Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Benedictine University, Benedictine Hall 362
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: 630-829-6000 ext. 6229, 620-829-6208
Jim Ludema, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Organization Development at Benedictine University, an internationally recognized organizational consultant, and a Founding Owner of Appreciative Inquiry Consulting, a global firm that includes several of the world's leading thinkers and practitioners on appreciative inquiry. Jim has lived and worked in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America and has served as consultant to a variety of organizations in the profit, non-profit, and government sectors including BP, McDonald's, John Deere, Ameritech, Northern Telecom, Square D Company, Essef Corporation, Bell and Howell, Kaiser Permanente, World Vision, the City of Minneapolis, and many local and international NGOs. Jim's areas of expertise include appreciative inquiry, organizational redesign and whole system change, large group interventions, the people side of mergers and acquisitions, human motivation, and organizational storytelling.