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Dr. Walter Reichman noted educator, researcher and consultant joins OrgVitality

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Dr. Walter Reichman, Professor Emeritus Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, has joined OrgVitality as a Partner and Vice President. Walter chaired the psychology department at Baruch College for 17 years with well over 120 students receiving their Masters and PhDs under his tutelage. During his tenure, the Ph.D program in Industrial/Organizational psychology achieved national recognition as a training ground for exceptional practitioners and researchers who have assumed important positions in universities and in private, public and consulting organizations across the country.

One of Walter’s key interest areas over the years has been substance abuse and its effects on organizational performance. He has been awarded numerous research grants to study substance abuse in industry and has written, presented and consulted to organizations on this topic over the years. As a researcher and practitioner on Employee Assistance Programs, Occupational Alcoholism Programs, and Career Development Programs he has help organization’s impact their performance and has improved the lives of their employees.  Based upon this work, Walter has created an innovative “Executive Assistance Program” line of services for OrgVitality to support senior managers whose personal difficulties detract from optimal organizational performance.

He is an active in the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations representing the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP). His goal is to utilize the science of psychology to improve the deliberations and programs of the United Nations. Walter co-hosts Brown Bag luncheons for the staff of the United Nations Development Program, writes about health, work and opportunities for developing entrepreneurship among disenfranchised women for the Council.

Walter is also working in the area of succession planning and he recently delivered a training program covering the latest research on that topic for the U.S. Department of Defense. Immediately prior to joining OrgVitality, Walter was a Vice President at a survey research firm where he conducted engagement surveys, customer satisfaction surveys, and readiness for change surveys for private, public and government organizations.

Walter is the co- author of “Personal Adjustment and Growth: A Lifespan Approach.” This book emphasizes positive ways of dealing with life events from childhood through old age. It has given rise to courses on the Psychology of Life Experience in many colleges and universities. Walter will be presenting at three symposia of the International Congress of Applied Psychology in Melbourne, Australia in July 2010. The symposia will deal with organizational psychology’s response to world poverty, healthy employees in healthy organizations and how psychology has impacted the United Nations. He has an MBA from City College of the City University of New York and an MA and Ed.D from Teachers College of Columbia University.

Jeffrey Saltzman, CEO of OrgVitality stated, “We are thrilled that Walter had joined us and are extremely excited about the knowledge and skill set that the addition of Walter will make available to our clients. His spirit, experience and knowledge are rare commodities in today’s world and we are excited that we will be able to capitalize on it becoming richer ourselves for the experience.”

Walter, based in New York, is available for speeches, Executive Assistance Program coaching and support, consulting and other thought leadership assignments. He can be reached at

About OrgVitality, LLC:

OrgVitality is a management consulting firm that helps organizations make sustainable improvements in their operations and offerings, increasing their Vitality, allowing them to thrive in varied environments, and empowering them to excel in their unique organizational strategies. The firm consists of highly experienced and respected professionals in Human Resources and Marketing with technical expertise in Industrial Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development and research. Headquartered in Westchester, New York, OrgVitality’s, services include employee surveys, 360 surveys, coaching and executive assistance, customer surveys, brand and market research, and social media consulting and implementation.  For more information, please visit, email contactus@orgvitality or call (914) 747-7736.

Written by Jeffrey M. Saltzman

June 11, 2010 at 4:31 pm

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