Chief People Officer, Relativity
Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program
BiographyDorie Ellzey Blesoff currently serves as Chief People Officer for Relativity, a rapidly-growing e-discovery software development company based in Chicago. Before she began this lap in her career track, Dorie ran her own independent consulting practice that focused on developing leaders and designing and implementing sustainable strategic and culture change. In that capacity, she worked primarily with family-owned businesses, non-profits and healthcare organizations. Prior to that her work as an internal HR/OD professional in healthcare, manufacturing and professional services enabled her to hone in on her areas of most passion: learning and change!
Dorie utilizes practical approaches and tools to help leaders imagine and create desired change in their organizations. Through partnering with key stakeholders she has helped to design and serve as faculty for middle management and executive leadership development programs. She has also established corporate universities in companies of varying size in multiple industries. She facilitates a variety of participatory processes that embody her watchword phrase, “people are more committed to what they help to create.” Examples include: appreciative inquiry, scenario planning, and world café dialogues.
In her current role as a strategic HR leader, she contributes to the evolution of a healthy culture in an organization growing from start-up to mid-size. Her oversight includes ensuring values are weighed equally with technical talent and encouraging learning and continuous improvement throughout the employment life cycle. With an HR vision to promote a “happy, healthy and engaged workplace community,” she finds many opportunities to connect MSLOC topics and colleagues to help with the learning curves.
Dorie has served as Adjunct Faculty in the School of Education and Social Policy’s Learning & Organizational Change curriculum since 1996. In addition to MSLOC 441, she teaches a course at the undergraduate level, “Learning Organizations for Complex Environments.”
Dorie’s academic background includes a Masters in Organization Development from Loyola University, Chicago, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Religion from American University.
|1995||MS, Organization Development||Loyola University-Chicago|
|1974||BA, Political Science, Religion||American University|
|2013 - Current||
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