David Bright, Ph.D.
Dr. Bright is the President of the ODNetwork for the Miami Valley and is a specialist in processes that build strong, adaptive organizations. He has consulted with a variety of organizations from several sectors, educational, research, health care, freight transportation, technology, military, and government organizations, including the U.S. Department of the Navy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, LUCENT, and Roadway Trucking.
He has twice been recognized as “teacher-of-the-year” by his students, and is recognized for using innovative organizing methods to encourage learning. Dr. Bright is also active researcher and has trained with some of the leading thinkers and experts in the field organizational development, among them David Cooperrider. He received a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University; he received his M.A. in International Area Studies and Organizational Behavior and his B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University. He has written or co-authored over 20 publications which have appeared in respected venues such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, American Behavioral Scientist, Journal of Community Psychology, and Journal of Business. Dr. Bright is a professor in the Department of Management at the Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Cliff Kayser is a Partner, Senior Vice President, and Dean of the Mastery Program for Polarity Partners ™. Cliff brings 25 years of experience as both a senior-level internal Organizational Development (OD) professional (formerly with The Washington Post and The National Cooperative Bank) and as an external consultant and Founder/President of Xperience, LLC. He earned Master’s Degrees in HR and OD from American University and is a graduate of the Georgetown Executive Leadership Coaching program.
He holds a PCC credential through the International Coaching Federation. In 2007, Cliff completed construction of Kayser Ridge Retreat and Learning Center, which serves as a primary location for the Polarity Mastery program and hosts Foundations in PACT™ and Advanced Applications in PACT™ Certification programs. Cliff’s use of Polarity Thinking™ theory and application is supported by his lifelong passion for study and practice of eastern philosophy and Tai hi/martial arts.