The Northeast Ohio Organizational Development Connection (ODC) 

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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. Check out our 2014 changes to program and fee structure.

August Event

Unleashing Hidden Potential: The Missing Pieces of the OD Puzzle

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Join Us in Welcoming Dr. Param Srikantia on Thursday, August 13, 2015!

5:30 - 6pm: Networking and Refreshments

6 to 8:00pm: Programming

 

I planned for a career in organizational development from the time I was sixteen and acquired the equivalent of four Master's Degrees and a Ph.D. in Organizational Studies. After spending 14 years in graduate school, I began to explore non-Western traditions and discovered that they had much to offer to our understanding of unleashing the deeply hidden potential of individuals, organizations and communities. Because of an educational system that was not equipped to tap into the genius of non-Western knowledge, I had remained blissfully ignorant of these alternative approaches to breakthroughs in individual and organizational effectiveness. In this session, I will introduce participants to these paradigm shifting ideas that they may never encounter in formal university curriculum in the organizational studies but which could, nevertheless, dramatically increase their effectiveness as practitioners of OD.

 

About the Author and Program Leader:
Dr. Param Srikantia, a Professor in the Division of Business Administration at Baldwin Wallace College, is a former television host in India who knows the art of entertaining and energizing a live audience! Param published his book "The Architecture of Human Greatness" based on a five year research study, talking to thousands of people from around the world about extraordinary moments in their life. Param has authored over 35 scholarly papers in Management, Organizational Behavior, and Globalization that he has published or presented at conferences in the United States, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University and Master's Degrees in Business Administration, Human Resources and Organizational Psychology. Param has worked for the World Bank Group, Arthur Andersen, the Unilever Group, the American Cyanamid Company, Lederle Laboratories and the Tata Group of Companies. He has taught as Lead Faculty at the Weatherhead School of Management, at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and as Visiting Faculty at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Washington D.C. He has also taught at the business program at the University of Iowa in the U.S., at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute in India and FAE Business School in Brazil.



When: Thursday, August 13, 2015

5:30 - 8:00 pm

Where: Baldwin Wallace University

275 Eastland Rd.

Room #215, Kamm Hall

Berea, Ohio   44017

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