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Gale J. Mote

Gale J. Mote Management & Organizations

Adjunct Lecturer
W252  Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • MBA in Business Administration, University of Iowa, 1994
  • BA in Economics, Coe College, 1981
  • BA in Business Administration, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, 1981


  • High Performance Work Systems
  • Organizational Design and Development
  • Performance Management Consulting
  • Training Design and Development


  • Henry B. Tippie Annual Dean's Teaching Award, Management and Organizations, May 2010
  • 2005 Advanced Entrepreneur Award, Women Entrepreneurs, November 2005
  • Tribute to Women of Achievement, YWCA, 2001
  • National Registry of Who's Who, 2000
  • Tribute to Women in Business and Industry, YWCA, 1987

          Other Work

          • The Book of Road Tested Activities, Elaine Biech, Gale J. Mote, John Wiley and Sons, 2011, 154-157

            Current & Prior Positions

            • Catalyst and Coach for Revolution with a Passion for People, Gale Mote Associates, November 1990 - Present
            • Manager, Procurement, Norand Data Systems, 1988 - 1990
            • Manager, Master Production Scheduling, Norand Data Systems, 1986 - 1988
            • Master Planner, Norand Data Systems, 1984 - 1986
            • Production Supervisor, Quaker Oats Company, 1983 - 1984
            • Production Supervisor, Square D Company, 1983 - 1984
            • Production Scheduler, Square D Company, 1981 - 1982

              Professional Affiliations

              • Other, Pfeiffer, January 2009 - January 2010
              • Review Panels, Making the Puzzle Pieces Fit: An Interest Based Approach to Management and Leadership by Jay Christensen-Szalanski PhD and Lon Moeller, JD, June 2009 - July 2009


              • How to Make Employee Engagement a Reality and not a Buzzword, Iowa Banker's Association Human Resource Conference, Iowa Banker's Association, Ankeny, !A, April 2011
              • Things They Never Told You About Teams that You Need to Know, Network Young Leader's Symposium, Champber of Commerce, Davenport IA, April 2011
              • Managing Expectations, All Iowa SWE Conference, Society of Women Engineers, Cedar Rapids, IA, April 2011
              • Team Building, Surgical Intensive Care Unit Nurses, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, February 2011
              • Building the Emotional Intelligence of Your Project Team, 2010 Professional Development Day, Eastern Iowa Project Management Institute, Cedar Rapids, IA, October 2010
              • Be the Pebble, YP Iowa Conference, Young Professionals, Marshalltown, IA, September 2010
              • Managing Expectations, University of Iowa Dual Career Network Conference, Dual Career Network, Iowa City, IA, June 2010
              • Building a Culture of Accountability in Project Teams, Quad Cities Project Management Institute, PMI, Davenport, IA, May 2010
              • Your Way, My Way, and a Better Way!, Iowa Association of Community Providers Annual Conference, Iowa Association of Community Providers, Ames, IA, April 2010
              • Eliminating the Blame Game, Iowa Banker's Association, Iowa Banker's Association, Ames, IA, April 2010
              • Hiring on Talent: Making the Transition in Healthcare, Nursing Clinical Education Center, UIHC, Iowa City, April 2010
              • Hard to Decide? Get to It!, Beyond Rubies, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, March 2010
              • Stop Complaining!, Beyond Rubies, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, March 2010
              • Building Your EQ for Positive Performance Results, Women's History Month, Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, March 2010
              • How to Say What Needs to be Said, Professional Women's Network, PWN, Cedar Rapids, January 2010
              • Accountability! Eliminating the Blame Game, Great River Human Resource Association, Great River Human Resource Association, Davenport, IA, January 2010
              • Using Your EQ to Build Relationships, Reduce Stress and Achieve Even More Success, University of Iowa - Provost Office, University of Iowa - Provost Office, Iowa City, December 2009
              • Rockin' Chapter Leadership Teams, Heartland District-APICS President's Meeting, APICS, Des Moines, IA, June 2009
              • Spring Cleaning: Helpful Tips and Techniques to Spruce Up Your Attitude, Federal Women's Program Career Day, Veteran's Administration, Grinnell, IA, June 2009
              • Non-Financial Metrics: What? Why? How?, EIHRA, SHRM-Eastern Iowa Chapter, Cedar Rapids, IA, June 2009
              • “Eliminating the Blame Game” and “Time Management? When Pigs Fly!” , Minnesota State Pork Congress, Minneapolis, MN, January 2009
              • “Do What You Love and Love What You Do”, American Business Women's Association, Cedar Rapids IA, August 2008
              • “Teamwork: The 7th Competency” , Clinical Beginnings, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City IA, June 2008
              • “Life is Busy. Being Dead is Not!” and “ Misery Does Not Breed Company” , Beyond Rubies, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids IA, March 2008

              Committees and Professional Service

              • Hawkeye ASTD, 2011-2012
              • Undergraduate Management and Organizations Committee, 2009-2011

              Additional Training

              • Foundations Workshop, Workshop, Human Synergistics, 2010
              • ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Attended Conference, 2010
              • CPLP Certification , Self-Study Program, American Society for Training and Development, 2010
              • Emotional Intelligence, Workshop, TalentSmart, 2010
              • State of Iowa SHRM Conference, Attended Conference, SHRM, 2009
              • Talent Management, Other, Leading News, 2009
              • Making the Business Case for Emotional Intelligence, Other, Leading News, 2009
              • ASTD International Conference, Attended Conference, American Society for Training and Development, 2009
              • "Leading in Fast TImes", Other, Leading News, 2008

              Licensures and Certifications

              • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance, American Society for Training and Development, December - 2011
              • Certified Trainer, TalentSmart, April - 2010
              • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Association for Operations Management (APICS), October - 1984