Principal ConsultantCompany: Essential Conversations Group
Role: Session Presenter
Session: The Power of Narrative in Building Engaged, Inclusive Communities (S4 - K )
Dominic J. Perri is principal consultant of Essential Conversations Group, a consulting firm based in Chicago. Dominic is a nationally recognized consultant who has provided change management support, strategic planning, leadership development, and board development to over 100 organizations in more than 25 states.
A sample of his recent projects includes:
- Diversity Assessment and Strategy Development for the United Way of Central Indiana, Dot Foods and University of Kentucky
- Developed and led change management processes for Randstad Corporation, DePaul University, Spherion Corporation and Muscular Dystrophy Association
- Designed and delivered leadership training programs for CareerBuilder, McKesson Specialty Health, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Loyola University-Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Dominic recently co-authored a national study of strategic planning practices among nonprofits, published in the journal Strategy and Leadership. He has presented at numerous national conferences and spoke across the U.S. on topics including building high-performing teams and managing people of different generations.
Dominic is certified in Center for Creative Leadership Benchmarks® 360 Suite, Covey 7 Habits and Leading Generations, and Human Synergistics Organizational Culture Inventory. He is in the process of earning the Certified Change Management Professional™ from the Association of Change Management Professionals. He also has extensive experience in developing and analyzing surveys and focus groups working at research centers at the University of Maryland and Georgetown University.
Dominic is a certified executive coach whose clients include university presidents, corporate CEOs and national religious leaders. He has served as adjunct faculty at DePaul University and has been a member of the board of directors of the Organization Development Network of Chicago.
He holds a B.S. in physics from The Catholic University of America as well as an M.A. in both sociology and economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition to his professional work, Dominic enjoys cooking, Renaissance Italian art and European soccer. He lives with his wife, Patricia, and their two daughters in Elmhurst, Ill.