Harris Sussman, Ph.D.

51 Craigie Street/Somerville MA 02143 USA/617-629-0048 
harris@sussman.org
Currently-October 2005

Director, Workways Consulting, since 1990 --Design and deliver professional/organizational development interventions and programs

Administrator, MN Adamov Fund--to help blind people in Russia

Columnist, "Diversity Questions & Answers," in Managing Diversity, 1991-2005  The most widely-read national monthly column on workforce diversity in the U.S. --- Columnist, College Services journal, February 2002-2005
Web Site -- http://www.sussman.org

Interdisciplinary education

Ph.D., Worklife Development Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C. 
M.A., Change Cambridge-Goddard Graduate School for Social Change, Cambridge, Massachusetts
B.A., Applied Behavioral Science Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Professional experience

1990-present
Workways Consulting, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
o Conducting high-impact educational programs, designing leadership strategies 
o Facilitating professional development throughout the U.S. and Canada; programs in Samoa, Russia, Mexico, Costa Rica 
o Founded Diversity University as a vehicle for training and management development; recognized as a leading figure in managing cultural diversity in the United States 
* Disney Studios 2001 Retreat 
* Conducted court-ordered sexual harassment training for Kansas City Fire Dept., 2000--Sexual harassment training--Lucent Technologies, Chicago; SBRA, Boston 
* Designed course offered to all Fire & Rescue Depts. in the US, "Leading Diverse Communities Beyond Conflict," 2000, under FEMA/National Fire Academy 
* Management training, City of Beloit WI, 2001 
* "The White Minority" keynote, Wheaton College, 2001 
* Martin Luther King Day speaker, interfaith program, 2001 
* Keynote speaker--First joint UAW-GM conference on Diversity, Detroit, 1999; Second conference, New Orleans, 2000; U.S. Dept. of Energy conference on Diversity, Las Vegas, 1999 
* First Chase Manhattan Bank conference, From Awareness to Action, 1999; "Leveraging Diversity," international senior managers, Mobil Oil, 1999 
* Advisor, MIT project on Leadership, 1999-2000 
* Diversity Day speaker, taught first courses on "White Males," AT&T 

1984-1990
Digital Equipment Corporation, Massachusetts
Fortune 30 company, $12B revenues, worldwide workforce of 126,000 
Manager, Strategic Information Management, Corporate Personnel Headquarters
o Most-requested professional development internal consultant in the world 
o Originated strategic analysis/think tank function; resident futurist and demographic specialist--featured in The New York Times 
o Instituted environmental scanning and appraisal group in Israel, Switzerland, and US 
o Created forums to address personal, professional, and social change and the future 

Manager, Special Projects, Educational Services Worldwide Headquarters
o Chief architect, R&D to design future directions of workplace learning and advanced learning environments. Coordinated long-range planning for $50M organization. 
o Proposed and produced "Decision Point," interactive expert system/simulation/decision support program for management education--awarded Best Overall Project in US 

1982-1983
Walter O. Boswell Memorial Hospital, Sun City, Arizona 
Major geriatric medical center, 1300 employees 
Corporate Director of Education
o Led staff to provide OD, in-service nursing education, patient education and media services. Initiated innovative programming, including first teleconferences for CME in the state 
o Redesigned and led new employee orientation, reducing attrition by 22% 

1976-1981
Learninghouse, Inc., Prescott, Arizona 
Organizational, staff, and program development 
Executive Director
o Designed and co-directed 10-state, $300,000 professional development project, supported by The Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE/HEW), which became a national model-Combined group retreat intensives with personal coaching to produce innovation and improvement in 30 programs. Participants called it "the most important experience of my adult life" 
o Took the lessons from FIPSE project on the road, consulting with teacher training programs across the country 

1973-1976
Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona 
The only private independent college in the state, 450 students 
Co-Founder and Vice President, 1974-1976 
Helped to create and lead successor college after the original college closed 
Chairman, Program Council, 1973-1974 
Elected by faculty and students to lead academic governance council, responsible for sustaining the innovative integrity of the college 
Faculty, 1973-1976 
o Co-creator and lead teacher of multi-disciplinary project-based Earth Ethics course, the most popular course in the college every time it was offered 
o Taught original learner-centered Education, Writing, and Sociology courses--Co-directed Off-Campus Internship Program 

1969-1970
The Teachers, Inc., Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
Peace Corps-inspired program to place innovative teachers in public schools--Created and taught 9th grade Civics at The Culbreth School 

1968-1969
Tappan Zee High School, Orangeburg, New York 
Taught 11th grade English 

1968
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C. 
Civil rights advocacy organization 
Coordinated press relations for Resurrection City, Poor Peoples Campaign 
 

