Professor Kurz is an expert on organizational learning and leadership development. His research and practice focuses on improving collaborative performance enabling effective strategy execution. Dr. Kurz has advised global organizations such as Coca-Cola, J&J, Colgate Palmolive, General Mills and MasterCard on innovative learning and leadership development strategies. His research covers organizational behavior topics such as leadership, team performance, and enabling digital value chain transformation. Dr. Kurz has worked on performance improvement projects for a wide range of industries and clients covering technical, process, and human capital perspectives. His experience spans global organizational cultures in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
He is a former Director at Wharton Executive Education and was the founding Director of Wharton’s Center for Learning Leadership. Dave has over 27 years of experience working with fortune-class global companies in operations, strategy and talent development. He has been a Principal Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture.
Dr. Kurz currently holds a faculty appointment as a clinical professor in the management department of Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, where he is a leader in developing the school’s capabilities in experiential learning. Dave has previously served as a Principal and Vice President of Learning Design for the critically recognized education and strategy firm CorpU. Additionally, he lectures at the University of Pennsylvania, has lead experiential programs for Wharton Executive Education, and has delivered invited talks on organizational learning strategy at the ATD Global Congress. He was recently a featured speaker at the e-Learning 3.0 conference, and has moderated a panel on learning technology in business at the World Economic Forum. He is the author of “Leading the Digital Supply Chain” featured in the Routledge publication entitled The Internet of People, Things and Services: Workplace Transformations. He is also the co-author of The Digital Supply Chain Transformation Guide: Essential Metrics, published by the Center for Global Enterprise’s Digital Supply Chain Institute. He serves a Board Member for the CGE’s African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative Program.
Dr. Kurz is a Fellow of the Institute for Strategic Leadership at Drexel LeBow and a Research Fellow at the Digital Supply Chain Institute. He holds Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.