Meet Dr. John Inman

John Inman, Ed.D., M.A., Ed.M.
Milgard School of Business
University of Washington Tacoma
GWP 428
541-497-3774 mobile and text

Oregon State University:
     B.S. Business Management
     B.S. Animal Science/Pre-Vet Medicine
     Ed.M. Adult Education and Organizational Development
Fielding Graduate University:
     M.A. Human and Organization Systems
     Ed.D. Education Leadership for Change

Certified professional in human resources, PHR, SHRM-CP
Certified dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement, DDPE

Dr. John Inman-Wisdom to Lead in a Complex World

Education mission: Creating educational solutions where learners develop individual gifts and realize their potential

Leadership mission: Developing managers into leaders who thrive in complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity

Practitioner Expertise

Conversational leadership: Conversational model on developing and leading high performance teams
Process facilitation:
Unlocking the wisdom in groups through Focused Conversation, World Cafe, and other conversational frameworks
Leading in complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity
Management: Quality improvement, systems, continuous improvement
Organizational development: Dialogic OD foundation of practice
Team building: Building high performance teams 
Culture development: Mission, Vision, Values, and Value Target development
Communications: Conversational models to create trust, rapport, and learning
Social, learning, and psychometric styles: Assessment and analysis for personal growth and improved performance
People analytics: Using analytics to inform development, placement, and culture innovation
Service: Creating outstanding internal and external customer experience
Relationship building : Developing relationships based on trust, rapport, and respect
Consultative sales: Professional sales and strategic partnering to create and keep customers
Quality/process improvement: Authored Statistical Process Control workbook and drive to target model for quality/value improvement
Hospitality: Creating operations, teams, and team members that deliver outstanding guest experiences to cutomers in the hospitality industry

Visit my profesional web site to see my work outside of the university. I also welcome connections on my LinkedIn profile.

Scholar/Practitioner Research Focus

Selected Publications


Dr. Inman brings a deep background in business scholarship and practice helping organization leaders deliver excellence to all stakeholders. He has invested 30 years learning to create cultures where team members engage, thrive, and realize their potential. His work is situated in the dialogic organizational development field of practice. He has a deep understanding of how people learn, grow, and excel both individually and as part of teams. He has participated in the launch and development of well over 300 teams in the last 10 years and has observed firsthand the leadership attributes necessary to create high performance teams. He focuses on developing the leadership mindsets necessary to thrive in complexity and does so in all organization functions and in any industry. Dr. Inman’s unique value proposition includes:
Dr. Inman’s practice is based on the belief that leaders hold the key to transforming employee’s performance and lives. He is dedicated to helping leaders deliver outstanding organization performance through developing respectful conversations that foster cultures of engagement and innovation where each team member can build on their gifts and realize their potential.

Focus on Service

"The more one forgets oneself - giving oneself to a cause or another person - the more human he or she is. Happiness is the side effect of living out the self-transcendence of existence. Once one has served a cause or is involved in loving another human being, happiness occurs by itself." Victor Frankl

Giving back to the community is an important part of Dr. Inmans practice. He has and currently serves organizations such as Community and Parents for Public Schools (CPPS), Lake Washington Human Resource Association, South Seattle Community College Hospitality BAS Program Advisory Board, World Cafe Wiser Together, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon, Zion Lutheran Church ELCA Redmond Oregon, Huddle Up Community Engagement Initiative T-Mobile Redmond, Oregon, Seva Foundation, LAICO-Aravind Eye Care System, Plan Loving Adoptions Now, Inc., ASTD-Cascadia, Aspire, Oregon Student Assistance Commission, Sheridan School District, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, FFA Oregon and Sheridan Oregon, Rotary International, Junior Achievement, Forest Park Day Care Center

The picture is Dr. Inman with nurses and doctors in a remote village in South India during an eye camp while on a volunteer trip to Tamilnadu in 2004.