Danielle Zandee is Professor of Sustainable Organizational Development at Nyenrode Business University. She is part of Nyenrode's Faculty Research Center for Entrepreneurship, Governance & Stewardship.
Zandee received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University. She studies and facilitates organizational change processes that enable the emergence of sustainable enterprise. She designs and facilitates OD processes in which action learning and action research approaches are often combined with an appreciative stance. She also teaches about the dynamics of organizational change in Executive Education programs.
Based on her work experience, Zandee is hopeful about the possibilities for a beneficial role of business in society. She started her career with the Royal/Dutch Shell Group where she worked in Human Resources and in OD & Training. She has facilitated organizational change initiatives in the United States, in South Africa and in the Netherlands for companies such as IBM, Verizon and the Dutch water company Vitens. At Case Western Reserve University she collaborated with David Cooperrider and others in a number of Appreciative Inquiry initiatives and taught in the Masters in Positive OD and Change Program (MPOD).
Zandee is an associate of the Taos Institute and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. She recently served on the Executive Board of the ODC Division of the Academy of Management.