An advocate for theater as a means of social change
Dr. Joan Lancourt has 30+ years of experience managing in and consulting to national and international organizations in a variety of industries, government and non-profit sectors. Her expertise ranges from strategic planning, design and management of organizational/cultural change to implementation of a broad range of programs and policies. She spent 10 years as an Executive Coach in a Kennedy School Executive Development program, coaching EDs in the creation and implementation of strategic, outcome-based organizational change. She is co-author of Intentional Revolutions: A Seven Point Strategy for Transforming Organizations, which identifies critical success factors for making sustainable organizational change. She also authored a study of the effectiveness of the Alinsky community organizations, Confront or Concede: The Alinsky Citizen Action Organizations, and is author of multiple articles on organizational change, leadership development, and Human Resources. Now retired, Joan is focused on advocating for a significant increase of diversity, inclusion and equity at all levels of a theater's organization, especially at the board and decision-making levels, for greater board leadership, and for greater and more meaningful involvement of theater organizations in the multiple communities they serve.