Connecting you to the global organization development community
IODA is committed to giving voice to all regions of the world, so we host a world conference each year on a different continent. Join us and immerse yourself in the local culture, history and practices of OD, while engaging in a global exchange about the potential OD has to change the world.Read more
Become part of a rich network of people from around the globe who are passionate about what OD can bring to organizations, businesses and communities. Learn more about our members, find a way to get support, compare best practices, share resources, develop friendships and connect to opportunities.
IODA News is our premier newsletter that is part members’ forum and part global platform. Rich, colourful, fascinating: IODANews updates you on conferences and provides inspiration through journal-quality articles, reflections, poetry, photos, and stories.Read more
From Mozambique to Thailand, our members are active in OD education and mentoring. We bring theory to practice and let practice inform theory. We provide support to young professionals, students and those change agents seeking communities of practice for their work.Read more
The IODA Network
chances & opportunities
Whatever your personal reason is for joining our community most members find IODA special because we are membership driven, a learning organization and we have an international focus on diversity. The IODA community offers you a wide range of opportunities and advantages:
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