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Diane Knoepke

Diane Knoepke

  • Director of Program Engagement and Outreach, MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program
  • Instructor, MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program


Building on two decades as a consultant and chief of staff focused on transforming organizations, Diane now partners with change leaders as an Associate Director in Northwestern's MS in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC) graduate program. As an advisor, instructor, team leader, and coach, Diane drives people-centered outcomes by using her skills and experience in talent and workforce development, enterprise strategy, program design, partnership creation, and impact measurement. Diane currently co-teaches two courses in MSLOC’s Leading Equity and Inclusion in Organizations Certificate: Leading Global Change and Developing for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice.   

Prior to joining MSLOC, Diane worked both inside organizations and as an external advisor, counseling more than 100 organizations and corporations on organizational strategy, performance measurement, and fundraising partnership creation. Her past roles include consulting with private, public, and social sector organizations, as well as executive leadership experiences ranging from directing a nonprofit’s regional expansion to merging multi-country, multidisciplinary consulting teams.  

Diane earned both her graduate (MSLOC) and undergraduate degrees at Northwestern. Diane is an active volunteer and supporter of Springboard to Success, Chicago Women in Philanthropy, and the Chicago Foundation for Women South Side Giving Circle. Diane is also a member of Northwestern University’s Council of One Hundred. 


  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2016
  • BA, English, Northwestern University