Michael McGivern

Michael H. McGivern, PhD is an organizational change management specialist who possesses 30 years professional experience with recognized excellence in managing and consulting on Organizational Strategy Development/Redesign, Operations Management and Human Resource issues. Dr. McGivern's main focus is to work with organizations to develop and implement strategies to measure the effectiveness of change and continuous processes by linking leadership direction/organizational capabilities with bottom-line business objectives.  His technical expertise includes:

  • Leadership Development
  • Lean Manufacturing Strategies and Techniques
  • Strategic Planning
  • Socio-Technical System Redesigns
  • Search Conference Techniques
  • High Performance Work Team Strategies
  • Retention Strategies
  • Balanced Scorecards
  • Cultural Assessments
  • Design and Delivery of experiential workshops

Dr. McGivern held the position of Executive Consultant for a Worldwide-consulting firm and he has also held the positions in Manufacturing Organizations as Manager of Organizational Effectiveness, Manager of Manufacturing, Plant Manager, Superintendent, Manufacturing & Quality Engineer and Human Resource Manager.

His adjunct professor experience focuses on the design and delivery of Master’s and Doctorate level courses on the following: Ethics, Organizational Development, Leadership, Technology & Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior, Operations Management, Coaching, Quality Management and Dissertation/Thesis research.

Dr. McGivern holds a PhD in Organizational Development, a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. He has presented at numerous conferences including Industry Week’s America’s Best Plants, Clemson University Teams, University of North Texas Teams Conference, ASTD, SHRM and the American Society for Quality. He also contributes articles to a variety of professional journals including Management Decisions, American Management Association International, Journal of High-Performance Teams and Futurics. Conference and presentation topics include leadership, organizational change, teams, lean manufacturing and measurements for organizational success.