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Ghazala Ovaice

Ghazala Ovaice

Director, Talent and Organization Effectiveness Consulting at Abbott Laboratories
Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Biography

Ghazala Ovaice, Ph.D., Director of Global Organization Development (OD) at Abbott where she leads the OD center of excellence by providing consulting for strategic performance needs with specific concentration in culture change, change management, M&A, employee engagement, organization design, and organization research. Her research interests include trust in the workplace, cross-cultural issues in work related values, and the relationship of organization culture and performance. Her background is in Organization Development (OD), Organization Research, Leadership Development, and Evaluation. As a result of her educational, corporate, and consulting experiences she has worked in the healthcare, consulting, and non-profit educational industries.

Ghazala received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in Human Resource Development with a concentration in OD and Evaluation. She also earned a MS in Industrial Relations with a concentration in Training & OD from Loyola University Chicago and her BS is in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the UIUC. She maintains a connection to academia through professional organizations, guest lecturing, and teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Benedictine University, the UIUC, and the University of Minnesota. She also volunteers with several non-for-profit organizations.

Research/Scholarship

Education

Year Degree Institution
2001 PhD, Human Resource and Organization Development University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1996 MS, Human Resources & Industrial Relations, Training & Organization Development Loyola University of Chicago
1994 BS, Industrial Organizational Psychology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

 Trust in the workplace, cross-cultural issues in work related values, and the relationship of organization culture and performance

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