Feedback that Fuels Success
From day one, 3D Group’s mission has been to help our clients win in the marketplace by leveraging behavioral science to assess & develop talent.
Leaders operate in complex environments, so we pursue Best Practical Solutions that balance industry best practices and the needs of your business. We provide Expert Service, so you can focus on behavior change at the individual and organizational level.
We were founded in 1994 by two psychologists based on the philosophy that organizations and employees could only improve if they had valid, reliable data to support decision making about their people. Hence our original name, Data Driven Decisions, Inc. (the 3 “Ds” in 3D Group).
We’re global thought leaders on 360 degree feedback and it’s the core of what we do at 3D Group. Our expert consultants work closely with each client to develop the best practical solution, supporting a wide range of talent management and organizational development initiatives. Our assessment tools are easy-to-use, scientifically valid and designed to drive individual and organizational change.
3D Group Core Values
We keep our promises.
We admit our mistakes.
We seek truth.
We trust others.
We do no harm.
The organization is the client.
We avoid conflicts of interest.
Our assessment experts manage your project, mastering the details and proactively working to improve results for you, your organization, and your employees. Behind the scenes, seasoned leadership consultants and technologists support all phases of implementation, providing advice and guidance as needed.
Best Practical Solution
Because your organizational priorities don’t always allow assessment projects to go “by the book,” we pursue innovative, flexible implementation strategies that balance industry best practices with practical business needs.
A Few Words from our Clients…
“Thank you for your wonderful service, commitment to quality and your flexibility!”
Carol Curoe, Senior Director, Learning & Development, Select Comfort
“You guys ROCK!”
Linda Brenner, Manager, Organizational Effectiveness, The Home Depot
“In the Aerospace Industry it's sometimes difficult, but nonetheless important, to find someone to partner with that is flexible and responsive to our needs. 3D Group fits the bill perfectly.”
Duane Ziller, Director of Human Resources, Heico Aerospace
“3D Group stands out for achieving a rare balance of strong interpersonal skills and insights with equally strong technical and consulting tool capabilities. The instruments developed by 3D Group reflect a "real-world" utility as they are concise and in typical business language - with rigor and technical underpinnings under the hood.”
SVP of Leadership and Organizational Development
“I chose to use the 3D Group's Leadership Navigator 360 degree assessments with my clients for three primary reasons: their product is easy to administer, the information provided is easy to understand, from both the client and the coach's perspective, their customer service and support is superb.”
Shelley Gaynes, Executive Coach, Member of CoachU
Meet Our Leadership Team
Dale S. Rose, Ph.D., President
Dr. Rose co-founded 3D Group in 1994 in Chicago, Illinois and is the lead author of Hire Better Teachers Now: Using the Science of Selection to Find the Best Teachers for Your School from Harvard Education Press. He is an expert in leadership development, evaluation research, and assessment-based human resources solutions. Dr. Rose coaches over 100 managers one-on-one each year and has authored more than a dozen commercial assessments for identifying and developing talent. Before founding 3D Group, he worked for Ameritech and a test publishing subsidiary of National Computer Systems where he developed and validated many widely used selection systems and created dozens of customized hiring systems for Fortune 500 companies.
Dr. Rose has taught undergraduate courses ranging from statistics to group dynamics and is currently adjunct faculty at San Francisco State University, where he teaches a graduate seminar in Organizational Change and Development. He has also written book chapters and published articles in academic journals including Current Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation Review. Dr. Rose received his Doctoral degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from DePaul University with a minor in Organizational Effectiveness Technologies.
When he isn’t helping managers and organizations to be more effective, teaching or writing, Dr. Rose can be found competing in regional and statewide backgammon tournaments, riding his bicycle, or relaxing with his family.
Michaela Parks, Ph.D., Vice President
Co-founder of 3D Group, Dr. Parks manages company operations and provides project support to 3D Group consultants as needed. Michaela Parks received her Doctoral degree in Clinical and Community Psychology from DePaul University. Dr. Parks has several years of experience in program evaluation research with an emphasis on arts in education programs, including serving as the Director of Evaluation at Urban Gateways: The Center for Arts in Education in Chicago. She has extensive experience evaluating education programs and working with community based organizations to implement and utilize evaluation research.
Dr. Parks currently applies her exceptional organizational skills to running all operational aspects of 3D Group (e.g., contracts management, accounts receivable/payable, vendor management, IT systems maintenance, and developing and maintaining office systems). She also oversees the development and maintenance of our proprietary on-line survey system.
In addition to running company operations, Dr. Parks provides internal support to assist 3D Group consultants with specific aspects of larger projects (e.g., data collection and analysis, survey design, and report production). In her free time, she enjoys making jewelry, travel (particularly to warm and sunny climates), spending time with friends and family and tinkering with her house.
John Diller, M.A., Director of Technology & Client Services
Mr. Diller is deeply involved with both internal and external operations at 3D Group. Internally, John manages software development, spearheads HR, and oversees IT and Office Management. On the client-facing side, John supervises Client Services, develops customized reports, and lends his expertise to leadership workshops and coaching. In addition to his years at 3D group, John has extensive experience as an administrator, manager, and teacher in both the public and private sectors. Before joining 3D Group, he held senior positions in software development and education, where he incorporated his kinesthetic and compassionate style, informed by years of training in improv and theater. For more than 15 years, John has inspired employees, clients, students, and peers with his management, workshops, classes, and mentorship. John received his Masters of Arts in Education from University of California at Berkeley.
On the weekends, you will find John in the garden, on his bicycle, out backpacking, or in the theater.
Elna Moore Hall, Ph.D., Director of Consulting Services
As Director of Consulting Services, Dr. Hall is responsible for ensuring 3D Group’s delivery of superior client solutions. She has broad expertise in leadership and organization effectiveness, with two decades of experience in both internal and external advisory roles. As a senior consultant for Hewitt Associates’ Talent and Organization practice, Dr. Hall developed human capital strategies for a variety of Fortune 500 corporations, as well as programs to promote and retain high-performing leaders based on Hewitt’s partnership in analyzing Fortune’s “100 Best Companies” data. Prior to that, she led the leadership and succession management functions for Motorola’s $11 billion cellular infrastructure business. She has supported clients across sectors and industries, with particular focus on telecommunications, financial services, education, and aerospace.
Dr. Hall holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from DePaul University, with a focus on global leadership and large-scale change. She is a contributing author to the book Consulting and Evaluation with Nonprofit and Community-based Organizations, and has published in the Journal of Business and Psychology and the Performance in Practice journal of the American Society for Training and Development. She has consulted across four continents on strategies to attract, promote and retain key talent.
Outside of her client work, Dr. Hall is a board member of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. She is also an avid snorkeler, an aspiring scuba diver, and a loyal Chicago Bears fan.
Meet Our Consulting Team
Our Senior Consultants have 20+ years of experience and act as trusted advisors to senior leadership at all of our client sites. Collectively, our team is responsible for building product, delivering services, and advising the 3D Group team on implementation strategies.
Our team based model means that you will have a primary project manager, but anyone on our team can quickly answer your question – not just responsive, but informed enough to give a good answer… don’t believe it, give us a call.
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