in our Concurrent Sessions
  • Conference check-in on a brisk February morning!
  • Ready for some learning in the Concurrent Sessions
  • Our Exhibitor and Sponsors were very supportive. Thanks to Tijuana Flats, SHL, Blezoo, EAF, Question Air, Vitality Bowls, Bruce Francois, Curium Solutions and Landen Connor Photography.
  • Krystena Sterling presents a THANK YOU bouquet to Conference Chair, Kristin Chase at the conclusion of the conference.

Conference Proceedings

Members can visit the Conference Download page to view and download the Conference presentations and summaries.  You must be logged in as a current member to access the page.  All conference registrants were emailed a special PDF as well.

“I most enjoyed the intimate nature of the sessions; e.g.,  interacting with those around you for activities/discussions etc.”

“I loved the incredibly engaging keynote speakers, the opportunities to interact with others in the industry, and the chance to get out of the office and spend the day learning.”

“The topics and speakers were fantastic, relevant and supportive of my continuous development.”

Video Highlights of the 2020 Conference

Keynote  & Special Plenary Sessions:

  • Culture That Rocks:  How to Amp Up or Revolutionize a Company's Culture, with Jim Knight of Knight Speaker
  • Humanity & The Smart Machine Age:  Implications for the Future of OD, with Gary Mangiofico, Ph.D, President of ODNetwork and MSOD Academic Director Pepperdine University 
  • Shattering Barriers and Transcending Boundaries – Reimagining Leadership in the 21st Century,  Milka Milliance of We R Artemis Leadership, Inc.
Concurrent Sessions:

Track A -- Introduction to and Application of OD Principles

  1. Employing Creative Engagement to Build Awareness and Desire, Erica Bruce and Meredith Willenbring, of Advent Health
  2. Designing Surveys for Organizational Evaluation and Improvement, Roslyn Miller and Amanda Major, of University of Central Florida
  3. Workshop – Breaking Down Silos to Foster Collaboration,  Michael Seitchik, of Bates Communication
  4. Multi-Dimensional Conversation on Creating Culturally Intelligent & Inclusive Workspaces for Diverse Employees, Dr. Howard Rodriguez-Mori, Dr. Maria "Lunna" Garcia de la Noceda, Xaulanda Simmonds-Emmanuel, Sami Haiman-Marrero, of Urbander
Track B - What's Trending for the Future of OD
  1. How to Change the Way You Think about Culture and Deliver Results with Clarity and Speed, Tim Kuppler, of Human Synergistics
  2. Architecting Effective Interventions: An Internal Consultant Approach, Anisa Ali, Nikki Green and Velana Grover, of Universal Parks & Resorts 
  3. Awakening Change: Step 1: Being Human, Angie Burwell Kerr; of Burwell Ventures
  4. Succession Planning: Now More than Ever, Anne Moretti, Rebecca Boyle and Judith Gooch; of Moretti Consulting




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Bruce Francois

Curium Solutions

Landen Connor Photography

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