Posts by Cathy Royal
Cathy L. Royal, PhD, is the owner and senior consultant in the Royal Consulting Group ( She is a System and Organization Development scholar/practitioner, coach and educator with specialties in organization development, education, leadership, diversity, and Appreciative Inquiry (AI). She presented her work on Affirmative Identity, Gender, and Appreciative Inquiry at the 2009 AI World Summit on peace and social sustainability. Royal developed the Quadrant Behavior Theory (QBT) ©, a dynamic theory that supports inclusion and social justice. She served as the Dean of Community Affairs and Multicultural Development at Phillips Academy, Andover MA. She is a member of the OD Network, a Ken Benne Scholar and member Emeritus for the Institute for Applied Behavioral Science (NTL). She has been honored by the US Congress for her work in gender and equality. She serves as an adjunct faculty member at Colorado Technical University in the Doctor of Management program. Dr. Royal’s most recent publications are Appreciative Inquiry as an Organization Development and Diversity Process in The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change (2nd ed, 2014) and she was one of the editors of the Handbook for Strategic HR. She is the President of the Zonta Club of Prince George’s County (


4 Questions to Improve Diversity in Your Organization

By | Posted Jul 30, 2014

What is your organization doing about inclusion and diversity?  No matter what your response, there is definitely more to consider in this era of immigration, […]