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Philip E. Berghausen, Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Philip E. Berghausen, Jr., co-founder and former executive director of the Center for Executive Solutions retired in 2013. On occasion, Phil will still assist the Center on interesting assignments.

Phil has advised executives about leadership and organizational excellence for more than 25 years. Phil uses his extensive knowledge of the behavioral sciences to assist organizations in enhancing their effectiveness. His practice areas include executive assessment and development, leadership and management training, team effectiveness consultation, and organizational effectiveness enhancement. He applies rigorous, objective analysis to sensitive issues, particularly those involving human performance and safety, which often have the potential for litigation and adverse publicity. He combines broad, practical experience in founding, leading, managing, and advising organizations to serve a wide range of clients including public and investor-owned utilities, governments, academic institutions, and other for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Career highlights include having designed and implemented programs that were cited as important in earning a client both the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and designation as one of Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work for in America." He also analyzed human factors and management issues contributing to the Chernobyl incident as an invited delegate to the First International Workshop on Past Severe Accidents and their Consequences.

Prior to founding the Center for Executive Solutions (formerly known as Berghausen Consulting, Inc.), Phil advised clients with regard to personnel selection and organizational development while working for an international management consulting firm. He was also vice president and co-owner of a consulting firm that specialized in pre-employment and fitness-for-duty screening. He has held management and teaching positions at academic institutions and medical centers.

Phil has consulted with client organizations on a broad range of topics designed to enhance individual, team, and overall organizational performance. He also has conducted research and has published and presented papers on such issues as emotional stability screening in the nuclear power generation industry, workplace effectiveness, employee selection, motivation, and ethical use of assessment instruments. His diverse work has been recognized in the popular press.

Phil has served as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and has completed the Leadership Education Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He also has completed courses pertaining to nuclear technology and executive and organizational effectiveness, including courses offered by MIT and the Center for Creative Leadership. He is a past secretary of the Society of Consulting Psychology and a past chair of the Human Factors Division of the American Nuclear Society. He received his doctoral and master's degrees in Psychology from Colorado State University and his bachelor's degree in Slavic Linguistics and Russian Area Studies from Lawrence University.