Office: Traurig Library, Lower Level
Waves of Change Partnership:
During the past 20 years, Dr. Mroz has been a Co-Founder and Partner (with his wife) in Waves of Change Partnership, an Organizational Development Consulting firm. His consulting engagements have included organizations across industries including GE, Ford Motor Company, Alcoa Aerospace, Apple Computer, Dominos Pizza, KPMG, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, and many other large and small firms alike. He has also worked extensively in the not-for-profit sector, working with schools, churches, and numerous other organizations. Most of his work in both sectors has been in the areas of Change Management, Leadership Development, Strategy Development, Instructional Design, Innovation, and Executive Coaching.
Also, during this time frame, he worked extensively with the Competing Values Framework focusing on Innovation and Organizational Learning/change, and more recently with the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship, a research-based effort identifying the positive attributes and successful undertakings of organizations and individuals resulting in extraordinary outcomes. Both efforts are affiliated with the University of Michigan.
Mazda Motor Manufacturing (USA Corp)
He was an internal Professional for Mazda where he developed and launched their Leadership Development Program in a 3,500 person automotive plant in Michigan.
Educational Data Systems
Mroz was a Senior Consultant with Educational Data Systems, a technical training firm, where he oversaw teams of consultants working in organizations such as General Motors Corp., Dominos Pizza, General Dynamics, and many other large and small organizations.
Public Secondary Education
Prior to entering the Private Sector he worked as a High School teacher, Guidance counselor, and internal consultant.
Dr. Mroz’s approach to education and learning is based on adult learning theory and practice, which utilizes a real-life, pragmatic approach, along with innovative methods and current research findings related to the topic(s) of focus. His teaching preference and philosophy is based on the use of dialogue to engage learners along with applicable case studies, media, and problem-resolution techniques. He focuses on truly engaging students in the learning process, trying to maximize differing learning methods to impact the various learning styles. Active engagement is the key and this means trying new and differing approaches including participatory activities/approaches, experiential learning, dialogue, and the use of differing forms of media.
He values due diligence in research, learning, and believes in quality programming where students and learners are totally engaged, and in turn share their respective insights with others so that we are all learning together.
Mroz is a native of Michigan and lived there most of his life, moved to Nantucket Island for six years, and finally ended up in Connecticut with his wife Susan. They presently live in Milford, Conn. He has one son who continues to live in Michigan and is an Electrical Engineer. Dr. Mroz is an avid sailor, and also enjoys running, tennis, golf, movies and reading.
After attaining his Ph.D., Dr. Mroz served as an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan for eight years prior to coming to Post University. He started at Post as the Academic Program Manager in the MBA program, and recently became the Dean of School of Business.
Positive Organizational Scholarship Leaps into the World of Work. Book Chapter in
progress for upcoming Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work. Publisher: Oxford
University Press (Series in Positive Psychology). (08)
Leading for Total Engagement through Positive Organizational Scholarship, Oxford
Library of Psychology – published electronically. (08)
Creating Competitive Advantage through Employee Engagement. Research and Article
in Strategy Magazinein collaboration. (April-May 07).
Collective/Collaborative Leadership – Long Overdue, Research and Article for
Consulting Today(March-April 07) Issue.
Extraordinary Teams: Beyond High Performance, Research and Article in Strategy
Magazinein collaboration. (March 07).
Making it Happen: Stories from Inside the Workplace, Chapter on “Manufacturing
Reengineering at Ford: A flexible strategy for introducing Organizational Learning.”
Pegasus Communications. (1999)
Ford’s Flexible Strategy for Introducing Organizational Learning. (June- July, 1998) The Systems Thinker, Pegasus Communications, Volume 9, Number 5.