Joanne Dias, Fellowship Curriculum Director and Senior Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

Joanne Dias is Fellowship Curriculum Director and co-faculty, and a Senior Faculty for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). She has worked in and with a variety of industries including healthcare, automotive, and education, with clients ranging from Fortune 500 multinationals to dynamic startup organizations. As part of her organizational development portfolio, Joanne has designed and delivered leadership programs in 12+ countries. She has also facilitated organizational change initiatives and trainings to support leadership capability development for individuals, cross-functional and executive teams to drive performance. Joanne has served as an executive coach to leaders to support individual development in a one-on-one environment to achieve significant business results. Joanne has lived and worked in the US, Europe, and the Middle East, and has worked with participants from six continents. Prior to joining the Center for Creative Leadership, Joanne was based in Germany and New York, as a principal consultant for a consulting firm specializing in agile leadership development.

Joanne joined The Carol Emmott Foundation in January of 2020 as Fellowship co-faculty and took the role of Fellowship Curriculum Director in 2021. As Fellowship Curriculum Director, Joanne leads the design and facilitation of the Fellowship, managing both the curriculum and experiences of fellows across their pivotal first year within the Fellowship.

Joanne also serves as a senior faculty member for CCL’s Societal Impact team. Her focus is designing and delivering customized leadership development programs for organizations in the public health, education, and non-profit sectors. Joanne utilizes her knowledge of organizational behavior, I/O Psychology, and business expertise to develop program designs tailored to each organization’s unique needs.

Joanne earned a B.A. in English, with minors in Psychology and Social Behavior and Business Management from the University of California, Irvine and an M.A. in I/O Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is also a Certified ScrumMaster®. Her areas of interest include leadership assessment and development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and individual and team coaching, and leading systems change initiatives. She is certified in 4MAT, WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ and the Center’s 360‐degree suite of assessments.

Joanne Dias