Richard Carson is consultant, practitioner and academic researcher in organizational psychology and change management. He is currently a Senior Associate with Citygate Associates which provides consulting services to non-profits and government in change management, organizational development, strategic planning and performance management. Mr. Carson's recent experience has been working with local government agencies and non-profits in the four Western states of California, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

Mr. Carson's doctoral studies were in organizational psychology with Washington State University's Individual Interdisciplinary Doctorate Program. He has trademarked his People Sustained Organizational Change Management (PSOCM®) 10-Step Model and website. The model provides a comprehensive, systematic, life cycle approach to managing organizational change from personnel, technological and existential events. He also has the copyright to the Book of Change© and website which is a change management resource to practitioners and students.



Mr. Carson provides commentary on a variety of professional and political issues in international and national publications (Writing)Mr. Carson's experience includes: Director of  Clark County's Community Development Department (Vancouver, WA). Regional Planning Director for METRO where he was in charge of land use, solid waste, open space, emergency management and storm water planning. He was Assistant City Manager and Community Development Director for the City of Oregon City. He was also a Senior Policy Analyst during the administrations of Oregon Governors Atiyeh, Goldschmidt and Roberts. For more information, please review his Resume.

Professional Associations:
Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
International City/County Managers' Association (ICMA)
Non-Profit Association of Oregon (NOA)
Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Richard Carson

        Present Memberships
PSOCM® (Private/Public Sector Organization Change Management) - www.psocm.org