Teach Following Courses (and variants)/undergraduate & graduate -

Social Sciences/Sociology 
Ethics 
Future Studies 
Creative Collaboration
Social Justice/Peace/Coexistence 
The Sixties 
Cultural Diversity in the 21st Century 
Organizational Behavior/Effectiveness/Development 
Teaching and Learning 
Global Perspectives 
Human Resource Strategy 
Professional Development 
Right Livelihood 
Consulting with Organizations 
Leadership 
Hostile Environment, Harassment 
Optimal Conditions for Work and Learning 
 

Guest and visiting instructor

    Graduate and Professional
      Cambridge Center for Adult Education 
      Coach U 
      Arizona Art Therapy Institute 
      School of Organizational Consulting, St. Petersburg, Russia 
      Arsenal Managers Training School, Moscow, Russia 
      Boston University, School of Social Work 
      Cambridge College 
      Nova University 
      Professional Studies Institute 
      Simmons College, School of Communications 
      Suncoast Management Institute 
      Texas A&M University, Construction Executive Program 
      University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business 
      Thunderbird/The American Graduate School of International Management
    Undergraduate
      Lesley University, School of Management, Ethics 
      University of Hawaii, Futures Studies Program 
      Delta State University 
      Eckerd College 
      George Peabody College for Teachers 
      San Diego State University 
      University of Colorado
    Community College
      Community College of Denver 
      Yavapai College


Faculty development

    National University of Samoa 
    College of the Atlantic 
    Johnson State College 
    Appalachian State University, Teacher Training Center 
    University of Maine System 
    University of New England 
    Wheaton College (Mass.), President's Cabinet


Selected appointments/membership

TRANSCEND-Peace & Development network, since 1999
Educators Without Borders
Sociologists Without Borders
MIT/Sloan School of Management Leadership project, 1999-2000
Boston Management Consortium, 1997-2001  
Kaos Pilots University (Denmark), Board of Advisors, 1998 
National Board of Experts on the Workplace, Dallas Morning News, Dallas TX, 1991-1996 
National Advisory Panel on Work/Family, Ford Foundation, 1991-1994 
Meiklejohn Education Foundation, 1984 
Job Training Profiles, AZ Governor's Office on Economic Planning & Development, 1982 
Task Force on Job Skills/Occupational Competencies, AZ Career Information System, 1982 
Committee on Health Manpower, Arizona Hospital Association, 1982 
Consultative Group on Educational Information Centers, Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education, 1981
Program Advisor, Campus-Free College/Beacon College, 1971-1981 
Special Assistant to the Mayor for Youth Affairs, Chapel Hill NC, 1969-1970 

Selected conference presentations

South Pacific Tourism, Samoa, 1999 
Global Conference on Managing Diversity, Georgia, 1995 
National Diversity Conference--Washington, D.C., 1992; Chicago, 1993; San Francisco, 1994 
National Multi-Cultural Institute Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., 1994, 1995 
World Future Society, Boston, 1994 
National Summit on Work and Family, Washington, D.C., 1994 
International Conference on Conflict Resolution, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1994 
National Worklife Conference, Boston, 1993 

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Association for Experiential Education, New Hampshire, St. Louis MO 
Association for Humanistic Psychology, Tempe AZ 
Center for Individualized Education, AAHE, Chicago IL 
Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 
Society for Field Experience Education, Indianapolis IN 
Pennsylvania Sociology Society (keynote), University of Pittsburgh 
National Invitational Conference on Nontraditional Higher Education, Belmont MD 
National Invitational Conference on Credentialism, Boalt School of Law, UC/Berkeley CA 
Council for the Advancement of Experiential Learning, Long Beach CA, Hartford CT 
Value-Added Learning Conference, Empire State College, Saratoga Springs NY 
Learning in the Workplace, Teachers College, Columbia University NY 
Mountain States Adult Education Association, Scottsdale AZ 
New Hampshire School Board Association, Technology for Education panel, Manchester 
Faculty Institute of Microcomputer Software Applications, Bentley College, Waltham MA 
Computer-Based Training National Conference, CA 
 

Media recognition

o Cover story in Business Week, 1994; cover story in Corporate Meetings & Incentives, 1995 
o NBC "Evening News," 1994, NBC "Today," 1995, PBS "NewsHour," 1996, Bloomberg Business Radio, 1996 
o Featured in The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Tribune
o Quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, Information Week, Training, The New York Times, Fortune, San Jose Mercury News, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, ABA Banking Journal, Newark Sunday Star-Ledger, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, The Crisis (NAACP), Physical Therapy Magazine, America West Airlines Magazine, Burlington Free Press, Work & Family Newsbrief, Meeting News, Personnel Journal, Small Business Journal, The Washington Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, HR Executive
o Articles in Chas Pik, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1996, 1997 
 

