OSI has been providing management and organizational development services and products to an international client base since 1980. Headquartered in San Diego, California, USA, and staffed through a globally distributed network of seasoned consultants, OSI has distinguished itself by providing a custom mix of science and art to furnish unique solutions for clients. OSI’s core competence is a blend of industrial/organizational psychology and organizational development that is grounded in research and cognizant of the realities of the workplace. Their business focus has resulted in benchmark expertise in the following services:

  • 360° (Multi-Rater) Surveys
  • Assessment Centers
  • Competency Based Interviewing
  • Competency Modeling
  • Full Immersion Business Simulations
  • Individual Candidate Assessments
  • Leadership and Management Seminars and Workshops
  • Managerial and Executive Coaching
  • Mentor Programs
  • Strategic Planning Sessions
  • Team Building Sessions
  • Team Effectiveness Surveys

OSI’s founder and president is Bruce Griffiths. Bruce has 40+ years of experience in leadership and consulting roles. After graduating from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1969, Bruce served for five years as an officer in both the United States Coast Guard and Navy. His interest in leadership was sparked during duty in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Viet Nam conflict. After transitioning to reserve officer status, he obtained his M.S. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from San Diego State University. He then joined a large multi-national conglomerate, The Wickes Companies, where he led the Human Resources Planning Group. He left Wickes in 1980 to form OSI. Bruce retired from the US Coast Guard Reserve as a Captain in 1993.

Bruce has specialized in leadership selection and development and has been recognized a number of times for professional contributions, including two best practice citations from ASTD for developing unique business simulations designed to teach strategic leadership competencies. He is the co-author of Competencies at Work: Providing a Common Language for Talent Management.

EarthShift Global provides sustainability software, training, and consulting to partners in industry, academia, and government, including the US State Department/World Environment Center, Hewlett-Packard, DuPont, General Electric and other major enterprises. Since 2000, the EarthShift Global team has helped hundreds of companies integrate environmental sustainability into business operations through life cycle assessment, sustainability consulting, and product lifecycle evaluations.

By creating flexible, highly tailored combinations of life cycle assessment (LCA) software, custom applications, environmental consulting and training, and social impact assessment capabilities, EarthShift Global helps clients meet specific environmental, social, and economic challenges – always with an eye toward Sustainability Return on Investment (S-ROI). More information is available at http://www.earthshiftglobal.com/.

Lise Laurin, CEO and Founder, is a pioneer in Sustainability Return on Investment (S-ROI) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), with extensive background in building organizational capacity and driving large-scale change. Her unique skillset and knowledge base has put her in demand globally by companies, organizations and governments.

She is currently the driving force behind the LCA Roadmap, working with the SETAC North America Life Cycle Assessment Advisory Group. She also serves as the Vice President of the Sustainability Conocente Network, a member of the board of directors for the ACLCA, a member of the SETAC Steering Committee for the LCA advisory board, a member of the US ISO TAGs on LCA and Ecolabeling and an advisor to the AIChE Institute for Sustainability and Engineers for Sustainability. Lise also serves as chair of General Electric’s Ecoassessment Advisory Board, leading an advisory team that will provide an external perspective on GE’s sustainability activities as well as advising the Ecoassessment Center of Excellence and recommending strategies and next steps to maximize GE’s effectiveness in a rapidly changing world. She holds a BS in Physics from Yale University.

Intrepid Learning, Inc.’s learning experience platform empowers organizations to solve critical business challenges with a nimble, elegant, engaging cloud-based learning technology that scales massively, connects learning to everyday work, and provides an integrated social and mobile-first experience.

Through opportunities for real-world practice and peer-to-peer collaboration, Intrepid is radically improving learner engagement, and demonstrably improving individual and organizational performance as a result. Intrepid's innovative technology pushes the boundaries of old learning technology categorizations with its focus on learner experience.

Intrepid’s clients include world leaders in professional services, technology, consumer goods manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, higher education, aerospace, and financial organizations. 24 major industry awards won 2015-2016, including CLO Learning in Practice and Brandon Hall Excellence awards.

PYXERA Global's goal is simple: to enrich lives and livelihoods worldwide, inclusively and sustainably.

PYXERA Global leverages the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals. With a quarter century of experience in more than 90 countries, their team is passionate and dedicated to navigating challenges and pinpointing purposeful global engagement opportunities for their clients and partners.

PYXERA Global creates groundbreaking partnerships between the public, private, and social sectors that leverage the unique attributes of each to create shared value and innovative solutions to complex challenges. Their initiatives include a wide range of services from local content development that secure supply chains, to global pro bono programs that build leaders and insight, to integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods. The PYXERA Global team prides itself on designing and managing solutions that achieve real-world goals yet also inspire, enrich, and endure.

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Laura Asiala is the Vice President, Public Affairs at PYXERA Global. Passionate about the power of business to solve-or help solve-the world’s most intransigent problems, she leads the efforts to attract more participation of businesses to contribute to the sustainable development, through their people and their work.

