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Howard Schechter, Ph.D., is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. He is a consultant, teacher and counselor in the areas of individual and organization development. He has over 30 years of experience in the field and has worked with hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals in this capacity. Howard is author of Intimate Partners, Rekindling the Spirit in Work, and Jupiter's Rings: Balance from the Inside Out. Howard founded the Department of Organization Development and Transformation at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California where he served as department chairman and professor from 1985 to 1991. He teaches regularly at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur and consults to businesses and organizations internationally. See and hear Howard talk about his work on a Quicktime video...

Resume/Curriculum Vita

NAME: Howard Schechter
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 454
Stinson Beach, California 94970
EDUCATION: B.A. with Honors, Honors Program, University of Michigan, 1966 M.A., Sociology, Northwestern University, 1968 Ph.D., Sociology, Northwestern University, 1971
1980 - Present Private Practice of Consulting, Training, and Counseling in Individual and Organization Development.
1985 - 1991 Founder, Director and Professor, Department of Organization Development and Transformation, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California.
1978 - 1980 Senior Research Associate, National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
1977 - 1978 Consulting Sociologist, Approach Associates.
1976 Consulting Sociologist, Advocates for Women.
1974 -1975 Research Analyst, Urban and Rural Systems Associates.
1973 Lecturer, Ohlone College.
1972 Lecturer, California State University, San Francisco.
1971 Lecturer, California State University, Hayward
1968 - 1969 Research Associate, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley.
1967 - 1968 Research Associate, Center for the Study of Criminal Justice, University of Chicago.

  • "Intimate Partners", Station Hill Press, Barrytown, New York, 2009.
  • "Rekindling the Spirit in Work", Station Hill Press, Barrytown, New York, 1995.
  • "Jupiter's Rings: Balance From The Inside Out", (White Cloud Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2002)
  • "What I've Learned About Group Work," TWG, Vol XII, No. 2, May, 1989.
  • Foreward to Foundations of Managerial Work: Contributions From Indian Thought, by S. K. Chakraborty, Himalaya Publishing House, New Delhi, India, 1989.
  • "Speaking From the Heart With The Talking Stick," Vision Action, Vol. 17, No. 2, December, 1987.
  • "Rethinking Management as Leadership," San Francisco Business Journal, Nevember 5, 1984.
  • "The Human Side of Business," Marin Business Journal, Vol.1 No. 2, San Rafael, California, 1984.
    Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America.
    LANGUAGES: Fluency in Spanish.

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