Practitioner, Researcher, Speaker
For-profit Business (Corporate), Government
Dr. LaCour is Industrial-Organizational Psychologist and faculty member of the Graduate program for Masters in Organizational Development at American University in Washington, D.C. He also holds an appointment as an Adjunct Professor for the Graduate program in Human Resource Development at Towson University in Baltimore Maryland. He is a senior practitioner and Lab Dean for the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science. Dr. LaCour served as a subject matter expert and human systems consultant/coach focusing on Applied Behavioral Science, Complex systems change, experiential learning methods, Systems awareness, Systems thinking, learning methodologies and performance assessment.
Dr. LaCour is an internationally published author and presenter. His latest research focused work is the book “Diversity Training: Expand on Strengths or Minimize Deficits”. He has collaborated with client-organization on projects for performance improvement or climate/culture change in Fortune 100 and Nonprofit client-organizations. He has presented and lectured internationally on Group Dynamics, Organizational Behavior and Strength-based methods for planned change. In addition, he is a trained in Evidence-based Executive coaching and employs tools and methods for psychological testing, evaluation, and assessment. The NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science certified him in Appreciative Inquiry for Organizational Development.
His expertise includes helping organizations on Psychology applied to work, how to address complex & “wicked” related to enterprise-wide transformation, foster cognitive & behavioral shifts for performance improvement, design and implement organizational learning strategies, develop performance measurement tools, and advance data sciences to interpret patterns and trends in “big data”. He is currently working on designing tools and techniques underperforming inclusion tactics. He has consulted to a variety of information technology, business services, industrial and governmental organizations. Dr. LaCour is a member of the American Psychological Association (SIOP and Division 14), the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology
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