David G. Javitch, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Assistant Professor, Retired
Department of International Health
Boston University School of Public Health

Javitch Associates

An organizational psychologist and award-winning faculty member at Harvard University and formerly at Boston University, Dr. David Javitch is president of Javitch Associates in suburban Boston. As a leadership and management specialist, he combines field-proven managerial and psychological methods to enable individuals, teams, and departments to increase their effectiveness and contribute to an organization’s bottom line success. He concentrates on performance issues that affect leadership, teambuilding, power, conflict, change and other human resource challenges. His unique approach focuses not only on achieving organizational success, but on sustaining it.

Recognized nationally and internationally, the spotlight shines on Javitch’s work in both the academic and business worlds in the fields of assessment, consultation/coaching, training, and public speaking. Javitch’s training and consultation practice includes a diverse client base spanning many industries and many countries.

A former language teacher, David conducts leadership seminars both in English and in French for executives around the world. He has consulted with and trained executives in various fields in St. Lucia, Serbia, Poland, Russia, India and Ethiopia. In those countries, he worked with the European Union, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean Nations, select Ministries of Health, the US Department of State and the US Agency for International Development.

In addition, he has won the “Most Inspirational Instructor Award” at Harvard and the “Excellence in Teaching” award six times at Boston University’s School of Public Health. He also taught at Boston University's Medical Center for many years. He has been a Visiting Professor at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. The American Management Association and Dun and Bradstreet’s Education Services Foundation have repeatedly turned to him to conduct their seminars where he always receives accolades.

David has written several articles and books. Back to Basics: Let’s Look For Success and Task Force/Project Management: A Guide To Managers On The Line. His latest management book, How to Influence People with your Power and Confidence, reveals and identifies key traits and characteristics for aspiring leaders. Bloodties, his contemporary novel about relationships, is currently being edited for publication.

David received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and is a contributing member of the The American Psychological Association. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Men’s Associates for the Rehabilitation Center for Aged. He is a former member of the President’s Circle at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Board of Trustees of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, The Institute for Management Consultants, and the Small Business Executive Board of The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

A sample of his consulting and training clients includes AT&T, Ford Motor Company, New England Telephone Company, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, The Defense Enterprise Fund, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, The Catholic Health Initiative, The Public Broadcasting Service, Ingersoll-Rand, New England Medical Center, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Lotus Development Corp., The Federal Reserve Bank, British Airways, Alitalia, Boston Edison, NCR Corp., Texas Instruments, Reader’s Digest, and more….