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.

Mindfulness in the Workplace

In today's hectic and dynamic world, mindfulness has become increasingly attractive to the mainstream American individual and organization. Individuals seek out mindfulness to keep them calm, focused, and flexible within stressful workplaces. These personal benefits, in turn, may have substantial organizational benefits.


About the Presenter

Christopher Lyddy, MCP, is a doctoral candidate in Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University. He studies mindfulness' impacts and integration within the workplace, specifically around resilient and reliable performance. His professional background includes research at the Brookings Institution and the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and coaching with MBA students. Previously he received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a Masters from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A mindfulness practitioner for 17 years, he has completed a training course in conducting mindfulness interventions taught by Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. He has also earned a professional certification from Case Western in Coaching for Intentional Development. organizational dynamics.


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