Beth Zemsky

beth zemskyConsultant – Intercultural Organizational Development
Minneapolis, MN

Beth Zemsky MAEd, LICSW comes to her work out of her continued commitment to engage people in learning activities that move them to understand critical social and cultural issues. Building on best practice approaches, Beth specializes in intercultural organizational development with organizations working towards social change and structural transformation. Beth has 35 years of experience working as a consultant, community organizer, psychotherapist, educator, and organizational leader including serving as the principle of Zemsky and Associates Consulting, founding Director of the GLBT Programs Office at the University of Minnesota, and former co-chair of the Board of Directors of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. In 2000, Beth was awarded a Bush Leadership Fellowship to study organizational development of social change organizations, and in 2008 she was awarded Quorum’s Lifetime Achievement Award for service to Minnesota’s LGBT community.
Beth has specialized training in intercultural competency, organizational development, systems change, change management, leadership development, intercultural conflict, mediation, and assessment. In addition, Beth has been adjunct faculty at University of Missouri – St. Louis, Augsburg College, and University of Minnesota where she has taught courses in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Social Work, and Family Social Science. Beth is also an active member of Congregation Shir Tikvah, a progressive Jewish congregation in the Twin Cities. For more information about Beth, go to

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