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When employees are inspired, teams and organizations have higher productivity and better outcomes, even in times of tremendous change. Leadership is no longer about managing – it is about inspiring. In “Don’t Manage – Inspire. Leadership in a Changing HIM Environment”, leaders will explore best practices in leading through inspiration – a key leadership competency to motivate others in times of change.


Allison Craft, PhD

Allison Craft, Ph.D., is the Organization Development Manager for Nemours Children’s Health System, one of the nation’s largest integrated pediatric healthcare systems. Since joining Nemours in 2012, Allison has worked to engender an organizational culture focused on engagement through the design, implementation, and facilitation of associate and leadership development programs.

In addition to her work with Nemours, Allison is an Associate Professor of I/O Psychology for the University of Central Florida. She is currently conducting a grant-funded research project for application of gamification techniques to improve workplace behavioral cohesiveness. In addition, she collaborates with the UCF Center for Autism to use gamification in interventions for children with autism to help children learn social skills through playing Dungeons and Dragons.

Allison is also able to use her expertise in the areas of employee engagement and cultural alignment as an external consultant for Disney University and NBCUniversal where she works to increase intact team functioning and organizational effectiveness.

Prior to joining Nemours, Allison provided consultation and developed training programs for frontline associate development and change management techniques for managers for a number of organizations, including Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Electronic Arts (EA), Universal Pictures, and NASA.

Allison was born in New York, NY. She earned her undergraduate degrees from New York University, her Master’s degree in Human Resource Development with a concentration in Organization Development from the University of Alabama, and her doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida.

She and her husband, Tim, live in Orlando, FL with their two dogs.


1.0 – Management Development

Date Published

June 15, 2018