Greater Orlando Organization Development Network





external consulting community of practice

The External Consulting Community of Practice focuses on serving the needs and interests of the GOOD Network members in our external consulting community. 

The objectives are to:

  • Provide a community where those interested in external consulting can informally discuss and share experiences
  • Provide opportunities for networking and sharing best consulting practices
  • Learn about the business and marketing aspects of consulting. 

 This group is open to all members interested in external consulting. 

The External Consulting CoP Leader is Kamaria Scott.   

2024 Meetings are scheduled for:

  • February 23 at 10:00 AM
  • May 17 at 10:00 AM
  • August 23 at 10:00 AM
  • November 22 at 10:00 AM

GUEST POLICY:  If you are not a member of GOOD Network, you may attend one bi-monthly meeting or Community of Practice meeting as a first-time guests to check us out.  Please register on the website for the meeting.  Returning guests are asked to pay a  meeting fee.   

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External Consulting Group is currently on a hiatus.  If you are interested in leading this group, please reach out to the Community Programs Director & Board.

Upcoming External Consulting Meetings

External Consulting Community of Practice – Guiding Principles

  • We actively engage in supporting group contributions and collaboration, both in participation at meetings and responding to other initiatives.
  • We provide supportive, honest responses to discussion with members.
  • We look for ways to validate and support one another in our consulting efforts. 
  • Consultants of all experience levels and diverse backgrounds are invited to attend and participate.
  • Members are expected to look for positive contributions and build on one another’s ideas.
  • Confidentiality is expected.
  • Discussions regarding individual referrals and potential projects are conducted offline.
  • We do what we say by delivering on our commitments.
  • When we make a referral, there is no expectation of a financial return.

Our meetings are expected to offer the following benefits to members: 

  • Best OD practices and industry trends (sharing of documents and articles on the practice of consulting).
  • Serving as a resource, advisory team, and support group for each other, where all members feel safe to share a challenge and get helpful feedback. 
  • Partnerships and collaboration among members.
  • Understanding of diverse areas of expertise and how these can complement each other.
  • Best business practices (contracts, tough clients, lessons learned, pitfalls/concerns with having a business).  Discussed by external subject matter experts as well as group members.
  • Network of resources to develop brand and business.
  • Social support and professional colleagues.
  • Safe environment based on respect and confidentiality. 
  • Client and business referrals whenever possible and appropriate for the needs of everyone involved.

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