Practitioner, Researcher, Speaker
Fortune 500 companies, Government
Dr. Deat LaCour is an Industrial /Organizational Psychologist, Positive Psychology researcher, and practitioner. His teams have successfully advanced Appreciative Inquiry, Positive Deviance and Positive Organizational Scholarship with Multinational non-profit organizations. Dr. LaCour’s teams consult and work with CEOs, Executive Committees and top management teams of some of the world’s best-known companies to identify the business opportunities of participative change leadership to achieve lasting change in organizational performance and productivity.
Education and Professional Experience:
PhD, I/O Psychology • Masters of Science. Business and Industrial Management Counseling • 23 years career in Organizational Behavior, workforce management and Executive leadership • Direct experience and success leading, designing, and building curricula in Appreciative Inquiry, Change management and professional development programs • Conversant in peer-refereed and practitioner-Inspired organizational research and applied practice • Published researcher and author on Diversity Training and Diversity Programs • Direct experience teaching in Graduate HRM, Business, Management, and Executive Leadership Development programs • Member Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association
Areas of Interest:
Strength based methods and tools, Behavior change, Organizational Behavior, Self organizing change methods