The Northeast Ohio Organizational Development Connection (ODC)
2019 Program Dates
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.
Staying Hopeful and Resilient in Challenging Times
Join members and friends of the OD Connection for a session with Fr. Norm Douglas and Larry Vuillemin, co-founders of
Heart to Heart Communications
based in Akron, OH. Since 1990, over 30,000 persons have attended their programs in corporate and community settings, with a focus on the connection between the individual's inner and interpersonal development and the vitality and success of every business.
This session will discover and draw upon the inner resources and outer practices which facilitate lifelong renewal of the human spirit. It will address the sources of negativity and imbalance in daily life and work, and present ways to move yourself and your organization toward a more positive, solutions-oriented, and resilient approach.
Given the significance of 9/11, Norm will also share insights from his participation in commemorative events at the national memorial for Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Fr. Norm Douglas grew up in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from North High School in 1965. He majored in English at The University of Akron, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969. He attended Borromeo Seminary College and transferred to St. Mary Seminary receiving a Master of Divinity degree.
A native Akronite, Larry Vuillemin graduated from St. Vincent High School in 1966. He attended Notre Dame University on a football scholarship, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He also attended The University of Akron School of Law, graduating in 1973 as Valedictorian.
Long before "spirituality at work" became a buzz word, Larry and Fr. Norm sensed the importance of enriching lives at work. For the next several years, Larry and Fr. Norm developed unique programs for values-based leadership training. Today, Heart to Heart Communications is a well-known and respected organization that develops and offers work-related programs, community-wide events, retreats and corporate training.