Darlene Piva Darlene Piva, MA, PsyD


  • Core Faculty, Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department
  • Associate Director of Field Placement, Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department
  • Managing Director, Leadership Learning Hub


  • PsyD, Leadership Psychology, Neuroscience of Leadership Area of Emphasis, William James College
  • MA, Organizational Psychology, William James College
  • BA, Economics, Providence College


  • Performance Development, Management Psychology, and Training (TM615), MAOP
  • Foundations of Organizational Development (ST500), MAOP
  • Capstone (PR850), MAOP

Research and Practice Interests

  • The impact of love of humanity and self on leadership style, employee performance, and workplace culture - Love leadership as embodied by Wonder Woman
  • Nueroscience of  leadership and human interaction and identity
  • Leader-member dynamics
  • Motivation psychology including need for achievement, flow, self-efficacy
  • Positive psychology and appreciative Inquiry
  • Mindfulness
  • Training and development

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Certification, Instructional Designer, Sink Course Developer Workshop
  • Certification, Trainer Managing Banking Operations for Productivity & Quality, The Edcomm Group

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Organization & Leadership Psychology Consultant
  • Training & Development Consultant

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Training Consultant, The EDCOMM Group, New York, NY
  • Program Manager, Operations Management Development Program (OMDP), BankBoston, Boston, MA
  • Organizational Development Consultant, PAREXEL, Waltham, MA
  • Organizational Consulting Intern for Appreciative Inquiry Cultural Responsiveness Initiative, Justice Resource Institute, Newton, MA
  • Organizational Consultant, Global Bankers Institute, New York, NY

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Talent Development (ATD)
  • Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

Community Engagement

  • OLP Alumni Alliance Chair
  • Organizational Consultant to Norwood Fine Arts Collaborative Team