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Linda Honold, Ph.D. - Fielding Graduate University. Milwaukee, WI, US

Linda Honold, Ph.D.

Public Trustee | Fielding Graduate University


Dr. Honold has over 25 years experience developing systems, networks, and organizations for higher impact



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Fielding, Social Justice and Your Career Social Justice, the Search for Equality




With a background in nonprofit leadership, politics, and corporate management, Linda Honold has over 25 years experience developing systems, networks, and organizations for higher impact. She has varied expertise in assessing situations from a macro/systemic viewpoint and working with people of diverse opinions and perspectives to envision, plan for and move into an ideal future.

Linda has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a Master of Science in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, where she serves on the Board of Trustees. She is the author of two books Developing Employees Who Love to Learn: Tools, Strategies, and Programs for Promoting Learning at Work and Organizational DNA: Diagnosing Your Organization for Increased Effectiveness and numerous articles. Her most recent publications are “Weaving an Impactful Network” co-authored with Anne Summers, Executive Director of the Brico Fund and “Grassroots in New Soil: A Case Study of Year Round Civic Engagement in Milwaukee Wisconsin”.

Linda is an advisor to the Brico Fund’s Democracy program, focusing on development of capacities, strategies, and leverage opportunities to strengthen the civic engagement arena in Wisconsin.

Industry Expertise (3)


Corporate Leadership


Areas of Expertise (6)

Nonprofit Leadership


Corporate Development

System Development

Organizational Change

Team Building

Accomplishments (1)

Institute for Social Innovation Fellow (professional)

Fielding Graduate University

Education (3)

Fielding Graduate University: PhD, Human and Organizational Systems 1999

University of Wisconsin - Madison: MS, Industrial Relations 1987

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire: BA, Political Science 1980

Affiliations (1)

  • Vision in Action : Social Sector Entrepreneur

Articles (3)

Weaving an impactful network

The Foundation Review

2013 This case study examines the development of systems, structures, tools, and processes created in a cross-sector network of nonprofits. The evolution of the Brico Fund's funding strategy is juxtaposed with the development of the network, revealing a unique ...

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Reflective Notes: a tool for individual and team learning

Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal

2006 The purpose of this paper is to identify and delineate a practical tool that assists teams in organizations and the individuals in those teams in reflecting and learning from their own conversations Design/methodology/approach-For more than three years, the ...

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A review of the literature on employee empowerment

Empowerment in Organizations

1997 “Employee empowerment” as a term is frequently used in management circles. In practice, however, it is a daunting effort to find an exact definition of it. There are hundreds of articles on the topic. Some attempt their own definition; others expect that the reader already ...

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