Organization Development Network Recognizes Yasmeen Burns for Her Service

Washington, D.C., October 25, 2017 –  The Organization Development Network (OD Network) awarded Yasmeen Burns with the 2017 award for service to the OD Network. Ms. Burns was honored for her service to the organization during the annual OD Network Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The four-day conference featured organization development experts who spoke on issues affecting organizations, communities, and society at-large.

Ms. Burns is a Senior Principal at The Clearing, Inc., a management consulting firm in Washington D.C. and is an active member of the OD Network. Ms. Burns served as a Board Member of the OD Network from 2012-2015 and was Chair for the 2017 OD Network Conference. Ms. Burns is committed to shifting the field of Organization Development in a new era – an era focused on helping build an agile economy.

“Everyone who works with Yasmeen can attest to her focus on the people as the beating heart of an organization,” shared Tara Carcillo, President & CEO of The Clearing. “Her expertise is helping leaders and their people imagine what’s possible then to align their priorities to get the job done. Vision and execution is a rare combination in a leader, and Yasmeen is breaking new ground on both tracks.”

About The Clearing, Inc

The Clearing, Inc. is a management consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., specializing in strategy, change management, organization development, and leadership training. The Clearing helps private and public sector organizations anticipate, respond to, and adapt to changing environments.


About the Organization Development Network

The Organization Development Network was established in 1968 by founders in the field of organization development. OD Network leads the profession and its practitioners in creating effective, healthy organizations. Guided by clearly articulated values, principles, and ethical standards, the OD Network serves change agents by creating a global community for exchanging best practices, opportunities to interact with thought leaders, and access to leading edge practices, tools, and technologies. As a result, members create change and sustainable impact in today’s organizations, communities, and beyond.