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.  All External Consulting meetings are Members Only meetings. Guests are welcome to attend our bi-monthly meetings.

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. 

For more information, please email the current group chair at: 

Check the External Consulting Program Materials downloads on the Downloads page.

Also, the External Consulting COP now has its own LinkedIn group!  Check us out by clicking on the Linkedin graphic below:  

Upcoming External Consulting Meetings -- For Members Only

External Consulting COP DISCUSSION GROUP

This is a discussion forum for External Consulting  and all members can view, post, and comment.  You can also upload documents to share with your colleagues.   Scroll to the post  "Tips for Using the Learning & Development discussion forum" to read a  short tutorial.  It explains how to go to your "MY PROFILE" page and set the frequency of email notices you can receive to be alerted to posts.  Your first step is to SUBSCRIBE to FORUM below.  

The External Consulting CoP discussion group is for all members interested in External Consulting.


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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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