Sandor P. Schuman


Sandor P. Schuman, PhD

Research Professor
Specialization: Group dynamics & Decision Making

Department of Public Administration & Policy
sschuman@albany.edu

286 Richardson Hall | 518-442-5889

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About Professor Schuman

Sandy Schuman has been helping organizations work more effectively to solve complex problems and make critical decisions for more than thirty years. He is a group facilitator, collaborative process advocate, and storyteller. He helps groups create shared meaning, make critical choices, and build collaborative relationships. He facilitates problem-solving and decision-making processes for a wide variety of public management and policy issues and provides training in group facilitation, decision making, systems thinking, conflict management systems, information management, and organizational storytelling.

Sandy is a Director of the Program on Strategic Decision Making at the Center for Policy Research, University at Albany, SUNY, and president of Executive Decision Services LLC. He is the editor of the International Association of Facilitators handbook series, Working With Difficult Groups (forthcoming), Creating a Culture of Collaboration (Jossey-Bass, 2006) and The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2005). He was the long-term editor of Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal and moderator of The Electronic Group Discussion on Group Facilitation.

Sandy gained extensive experience in local, state and federal government while working with the New York State Energy Office and New York State Sea Grant/ Cooperative Extension. Sandy holds a PhD in organization behavior from the University at Albany, SUNY, where he also earned his MPA, and a BS in natural resources management from Cornell University.

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