Julie Benesh



Julie Benesh

Department Chair

  • Associate Professor

  • Campus:
  • Online
IO/Business Psychology, Organization Leadership, Behavioral Economics
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 325 N Wells St Chicago IL 60654
Office 728
325 N Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Julie Benesh, PhD, MFA, SPHR has consulted to various industries for over 20 years while also spending more than a decade leading the Organizational Development function in an academic medical center and serving as practitioner faculty in their Health Systems Management (HSM) program. In her OD capacity she developed organizational leaders, talent, systems, and teams to support culture change and associated financial turnaround, infrastructure transformation, stakeholder satisfaction, and employee engagement. Prior to entering the healthcare industry Julie held a senior management position with a Chicago social service agency and worked as an educational researcher at the University of Illinois. Julie holds a certificate in organizational interventions from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. She presents frequently at global, national, and regional conferences including International Leadership Association (ILA), Academy of Management (AOM), OD Network (ODN), and Council for Adult and Experiential and Learning (CAEL).

Education History
Degree Institution
PhD MA Human and Organizational Systems Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California
MFA Creative Writing- Fiction Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC
MS Management & Organizational Behavior Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
BA English Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Program Chair ODN/C (Chicago Regional Organizational Development Network)
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Business/IO Psychology Organizational Psychology
Career/Workplace Issues Career Development
Employee Development
Employee Engagement
Employee Motivation
Human Resource Management
Organizational Behavior Management
Organizational Diversity
Performance Management
Title Location Date
Exploring Synergies Among Online, Adult, and Workplace Learning. CAEL Conference Cleveland, OH 11/18
Authenticity at a distance Leading Authentically in Virtual Work Settings. ILA Conference West Palm Beach, FL 10/18
Ethical Leadership. ILA Conference West Palm Beach, FL 10/18
What the world needs now: Creating a mentoring culture that works. ILA Conference West Palm Beach, FL 10/18
Virtual OD. ODN Conference Alexandria, VA 10/18
OD & Behavioral Economics. ODN Conference Alexandria, VA 10/18
Using design thinking in the transformative learning of scholar-practitioners. TCSPP Thought Leaders Series Webinar 10/18
Beyond "Great Post." TCS Digital Teaching & Learning Conference Chicago, IL 10/18
Framing online learning: Practicing what we teach. Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference Chicago, IL 8/18
Caring at a distance: Cultivating a virtual-friendly mindset. TCSPP Interprofessional Conference Webinar 5/18
Who Are online students, really? Redefining the learner. CAEL Conference San Diego, CA 11/17
Pan-Disciplinary OD. ODN Conference Chicago, IL 10/17
Pan-Diciplinary Leadership. Academy of Management Teaching & Learning Conference Atlanta, GA 8/17
Stronger from the inside out: Developing introversion in extraverted individuals and teams. Association for Psychological Type International Salt Lake City, UT 7/17
Taking Type to the next level. Association for Psychological Type International Miami, FL 7/15
What if every community were a learning community? CAEL Conference Chicago, IL 11/14
Question and Answer
What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?

Be open to transformation!

Professional Skills
Employee Development/engagement/motivation, Leadership, Management Assessment/Coaching