Membership in the Organizational Design Community (ODC) is open to any individual, firm, organization or institution with an interest in advancing the knowledge and practice of organization design and wishing to support and enhance ODC’s mission.
Applications for membership shall be submitted to the Board of Directors, which is responsible for specifying the admission criteria and accepting new members. There are four types of members:
Individual Academic members focusing on teaching and research with relevance to organization design (USD 150)
Individual Corporate/Consultant members whose responsibilities include organization design (USD 150)
Corporate Certificate Member members who have completed an organization design course accredited by ODC (USD 100)
Ph.D. Students working on projects related to organization design (USD 50)
Emeritus Faculty (USD 75)
We also have a bundled organizational membership that allows your organization to add an unlimited amount of members from your organization.
Academics: You have been teaching or have conducted research in organization design. You want to be active in the community to further develop the field of organization design. In your application, please include your CV and indicate your design-related publications and other academic activities.
Corporate: You are the director of organization design in your company or a professional who deals with organization design issues in various functions in your company. You are interested in working with scholars/researchers and may provide data or organizational access for research projects.
Consultants: You and your company have been actively involved in developing the field of organization design (e.g., by offering workshops, writing books, and consulting on design issues). In your application, please provide your CV and indicate how your consulting practice is involved in organization design.
Certificates: You have recently completed an organization design course accredited by ODC and are therefore qualified for the Corporate Certificate Membership. You will receive membership of the Organizational Design Community for a year; including a course/workshop Certificate of Completion and badge. At this membership level you can enjoy access to all the activities of ODC. However, the Certificate membership does not include a vote on the items on the agenda for the ODC Annual Meeting. When a year has passed, you will be offered to shift to another membership level and thus a complete ODC membership.
Ph.D. Students: Your Ph.D. topic is related to organization design. You want to be active in the community to further develop the field of organization design and to obtain ideas and resources for your research. In your application, please include your CV and describe your Ph.D. thesis topic.
Emeritus Faculty: Your research and teaching have been associated with organization design. In your application, please include your CV.
How to Join Us
Write a short application describing your interest in ODC and how you meet the relevant criteria described above. Send your application to the ODC Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ODC will respond to your application within a week. We look forward to your participation in the Organizational Design Community.