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Transforming Houston's Work Life Since 1988

Highest Quality of Worklife

All Institute programs aim to promote the highest quality of worklife by encouraging in-depth reflection upon core values and providing practical tools to enhance employee and company well-being. The Institute maintains a Resource Center with consulting and training facilities and a large collection of reference materials.

Founded in 1988

The Worklife Institute was founded in 1988 to serve the Texas and Gulf Coast Region. Its mission is to promote and facilitate the highest quality of work life, providing program resources that address with best practices and integrity the challenges of today’s business environment.

Quality Work

The Institute’s services include corporate and individual consultation in organizational and team development, candidate assessment and onboarding, conflict resolution, and professional ethics; employee assistance programs; career transition and outplacement; entrepreneurship and mediation training; and services to transitioning military personnel and their families.​

Institute CEO and President

​Dr. Diana C. Dale is a clinically-trained corporate chaplain and the president and founder of Worklife Institute, a non-profit organization serving Texas and Gulf Coast families and companies since 1988. Services include life and career transition, employee assistance counseling, conflict resolution, business ethics and organizational change consultation.

Dr. Dale was a senior technical manager and chaplain in the engineering and energy industries before founding the Worklife Institute. She earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts from Stanford University, a Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry in Corporate Chaplaincy, did post-doctoral research at the UT Health Science Center in Occupational Health and Safety/Management Policy Science and a Ph.D. in Organizational Change from Graduate Theological Foundation. Dr. Dale has licenses as an Engineering Geologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Chaplain and Mediator.

In 2007 the Institute created the Texas Veterans Transition Program to assist military veterans and their families to reintegrate into civilian workplaces and communities. The program provides career and educational evaluation, connection to employers and retention coaching, using our Integrated Quality-of-Life approach, with supportive services including individual, family, legal and financial counseling. The Institute collaborates broadly with other veteran service providers and community organizations.

Tax Status and Funding

Worklife Institute is an independent 501 (c)(3) organization, governed by its Board of Directors. It is financially supported by corporations, non-profit organizations, foundations, and individuals. It welcomes inquiries about its work and contribution from those who share its objectives. All contributions are tax deductible.

Worklife Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in any of its policies, practices or procedures.

Institute Executive Team

An experienced professional team conducts the programs of the Institute:

Dr. Diana C. Dale, PhD, LMFT, AAC
CEO / Program Director

Elizabeth F. Burleigh, J.D.
Legal and Financial Advisor

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