Greater Orlando Organization Development Network





President's Message

The most recent President's Message can be found at the top of the list of posts.

  • Friday, January 27, 2017 11:21 AM | Carol Emmett (Administrator)

    Welcome to the GOOD Network 2017.  Can you believe that we are entering our 14th year?  Your Leadership Team is excited and looking forward in continuing to offer interactive, diverse, and dynamic learning opportunities that will make a positive impact on our members and the organizations our members serve.

    In addition to the fabulous bi-monthly meetings we are working on, we are continuing this year in bringing added value to your membership through the multiple community of practice groups, the mentoring program, regular social events,  and service projects through out the year.   

    Your Leadership Team also hopes to build a community where you feel like you belong.  We are available to answer questions, take suggestions or help you in getting better connected.  Just reach out to us.  But don’t be surprised if we reach out to you first. We are here to make your GOOD Network experience great and we look forward to seeing you in 2017!  


    Rob Rogers

  • Monday, December 26, 2016 11:32 AM | Carol Emmett (Administrator)

    We have a lot to celebrate. But first let me say as we close out the GOOD Network year for 2016, what a pleasure it has been to serve you.  We have ended the year with a membership of over 180,we have multiple, active Community of Practice groups meeting often, and relationships being formed and developed through our regular socials and mentoring program.  Our 2016 member survey told us that you are very satisfied with our bi­monthly programs and that you continue to find this organization of great value.   I want to say thank you to the entire group of leadership team members and volunteers who have made this a fantastic year for the GOOD Network. We recently voted for the 2017 Leadership Team and I have recently met with them. Let me say that they are fabulous and talented people who really love this organization.  As I lead us again in 2017, please know that we are open to your suggestions and feedback and we hope that you will invite your friends and colleagues to visit a bi­monthly meeting very soon.

  • Saturday, July 30, 2016 2:16 PM | Carol Emmett (Administrator)

    GOOD Network is comprised of professionals who are performing OD, HR, training, consulting, coaching, mentoring, administration, management and more.  Your GOOD Network is well respected in Central Florida and within the OD community at-large. There are many reasons for our success.  One is that we have an amazing membership that has sustained and grown for over 11 years.  You’re involvement continues to support the learning and development of one another and the organizations where we serve.  If you have never attended one of the Community of Practice groups, schedule to attend one.  They’re fantastic!  And don’t worry if your job title doesn’t match the COP group name.  You are welcome to attend any and all of them.  Who knows, you may just be surprised at what your learn and who you’ll meet.

    Rob Rogers, President

  • Friday, April 01, 2016 6:00 PM | Carol Emmett (Administrator)

    Dear GOOD Network members, 

    In this post,  I want to highlight one of the benefits to being a GOOD Network member that you may not think about normally. The website! This resource not only allows you to register for all of our events but it offers so much more. Let me draw your attention to the Member Directory. Our network represents many organizations, in both for­profit and not­for­profit sectors. Our members are professionals who want to support one another and they do it so well. Whether you are looking for that next position, need professional advice, or just want to get to know someone better over coffee or a meal, don’t forget to resource the Member Directory. 

    Rob Rogers 

    2016 GOOD Network President

  • Monday, February 29, 2016 6:02 PM | Carol Emmett (Administrator)

    What can you do to make the most of your GOOD Network membership? Is improving your network important to you? Are you needing to build relationships with like­minded individuals or are you hoping to meet someone who can introduce you to your next position? Is it time to investigate open leadership positions? Is professional development most important to you? Whether you’re attending the bi­monthly programs, a SIG or a social event, identify your expectation and determine what action you will need to take that will support your membership GOOD GOALS. Together we’ll make 2016 great! 

    Rob Rogers, President

  • Monday, December 14, 2015 3:54 PM | Carol Emmett (Administrator)

    It is my honor and pleasure to serve as the 2016 President for GOOD Network. 

    Ever since I joined in April of 2011, the benefits of my membership have yet to cease, and I’m sure that you can relate.  Our bi-monthly programs and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) meetings always leave me walking away with timely tools and best practices that I can apply to work, home, and play.  The networking is rich here as well because our members are both knowledgable OD professionals, but are also willing to serve each other with their expertise, encouragement and support.  

    This year I, along with our GOOD Network Leadership Team, will continue to build on the strengths that have made this network so special, increase the value of membership and plan volunteering events that benefit the Central Florida community.

    Please reach out to me with questions, suggestions or just to introduce yourself if we haven’t met yet.  I look forward to seeing you in 2016!


    Rob Rogers

  • Sunday, December 13, 2015 8:47 PM | Carol Emmett (Administrator)

    The GOOD Network had a great 2015!  

