As a practitioner scholar, Dr. Dale E. Hartz, bridges the worlds of practice and academia.  In addition to being the CEO/CLO of OSI, he works in academia as a Research Advisor in the Doctor of Management program at Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management and an Adjunct Professor at Walsh University teaching Sustainability Achieved through Organizational Change and Development.  Dale is also the Executive Director of Better Future Facilitators, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that works with high potential homeless people to enable them to start businesses and become social entrepreneurs.

Dale's corporate background includes nearly 10 years with a multi-billion dollar global industrial manufacturer and 15 years in the franchising industry.  His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Management and Marketing from Walsh University, a Master of Science degree in Positive Organization Development from Case Western Reserve University, and a Doctorate in Management from Case Western Reserve University.  His current research focus is on Human Transformation, Healthy Engagement, and Triple Bottom Line Leadership:
- Leadership influences on employee engagement and well-being

  during leadership transitions
- Sustainable business models and strategies that utilize triple bottom line

- Collaborations between private sector organizations, NGOs, and    

   governmental organizations to benefit diverse stakeholders and  solve

   social issues


According to Dale, best of all, he has a perfect partner in everything he does, his perfect wife Karen!