Rob is President and CEO, InclusiveWorks® and] IngoodCompany LLCs, a Pittsburgh-based consulting firm with a unique, innovative approach to Diversity & Inclusion through management systems. His lengthy and distinguished service to the energy industry included three F-500 companies, management positions in Administrative Systems, Marketing, Sales, Community & Foundation Affairs, State & Federal External/Public Affairs, and Economic Development. Rob served as instructor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (IMDI), where he taught information systems and business information management.
As a social scientist, Rob’s landmark applied research within business organizations has provided the academic and scholarly basis for a unique and innovative approach to Diversity & Inclusion consulting. A focus on key behavioral metrics and methods is designed to systematize and embed sustainable diversity & inclusion behavior and learning through the strategic management of relationships, both intra-organizational and interpersonal.
Education: BSHRM, Geneva College (Research Honors), Business Information Systems;
University of Phoenix, Arizona (BSBA); MAP MBA, University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business.
Rob’s extensive community involvement includes Allegheny Regional Asset District Board (Mayoral Appointee); Chairman Emeritus, Local Government Academy (Board); University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics (Fellow); Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (Board); Robert Morris University School of Finance and Economics (Advisory Board); Westmoreland Cultural Trust (Board); Foundation Board and Founding Member of the African American Chamber of Commerce, among many others.
Teaching, coaching and consulting for over a quarter century, Rob has developed breakthrough concepts that have been introduced in organizations like University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research, Society for Employee Relations, New Diversity Summit, and a range of mid-size businesses and nonprofit organizations through Executive and Leadership Coaching.
The unique CultureNeutral® Framework is built around a “third space” concept of psychological safety, learning, and conflict neutralization centered on an age-old principle. The central theme is that our natural variegation treated as “differences” has never been and will likely never be the primary drivers of unity, cohesion or common purpose.
The act of continuously admitting new people into an organization, their varied competing talents and abilities, and often conflicting beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, requires a flexible but systematic and continuous approach to sustain high performance. Although the value of education and training shouldn’t be minimized, piecemeal approaches cannot meet the needs of systemic challenges.
The proprietary CultureNeutral® Framework provides systems-thinking training and education in matters of managing the influx of myriad individual cultures and resulting complex interactions within a single purpose-driven organizational culture.
InclusiveWorks® LLC is eager to share and teach the leadership fundamentals of the CultureNeutral® Framework, as well as help to implement the nuanced approaches to incorporating new ways of managing the challenges globalization, international and intercultural realities of 21st Century workforce management.
*See: http://TinyURL.com/NeedCultureNeutral for the most recent validation of MIT Sloan/Harvard leadership
training schools on “culture neutrality.”
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