About the President

Tony DiBella is President of Organization Transitions, Inc. and Visiting Professor of Management at The College of William & Mary.  He holds a Ph.D. in organization studies from the MIT Sloan School of Management where he was a visiting scholar at the Center for Organizational Learning. toni Tony has analyzed company operations literally around the world and consulted with a wide range of organizations including AT & T, the Boston Police Department, Fidelity Investments, Foxboro Corp., IBM Global Services, Pfizer, SAFECO Insurance, the Uganda Central Credit Union, and the YMCA.  He is co-developer of the Organizational Learning Inventory and the Healthcare Learning Inventory and has also taught at Boston College and in the Executive MBA program at the University of Rhode Island.  As a scholar-practitioner, he has published in a variety of forums including the Sloan Management Review and the Journal of Management Studies and has spoken at over 100 professional conferences.  His first book, How Organizations Learn: An Integrated Strategy for Building Learning Capability, was published in 1998 by Jossey-Bass; his second book, Learning Practices: Assessment and Action for Organizational Improvement, is published by Prentice-Hall (2001).  Tony is a founding member of the Society for Organizational Learning and a fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology.

President (1995 – present)
Organization Transitions, Inc., East Greenwich, RI. Management consulting practice devoted to helping clients cope with change and learn how to be more effective. Designer and copyrightholder, the Organizational Learning Inventory and the Healthcare Learning Inventory. Designed and conducts “Building Organizational Learning Capability” program. Clients have included Arthur Andersen, AT&T, Exxon Chemical, H.B. Zachry, the Healthcare Forum, IBM, Motorola, and PLAN International.


Ph.D.   Sloan School of Management, Organizational Studies Group.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1992.
Dissertation: Culture and Planned Change in an International Organization: Building a Regional Structure in South America and Asia.

M.B.A.   University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
Concentration in Management and Marketing, 1986.

M.A.   American University, Washington, DC
Applied Anthropology, 1976.

B.A.   Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Sociology, 1971.


  • Extensive travel to 45 countries in Central/South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia
  • Language fluency in French, Italian, and Spanish.