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David A. Shore

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    Doctor of Philosophy, Education/Strategy, Southern Illinois University

PDP Instructor David Shore

David A. Shore, PhD, is a recognized authority on innovation, managing change initiatives, strategic planning, and gaining competitive advantage. Throughout his career, Shore has worked to combine research, consulting, and teaching to build constructive links between theory and practice. He serves as a lecturer at Harvard Extension School. He is the former distinguished professor of innovation and change at Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (China) and is adjunct professor of organizational development and change at the School of Business, University of Monterrey, (Mexico). Shore is a faculty member of The Governance Institute and Executive in Residence at Enable East in the United Kingdom. He is a founding member of the McKinsey & Company Implementation Advisory Board. He has held visiting professorships including in Amsterdam, Santiago, and Shanghai and has consulted on six continents.

Previously, Shore spent two decades at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where he served as associate dean. As executive director of the School’s Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education, he founded and directed Forces of Change; The Trust Initiative; and the Certificate Program on Launching and Leading Successful Change Initiatives. His books include Launching and Leading Successful Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations: (Jossey-Bass); Forces of Change: New Strategies for the Evolving Health Care Marketplace (Jossey-Bass); and High Stakes: The Critical Role of Stakeholders in Health Care, (Oxford University Press). In 2015 he was recognized as a Top Thought Leader in Trust by Trust Across America – Trust Around the World; he has also been recognized multiple times for distinguished teaching performance by Harvard Extension School. Shore was chosen to deliver two Harvard Lectures That Last and a TEDx Talk.  In 2017 he was awarded a doctorate fellowship from the Academy of Multi-Skills (United Kingdom). Between 2019-2021 he served as senior consultant on innovation at the United Nations.

Never known to simply “admire the problem,” Shore provides executable advice, inspiring leaders and organizations to gain a unique and adaptable competitive advantage.

Programs David Teaches

Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives: Mastery Session
Beyond Strategic Planning: From Implementation to Sustainment