Connie Gersick

Senior Research Associate, Lansberg, Gersick and Associates
Connie Gersick, Ph.D. was a professor of Human Resources and Organizational behavior at UCLA.’s Graduate School of Management for seventeen years. Currently, she is preparing a book on women’s adult development (based on the life histories of 40 women leaders in business, social services, and the arts) and co-authoring a study on Women in Asian Enterprise Families. Her research interests include human change and adaptation processes; professional relationships and careers; and the effects of time and deadlines on work and learning. She has won a number of national awards for her publications on group work and change processes.
Dr. Gersick was the founding faculty director of the Women’s Leadership Institute, an executive education workshop at UCLA. She continues to teach high potential women from all over the world through UCLA’s custom programs for CitiGroup, as well as through the Owners’ Forum, a German-Arab family business conference held yearly in the Middle East. She has taught adult development, organizational behavior and theory, field research, and group effectiveness, for MBA and doctoral students, and in executive training for such groups as Simmons’ “Leading Edge”  program, the Head Start-Johnson and Johnson Management Fellows Program, the Los Angeles City Government, and the Reardon Programs for outstanding minority high school and college students. She earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Yale University, where, before entering graduate studies, she was Director of the Office on the Education of Women. Connie worked as assistant to the inaugural director of that office for the first year of co-education in Yale College.
Dr. Gersick lives in Hamden, Connecticut with her husband, Kelin. They have a son and daughter (both Yale and Branford College grads), a daughter-in-law and son-i9n-law, and three grandchildren.
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