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delizia consulting services

Company Profile

DeLizia Consulting Services (DCS) was formed in 1997 as a management consulting firm, serving the association community. Today, the majority of DCS clients are non-profit professional, trade and philanthropic organizations, public entities and selected for-profit organizations. DCS specializes in leadership and organizational development, as well as strategic planning, governance, interactive meeting and training design and facilitator coaching.

James S. DeLizia, CAE, Principal

Jim DeLizia, principal of DeLizia Consulting Services, has been providing facilitation, consultation and development services to the non-profit and public sectors for 25 years.  Prior to opening his own consulting practice, Jim served as senior staff vice president of the National Association of Home Builders, a large trade association, overseeing strategic planning, chapter relations, membership and leadership development, marketing, publications and member education. 

Jim is an active volunteer leader. He has served on the board of directors, as chairman of the Membership Section, and as a founding member of the Component Relations Section of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Jim has also served on the board of directors of the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE) and for several terms in the position of Industry Partner Vice Chair. 

Jim has contributed to the knowledge of non-profit organization management as chief editor of two publications on national-chapter relations and membership retention, and has authored numerous articles and is a frequent speaker on non-profit governance, strategic planning, leadership, training and facilitation. 

Jim holds a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Maryland. In 1990, Jim earned the designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE) through ASAE. He is a trained focus group moderator and has received instruction in negotiation and conflict resolution through the Harvard Negotiation Project.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) 
  • California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE)
  • BoardSource


When seeking a consultant you can trust, you look for someone who can bring…

  • Proven experience
  • Customized services and solutions
  • Innovation
  • An attention to detail
  • Unique learning settings and experiences
  • Practical application of ideas

This is the standard of service that has guided my professional career, both as an association executive and a consultant. Explore this website to learn more about DeLizia Consulting Services and ways I can support your leadership, governance and organizational development goals.