Dr. David S. Sweetman is an executive coach in the MOR Leadership Programs. After seeing the power of MOR programs as a program participant in 2015, he has been a strong supporter and advocate of MOR ever since, including helping to host multiple on-campus engagements at the University of Michigan.
David’s career has also included consulting for health systems and Fortune 500 organizations across the country on strategic change initiatives. As a consistently top-ranked instructor, he has taught leadership, strategy, human resources, and more at the collegiate undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2002, David also founded Michigan Youth Leadership, a non-profit organization similar to MOR in its dedication to developing leadership potential, but focused on high school students.
David started his career in IT as one of the first IT employees in a K-12 public school district, placing a computer and Internet in every classroom. He quickly advanced from senior technical roles to IT leadership roles at the University of Michigan including central university IT, decentralized college IT, and health system IT in contexts ranging from infrastructure, to research support, to organizational development, to clinician support, to education. Through those experiences, he gained a deep appreciation of the challenges, opportunities, and tensions between each. David co-founded university-wide efforts to build one cohesive IT community, championed efforts that led to doubling of faculty satisfaction, structured effective governance, established expediency and increased effectiveness in hiring, led efforts that reduced physician burnout, implemented campus-wide LMS and other systems, introduced research instrument programming, and spearheaded server and database virtualization.
David earned both an B.B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from the University of Nebraska. He has authored or co-authored more than three dozen academic articles and presentations on leadership and enabling people to reach their individual potential.