Public and creative activities

Designed course, "Leading Diverse Communities Beyond Conflict," for FEMA, offered to all Fire & Rescue Departments in the U.S., 2000 
Public Hearing Expert Witness, Review of Racial and Ethnic Categories in OMB's Statistical Policy Directive #15, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Boston, July 7, 1994 
Designed limited edition poster, Diversity Is, 1994; pin, I Am A Person of Difference, 1990 
Applied for 11 grants and contracts; received 11 
Director, Eleanor Lenke's one-woman show, "Kaleidoscope," 1983 
Produced limited edition poem print (with Diane Ranney), "The Sky Within," 1980 
Outstanding Young Man of America, 1979 
Field reader/proposal reviewer, USOE/Gifted and Talented, Annenberg/CPB Project, 1978 
Poet in residence on Navajo, Hopi, Cibecue Apache, Pima reservations, Arizona Commission for the Arts and Humanities/Writers Program, 1974-75
Playwright, "Clue Justice, Private Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat," staged at Prescott College, 1974 
 

Publications

More Diversity, Many Diversities, 2005
How Diversity Works, Workways Press, 1995
So Far, Lizard's Head Press, 1979 (poetry)
Two-Step, Lizard's Head Press, 1978 (poetry)  

Chapters
"Teacher-at-Large," in Beatrice and Ronald Gross, Eds., Will It Grow in a Classroom?, Delta, New York, 1974 
"Surviving, More or Less," in Theodore W. Hipple, Ed., Crucial Issues in Contemporary Education, Goodyear Publishing, Pacific Palisades, 1973 
"Intercepting the New Education," in Richard W. Saxe, Ed., Opening the Schools: Alternative Ways of Learning, McCutchan Publishing, Berkeley, 1972 

Columns
"Diversity Questions & Answers," Managing Diversity, monthly, November 1991-present 
College Services, bi-monthly, since February 2002
"Letter from USA," Training and Management, New Delhi, India, December 2002-December 2003
Scottsdale Progress, Arizona, weekly arts/theater/movie reviews and features, 1982-83 

Poems

Sing, Heavenly Muse, Wisconsin Review, The Sun, Cedar Rock, Carolina Quarterly, Green River Review, Blue Unicorn, Hollow Spring Review, Self-Determination, Poetry View, Wind, Southern Poetry Review, The Wall Paper, Arizona Arts & Lifestyle, Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature 

