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Sarah Stawiski Bio

Experience
Sarah has more than 10 years of experience conducting applied research and program evaluation. Before coming to CCL®, Sarah worked for Press Ganey Associates, a healthcare quality improvement organization where she supported clients’ efforts to improve patient satisfaction through survey design, analysis and interpretation. Previously, she worked at the Center for Urban Research and Learning where she conducted multiple evaluations of programs including a city-run domestic violence help line, a permanent housing program for chronically ill homeless individuals, and a summer program to train youth to become social activists. She also worked with local nonprofit organizations to assist in capacity building and development of strategic plans. Further, her graduate work focused on small group processes and ethical decision making. Sarah also taught undergraduate courses at Loyola University Chicago in Research Methods, Social Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
 
Sarah has published both evaluation and group decision making work in peer reviewed journals, and she has contributed to several books on shared group cognition, ethical decision making, and disability bias in the workplace. She has also authored and co-authored numerous white papers and reports on issues including managerial derailment, workplace engagement and trust, innovation, corporate social responsibility and patient satisfaction. Sarah has presented her work at conferences including the American Evaluation Association conference and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists conference.
 
Current Role
Sarah is a Senior Research Associate at CCL, serving as an evaluator of multiple programs both within and external to the organization. Recent projects include conducting evaluations of a large-scale leadership strategy initiative, a leadership development program for college students from rural and economically distressed communities in North Carolina, and a quality improvement initiative in a public health clinic. She is also a member of the World Leadership Survey project team. In this role, Sarah studies organizational attitudes and beliefs about leadership around the world. In addition to her role as an evaluator and researcher, she has served on a design team for a leadership program for individual contributors and has assisted in designing and delivering programs for a youth mentoring and leadership program.
 
Educational Background
Sarah earned a B. A. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, and a M.A.
and Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She is certified in the CCL 360 assessments and the WorkPlace Big Five Profile™.