Faculty – Ellen Van Oosten

Ellen Van Oosten - Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior
Faculty Director of Executive Education
Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior

ellen.vanoosten@case.edu
216.368.0445
Peter B. Lewis Building 425
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Ellen Van Oosten, PhD, received her MBA and PhD from Case Western Reserve University and her BS in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton. Van Oosten worked in engineering for many years before transitioning to academia. She joined the Weatherhead School of Management in 1995 and has held positions of assistant dean for executive education, managing director for custom programs, and most recently a dual-appointment as assistant professor in organizational behavior and faculty director for executive education. She is also director of the Coaching Research Lab, a scholar-practitioner collaboration to advance coaching research she founded with colleagues Richard Boyatzis, PhD, and Melvin Smith, PhD in 2014.

Van Oosten’s research agenda centers on the study of how individuals and organizations learn, change and develop in enduring ways. This interest fuels her curiosity to study topics such as executive coaching, coaching relationships, emotional and social intelligence, leadership assessment and development, developmental relationships and the intersection between individual and organization development. She has published scholarly and practitioner articles,

which cover topics such as executive coaching, coaching for sustained individual change and leadership development in organizations. Her publications have appeared in ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT LEARNING AND EDUCATION, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS and RESEARCH IN ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE.

Van Oosten has presented at numerous institutions and conferences including the Institute for Coaching, Harvard Medical School; Academy of Management; Organizational Behavior Teaching Society; and Columbia University. As an instructor, she teaches in the MBA, executive MBA, master’s of engineering management, law, and undergraduate programs at Case Western Reserve and regularly delivers workshops for executive education clients. She is also a master coach and enjoys inspiring managers and leaders to reach their fullest potential.

Van Oosten received the Best Research Poster Award from the Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School in 2013, and in the same year a Best Symposium Award from the Academy of Management Conference.

PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 2013
MBA, Case Western Reserve University, 1994
BS, University of Dayton, 1987

Initially Appointed: 2013

Interests and Courses

Research

Executive coaching, coaching relationships, emotional intelligence, leadership development, leader effectiveness, change at the individual and organizational level, high quality connections

Teaching

Leadership Assessment & Development, Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Leader effectiveness, Professional development in in STEM, Team Learning and Development, Multi-source feedback

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications

  • Passarelli, A., Van Oosten, E., Eckert, M. (2016). In Bachkirova, Spence, Drake (Ed.),
    Neuroscience in coaching research and practice (vol. tbd, tbd ed., pp. tbd). London:
  • Van Oosten, E., Passarelli, A., Kenworthy, A. (2014). In Amy Kenworthy (Ed.),
    AMLE: Coaching and Positive Emotions (vol. 13, issue 2, pp. 290-292). Academy of Management Learning and Education.
  • Van Oosten, E. B., Kram, K. (2014). In Amy Kenworthy (Ed.),
    AMLE/Coaching for Change (vol. 13, 2 ed., pp. p. 295-298). Academy of Management Learning and Education.
  • Boyatzis, R. E., Smith, M. L., Van Oosten, E. B., Woolford, L. (2013).
    Developing resonant leaders through emotional intelligence, vision and coaching (vol. 42, pp. 17-24). Organizational Dynamics.
  • Boyatzis, R. E., Smith, M. L., Van Oosten, E. B., Lauris, W. (2013).
    Developing Resonant Leaders through Emotional Intelligence, Vision and Coaching (vol. 42, pp. 17-24). Organizational Dynamics.
  • Van Oosten, E. B., Boyatzis, R. E. (2011). In L.A. Berger and D.R. Berger (Ed.),
    Coaching for Sustained, Desired Change: Building Relationships and Talent (pp. 217-226). McGraw-Hill.
  • Boyatzis, R. E., Smith, M. L., Van Oosten, E. B. (2010).
    Le coaching compatissant, allie de la sante et du renouveau (vol. 35, issue 3, pp. 41-46). Montreal: Gestion.
  • Van Oosten, E. B., Boyatzis, R. E., Smith, M. L. (2010).
    Coaching for Change (pp. 68-71). People Matters.
  • Smith, M. L., Van Oosten, E. B., Boyatzis, R. E. (2009). In William Pasmore, Richard Woodman, Rami Shani (Ed.),
    Coaching for sustained desired change (vol. 17, pp. 145-174). Research in Organizational Development and Change.
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (2009). In Woodman, Pasmore & Shani (Ed.),
    Coaching for Sustained Desired Change (vol. 17, pp. pp. 145-173). Research in Organizational Development and Change/Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (2006). In Richard Boyatzis (Ed.),
    Intentional change theory at the organizational level: a case study (vol. 25, issue 7, pp. 707-717). Journal of Management Development/Emerald Group.
  • Boyatzis, R. E., Smith, M. L., Van Oosten, E. B.
    Illuminating the Scholarship of Coaching (vol. 51, issue 2, pp. 149-151). Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.
  • Boyatzis, R. E., Van Oosten, E. B., Smith, M. L.
    JABS Special Issue on Coaching (vol. TBD, TBD ed., ). Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.

