Lisa Zweber-Smith

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy MGM Resorts International

Lisa Zweber-Smith serves as the Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy for MGM Resorts International where she uses her Organization Development expertise and systems thinking to drive behavior change leading to increased engagement, customer satisfaction and profitability. She is passionate about driving productive change through the application of cutting edge approaches that produce lasting impact. After spending more than a decade working in a variety of multi-national organizations all over the world, Lisa launched her own consulting firm that she successfully ran for more than 10 years, consulting to a variety of Fortune 500 companies on building leadership capability and increasing organizational efficiency and effectiveness.


As co-author of the Implementation Effectiveness Handbook, Lisa shared her expertise on implementing large scale change projects and building change capability. In her current role at MGM Resorts International, she brings her extensive OD, change management and leadership development experience to the field of Diversity & Inclusion where she is focused on building an inclusive environment where leaders attract, select, develop, evaluate and retain diverse talent.


Lisa holds an MSOD from the Grazadio Business School at Pepperdine University, an MA in HRD/OD from the University of St. Thomas and a BS in Business Administration. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Organization Behavior, where the focus of her research is building an inclusive environment. Lisa has taught Change Leadership in the Executive MBA program at Notre Dame, Diversity & Inclusion at UNLV and currently serves as adjunct faculty for Pepperdine University, helping to prepare the OD consultants of the future.


Main Conference Day One

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

1:30 PM Using Design Thinking to Leverage Diversity of Thought and Drive Innovation

The pace of organizational change is at an all-time high and the only way to keep up is to identify new and creative solutions to today's challenges. Leveraging diversity of thought allows an organization to optimize employee's unique backgrounds and experiences to drive Innovation. Hear how one organization is using Design Thinking to spark new ways of thinking to solve pain points and capitalize on new opportunities.

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