George M. Langlois
George Langlois, industry professor of psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology, is the executive director of the Center for Leadership Studies, the M. A. and Lila Self Leadership Academy, and the Center for Research and Service at Illinois Tech. He received his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology from Illinois Tech.
Over the last 20 years Langlois founded two nationally recognized consulting firms that have helped organizations achieve corporate objectives through the strategic alignment of human resources, practices, and processes. His areas of specialization include strategic planning, test validation, employee engagement surveys, action planning, change management, and executive assessment and coaching. Langlois’s consulting clients have included United Airlines, Dean Foods, the Tennessee Valley Authority, Capital One, Bank of Montreal, Motorola, Kraft, Bridgestone-Firestone, universities and colleges, municipal governments, trade associations, food manufacturers, health care systems, and scientific equipment manufacturers.
Meghan Pickett is the program manager for the Leadership Academy at Illinois Tech. Pickett began her tenure as the Leadership Academy’s program manager in 2018, and oversees all operations related to the Leadership Academy. She develops, implements, and analyzes various events hosted by the academy including leadership development retreats, interactive seminars, and networking events exclusive to academy scholars. Additionally, Pickett acts as a mentor to the academy scholars.
Pickett received her M.S. in industrial-organizational psychology from Illinois Tech, where she also plans to pursue a Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology. Her experience includes program management of a multi-million dollar, Chicago-based partnership, and consultant for a professional training and coaching firm. Her I-O experience includes survey design, administration, and analysis; test validation; assessment center development and implementation; team-building development; and providing developmental feedback.