The Northeast Ohio Organizational Development Connection (ODC) 

OD Connection – at the Center of Change
We are a leading OD professional development organization in Northeast Ohio promoting effective practices and philosophies. We offer practitioners, students, and interested parties opportunities to:
  • Create a learning community 
  • Advance their knowledge and skills
  • Network and support one another 
  • Share effective OD experiences.

We meet as often as somebody is willing to develop a program, at various locations.

Disruption, Innovation, and Nature's Wisdom


We invite you to join us for an event that will be co-facilitated by Argerie Vasilakes and Sally Breyley Parker, co-founders of TimeZero Enterprises. 


Nearly all businesses are experiencing disruptions of some sort. The stakes seem higher than ever--financially, socially, environmentally and politically. Traditional structures, processes and mindsets we have used to run enterprises are now getting in the way of fulfilling our purposes and gaining competitive advantage.


Yet, the potential to deal with these challenges resides in our organizations.  Surprisingly, that potential emerges from organizational dynamics that often pose perplexing dilemmas: Do you keep what works or do you innovate? Do you reward individuals or teams? Do you respond to data or to your gut instinct?  


Sally and Argerie have found that such tensions correspond to the evolutionary dynamics in natural ecosystems. After all, nature has been successfully designing for agility and innovation for more than 3 billion years! A Flourishing Living Systems approach to organization development, design, and strategy helps people participate in the evolution of their organizations.



In this 2-hour hands-on setting you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of a Flourishing Living Systems approach to organization.
  • Discover generative tensions that influence your organization's ability to evolve.
  • Identify nature-inspired steps to take in your OD work.



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This is a free event. Space is limited. Please register by Friday, April 26

Tuesday, April 30, 2018

5:30 PM Networking and refreshments

 6:00 - 8:00 PM Program

Argerie Vasilakes and Sally Breyley Parker are co-founders of TimeZero Enterprises, an organization development, strategy and design consulting firm that partners with organizations and communities to help them flourish as living systems.  

Argerie is a former senior leader in industry who pioneered innovative practices for sustainability leadership, led global culture change projects, and used living systems principles in teams to help expand market share in a competitive industry. She co-authored, "Transforming Ourselves to Transform our Organizations," (The OD Practitioner, 2017.) Argerie is board president of Lake Erie Institute and co-designer of their Masters program in Ecological Leadership.


Sally has helped business, nonprofit, governmental, and academic organizations improve performance, culture, health and well-being for more than 30 years. She was a founding partner and President of The Arris Group, one of the largest commercial interior architectural and design firms in northeast Ohio where she led teams to assess changing organizational and physical space needs and develop plans to optimize organizational and facility effectiveness.


Meeting Location

5629 State Road
Parma, OH 441



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