Roger Kaufman Resources

Roger’s Articles 

Outside In and Inside Out Planing

Are Design Thinking – Systems Thinking – Planning Really Different


ASTD Links January 2005 by Roger Kaufman

Don’t start with analysis ASTD short

ASTD Most Strategic Planning Isn’t

Comparing planning approaches

code of conduct 12-6-99 (1)ET individual training, performance improvement and the future

FTW A Checklist for Useful And Practical higher education strategic Plans – Kaufman -2013 (1)

Gruender on Constructivism


leigh et al alternate needs assessment models


Mega primer PIQ


Rx accountabel leadership IdeasinAction


the prince

toward a generic process

Vital Signs Leader to Leader

who is the Real Father of HPT – Kaufman-Tosti


pi-getting serious about results 12-8-99


FTW Strategic leadership 7-26-16

Shaughness- An Interview with Roger KaufmanAPRIL2

Seven Stupid Things ASTD Year Book 6-27.05

EDTECH Interview with Roger Kaufman


Proposal Writing 1996 R Kaufman

Videos of Roger


About Roger Kaufman

Roger Kaufman

From Wikipedia

Roger Kaufman, Ph.D. is an influential figure in the history of the educational technology (see also Instructional design) and performance improvement fields as well as strategic thinking and planning for public- and private-sector organizations. Regarded as one of the founding figures of the field,[1] he is referred to as the father of needs assessment.[2]

While needs assessment is such common practice today that many new practitioners may not be able to envision a time when it was not part of the standard process, his work in this area established one of the foundational concepts that sets professional practice apart.[3] The core tenets of his work are reflected in the professional standards for certifying performance technologists, such as the emphasis on system thinking and planning and sound evaluation of outcomes.[4]

Over his 40 years of work Kaufman developed what he considers to be his essential work – the Mega Planning model, a framework for adding measurable value to society.[5] In 2014, the International Society for Performance Improvement created an honorary award named the Roger Kaufman Award for Societal Impact honoring the work of individuals or groups who apply this systemic performance assessment and planning process with clear impact on societal outcomes. Kaufman currently works with a variety of organizations around the globe implementing the Mega Planning model for strategic organizational planning, including educational institutions, government organizations, and corporations.

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