    2015 successes to celebrate include these and more:
    • GOOD  has 48 corporate/159 individual members. 
    • About 550 attended the great programs at Goodwill.
    • 2016 programs are scheduled for a year of growth. 
    • GOOD financial position is strong; but membership renewals provide for our speakers and meals. 
    • GOOD doing good debuted with 2 volunteer events.
    • We had a successful social event for members.  
    • The highlight of the year was winning the Outstanding Regional Network Award at ODN      (The Organization Development Network).

    Thank you for making the GOOD Network great!  Your active participation and support are highly valued.  Together let’s welcome 2016 and the GOOD 2016 volunteer leadership team!  

    Happy Holidays,


  • Monday, September 28, 2015 10:52 AM | Carol Emmett (Administrator)

    Are you as amazed as I am that 2015 is drawing to a close?  What a GOOD year it has been so far, and more still to come!

    Friday we completed our second GOOD doing good event supporting our amazing host and partner Goodwill.  It is a wonderful program to encourage reading by young children. 

    Goodwill schedules volunteer readers in elementary classrooms, and then provides each child with their very own book from Goodwill! 

    Should you have books that your children or grandchildren have outgrown, please consider donating them by bringing them to the next GOOD meeting. 

    We will have a donation bin near registration for books or any personal or household items that you may bring to donate.  What an easy way to serve our community and support the mission of Goodwill; providing jobs.

    So far this year we have renewed our commitment to diversity in our presenters and in our workplaces.  We have learned how to show the return on the investments that our clients make, ensuring our continued influence.

    We once again marveled at the talents among our members at our annual best practice meeting.  And we took a fresh look at meeting design to ensure meetings that we lead are highly effective and efficient.

    Dr. Charlene Rousseau will lead us October 16 focusing on Coaching for Performance: Leader as Coach.  We are looking forward to a very interactive learning experience, and we are counting on you to participate with us.

    Another important event at our October meeting: we will be voting on the GOOD Leadership Team for 2016!  We are delighted to begin the leadership transition process earlier to allow for an enhanced learning and communication process. 

    Your vote is important, and you will want to meet our new Leadership Team.  We do still have openings for volunteers in 2016!  Or start considering if  perhaps 2017 will be your year to contribute to GOOD as a leader.

    Thank you for your support and your feedback, which gives us direction to continue to craft GOOD to meet your professional development, service, and networking goals.  Our members are the network that makes it GOOD!

    We look forward to seeing you at GOOD on October 16th.

    Thank you for being a part of GOOD,


  • Sunday, July 12, 2015 11:07 PM | Anonymous member

    July 12, 2015

    What an amazing presentation by GOOD Members at our Annual Best Practices program in June!  Seven OD professionals taught us and inspired us with their areas of expertise in the profession we love.  If you have not presented for GOOD members (previously or lately), please start now to consider speaking next June.  The most challenging part of this meeting is selecting from so many terrific topics submitted!

    Speaking of 2016, surely you realize that 2015 is now past the half way mark.  Again in August members will have the opportunity to speak to current and past GOOD LT members about leadership roles in 2016.  We will do our best to give you a ‘realistic job preview’; along with all we have gained from the privilege of guiding the GOOD Network to and through another amazing year of growth and success.

    Chuck Mallue will guide our thinking about meetings at our August 14 GOOD meeting.  Imagine the pressure on the leader of a meeting where meeting effectiveness is the topic!  Since OD practitioners are known for focus on processes and continuous improvement, this meeting will meet our needs.  Consider the return on investment for your client group when you lead more effective meetings!

    Thank you to GOOD Network founders who had a vision for OD professionals in the Orlando area.  Thanks to their vision and hard work, and the work of all the GOOD Leadership Team members since then, we have an incredibility opportunity to learn and teach, to mentor and to be mentored, to serve and to be served, to network and to build relationships.  What a gift from former and current leaders!

    See you in August,

    Vicki Lavendol, SPHR

  • Saturday, June 06, 2015 2:30 PM | Anonymous member
    This annual program is a success each year as we GOOD members are share their best practices with us.  The roster this year looks amazing again; keeping us all thinking OD!

    We always leave this meeting truly impressed with the talents and expertise of our members.  We look forward to seeing you there!  It's not too late to register (hint, hint).

    Friday will also be a chance for you to speak directly with our Leadership Team members about their roles and their teams.  Please consider if you would like to step up to a leadership role in GOOD in 2016; roles come in all sizes.

    Please let myself or any member of our Leadership Team know how we can best support you?  Our team feels privileged to represent GOOD members in 2015. 

    See you Friday to learn from GOOD members,


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