Barkan Consulting Group, based In San Anselmo, CA, is the consulting firm founded by David Barkan, Ph.D. As Principal Consultant, David leads consultations and trainings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, across the country, and around the globe. He also works at the state and national level on special projects.
David is fortunate to be supported by associate consultants on different projects, each of whom bring unique experience and expertise in areas such as executive management, group facilitation, evaluation, and organizational assessment.
For over 20 years, Barkan Consulting Group has developed an extraordinary track record and reputation in the non-profit, governmental, and philanthropic sectors. B.C.G. has become adept at assisting many diverse communities and institutions in their quests to better organize themselves, develop effective future-focused strategies, and navigate large scale, collaborative planning efforts.
David Barkan has earned a national and international reputation as a master facilitator, and has trained over one thousand managers and consultants in the art of participatory group facilitation.
David worked in non-profit management for fifteen years before he began his full-time consulting practice in 1994. He gained significant experience in designing, funding, directing, and growing numerous programs.
David Barkan holds a B.A in Psychology from Boston University (1982), and M.A. from Lesley College in Counseling Psychology (1985), and a Ph.D. from The Center for Psychological Studies in Organizational and Clinical Psychology (1996).
He also completed a three year practicum at Community at Work in Organization Development (1991), and was trained at the Equity Institute in Multi-Cultural Organizational Development (1992).