Public Engagement

  • Faculty


    Lori is a consultant specializing in professional development for mid-level and senior managers. She has 20 years of experience in executive education, first as executive director of Columbia Business School’s Institute for Not-for-profit Management and member of Columbia’s Executive Education faculty, and then as an independent consultant. In these roles she has managed, designed and/or directed over 100 programs with over 2000 participants from community-based organizations, large regional organizations and public-sector institutions. She also served as a coach and facilitator in Columbia Business School’s Executive Education and Executive MBA Programs. In 2010 she founded Strategic Learning Associates to continue this work and related research and evaluation. 
    Lori has taught at the New School for Public Engagement since Fall 2013.  Courses include Organizational Assessment and Diagnosis, the Science and Art of Leadership Development, Management and Organizational Behavior, and Advanced Seminar in Organizational Change Management.
    Lori is known for her collaborative approach, engaging clients and program participants in both design and evaluation of the educational experiences she develops. She is valued for her broad knowledge of management, leadership, and adult learning theory and its practical applications at work. Recent clients include AHRC, Astor Services for Children and Families, Westchester Community Foundation and New York Community Trust.  Clients while at Columbia include Robin Hood Foundation, The After School Corporation, UJA-Federation, United Neighborhood Houses, Girl Scouts, Fire Department of New York, NYC Police Department, and US Department of Homeland Security. 
    Lori earned her EdD in Adult Learning and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation explored CEO succession and strategy development in the not-for-profit sector. She earned her Masters degree in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management and her BA from Brandeis University. 

    Current Courses:

    Advanced Management Seminar (Spring 2020)

    Advanced Seminar in Management (Spring 2019)

    Leadership Development (Spring 2019)

    Management & Org Behavior

    Org Assessment & Diagnosis