Co-Creating a Vital Future for the Organization Development Program at Sonoma State University (January, 2037)

Dear Guest,

Welcome to the OD Future Search web site.  In January 2012 the SSU OD program hosted a Future Search conference with Marv Weisbord and Sandra Janoff.  The conference, "Co-Creating a Vital Future for the Organization Development Program at SSU," brought together 60 stakeholders, including SSU faculty and administrators, students, alumni, and a diversity of business and nonprofit professionals from the broader community, who are connected to the program in a variety of ways. The conference was a resounding success, energizing and strengthening the commitment of our stakeholders.  We looked 25 years ahead to the year 2037 to imagine some of the ways we wanted the program to be in the future.


Some of the common emerging themes included: 
* staying true to core values
* integrating virtual technology and a more global outreach
* increasing diversity in our faculty and student body
* enhancing collaboration with our community partners


In order to begin implementing some of the goals that emerged from the conference, we have hired a project management team and created a Steering Committee to coordinate the work of ten project teams with a focus on: Alumni; Core Values; Community; Curriculum & Structure; Diversity; Fiscal Sustainability; Global Initiatives; Partnerships; Technology; and a campus-based Center for Effective Leadership.

We hope to keep you informed of our progress and welcome you to read about our activities on this site.  While we continue to build the site to give you a fuller view of what happened, we thank you for your interest in the SSU OD Program, and value your continued involvement and support.

Warm regards,


Debora Hammond, PhD
Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
Program Director, Organization Development MA Program
Hutchins School of Liberal Studies

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