Diana C. Dale, Ph.D.

Diana C. Dale, Ph.D.

General Business Facilitator | Management

Dr. Diana C. Dale is the President of the Worklife Institute, a corporate change management, employee assistance, mediation and career transition program provider.  Since 1988, the Institute has provided its services out of its public Resource Center in the Galleria area of Houston, Texas and as a contractor for corporations and the public sector, providing organizational change, recruiting and outplacement advisement, conflict management, business ethics and employee assistance program services.  

Since 2007, Worklife Institute has been funded by the TRIAD program (Texas Resources for Iraq / Afghanistan Deployment), the Texas Veterans Commission and Bob Woodruff Foundation, for its Reentry and Worklife Transition Program serving Texas returning veterans and their families. Worklife Institute also provides consultation for other veteran service providers, companies hiring veterans and entrepreneurship initiatives. She partners with ESGR (Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve) in its Hero2Hired program, preparing veterans to become successful corporate employees and serves as a mentor for Houston area veterans interested in starting their own businesses. 

Dr. Dale held senior technical and management positions in the engineering and energy industries before founding the Worklife Institute.  She earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts from Stanford University, has a Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry in Corporate Chaplaincy, did post-doctoral research at the UT Health Science Center in Occupational Health and Safety / Management Policy Science and has a Ph.D. in Organizational Change Management. Dr. Dale is a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator (TMCA) and has licenses as an engineering geologist and clinical employee counselor.   

She serves on a number of boards, is outgoing Chair of the Organizational Conflict Management section of the international Association for Conflict Resolution, serves as Executive Director for the National Institute of Business and Industrial Chaplains and was Co-chair of the Ethics Committee of The Houston Employee Assistance Professionals Association.


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