Christopher Grygo is the Director of Talent Development at the Ford Foundation. He works on global programs that enable the foundation’s strategy, enhance its culture, promote values-based team effectiveness, and aid colleagues in reaching their full potential. Before joining Ford, Chris worked at the Rockefeller Foundation on all aspects of learning and performance. Chris has served in leadership and organization development roles throughout his career, starting at Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories. He managed professional development for Columbia University’s libraries and information services, and has held talent development and organizational development roles at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Chris has taught graduate courses at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College and at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Drew University, and his master’s in organizational psychology from Columbia University’s Teachers College. He is a Gestalt trained coach and holds a certificate in mediation and conflict resolution.