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David Javitch
Faculty member: Harvard University and Boston University

Visiting Professor:
- Alaska Pacific University
- Hebrew University, Israel
- Jagiellonian University, Poland

Harvard University, "Most Inspirational Instructor"
Boston University, "Excellence in Teaching," 1997, 1999,  2003, 2006

FOCUS: Management and Leadership Assessment, Consulting/Coaching, Training and Speaking Engagements

Expertise: Interacting with executives to identify their company's mission and goals, and implementing an action plan to achieve them. 

- Assessing the effectiveness of the interaction between structures, procedures and management/non-management employees.  Creating and implementing a process to create and build mutually productive and rewarding working relationships. 

- Assessing, interviewing, observing, and interacting with client companies to improve productivity, profitability, and reduce the costs of organizational repair. 

- Creating and directing effective task forces, teams, and management training programs. 

- Facilitating retreats, business conferences, in-service training

Experience: More than 25 years of extensive interaction with corporate leaders: CEOs, Chairs of Boards, Trustees, Senior Management.  More than 28 years of experience in training all levels of management and non-management employees.


An organizational psychologist and award-winning faculty member at Harvard University and Boston University, Dr. David Javitch is founder and president of Javitch Associates in suburban Boston.  As a management specialist, he combines field-proven managerial and psychological methods to enable individuals, teams, and departments to increase their effectiveness and
contribute to an organization’s bottom line success. 

Recognized nationally and internationally, the spotlight shines on Javitch’s work in both the academic and business worlds in the fields of assessment, consultation/coaching, training, and public speaking.  Javitch’s training and consultation practice includes a diverse client base spanning many industries and many countries.  With more than 25 years of experience working with executives among various industries, he is an internationally recognized author, keynote speaker, and consultant on key management and leadership issues.

David has received the “Most Inspirational Instructor Award” from Harvard’s School of Public Health.  In addition, he has earned the “Excellence in Teaching” award four times at Boston University’s School of Public Health.  Javitch also teaches at BU’s School of Management and the Medical School.  He has been a Visiting Professor at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.  He has also served as a consultant to the Minister of Health in Serbia in a program under the auspices of the European Union.  The American Management Association and Dun and Bradstreet’s Education Services Foundation have repeatedly turned to him to conduct their seminars where he always receives accolades. 

Dr. Javitch has published written works that include Back to Basics: Let’s Look for Success; Task Force/Project Management: A Guide to Managers on the Line; Power Up: Influential Leadership, and How to Achieve Power in a Power-Driven Society: A Five-Step Approach.

His consulting work focuses on job behavior issues that affect leadership, teambuilding, power, conflict and change.  A former French teacher, he conducts leadership seminars both in English and in French for executives around the world.   

David, who received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, is a board member of the Institute of Management Consultants, the Men’s Associates for the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center of the Aged, and AIPAC.  He currently is a member of the American Psychological Association and is a past member of the American Society for Training and Development.  Previously he sat on the board of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, the Small Business Executive Board of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and the President’s Circle at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.