Ugur Zel, PhD, ACC, Adjunct Professor of Management

Ugur ZelDr. Ugur Zel is an adjunct professor in the Department of Management. He received his PhD degree in 1999 from Hacettepe University/Turkey on management and did doctoral research at Cranfield University/UK as a Chevening Scholar.

His expertise encompasses all aspects of organizational development, business strategy and planning, coaching and mentoring, course design, curriculum development and potential assessment. He gained international experience while lecturing in different countries, including Europe, North America, and the Middle East. He lectured at SHU’s main campus in Fairfield, Connecticut for two years prior to lecturing in Luxembourg’s MBA program.

He has been a certified EFQM award assessor and trainer since 1996. He has a wide range of experience in the design and delivery of leadership development programs for large-scale global companies. He is also a certified instructor of “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and “Principle-Centered Leadership” programs of Covey International Inc., and has 10 years of experience in the design and delivery of Assessment/Development Centers. He takes part in advisory boards of large-scale companies on HRM and organization development projects.
Ugur is an accredited executive coach from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with an ACC badge. He is the author and co-author of seven books and numerous articles on leadership, human resources management and strategic management.


Managing Organizations, Entrepreneurship, Managerial Skills, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Business Strategy & Planning, Leading Change and Innovation, Organizational Behavior, Recruitment & Selection, Learning & Development, Talent Management, Employee Engagement, Teamwork, Performance Management, Business Communication.


Neuroscience & Leadership Development, Organizational Psychology, Psychometrics, Human Resource Management, Artificial Intelligence in HR, Individual Development, Potential Assessment, Entrepreneurship, Competency Mapping, Employee Engagement, Resilience, Emotional Intelligence.


Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) 2020
International Coach Federation (ICF) 2011
European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) 2007
European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) 1996

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