Dr. Kenneth M. Nowack is a licensed psychologist and Chief Learning Officer of Organizational Performance Dimensions (OPD), a leading management consulting company specializing in 360-degree feedback, executive coaching, personnel selection systems, career management, executive development, employee health promotion, and human resources research and evaluation.

Dr. Nowack has over twenty years of experience in the development and validation of assessment instruments, organizational climate surveys, questionnaires, simulations, and tests. He has developed extensive 360-degree feedback, personnel selection, succession/talent planning, performance appraisal, and human resources training programs for clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Educational Psychology at the University of California, Davis, and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Nowack has conducted research and published extensively in the areas of health psychology, behavioral medicine, stress management, 360-degree feedback, executive coaching, assessment centers, training needs assessment, and evaluation. Some of his publications have appeared in Training and Development, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Training Magazine, Performance and Instruction, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Work and Stress, Psychological Reports, and American Journal of Health Promotion.

He is the author of a numerous assessment instruments and interactive software programs including the Stress Profile Inventory (published by Western Psychological Services), Career Profile Online, Managerial In-Basket Simulation and Executive View/360, Manager/View 360, and Performance View 360 Multi-Rater Software Systems.

Dr. Nowack is a member in Daniel Goleman's Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations: http://www.eiconsortium.org/members/membership_consortium.htm

Dr. Nowack has also participated extensively in the activities of professional associations and has made numerous presentations to both national and local association conferences and community groups. His active association memberships include:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Personnel Testing Council of Southern California
  • American Society of Training and Development
  • California Psychological Association
  • Society for Behavioral Medicine

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