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.

Whose Facilitation Is It Anyway?

Using Improv In Your Change Work


Improv is a team sport (not to be confused with stand-up comedy).  The change work we do is also a team sport. Improv encourages flexibility, listening, and "being in the moment", all of which serve change work.


In this fully participative session, you will experience the power of Improv to enhance mindfulness, build trust and help any team be generative. You'll get ideas for creative or energizing games and activities you can use with participants to help improve their creativity and openness to new ideas.  

Your facilitators attended an Improv series together in 2016 and are excited to collaborate in showing you simple and evocative techniques.


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

5:30 PM Networking and refreshments

 6:00 - 8:00 PM Program

Amy Cosgrove has been a learning professional for 15 years. With a BA in Psychology, she earned an M.Ed. in Adult Learning & Development and made a transition from non-profit to corporate learning in 2012. Currently Amy is the Learning & Development partner at Experient, a meeting and event planning organization in Twinsburg. She has participated in local improv classes and done extensive research on how it can be utilized in business and learning programs. She loves to experiment in the classroom with improv techniques to promote engagement and creativity.

Elizabeth Pugel has over 15 years of experience as a Training and Development Leader, Elizabeth has a successful track record of building in-depth client relationships, developing future leaders and inspiring innovative change cultures in various industries and companies. Since she was a young girl, she has been passionate about the theater and as an adult found Improv to be an invigorating balance between personal growth and professional expansion.

Sarah Spengler has been using Improv only recently but has been doing OD work locally as both an internal and external change consultant for over 20 years.  She has her Masters in OD from CWRU and is a life-long learner and explorer.  She currently works at MetroHealth as a Disruptive Innovation Maven and maintains Grace Partners, LLC as an independent consulting and coaching practice.

Meeting Location

MetroHealth Old Brooklyn Health Center

4229 Pearl Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44109

The session will be held in Room T-65.  Come in the main circular drive entrance and follow the signs Park in the deck across from the building (at a cost) or park in the CVS or Walgreens parking lots or on the street nearby.



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