Stanley Deetz


Stanley Deetz, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Graduate School; a President’s Teaching Scholar; Director of the Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration and Creative Governance and Peace and Conflict Studies Program; and Managing Director for Institutional Change for the Center for STEM Learning at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is author/co-author of over 140 scholarly articles and author/editor of twelve books on collaborative interaction and organizational change. As a consultant for several agencies and businesses he works with the design of communication processes for cross-functional and multi-party decision making and continuous improvement change processes. He has served as a Senior Fulbright Scholar and is a National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar and an International Communication Association Past-President and Fellow. He has lectured and worked on projects in twenty-one countries.

Speaking Topics

Choosing Collaboration Over Negotiation
Understanding Conflict Systems and Intervention
Getting It: Making Dialogue Work

Bibliography & Video

Leading Organizational Through Transitions, Sage PublicationsTransforming Communication/Transforming Business, Hampton Press.


Ph.D. in Interpersonal Communication
Award winning author

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