Richard Janis

Adjunct Faculty

Business Administration

Rich Janis is a project and program manager, team and leadership development coach, organization development, and organizational change practitioner.  He is the principal and executive director of the consulting practice called Janis & Janis Associates LLC specializing in improving productivity, performance, and capabilities of individuals, teams, and organizations.  (

His areas of expertise include strategic and operational planning, workforce talent management assessments, leadership and team development, organizational change leadership, and coaching.  Workforce assessments focus on solutions for selecting, hiring, developing, managing, engaging, and retaining high-quality employees.  He provides organizational change leadership assistance helping to plan, organize and prepare people for the implementation of change including new technology, business processes, organizational structures, job alignment, roles and responsibilities, leadership, skill and competency building.

Rich has deep experience providing business, leadership and organization development services for a broad range of industries: medical, financial, health care, higher education, and insurance.  He has worked as an internal director and as part of external consultant firms for both non-profit and for-profit organizations.  A sampling of the organizations Rich has served includes Yale University, Boston University PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kaiser Permanente, Aetna, The Hartford Financial Services Company, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Rich has completed a doctorate degree in Business Administration (DBA), Masters (MBA) in Human Resource Management, Masters in Education (MEd) in Organizational Development, and Project Management from schools including Western New England College, American University, University of Massachusetts, Nova, Columbia, and George Washington University.  His doctoral dissertation focused on leadership behavior in the program and project management environment.

Rich lives in West Hartford, CT.

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