Robert Brodnick , PhD

Principal, Strategic Initiatives , Colfax, California

I have worked in the fields of strategy, planning, research, and organizational change for twenty-five years and hold special skills in innovation and organizational development, design, and intervention. I hold a Ph.D. in Psychoeducational Processes from Temple University and enjoy teaching courses in education, the social sciences, and business. I have continuing special interest in innovation management, creativity, design-thinking applications, and new models of adult learning. My real passion is working with groups, large and small. I am an expert facilitator of human process from dyads, to small groups, to large scale retreats and have notable experience with leadership groups, boards, planning bodies and with strategic and creative solutions.

In my role as university administrator, I served three universities over a twenty-year career that focused on building institutional capacity and effectiveness. I managed technological implementation of business intelligence, data warehousing, security, learning systems, analytics, and program innovation. I established and led offices of institutional research, strategic planning, institutional effectiveness, assessment and program review, institutional accreditation, enrollment management to include retention, admissions, financial aid and registrar functions, and sustainability. In 2009, I was honored by the Society for College and University Planning with their award for Institutional Innovation and Integration. I currently serve on the boards of the Association for Managers of Innovation and the Society for College and University Planning.

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