Dr. Donald Shandler is president of Shandler Associates, a consulting firm specializing in the

development of managers, leaders and professionals. Don has a proven track record as an experienced facilitator, subject matter expert, program designer, senior manager, author and university professor.

Dr. DONALD Shandler

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Senior Management Experience

Dr. Shandler has managed professional staff and faculty in academic, association and government settings:

  • Assistant Vice President, Graduate and Adult Education, Marymount University
  • Dean of Graduate Studies and Continued Learning, Wilkes University
  • Director of Continuing Education, Graduate School, USDA
  • Director of Education, National Association of Home Builders
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor, University of Maryland University College

Talent Development Expertise

His training and consulting activities include working with clients in the design and implementation of professional development programs in the following areas:

  • Fostering Global Education and Global Competency
  •  Helping Technical Experts Become Effective Leaders
  •  Turning Generational Conflict into Collaboration
  •  Influencing Without Authority in the Workplace
  •  Leadership Development
  •  Management Skills
  •  Negotiation Strategies
  •  Communication Styles

Recent and Current Activities



“12 Professional Development Tips for MBA Students: From Coursework to Workplace”

Best Business Schools Blog, April 28, 2017



“Influencing Without Authority: Getting Things Done When You Are Not in Charge”
 15th Annual Delaware Society for Human Resources State Conference



“President’s Cabinet Administrative Retreat”

Misericordia University, Dallas, PA



Dr. Shandler was appointed by Governor Jack Markell to the Plans Management Board, State of Delaware where he serves on the College Investment Committee and ABLE Task Force.


Academic & Publication Activities

Don holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and is currently a full professor (adjunct) at the University of Maryland University College. In this role he teaches a 6-credit MBA course titled Leading Organizations and People for the Graduate School of Management and Technology. He has also taught as a full time faculty member at Boston College and as an adjunct at Johns Hopkins.

He has authored four books including Motivating the Millennial Knowledge Worker, From Technical Specialist to Supervisor, Reengineering the Training Function, and Competency and the Learning Organization. In addition, he has written numerous articles on subjects including leadership, education, training, generational conflict, and learning organizations.

P: 703.674.6800

E: don@ShandlerAssociates.com