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Dr. David E. Gootnick

is Managing Partner and Director of DAVID GOOTNICK ASSOCIATES, a New York-based management consulting firm, specializing in leadership development of scientists and engineers within technical organizations.

He is a nationally recognized authority in management, communication, and career planning and is the author and editor of numerous books, journals, and articles, including the popular books, Even You Can Give A Talk, Getting A Better Job, The Standard Handbook of Business Communication, and the current best-selling management book, Action Tools for Effective Managers.

Dr. Gootnick is an active consultant, trainer, and lecturer and has been a popular guest on radio and television shows around the country. He has offered top-rated leadership seminars, workshops, and courses to tens of thousands of scientists and engineers representing a cross-section of the corporate and government R&D communities. In addition, he has been a professor at a major urban university for several years and has presented his top-rated short courses at dozens of leading universities.

His consulting services, training programs, and business publications have been widely used by many major organizations, including Johnson & Johnson, Xerox, Aventis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, the New York City Police Lab, the Maryland State Police Laboratory System, the New York State Forensic Laboratory System, United States Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, United States Army, United States Navy, NASA, Federal Express, E.I. DuPont, Procter & Gamble, IBM, Hoechst-Celanese, Milliken & Company, Bethlehem Steel, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Grumman Corporation, ADM, and Merck Research Labs.

He has been an active member in such professional organizations as the American Chemical Society, American Society for Training and Development, Society for Human Resource Management, American Management Association, and American Business Communication Association.

Dr. Gootnick’s courses, Effective Supervision of Scientists & the Technical Staff, Assertiveness Training for Technical Professionals, Conflict Management
Techniques, Building A Winning Scientific & Technical Team
, and Improving Communication Effectiveness have been highly rated by technical professionals at such organizations as the American Chemical Society, American Management Association, American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Society of Crime Lab Directors.

In addition, he has helped many labs to achieve dramatic improvements in key performance areas. Given his early training as a chemist, experience as a science educator, and work with thousands of scientists and technical professionals, Dr. Gootnick brings to his award-winning courses a deep understanding of the special challenges of supervising and working in a laboratory environment.

Courses with Dr. David E. Gootnick