The Wake Forest University Professional Development Center recently partnered with professional and organizational development colleagues from across North America to form the Organizational Development Consortium (ODC). The ODC will consist of colleagues from higher education institutions, whether their focus be on learning, training, professional development, or organizational development for faculty and staff. Members will be committed to sharing best practices in an effort to see our institutions succeed.
The idea for such a group grew from the Professional and Organizational Development Conference hosted by the Professional Development Center at Wake Forest for since 2010. The original idea for this conference was to bring together people who are doing similar work to have more focused conversations than other professional conferences sometimes allow.
The ODC will continue to hold yearly conferences and will likely explore more frequent regional events. The 2016 ODC Conference will be held at Colorado College in Colorado Springs August 7-9. The 2017 conference will be held in May on the Wake Forest University Campus. The event will rotate between the WFU campus and other ODC member campuses every other year.
Registration for the 2016 conference opens April 18th.