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This site introduces you to my several interests. I've been a Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Organizational Development over a 45 year span and Chaired my Psychology Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) for seven years.
Since 1993 I have also been a small business consultant now practicing as Collaborative Solutions for Aging: "I facilitate positive change." I am also an Interaction Associates certified Meeting Facilitator and a certified Mediator. This site has a link to my consulting site at www.drdougconsults.com
My current business activities are playing a leadership role in Sarasota County's Seniors Advisory Council, Sarasota Aging Stakeholders Consortium and serving on the Board of the Area Agency on Aging in seven Suncoast counties. I remain an Ambassador for Young Entrepreneurs of Sarasota (YES). I founded and facilitated an organization called Continuing the Conversation (CtC) which was sponsored by SCOPE , now it is renamed Engaged in Aging. www.EngagedInAging.com . CtC was a large group of citizens in Sarasota County organized into seven different work and study groups. We had seven active citizen based Work Groups as follows: Healthcare, Brain Health, Caregivers Groups, Housing, "Work Matters! Money Matters!" , Creative Art Vitality, and Internet/Technology Uses. These topics continue to guide those who want to support dignified aging.
I now am part of a Sarasota County Alliance organization called Aging Stakeholders Consortium. I now attend the work group on Built Environments
And, finally, I am the author of seven books including three aimed at successful businesses. The titles are Finding Personal Success: Knowing Yourself, A Tao of Dialogue: A Manual of Dialogic Communication, and Beach Bocce Champion: Be A Winner! All are available on Amazon.com.