Membership of IODA connects you to people all over the world who are involved with Organization Development. As a professional, you will have opportunities to interact with other professionals all over the world.
We, as organization development professionals, value individuals and organization, process as well as outcome, communication, openness, and feedback. We are expert in the behavioural sciences, and we value psychological aspects of life including emotion, openness and candour.
We have fun and enjoy meeting each other once a year during our world conferences which take place on a different continent each year.
I was so warmly welcomed at my first IODA conference, and knew I had found a home when I heard someone say ‘we are united by our differences’.
- Suzanne Zaldivar, USA
At the world conference in Mozambique the workshops were so powerful and loaded. The plenary sessions were so unique, in the sense that they were structured to be interactive and participatory.
- Nomso Markson, Nigeria
What is the magic cocktail of the IODA community? It is simply the people. During exceptional conversations people shared their passion, their perspective and their real presence with me.
- Zita Falatovics, Hungary
In 2009 my consulting firm sent me for business to India. IODA happened to have its 24th World Conference in Hyderabad while I was there. What I found was an extremely friendly and open network of professionals in my field who are interested in sharing their experiences and knowledge. [...]
- Christine Wawra, Austria
O.D. work involves keeping the whole system in mind, and so it is appropriate that IODA is a space where I can keep the whole world in mind as I meet and learn within this international community of communities. [...]
- Rod Barnett, Australia
I fell in love with the IODA community during its South African World Conference in Cape Town in 1993. I felt instantly that this connection would be with me forever.
- Ulla Nagel, Germany
As an US-based member, IODA clearly shows me the range and power of global OD principles and practices. Most important, though, I now belong to an open, welcoming community of global colleagues who continue to show me the true purpose of our work.
- Peter Norlin, USA