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Diane M. Gayeski, Ph.D. is internationally recognized as a scholar, consultant, futurist, and educator in strategic communication and learning.  Dr. Gayeski provides personal consultation and presentations to executives and professionals in human resources, training, employee communications, and external communications.  For larger projects, she carefully chooses a team of associates who complement and extend her expertise.  She is the author of more than 100 articles and fourteen books, some of which are the principal texts used in undergraduate, graduate and corporate curricula in corporate communication, human resources, and instructional systems design.


Dr. Gayeski is Dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College where she has been Professor of Strategic Communication since 1979.  She's also been an adjunct graduate professor of Instructional and Performance Technology for the online Master's degree program at Boise State University, and is an active contributor and journal editor for major professional societies. Her work and ideas have been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Corporate University Review, Training Magazine, Computerworld, Business Week, Strategic Communication Management, Newsweek, and many other publications. 


She's the recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Business Communicators and the 2008 Distinguished Professional Achievement Award from the International Society for Performance Improvement as well as many other professional honors.


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Thirty years of innovation grounded in research


Dr. Gayeski is internationally recognized as a pioneer in new media – the producer of groundbreaking marketing and training programs for emerging technologies, including the first prototypes for interactive video devices developed by Sony and Panasonic.  She’s the author of the first textbook on non-broadcast corporate and instructional video, and co-author of the first book on interactive media, written in 1980. 


Over the years, we’ve taught thousands of clients and students our secrets to innovation.  All of our projects are led personally by Dr. Gayeski whose passion is to teach the next generation of leaders in human performance improvement, corporate communication, and organizational learning.


Ongoing scholarly and consulting projects keep us abreast of the latest research and practice.  We’re not seduced by fads, and we’ll help you sort out the hype from reality.