Lecturer | Speaker
As a lecturer and speaker, Diana brings her work and research to life with stories and exercises that demonstrate the power relationships have over the success of leaders and their firms.
- Speaking Engagements. Diana is a highly acclaimed, international speaker on how relationships affect leadership, conflict, organizational learning, and organizational change. She has spoken at large conferences and corporate audiences, addressing executives, managers, physicians, strategists, social entrepreneurs, and consultants.
- Guest Lecturer. Diana has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Law School, Columbia’s Executive Education Program, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program. In the 1990’s, she served for three years as a lecturer at the Organizational Studies program at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, teaching both masters and doctoral students.
Education | Associations
Early on, Diana’s interest in systems change spawned an interdisciplinary bent that shaped both her undergraduate and graduate education.
- Boston University. As an undergraduate, Diana created an independent study that combined Political Science, American Studies, and Writing at Boston University. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Writing in America in 1973.
- Harvard University. As a masters and doctoral student, Diana attended an innovative cross-disciplinary program in Consulting Psychology at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. While there, she began her collaboration with Chris Argyris and Don Schön, who together originated the idea of organizational learning.
Diana is a founding member of the Society for Organizational Learning and a member of the Academy of Management and the American Psychological Association.