Carnegie Mellon Engineering

What is Organizational Development?

Organizational development is the process through which an organization develops the internal capacity to most efficiently and effectively achieve its mission and goals and to sustain itself over the long term. The College of Engineering is dedicated to the ongoing development of its staff. Contact the College of Engineering's Senior Director of Organizational Development, Samuel Boyer, to learn about the following opportunities.


For Executive Leadership and Management:

    • Align/Manage Staff Resources and Skills to the Organizational Goals
      Refine or expand department capabilities through the better use of people, process, and technology.


  • Develop Leaders for the Future: Attract/Develop/Assess/Retain
    • Recruiting & Staffing: Assist departments with obtaining optimal talent.

    • Career Development & Strategic Talent Planning: Present professional and career development programs aimed at improving employee skills and knowledge and developing leadership competencies. Programs include facilitated meetings and planning retreats, leadership development seminars, and change management support of major initiatives. Develop a strategic talent plan for departments.

    • Executive Coaching: Receive advice on issues related to organizational development, change management, processes analysis and provide improvement recommendations for implementation, leadership transition, and strategic planning.

    • Retention Strategy: Receive consultation on retaining key talent.


For All Staff, Managers, and Executive Leadership

  • Performance Management & Staff Development Plans

  • Career Mentoring/Support:
    Individual Consultations for Personal Career Development. Email Samuel Boyer or call Diane Robinson at ext. 8-2483 to set up an appointment to discuss personal career development.