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About Toronto Organization Development Network

The Toronto Organization Development Network (TODN) is an association of highly skilled and talented professionals dedicated to helping organizations succeed. TODN provides an opportunity to connect with other industry professionals to share expertise and obtain leading edge insights and practices in OD, in an environment committed to learning and supporting the work we do.

Our History

The TODN was created in 1990 as an association of organization development practitioners representing a range of professional roles in a wide variety of organizations. TODN members work in private industry, non-profit organizations, government agencies, education and independent consulting firms. 

We are affiliated with the Organizational Development Network (ODN), a U.S. based association, with members from more than 90 countries worldwide.

Our Values

  • We respect a diversity of practitioners, representing a multitude of fields, disciplines, approaches and cultures within its membership and guests.
  • We value learning as an ongoing process and promote a spirit of open inquiry into the process of human systems change and organization renewal.
  • We recognize affiliation, personal support and sharing among our members as important.
  • We model effectiveness of open systems, through sharing information, experiences and resources.
  • We value collaboration with other organizations as a strategy for systems renewal.

Board of Directors

TODN is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the following volunteers:

Melissa Hartley, President

Melissa brings significant experience in delivering talent development solutions. My reputation for excellent consulting, partnering and presentation skills have gained me the trust of associates and leaders to deliver results in developing their talent for the organization we face today and in the future. 

She has a Masters in Leadership from Royal Roads University and is certified in many OD tools. Melissa is a Talent Consultant with an HR Services firm named Verity international in their Talent practice. 






Katrina DeAngelis, Membership Director

Katrina is an Employee Engagement and Corporate Culture Fanatic and she believes that a company’s success is directly related to the employee culture that it cultivates. Maximizing employee potential begins with highlighting the importance of personal wellness, increasing levels of engagement and promoting the overall happiness of employees.

Katrina has always had a natural ability to harmonize every situation and decided to develop this passion into a career. While studying at York University in Toronto, Canada Katrina deepened her understanding of motivation, organizational behaviour and the structure and functioning of organizations and their employees.

Katrina works as a Project Manager at StarlingBrook Leadership Consulting where she practices and advocates the importance of mindfulness, mindset, mental health and leadership. In her spare time you might find her traveling the globe or mixing essential oils for friends and family.

Hilary Loudon, Program Director

Hilary is an inclusive leader with experience creating sustainable and inspired change in individuals, organizations and systems.  In her OD practice, she believes in re-humanizing organizations through powerful questions and co-created dialogue. She has consulted interntionally for large multinational corporations across a range of industries including non-profit, technology, healthcare, environmental and hospitality. Hilary believes in imagining what is possible and creating environments where we can bring our full selves to work every day.

She holds a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University.

 







Irma Avila, Communications Director

A Talent and Organizational Development specialist experienced in talent development & learning, change management, coaching and team building.

As an HR consultant Irma designed, launched and managed programs on employee training, performance evaluation, and change implementation. For more than 10 years she built and led global teams, establishing strategic partnerships and expanding business in new territories. Experience in sales and leadership roles established the foundation of business strategy and operations. Irma’s goal is to combine HR experience with business acumen and help organizations achieve a ripple effect - build highly engaging and performing cultures.


Irma holds a Master in Organisational Psychology and an MBA



Jane Watson, Technology Director

Jane is Senior People Partner at Klick, an award-winning, innovative digital agency focused on the healthcare sector. She has spent 15 years in human resources and talent development roles in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. She is also the founder of the Aperta Project, an initiative aimed at helping the human resources profession to take a more systemic, evidence-based approach to preventing workplace sexual harassment.

Outside of work she is an active volunteer, writer, connector, and mentor.








Kelly Rubin, Board Member at Large

An "engagement evangelical," Kelly uses her empathy and passion for talent and organizational development to connect people with new ideas and experiences that enhance individual and organizational effectiveness. She encourages collaboration and has a unique talent for asking insightful questions that help people enhance their understanding of underlying systems issues.

Kelly became fascinated by change management while coordinating employee onboarding during a headline-making 300% growth period at a tech startup. Since then, she has applied her consulting and program management skills to enhance employee experience in a number of environments, from academia and government to public health non-profit and financial services.





Jami Monte, Treasurer

Jami is a self employed accountant working with small businesses in Toronto. Her interest in Organizational Development was sparked while working with a global holding company and experiencing the shifts in performance and culture following mergers and acquisitions.

She has a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Business from the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Outside of work, Jami can be found practicing and teaching yoga.






Kriti Singh, Board Member at Large

Kriti is a seasoned talent management and OD practitioner, working for most part in an Indian Fortune 500 Oil and Gas organization. She has led people development projects from the perspective of behavioral psychology and sustaining change during the times of transformation. Her expertise is in Talent Development, Leadership assessment and change management. She believes in the power of regular and continuous communication to mobilize people through change and has therefore published numerous thought leadership pieces during organization transformation exercises. She holds an MBA from India and an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, New York.

Kriti is also a Peter Drucker Forum finalist for 2018 having won accolades on her thoughts on “Keeping Humanity alive in the world of Artificial Intelligence”. She is a Subject Matter Expert for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), USA. She is also passionate about sustainable development and has carried out projects related to promoting education in lower income groups in India.


Past Presidents:

Kristen Thomason

iFly


Glennie Mercer

Glennie Mercer & Associates

Beth Allen
CamH

Fernando Lopez
Bridgspace Consulting Inc.

France Cloutier
Bergevin Cloutier & Associates

Larry Chester
Process Design Consultants Inc.


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