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Dr. Seth Silver

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Since 1998, Dr. Silver has been the principal of Silver Consulting, Inc., an independent consulting practice, where he has worked with over 100 diverse client organizations, including: Alstom Transport, American Red Cross, Bausch and Lomb, Borg Warner, Canada Employment and Immigration Union (CEIU), Government of Jamaica, Harris RF Communications, LeChase Construction, Region of Durham Government, State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo, Toshiba Business Solutions, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), University of Rochester Medical Center, and the Xerox Corporation, to name a few.  His work has included consulting on such topics as cultural change, employee engagement, and customer loyalty; working with leadership teams to increase effectiveness/performance, and address internal conflict; providing clients such services as executive coaching, strategic planning, and organizational diagnosis; and teaching employees professional skills and strategies for workplace success.

Dr. Silver has developed and trade-marked a unique business process called The Workplace Covenant, which helps parties in any organization to exchange and agree upon reciprocal Obligations so they can ensure ‘ERTAP’: empathy, respect, trust, alignment and partnership in their professional relationship.

From 2000 to 2013, Dr. Silver was a half-time Assistant Professor at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. where he taught Masters level students in the Organizational Learning and Human Resource Development (OL/HRD) program. From 2013 to 2014, Dr. Silver was on faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), as a Lecturer (non-tenure track professor position) in their HRD Masters program.

Prior to his consulting practice and college teaching, Dr. Silver served as an Internal Consultant and Manager of Organization Development for the largest engineering division of the Xerox Corporation, in Rochester, NY.  He was co-responsible for the development of leadership and learning strategies for 500 managers across the country.  

Dr. Silver holds a Bachelors degree in Social Psychology from the University of Toronto; a Masters in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University; and a Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Human Resource Development from The George Washington University.  His doctoral research examined the relationship between leadership behaviors, engineers’ perceptions of empowerment, and team and individual performance.  Dr. Silver has published in numerous research and popular journals. He is also on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations in the Rochester area.