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DallasHR OD meeting 9/25 – “Servant Leadership at the Coppell Police Department”

This is not an OD Network Meeting but may be of interest.   Some may recall when this was presented at one of our meetings a couple of years ago and may be especially interested to find out what has happened since then! 

DallasHR OD Meeting – SEPTEMBER 25 – 11:30-1pm at Coppell Police Department Training facility at 130 Town Center Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019.   [Postponed from 8/28]

Learn how Mac Tristan, the new police chief, brought Servant Leadership to the police department and what were the leadership challenges in introducing a new way of operating into the current culture.  Also, you will be hearing from the police on the front line and the challenges and successes they are facing inside this new way of operating.

There are only 35 seats in the room and they want your name on a list for security so you MUST RSVP to attend – Text or Call Marilyn Sutherland at 214-7979-9916 with your name.    Please arrive by 11:15 if possible as we need to follow security procedures.    

Chief Tristan spoke last year when he was at the Carrollton Police Department and it was one of the most inspiring sessions I’ve attended.  Don’t miss it!  


Schedule for OD Network Programs in 2012

D/FW OD Network – 2012 Monthly Program Schedule
Updated May 2012

Dates  —  Topics   (Tentative Speakers)

 March 8 — Creating a Collaborative Culture  (Monica Sudomir)

April 12 — Positive Psychology and Impact on OD  (Jude Olson & Lorea Seidle)

May 10 — Social Learning in a Virtual World  (Rick Palmer & Tammy Preble)

June 14 — Organizational Assessment  (Ed Savage)

July 12 — Healing the Organization – Changing distress into eustress  (Judy Benevides)

August 9 — Change Management Lessons from ACMP Conference  (Lunch and Learn Series)

September 13 — All Day Program  (TBD)

October 11 — Panel Discussion:  Case studies driving the future of OD  (TBD)

November 8 — Program Planning Meeting for 2013  (Gene Ruckle)

December 13 — Book Exchange / Social  (Jim Jameson)


January 2013 — Harvest the Secret Sauce – Making Tacit Knowledge Usable  (Tammy Preble?)

February 2013 — Organizational Performance:  Return on Energy  (Mike Rose?)

March 2013 — Foundation of Design Thinking for Solutions  (TBD)


Locations:   University of Dallas     (in odd numbered months)
     American Airlines Headquarters     (in even numbered months)

For more details on DFW OD Network see 


Planning Meeting 3/17

DFW OD Network Planning meeting

Saturday, March 17

Location: La Madeleine in Irving – 6430 North MacArthur Blvd (at est Royal intersection)

Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am.

(Please order breakfast.  The cost will go towards the back room reservation fee of $50.)

Agenda topics include:
 –  status of items from the last planning meeting
–  All Day Workshop in September – status
–  Sales to DFW OD Network members
–  Future project – member survey
–  other topics you would like to bring up.

If you have any questions, please call Dave Reazin at 972-744-0832.

All members are welcome to attend and participate.   (We are a self directed work team!)

Welcome to our new Website!

This site is still in a Draft / Testing state, but is ready to get some feedback from the ODNet Planning Team.   What do you think?   (Comment below)

A quick tour:   All pages from the old site are here.  The six static pages are in the tabs across the top.   (Purpose and the OD Definition are combined into “About Us”.)    All the meetings are in Posts, with the upcoming meeting at the top.

On the right are four “widgets”.  We can put whatever we want in these.   (There are four more widget areas along the bottom if we need them.)   One area in particular we will want to think about populating is “Links”.