Harris Sussman, Ph.D.
Biographical Notes


guest lecturer at 40 colleges, universities, and professional institutes, most recently at Alaska Pacific University, National University of Samoa, and the Futures Studies program at the University of Hawaii
since 1991 have written the most widely-read feature on cultural diversity in the U.S. (“Diversity Questions & Answers” in Managing Diversity) and the handbook, How Diversity Works
international consultant/educator on organizational capability, recognized social futurist
designed the first course on “leading diverse communities” offered by the U.S. Fire Service/FEMA across the country, 1999
in 1999---keynote speaker for the first UAW-GM conference on diversity, the first Chase Bank conference on moving from diversity awareness to action, Dept. of Energy diversity conference, conference on the future of South Pacific tourism in Samoa, “Leveraging Diversity” seminar for international senior managers, Mobil Oil
Diversity Day speaker, AT&T/Cincinnati, MLK Birthday speaker, Burlington, VT
formerly faculty member and vice president at Prescott College in Arizona
teach people in Russia organizational facilitation
residencies at schools on Hopi, Navajo, and Apache reservations
the most-requested educator in the world at Digital Equipment Corporation, resident futurist in corporate personnel and chief learning architect in corporate training and development
produced interactive expert system decision support simulation program in management education that received award as best computer-based training in U.S.
named to the National Board of Experts on the Workplace of the Dallas Morning News
presented session at International Conference on Conflict Resolution in St. Petersburg, Russia
taught first courses on “White Males” in AT&T, 1994
taught first college course on “Men’s Lives” 1976
FIPSE Project Director in faculty development—project became a national model.
Met Malcolm X in Harlem, 1963, and Martin Luther King, Jr, at March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963
Staff of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Poor Peoples Campaign, Resurrection City, Washington, D.C., 1968
education includes B.A. from Antioch College, M.A. from the Cambridge-Goddard Graduate School for Social Change and Ph.D. in Work and Learning from the Union Institute & University
widely published
featured in Business Week cover story, interviewed on the NBC “Today” show, and quoted in numerous publications including: Corporate Meetings & Incentives, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, Information Week, Training, 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, Human Resource Executive, CQ Researcher, Anchorage Daily News...

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Harris Sussman provides people with tools for personal and professional learning and change. As Director of Workways Consulting he has been an advisor, guide, and coach to management teams in public and private institutions throughout the United States and internationally. He trains people to lead organizations for the 21st century. He was vice president of Prescott College and has been guest instructor at 35 colleges, universities and professional institutes. His signature programs have been conducted in many settings and formats. He has written numerous articles and the handbook, How Diversity Works. His interdisciplinary education includes an M.A. degree from the Cambridge-Goddard Graduate School for Social Change and a Ph.D. in Work and Learning from Union Institute and University.

He is a teacher of teachers, a trainer of facilitators, supervisor of practitioners, a recognized futurist and a speaker who is often noted and quoted.