In Collaboration with GIODN and CARICODE


IOD's 8th Annual OD Conference

 We are officially announcing the 8th Annual OD Conference for 2018!

“OD Triple Bottom Line: Purpose, People and Planet”


Our 8th Annual OD Conference will be held in Kingston Jamaica, at  –  The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, (5 star rated). The theme of this conference is “OD Impacting the World: Triple Bottom Line – Purpose, People, and Planet”. During this 3-day event, world renown OD experts will present on three main topics that are important to OD Professionals and organizations now and in the future. On Day 1, participants will gain insight into what is OD’s Purpose and how it benefits organizations to great sustainable cultures through organization leadership and competencies. On Day 2, participants gain tools and skills to learn how to make an impact as an OD professional helping people and the planet achieve success through OD, and on Day 3, you will attend a full day workshop to learn how to apply Dialogic OD into your practice as an OD Professional.

Our OD Conference is a collaboration with CARICODE, Institute of OD, and the Global OD Network, which is a new OD membership organization. You will meet and network with OD professionals around the world, and learn from OD experts, and network with colleagues to share your expertise.

Overall, last years conference was an immense success, a wonderful networking and learning opportunity for everyone involved.  “It is always a pleasure to experience something like this, with professionals from all levels in OD, coming together to share their knowledge and willingness to learn more.  It really goes to show the importance of OD throughout every culture, worldwide.” Dr. Nancy Zentis, CEO of IOD, reflected on the last day of the 2017 conference.

IOD was established by Dr. Nancy Zentis in 2002, and provides top educational services and consulting in the field of OD.  IOD is dedicated to growing the field of Organization Development, by developing OD Professionals who will help organizations implement change using a systemic approach.  IOD’s vision is to support the professional growth of those interested in becoming OD professionals.  With over twenty years in the field, IOD is a leader in education regarding OD tools, processes, and applications for change.  Through their globally-recognized, award-winning, online certification programs, IOD continues it’s mission to provide participants with opportunities to excel in their role as OD professionals from anywhere in the world.


  • If you would like to apply to be a presenter, click here.
  • If you would like to sponsor this event and promote your products and services, click here.
  • Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Register today or to find out more – click here.


  • OD Practitioners and Consultants
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Learning & Development Leaders
  • CEOs, Directors and executives that influence the culture  in the organization
  • Past and current ODCC and ODCP participants are highly encouraged to attend.


  • Health Care
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Insurance
  • Technology and Software
  • Transportation
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Engineering
  • Education
IOD Conference Attendees - 2016

IOD Conference Attendees – 2016

IOD Conference Attendees — 2017

Future of OD: A Game Changer

Conference Theme:

“Triple Bottom Line: Purpose, People and Planet”

Day 1: Purpose

  • Organizational Leadership Capability (Skills and Talent)
  • Organization Agility (Sustainability and Change)
  • Capacity Building (Transition and Growth)
  • Organization Restructuring (STAR Model)

Day 2: People and Planet

  • Mindfulness / Building OD Competencies
  • Leading Culture Change
  • Innovate to impact the world
  • Organization Justice (Equity and Fairness)

Day 3: WorkshopDialogic OD

  • This workshop introduces new ways of thinking by engaging the organization to continuously create and recreate understanding and action using open systems and theory.

 Agenda(to be announced)

Day 1: Purpose

Day 2: People and Planet

Day 3: Workshop – Dialogic OD


Presenters: (to be announced)


The Call for Speakers for the 2018 Conference is now open.

The theme for our next years conference is:

“OD Impacting the world: Triple Bottom Line–People, Purpose and Planet”


If you’d like to share your OD Experiences and Techniques with other OD professionals, we’d like to hear from you!  Please send us a brief description of your presentation using the attached form. Download Form

GIODN Facilitators in Attendance

Dr. Nancy Zentis, Ph.D, ODCC

Dr Nancy Zentis

Patricia Dammann, ODCC

Patricia Dammann

Ragland Thomas, ODCC

Ragland Thomas

Susan Gervasi, ODCC

Susan Gervasi


Gabriel Gbiel

Keynote Speakers (to be announced)


Michael Sabbag

Katya Matusevich

Katya Matusevich

Additional Speakers In Attendance (to be announced)


Ilsa duVerney, CARICODE

Call for Sponsors:

We would like to invite you to participate as a sponsor to share your products, services, and offerings with our participants to broaden their knowledge.  If you provide educational services, software applications, publications, resources, consulting in areas that would benefit our participant working in the field of HR, OD, T&D, in Professional, Leadership or Consulting Roles, please consider the following sponsorship options.

By sponsoring our event, your organization will:

• Gain access to key potential buyers.
• Gain greater visibility and exposure among OD professionals.
• Secure an opportunity to showcase products and services.
• Distribute handouts and promotional gifts to participants.
• Sell your products and publications.
Sponsorship Options

1) Gold Sponsorship: $1,000.00
This package includes a display table, five (5) minutes of podium time, 50% discount for 1 conference attendee including lunch daily. Your organization name and logo on our conference website, conference program – full page ad.  You will be mentioned as a sponsor in the e-mail notifications/ reminders sent out to the participants before and after the conference.

2) Silver Sponsorship Package: $500.00
This package includes a display table, lunch for one person, your organization name and logo on our conference website and conference program – ½ page ad. You will be mentioned as a sponsor in the e-mail notifications/ reminders sent out to the participants before and after the conference.

3) Bronze Sponsorship Package: $250.00
This package includes your organization name and logo on our conference website, name and logo on our conference program – ¼ page ad. You will be mentioned as a sponsor in the e-mail notifications/ reminders sent out to the participants before and after the conference.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please complete the enclosed form (click here) and return to Nancy Zentis, at or call 954-341-2522 for more information. An invoice will be sent for the payment transaction. Thank you!

This registration is now open

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Date: June 20-22th

International Rate – $895.00,

Membership Rate $795.00,

Early registration rate: $695.00, Non-Members, Members – $ 595.00

HRCI Credits: 18 credits


Institute of OD
8595 College Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone: 954.341.2522


The hotel is in central Kingston, a 5-minute drive from National Heroes Park and The Bob Marley Museum, which is based in the former home of the legendary reggae musician. Guests can learn about the history of Caribbean commerce and high-seas piracy at Port Royal, a scenic 30-minute drive away.

See website for more details.

The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

81 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5, New Kingston

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