Roger Kaufman is professor and director, Office for Needs Assessment and Planning at Florida State University where he received a Professorial Excellence award. He also has served as Research Professor of Engineering Management at the Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA and is also Director of Roger Kaufman & Associates. His Ph.D. is in communications from New York University, MA from Johns Hopkins University and BA from George Washington University. His past and current consulting clients include public and private organizations in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, and Europe. Before entering higher education he served in senior advisory and human resources/ training positions with Douglas Aircraft, US Industries, Bolt, Beranek & Newman, Martin Baltimore, and Boeing. He served two terms on the U.S. Secretary of the Navy's Advisory Board on Education and Training and continues to consult to a broad array of public and private clients around the globe. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of School Psychology, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He was awarded the "Member for Life" designation, the highest honor of the International Society for Performance Improvement and the Thomas F. Gilbert Professional Achievement Award by that same organization. Kaufman has published 35 books, including Mega Planning, Strategic Planning Plus, and Strategic Thinking – Revised, and co-authored Useful Educational Results: Defining, Prioritizing, and Accomplishing. and Strategic Planning and Thinking Field Book, as well as over 235 articles on strategic planning, performance improvement, quality management and continuous improvement, needs assessment, management, and evaluation.

A New Diversity in Organizational Paradigms: Change Creation and Change Management

Organizations, if they are to survive and thrive have to diversify how they think, plan, change, and evaluate.

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