Dr. David DeLong is president of David DeLong & Associates, a firm that works with organizations who want their leaders to deal more effectively with an aging, changing workforce. He is also a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab and has been an adjunct professor at Babson College.

An acclaimed keynote speaker, workshop leader and facilitator, David is co-author of the new book The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management from McGraw-Hill. He is also author of the widely-praised Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce from Oxford University Press.

In the last decade David has conducted over 600 interviews with scores of knowledge-intensive organizations to develop solutions for the leadership and workforce development challenges posed by increased baby boomer retirements, greater mid-career turnover, and the need to onboard new hires more effectively. His most popular programs include:

  • Confronting the Threats -- and Opportunities -- of a Changing Workforce
  • Improving the Productivity of the Multi-generational Workforce
  • Accelerating Leadership Development: Lessons From the Leading Edge

Recent clients have included the Association of Nurse Executives, Indiana Hospital Association, New Mexico Hospital Association, George Mason University Nursing Leadership Academy, the South Dakota Board of Nursing, Mental Health Corp. of America, American Council of Life Insurers, MetLife, Microsoft, The Conference Board, and the IMD Executive Development Program (Lausanne).

A former researcher at both Harvard Business School and MIT's Sloan School, David's research has been widely cited in The New York Times, Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, CIO MagazineU.S. News & World Report, and The Boston Globe. He has also been interviewed on NPR's "Morning Edition" and "Talk of the Nation."

David is a member of the National Speaker's Association and he has been a judge in the AARP "Best Employers" competition. He has a doctorate in organizational behavior from Boston University, and an M.P.A. from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Speaker Topics

  • Organizational Culture
  • Performance Improvement

Speaker Type

  • Breakout Presenter
  • Keynote Presenter
  • Presentation Moderator