Articles, essays, interviews
“Crossing the Threshold,” commondreams.org, December 28, 2001 
“Mixed Messages,” commondreams.org, December 18, 2001 
“Raw Material,” commondreams.org, December 12, 2001, outlookindia.com, Dec. 14, 2001 
“Christmastime Test,” commondreams.org, December 5, 2001, outlookindia.com 
“Meditation Before Thanksgiving,” commondreams.org, converge.org.nz, November 21, 2001 
"Skip arithmetic: We're all members of minority groups," The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 30, 2000
"Defining ourselves through the census lens," The Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 8, 2000 
"How the Census' sorting contributes to white hate," The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 15, 1999 
"A Call for Deep Diversity," Winds of Change, Spring 1999"The Diversity Adventure," ZipLines (Project Adventure), Spring 1998 
"Diversity 201 or 2001?" Cultural Diversity at Work, September 1995 
"Culture Memo," Cultural Diversity at Work, July 1994 
"A Consumer's Guide to Diversity Work," Managing Diversity, May 1994 
"A Practitioner's Perspective: An Interview with Harris Sussman," Business Ethics Forum,  Harvard Business School, Spring 1994
"Work Force Diversity," The Harbus News (Harvard Business School), April 11, 1994 
"Is Diversity Training Worth Maintaining?" Business and Society Review, Spring 1994 
"Making the World Safe for Diversity," Issues & Options (National League of Cities), Feb. 1994 
"A Call for Deep Diversity," Managing Diversity, October 1993 
"From Rhythm We Come, to Rhythm We Return," Rhythm Music Monthly, August 1993 
"Diversity and Cross-Cultural Trainers: Do They Know What They're Doing?" Cultural Diversity At Work, May 1993
"Thinking About Tomorrow," Extend Magazine, Spring 1993 
"Peeking Past the Year 2000," Boston Business Journal, September 7, 1992--also in: Central Pennsylvania Business Journal, September 9, 1992; ASBA Today (American Small Business Association), April/May 1993; Supervision, March 1993; Dallas Business Journal, July 1-22, 1993; The Business Magazine of New York, September/October 1992; Insurance Times, September 22, 1992; Business Press, Ft. Worth, Texas, September 18, 1992
"Workforce 2000--Five Years Closer," Managing Diversity, June 1992 
"Teaching Old Docs New Tricks," Medical Meetings, December 1991 
"Meetings in an Age of Diversity," Meeting Planners International Conference Daily, December 10, 1991 
"Workforce 2000--Facts and Myths," Cultural Diversity at Work, November 1991 
"Women and the Workplace," Boston Business Journal, November 11, 1991 
"Diversity is HR's Opportunity of a Lifetime," Managing Diversity, October 1991 
"Americans Hurry into Future Without a Plan," Sunday Camera (Boulder, CO), Jan. 20, 1991 
"Work and Family Policies: The New Strategic Plan," The Conference Board, Research Report, Number 949, November 1990
"Are We Talking Revolution?" Across the Board (The Conference Board), July/Aug 1990 
"Success in the 90s," Communique (International Communications Association), April 1990 
"A Feast for the Senses," The Prescott Paper, October 5, 1978 
"The Ins and the Outs," Journal of Current Social Issues, Summer 1976 
"Doan Ballard's Last Chair," The Monroe Watchman, July 19, 1973 
"Land Poor," Peoples Appalachia, Spring 1973 
"A Case of Sensory Overload," The Washington Post, March 15, 1973 
"Report from the Field," Cutting Edge (Society for Educational Reconstruction), Winter 1973 
"Where's Your Library?" The Monroe Watchman, October 26, 1972 
"Surviving, More or Less," Peabody Journal of Education, January 1972 
"Which Way is Backwards?" (with H. Hodges), Mountain Life & Work, January 1972 --reprinted in Challenge for Change (National Film Board of Canada), Summer 1972
"A Teacher Looks at 'Room 222,'" TV Guide, September 4, 1971 
"Intercepting the New Education," New Voices in Education, Summer 1971 
"Mail Call," Friends Journal, July 1/15, 1971 
"Summertree/Apple Pie," The Rat, March 22/April 4, 1968 
"Check it Out," Graffiti, Vol. 1, No. 7, 1968 
"The Pleasure Paradox," Dare, January/February 1968 
"Antioch," Dare, September 1967 
"The Notion of Progress," The Realist, August 1966 
"A Humanist Attitude," (with T.H. McCarroll), The Humanist, March/April 1966 
 

Selected consultancies

U.S. Government
Environmental Protection Agency 
U.S. Air Force 
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Family Policy 
Office of Personnel Management 
U.S. Park Service 
Federal Aviation Administration 
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 
National Credit Union Administration 
General Services Administration 

Business
American Brands 
Amica Mutual Insurance Company 
Amoco Corporation 
Arbella Insurance Group 
AT&T 
Bank of New England 
Bechtel Construction Company 
Beneficial Management Corporation 
The Boston Company 
Brown-Forman 
Computer Sciences Corporation 
Consolidated Hydro, Inc. 
Critikon 
CSX Corporation 
EMCO Food Service Systems 
General Mills 
The Gillette Company 
GPU Companies 
Isaacson Miller 
Lucent Technologies 
Marriott Hotels 
Marsh & McClennan 
MITRE Corporation 
Monsanto Corporation 
Nationwide Communications 
NYNEX Mobile Communications Company 
Polaroid 
Price Waterhouse 
Raytheon 
Rust International 
Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott, Architects 
SkyWest 
Spurgeon Mercantile 
United Bank of Connecticut 

Healthcare
Brigham & Women's Hospital 
Kaiser Permanente 
Fallon Health Care 
Bay State Health System 
Harvard Community Health Plan 

U.S. Cities and States
Boston Management Consortium 
League of California Cities 
City of Austin, TX 
City of Beloit, WI 
City of Burlington, VT-Martin Luther King Day speaker 
City of Harrisburg, PA 
City of Kansas City, MO 
City of St. Petersburg, FL 
Governor of Maine's Task Force on Family, Work, & Quality of Life 
Governor of Vermont's Commission on Women 
Mission United, Daytona Beach, FL 
New Mexico Department of Health 
Tennessee Valley Authority 

Professional Associations
Association of Affirmative Action Professionals 
Association of Manufacturing Excellence 
Association of Part-Time Professionals 
Business for Social Responsibility 
Executive Study Conference 
Federal Office Automation Conference 
Florida Black Business Investment Board 
Greater Boston YMCA 
International Association of Business Communicators 
International Association of Personnel Women 
International Management Council 
Meeting Planners International 
National League of Cities 
New Hampshire Municipal Association 
Northern Texas Personnel Conference 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association 
Southeast Telecommunications Association 
U.S. Catholic Conference 
Vermont Personnel Association 

(Please note: my adoptive name was Hal Lenke; I took back my birth name in November 1985.)