Beth Zemsky, MAEd, LICSW

IDI Qualifying Seminar Instructor


Beth is an IDI Qualified Administrator and an IDI Qualifying Seminar Instructor. Beth comes to her work with a 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 and intersectional movement building 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, a member of the One Ummah Consulting team, founding Director of the LGBTQ Programs Office at the University of Minnesota, and former co-chair of the Board of Directors of the National LGBTQ Task Force. In addition, Beth has been adjunct faculty at the 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 has been honored by receiving a Bush Leadership Fellowship to study organizational development of social change organizations, OutFront MN’s Legacy Award, and Quorum’s Lifetime Achievement Award for service to Minnesota’s LGBTQ+ community. Beth is the recipient of the 2016 IDI Intercultural Competence Award.


Masters of Arts in Education and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker


Intercultural organizational development and intersectional movement building; consulting, psychotherapy, education, leadership, community organizing, and systems change

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