As the 2019 President for the GOOD Network, I am honored to work with the outstanding talented individuals on our Leadership Board, Communities of Practice, and our members in our OD profession. We recently celebrated our 15 year anniversary in December. Fifteen years, pretty awesome growth for our organization. I am so excited about the upcoming year initiatives and goals we set for our OD profession.
First, I want to give a shout out to the people that are serving our group. I encourage our members to reach out to our leaders. Who are these great people stepping up to do good for the GOOD Network? They come from all sizes of organizations and industries. Refer to the organizational chart for names of our leadership team and their roles in GOOD Network. Want to connect to with our GOOD Network Communities of Practice leaders, check out the groups and the respective leaders here.
Membership for the Greater Orlando OD Network continues to experience growth with over 200+ members. This is exciting because it demonstrates our growth is organic and reflects how word-of-mouth referrals is expanding our association. I am so proud of the people that make the GOOD Network shine, that is the message on the street. Members share with people in the grocery store line, when meeting others at events, and when attending other professional groups. If you are a new member, take a peek at the member page to see who else you might know in our membership.
The key topic for this year’s message is Future of Work. What I find exciting about this topic is its impact on our profession, the people we serve, and how we help solve and shape solutions. The questions we are faced with include: 1) How does this impact our profession? 2) How do we impact the people that we serve? 3) How does this impact us individually? The collective wisdom from our membership will shine and bring a diverse and rich knowledge base that benefits us professionally. Each one of us has something unique to bring to our profession.
My goals for 2019 during my tenure as President include:
- Continuous improvements on our website to enhance engagement.
- Continuing to unify and expand our communication outreach through multiple social channels that share the GOOD Network news and recognize individuals in our membership.
- Creating more opportunities for members to contribute their time, talent, and gifts by joining or leading one of one of COP groups or assisting on an existing committee.
- Saving our biggest goal for last. We have plans to host our own GOOD Network Conference in 2020. If this is of interest to you, feel free to connect with one of our leadership team members to find out how you can participate.
This year’s bi-monthly events continue to bring outstanding value to our members. This is due to the suggestions and feedback you provide us. February’s event is the beginning a great year with "The Culture Journey Learning Experience" -- Bi-monthly Meeting, February 8, 2019
Over the next year, your GOOD Network board will work to respond to the ever-changing needs of our field. We will enhance networking opportunities, strategic solutions, and continue to expand our member services. We will continue to advocate for our profession, increase our visibility in the community, and incorporate breakout sessions and panel discussions in our meetings. We will continue to recognize our membership for all they bring to GOOD Network through appreciation events and through social channels, along with other resources that enhance the GOOD Network’s benefit to its members.
I look forward to connecting with each person that is a member of the GOOD Network. Please feel free to chat with me at one of our regularly scheduled program meetings, communities of practice or networking events or reach out to me on my LinkedIn profile.
Isabella Johnston, President