Greater Orlando Organization Development Network

GOOD Network is the Regional OD Network serving Central Florida from coast to coast. 

About good network

Our members are located throughout Central Florida from coast to coast.

The GOOD Story

In 2003, a group of OD practitioners gathered together with the shared vision of creating the very first group of like-minded professionals in the Central Florida dedicated to advancing learning in the area of Organizational Development.  We wanted to establish a comfortable small group, so word of mouth was the way we’ve gathered the following we have today, which now has over 200 members!  We represent a variety of industries, backgrounds (including OD, HR, Training, Learning, Coaching, Consulting, and more), and interests, and all come together every other month for the purpose of sharing best practices in a warm and inviting setting at Goodwill’s Central Florida headquarters.  Our meetings always include an opportunity to share job openings, announce local events/conferences, and introduce new members, guests and those seeking a position.  Networking and interactivity are particularly important to make our meetings feel impactful to our members.  While our Friday half-day sessions have allowed us to really dig into deeper content and learning and establish a dedicated group of members, we are now focusing on expanding our scope and reach to include offerings such as our Communities of Practice, socials, GOOD doing GOOD volunteering, conferences, and more!  Come drop in for one time free as a guest and see what tool, tip, idea you’ll walk away with or relationship you’ll spark!

What We Are About

  • Sharing best practices

  • Skill building
  • Learning
  • Enabling growth and development
  • Creating OD awareness
  • Enhancing thought leadership
  • Leading by example
  • Building partnerships
  • Mentoring
  • Open and comfortable networking

    What is Organization Development?

    Organization Development defined

    Organization Development is:
    • Planned
    • Organization-wide
    • Managed from the top
    • A method to organization effectiveness and health
    • Done through planned interventions in the organization's "processes,” using behavioral-science knowledge.

    Richard Beckhard's 1969 Organization Development: Strategies and Models

    Visit our Resources Page for more information on the OD profession and its practice.

    What OD professionals do:

    • Define needs and dig into trends
    • Design interventions that get to the heart of issues
    • Design interventions that get to the heart of issues
    • Develop tools and strategies to build talent of the future
    • Conduct analysis to deepen understanding
    • Facilitate dialogue and open lines of communication previously unspoken
    • Offer recommendations that align with business objectives
    • Focus on People (individuals, groups and teams)
    • Focus on the Organization (structure, systems and processes)

    How OD benefits leaders, employees & organizations

    • Initiate and support organization culture change
    • Drive engagement of employees
    • Facilitate growth and development
    • Introduce new tools and resources
    • Make meaning out of data
    • Encourage collaboration
    • Increase effectiveness
    • Improve performance
    • Strengthen system and process improvement
    • Develop sustainable measurement capability

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