About us

The Dallas/Fort Worth Organization Development Network caters to four types of people — those who are:
  –  Curious about
  –  Learning about
  –  Practicing in
  –  Expert in
the  field of Organization Development.

Programs, activities, and services are driven by the changing needs of members.    The  core purposes of the group are illuminated in the group values, which include:

  • Authentic and welcoming environment
  • Community for sharing, learning, and growth
  • Opportunity for active participation
  • Self-organizing team approach to organization design and structure in which people share responsibilities, contributions, and decision-making
  • Meetings begin and end on time

The  group discusses organization development
  –  theories
  –  technologies
  –  practices
during monthly meetings.

Meetings focus on one or more aspects of organization development including  organizational change, effectiveness, learning, design, analysis, and life cycle, among others. Meeting formats include outside or group
member speakers, book reviews, and panel discussions.

What is “Organization Development”?

The term Organization Development was defined by Richard Beckhard as “an effort (1) planned, (2) organization-wide, and (3) managed from the top, to (4) increase organization effectiveness and health through (5) planned interventions in the organization’s ‘processes,’ using behavioral-science knowledge.”
Richard Beckhard’s 1969 Organization Development: Strategies and Models

More recently, the field has evolved to include planned interventions that may not always be led from the top or organization-wide. However, the focus remains on increasing an organization’s effectiveness in the face of rapidly changing customer demands, labor markets, technology, regulation, and competitive forces.


KEY LINKS for D/FW OD Network (Summary)

 –  Next Meeting – ALL Details (2/21)
    >  Next Meet – RSVP & Attendee List
 –  LinkedIn Group  (Discussions)
 –  Past Meetings / Blog
 –  Future Meetings
 –  Add me to the Distribution List! 






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