Presentations

  • Van Oosten, E. (Panelist/Discussant), Rosenthal, P. (Coordinator/Organizer), Elgayeva, K. (Coordinator/Organizer) Academy of Management/PDW, "Meaningful Facilitation of Leadership Development for System Change", Academy of Management/ODC, Anaheim, CA. (2016).
  • Van Oosten, E. B., Buse, K. R. (Coordinator/Organizer) Academy of Management/PDW, "Mid-Life Career Changers: Finding Meaning", Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (2016).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Presenter Only) Department of Pathology Retreat, "Developing Leadership through Emotional Intelligence", University Hospitals/Case School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. (2015).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Presenter Only) ICF Heartland Regional Meeting, "Conversations that Inspire: Insights from the Coaching Research Lab at Case Western Reserve University", International Coach Federation, Kansas. (2015).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Presenter Only) Jesuit Mission and Identity Officers Meeting, "Collaborative Leadership: Inspriring the Best in Ourselves and Each Other", St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland, Ohio. (2015).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Presenter & Author), Passarelli, A. M. (Author Only) Midwest Academy of Management, "Coaching as an Underutilized Resource for Leadership Development of Emotional Competence", Midwest Academy of Management, Columbus, Ohio. (2015).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Presenter Only) Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Regional Conference, "Developing Emotional Intelligence in Ourselves and Others", Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dallas, Tx. (2015).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Presenter Only) Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Regional Conference, "Game changers for Inspiring Positive Relationships at Work", Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dallas, Tx. (2015).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Presenter & Author) Cleveland Coach Federation, "The Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Executive Coaching on Leader Effectiveness", Cleveland Coach Federation, Cleveland, Ohio. (2015).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Presenter & Author) ICF Cleveland Regional Meeting, "Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Executive Coaching in Leader Effectieness", International Coach Federation, Independence, Ohio. (2015).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Presenter Only) Graduate Student Professional Development Conference, "Emotional Intelligence and Collaborative Leadership", Case Western Reserve University, Case Campus. (2015).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Presenter Only) Columbia Coaching Conference, "Conversations that Inspire: Insights from the Coaching Research Laboratory at Case", Columbia University, New York City. (2014).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Panelist/Discussant), Buse, K. (Chair/Co-Chair) 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2014, "Mid-life Career Changers from Industry to Academia", Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA. (2014).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Presenter & Author) 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2014, "The Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Executive Coaching on Leader Effectiveness", Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA. (2014).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Presenter & Author) ICF Global Coaching Conference, "Where's the Proof? How Coaching Helps Organizational Leaders Up Their Performance", International Coach Federation, Cleveland, Ohio. (2014).
  • , E. Graduate Student Professional Development Conference, "Emotional Intelligence and Collaborative Leadership", Case Western Reserve University, Case Campus. (2014).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. Institute of Coaching, "Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Executive Coaching in Leader Effectieness", Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. (2013).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Chair/Co-Chair), Passarelli, A. M. (Chair/Co-Chair) Academy of Management, "Conversations that Inspire: Coaching and Positive Emotions", Academy of Management, Orlando, FLA. (2013).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Presenter Only) Heart to Heart Communications Annual Breakfast Meeting, "Collaborative Leadership: Inspiring the Best in Ourselves and Each Other", Heart to Heart Communications, Akron Ohio. (2013).
  • Van Oosten, E. B., Passarelli, A. M. (Chair/Co-Chair) Academy of Management Annual Conference, "Learning about Learning: Advances in the Kolb Learning Style Inventory", Academy of Management, Boston, MA. (2012).
  • Van Oosten, E. B., Boyatzis, R. E., Smith, M. L. Coaching for Leadership and Healthcare, "Leading Improvements in Emotional Intelligence and Resonant Leadership Through Coaching", Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. (2011).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. Academy of Management Annual Conference, "Through the Coach's Eye: A Qualitative Study of Effective Coaching", Academy of Management, San Antonio Texas. (2011).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Chair/Co-Chair), Passarelli, A. M. (Chair/Co-Chair) Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, "Helping Students Discover Personal Possibilities", Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, Milwaukee, WI. (2011).

Academic and Professional Activities

  • Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School- Founding Member. 2012 - Present
  • Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence. 2011 - Present
  • Academy of Management. 2009 - Present
  • HayGroup Certified Facilitator of Emotional and Social Competency Inventory. 2000 - Present
  • Taught Phd Seminar - Scholarship of Coaching, Phd Seminar, 2016
  • Attended Dean's Weekend Dinner for Prospective MBA Students, Dean's Weekend, 2016
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper, Academy of Management/ OB Division, 2016
  • Faculty Advisor, Coaching Clinics, 2015
  • Faculty Advisor, Weatherhead Executive Coach Development, 2015
  • Participated in WEE Retreat as Faculty Director, Weatherhead Executive Education Retreat, 2015
  • Led Faculty Panel Discussion, Dean's Weekend 2015, 2015
  • Led Faculty Panel Discussion, Dean's Weekend 2015, 2015
  • Panel Moderator, Leading and Influencing Others Panel Discussion, 2015
  • Guest Speaker, GSS Professional Development Conference, 2015
  • Guest Speaker, GSS Professional Development Conference, 2015
  • Committee Chair, HR Leadership Group, Cleveland , OH, 2015 - 2016
  • Reviewer, Journal Article, Academy of Management and Learning Education, 2014

Awards

  • Best Research Poster, Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School. (2013).
  • Best Symposium, Academy of Management Conference, Academy of Management, Management Education and Development Division. (2013).