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 these types of members:
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.
Organization Design Professional: You have either applied for a membership or have recently completed an organization design course accredited by ODC. At this membership level you can enjoy access to all the activities of ODC and have a vote on the items on the agenda for the ODC Annual Meeting. However, if you have completed an accredited course you are grouped as non-voting member, which means you cannot vote. When a year has passed, you will be offered to shift to another membership level and thus be a regular ODC member and can vote. You will receive membership of the Organizational Design Community for the reminder of the year.
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.
Certified Organization Design Professional (not ODC member): You have been Certified as an Organization Design Professional by completing the Certification Program. The Certification Program is developed in a partnership between Organizational Design Community (ODC), European Organisation Design Forum (EODF) & Organization Design Forum (ODF). You are also registered into the official global Directory of Certified Professionals.
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 email@example.com.
ODC will respond to your application within a week. We look forward to your participation in the Organizational Design Community.