FOUNDER & PRESIDENT OF THE POBI
Ms. Julie Dyrdek Broad
Ms. Broad is a George Washington University doctoral candidate, earning her degree in Organizational Sciences, Human & Organizational Learning (Pending Fall 2020). She also is a graduate of the Global One MBA program at the University of North Carolina (2009), and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications/ Minor in Computer Science, Ohio University (1992; summa cum laude).
Broad’s research is centered around Positive Organizational Behavior (POB), and Psychological Capital (PsyCap), with a specific focus on group and team, as well as leadership PsyCap. Ms. Broad has spoken around the world (including Harvard University, the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing, and academic institutions within Seoul, South Korea and Indonesia) alongside Dr. Luthans on the construct of PsyCap and its vast benefits in making the workplace better, while simultaneously improving well-being and performance.
Ms. Broad has extensive experience in the application of PsyCap and its components across the Department of Defense (all components) and federal government agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security (all components, to include FEMA, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration (USCIS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Secret Service, and Customs & Border Patrol (CBP), as well as the Special Operations Command/ Special Forces and intelligence communities.
Previously, Broad provided consulting services through Booz Allen Hamilton to the largest global implementation of resilience training at the Comprehensive Soldier & Family Fitness program within the U.S. Army where she cut her teeth on well-being in the workplace. While in this role, she spoke regularly at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) Summits, the Department of Defense Education Administration (DODEA), the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS), and the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS). Broad lives in McLean, VA with her two sons, William and Finnegan, where she is focused on being a mom, business woman/entrepreneur, researcher, and the completion of her dissertation on the “The Emergence of Collective Psychological Capital in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) Environments.”