Morpho Leadership Development


Founded by Corinne Bendersky, Ph.D. — an internationally recognized expert in Team Effectiveness and Conflict Management — we conduct private training programs on diversity and inclusive leadership that tailor academic research to specific organizational contexts.

Dr. Bendersky has developed a unique training program — based on her own research — for fire departments, including the L.A. County and the L.A. City Fire Departments

Read about Dr. Bendersky’s firefighter research in Harvard Business Review.

Dr. Bendersky is a Professor of Management and Organizations and the UCLA Anderson School. Her research has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

For more information on Dr. Bendersky’s academic research, visit her UCLA Faculty Page.



Our Leading with Compassion training is a customized, evidence-based program that addresses
implicit biases and stereotypes. This training focuses on the following skills:

  • Communication

  • Conflict Management

  • Active Listening

Every training is specifically tailored to the client’s field and operational practices. For example, our
Firefighter Training addresses issues within the areas of:

  • Field Operations

  • Training

  • Station Life

For more information, please contact Dr. Bendersky at:


LA City Battalion Chief Linda Cessor
(213) 978-3860 

LA County Assistant Fire Chief Derek Alkonis
(323) 881-3056 

Monterey Fire Chief Gaudenz Panholzer
(831) 646-3900 

LA County Captain Dave Gillotte, President of the Firefighters IAFF Local 1014
(310) 639-1014




Morpho Leadership Development provides expert facilitation of retreats, strategic planning, and conflict management.

  • Our approach to facilitation is as process managers who are responsible for guiding a constructive discussion.

  • Our clients are always the subject-matter experts who retain ultimate responsibility for the outcomes they achieve.  

  • We emphasize participation and active listening, making sure that all voices are heard, all assumptions tested, and all interests represented.

For more information, please contact Dr. Bendersky at:



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