Michael Park is a visiting Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Chair of the Management programs at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. Professor Park holds a Master of Science degree in Organization Development from Pepperdine University School of Business, a Master of Arts degree in Theology from the Catholic University of America, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Language from the University of Utah. As a practitioner, he has worked in the field of Organization Development 25 years.
Recently, he was the Chief Administrative Officer of Robin Hood Foundation, a public charity that finds, funds and strengthens more than 250 poverty-fighting schools and non-profits in New York City. In addition to cash grants, Robin Hood does extensive capacity-building work with grantee organizations, a function Park came to Robin Hood to build out and grow.
As a consultant, Park has focused on the human resources necessary to design and implement successful change in organizations. He has served a variety of internal and external consulting, leadership and management roles. Park’s not-for-profit clients include UNICEF, Ford Foundation, Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, and the Office of Mediation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Corporate clients have included Goldman Sachs, Marriott, and Ernst & Young. He has served on awards juries for the NY Times Non-Profit Excellence in Management Award and the Governance Matters Brooke Mahoney Board Excellence award.
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