Richard Carson is a consultant, practitioner, author, and academic researcher in organizational change management (OCM). He is CEO/President of Carson & Associates which provides consulting services to private-sector and public-sector organizations in change management, organizational development, strategic planning and performance management. Mr. Carson's recent experience was working with Citygate and Associates helping local government agencies in the four Western states of California, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Mr. Carson's post-graduate, doctorate studies were in organizational psychology at Washington State University He has a Masters of Public Administration form Lewis and Clark College and a Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies from Portland State University.
He has trademarked his People Sustained Organizational Change Management (PSOCM ) three phase, 10-Step Model. The model provides a comprehensive, systematic, life-cycle approach to managing organizational change from organizational, technological and existential events. He also has the copyright to the Book of Change website which is a change management resource website for practitioners and organizations alike. The site has essays, a glossary, and quotes on the subject matter.
Mr. Carson's experience in municipal government management, law enforcement and urban planning includes: Director of Clark County's Community Development Department (Vancouver, WA). Regional Planning Director for METRO in charge of land use, solid waste, open space, emergency management and storm water planning. He was the City Manager for the City of Cascade Locks and Damascus (OR) and Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director for the City of Oregon City (OR). He was Senior Policy Analyst for Oregon Governors Victor Atiyeh, Neil Goldschmidt and Barbara Roberts and worked on economic development, environmental, and land use legislation. Mr. Carson provides commentary on a variety of professional and political issues for international and national publications. For more information review his resume below.
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Carson, R.; Farmer, J.; Harris, J. (1980), Mt. St Helens Volcanic Weatherbook. Mountain Graphics, Marylhurst, OR.
Carson, R.H., (1986) Locating the factories of the future: A survey of determinants of high technology facility siting (IDRC research series), Norcross, GA.
Carson, R.H. (1988), Oregon Industrial Real Estate Handbook, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and the Oregon Economic Development Department, Salem, OR.
Carson, R.; Thomasina,G.; Schell, S.; Stacey, R. (June 15, 1993). Transit Oriented Development in the Portland Metropolitan Area, Portland Progress Board, Portland, OR.
Carson, Richard H. (June 11, 1993). Metropolitan Greenspaces Campaign: A Strategic and Financial Plan, Citizen Campaign for Metropolitan Greenspace, Portland, OR.
Carson, R.H. (1998). Paying for Our Growth in Oregon (POGO Report), New Oregon Meridian Press, Portland, OR.
Mr. Carson has written over 100 essays and commentaries for national and international publications such as Arhcis, Architecture, ArchNewsNow, Business America, Business Journal, Cyburbia, Entrepreneur, Industrial Development, Land Development Today, Oregon Business, Oregon's Future, Planetizen, Planning, Planum, Professional Surveyor, Public Management, Reason, Smart City Radio, The Oregonian, and Urban Land.