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 monthly at various locations.

September Event

Engaging with Conflict and Mediation

Conflict, while often avoided, is not necessarily bad. In fact, conflict can be good for organizations because it encourages open-mindedness and helps avoid the tendency toward group think that many organizations fall prey to. The key is learning how to manage conflict effectively so that it can serve as a catalyst, rather than a hindrance, to organizational improvement.

Organizational conflict usually leads to a series of questions for those on both sides of any issue. Those questions can lead to new ideas and breakthroughs in thinking that can benefit individuals, departments and organizations. When there is no conflict, nothing changes. There is no need to question or challenge the status quo. Conflict represents an opportunity to reconsider, which can lead to breakthrough thinking.

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Join Us on Thursday, September 8, 2016!

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This topic will be developed and facilitated by Laurie Malone, Attorney and Mediator.   Laurie's background includes thirteen years of sales experience with Fortune 500 companies. Laurie developed her listening skills and problem solving techniques to help businesses pursue their goals. While she enjoyed her work with businesses, Laurie decided she wanted to do something more, something that mattered and made a difference in people's lives. So she chose to put her skills to work as a family law attorney, mediator, and conflict coach.


When: Thursday, September 8, 2016

5:30 PM  Networking and refreshments

6:00 - 8:00 PM  Program

Where: Cornerstone of Hope in Independence

5905 Brecksville Road

Independence, Ohio   44131



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