Rex C. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Management and Organizational Consultant
My associates and I, both in my firm and in the Center for Leadership Development, are
consultants who help executives and organizations improve their performance, success, and
satisfaction - by helping them learn to:
Diagnose their organization to identify the key dynamics and the critical issues that need to be
Formulate strategies and implement actions to address their critical issues
Improve communications, decision making, and problem solving
Ensure that their reward systems are "on target" to reinforce behaviors that matter most
Develop an effective "alignment" in which individual and organizational goals are attained
Use power effectively and humanely to accomplish worthwhile goals
Manage the complex issues related to mergers and other changes in the organization or its
Create, communicate, and implement a coherent, compelling vision of future possibilities to
energize and lead an organization to future successes.
The Center for Leadership Development
The Center is a California-based, independent, non-profit, leadership development and
research organization that has been operating since 1967 to provide consulting and training
programs to assist organizations and individuals improve their effectiveness and performance.
The focus is on value-centered education, motivational management techniques, and the
development of individual responsibility and potential. The Center has concentrated on the public
sector, although its work is not limited to this area.
In addition to developing a variety of management and leadership systems and development
programs, the Center's professional staff have conducted six-month competency-based, small
group Management Performance Seminars for over 3,500 managers and executives throughout
California and the western states; participants have included public officials at local and state
levels, business executives, top law enforcement officials, school district superintendents,
principals, and college leaders. The Center's seminars have been funded by the Carnegie
Corporation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education. The Center's
training programs are co-sponsored by 47 California county departments of education, 100 school
districts, and approved by the California Association of School Business Officials.
A few examples of the Center's special projects are:
Designed and conducted a one-year postdoctoral program to advance careers of 100 minority
educators (funded by the Rockefeller Foundation). A longitudinal research study of the career
success of these individuals, after 25 years, is underway.
Prepared and conducted an extensive Urban Executive Leadership Program for Black and
Mexican-American Professionals in Los Angeles (funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New
Conducted a major research study for the U.S. Department of Education on ways to improve the
work of its Research laboratories and Centers.
Did extensive consulting with the Los Angeles Police Department, including two internal opinion
surveys of Chiefs, Commanders, and Captains, and planning and facilitating a series of strategic
planning sessions with Chief Gates and his top twenty-seven executive staff members in which
they planned a major reorganization of the Department.
Facilitated a four-day planning conference on earthquake preparedness for the fifty highest level
administrators in the City of Los Angeles, including the Mayor, Fire Department Chief, and the
Chief of Police.
Helped the California Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (P.O.S.T.) design and
field test its new 24-day Supervisory Leadership Institute. This program is the advanced training
program for police sergeants throughout the State, and is widely acknowledged as one of
P.O.S.T's most effective, innovative and sought-after leadership training programs.
Rex has been associated with the Center for the last twenty-one years. He and the other three
Principal Consultants (Eugene N. Kovalenko, Ph.D., Kendall O. Price,Ph.D., and W. Clark Rex, Ph.D.)
draw upon a rich panel of other consultants and experts when needed for specialized requirements.
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|Calabasas, CA 91302-2516
|Last modified January 3, 2016
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