Ms. Asiala’s thirty year career in international business include roles in finance, marketing, business development, HR, branding, and communications, and corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining PYXERA Global, she was the Director of Corporate Citizenship for a multi-national specialty materials manufacturer where she led the development of the company’s international corporate volunteer corps as well as other citizenship strategies.  In addition to her business experience, Ms. Asiala has significant experience in the not-for-profit sector as well. She is an active board member of Net Impact, a community of more than 80,000 student and professional leaders creating positive social and environmental change in the workplace around the world. She serves on the organizing committee for the launch of IMPACT 2030, a private-sector led collaboration with the United Nations mobilizing corporate volunteers around the world. She serves on the Advisory board for Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA at the University of Vermont.

Steve Schein

Dr. Steve Schein is a senior sustainability leadership consultant and Expert-in-Residence at the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco.  His 2015 book A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership: The Hidden Power of Ecological Worldviews has been featured in US News & World Report, The Guardian, Bloomberg News, Psychology Today, GreenBiz. He is a frequent speaker at business sustainability conferences and his work has been appeared in numerous leadership journals including the Journal of Corporate Citizenship, the Journal of Management of Global Sustainability, and the New Global Citizen.


His primary areas of consulting are advanced sustainability leadership development and full integration of sustainability initiatives with corporate strategy and culture.  Steve is passionate about helping leaders and teams tap into their deeper motivations to cultivate sustainability driven organizations and strategic partnerships across boundaries as we transition to a clean energy circular global economy.

He is a former CEO and certified public accountant (CPA) with more than 35 years of senior management and business development experience in several industries. From 2005-2015, Steve was a member of the faculty at SOU, where he founded the sustainability leadership certificate program.

Prior to this he was a director of consulting at Moss Adams and President of resort management companies in Colorado and Arizona. In 1998, he co-founded an NYSE company, ResortQuest International, where he served as a senior vice-president and corporate officer until 2004. Earlier in his career, Steve was an international auditor with Arthur Young and Nabisco Brands. He has speaks three foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

Steve earned his PhD in Human Development and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University and his BA in accounting from the University of Colorado. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Net Impact (https://www.netimpact.org) and the GEOS Institute (http://www.geosinstitute.org).

He lives in Portland and Ashland, Oregon.  He can be reached at schein.steven@gmail.com or through his personal website at www.steveschein.net

Aligned Sustainability

Karen Martinsen Fleming is the founder and partner of Aligned Sustainability, a consultancy that guides organizations in the achievement of sustainable business success through authentic and effective strategies and marketing.

Karen brings a unique combination of practitioner and academic experience to her passion for sustainability.  As the senior marketing executive for Stonyfield Farm and Seventh Generation, well-known leaders in sustainability, she was instrumental in the development and implementation of the brands’ growth strategies, new product development, and national brand expansions.   

Since 2006 Karen has served on the faculty of Green Mountain College, a national leader in sustainability education.  Karen has developed and taught numerous courses in sustainable business strategy, entrepreneurship, and marketing at the undergraduate and MBA levels, and is the Director of the distance learning Sustainable MBA Program, the first of its kind in the nation. 

Karen received her MBA from Harvard and her A.B. from Dartmouth.  She is the President of the Harvard Business School Green Business Alumni Association, one of Harvard’s largest alumni groups.  Her book, Win Win Win – Practical Strategies for Sustainable Business Success is slated for publishing in 2016.

Bill Throop

Bill Throop is a national leader in the field of sustainability education. He served as chair of the board of directors of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) which has over 1,000 higher education institutions and business members. He was founder of the Eco League, a national consortium of colleges focused on environmental learning. He now serves on the executive committee of Solution Generation, a national network of higher education leaders committed to creating a path to climate solutions. As provost at Green Mountain College, he led the development of its international sustainability reputation and its innovative online programs. Green Mountain College is a regular member of the Sierra Club’s Top 10 list of Cool Schools and was recently rated as the second greenest school in the country by the Princeton Review.

With 35 years’ experience facilitating meaningful dialogue among diverse stakeholders, Bill specializes in building strong organizational cultures and helping groups make good decisions under conditions of uncertainty and mistrust. His background in ethics and theory of knowledge informs his approach to leadership training.

Bill is professor of philosophy and environmental studies at Green Mountain College. He has a BA summa cum laude from Lehigh University and a PhD in philosophy from Brown University.  He is currently working on a book project titled: Flourishing amid the Age of Climate Change – Finding the Heart of Sustainability.

isee systems (formerly High Performance Systems) is in business to improve the way the world works, by creating Systems Thinking-based products that enable people to increase their capacity to think, learn, communicate, and act more systemically.

isee systems is the world leader in Systems Thinking software. Founded in 1985 by Barry Richmond, then a Professor at Dartmouth College the company has grown into a thriving, privately-held corporation with substantial global reach in business, education, and government markets.

In 1987, the Company was awarded the Jay Forrester prize when it was the first to introduce an icon-based model building and simulation tool, STELLA. STELLA brought computer simulation-based model-building to the mass market. In 1990, the company introduced iThink for business simulation. isee systems also created the first Management Flight Simulator in 1991, pioneered introduction of the first Learning Environment in 1995, introduced the first Learning Lab and the first conversational systems thinking workshop in 1999. Each of these new product lines significantly advanced the state of the art in systems thinking.

isee systems has brought Systems Thinking to thousands of individuals and organizations in over 80 countries across the world. Our customer list includes: Dow Chemical, Eastman Kodak, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Kaiser Permanente, MetLife, Pfizer, Shell, and a variety of government agencies, research organizations and schools.