Dr. Mark Kass is currently Managing Director for Ph. Diversified Services Worldwide, Inc. The firm specializes in assisting corporations, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in global political risk assessment, conflict resolution, and change management.
Dr. Kass uses his extensive experience in management and leadership training to assist clients to manage the changes they encounter in periods of growth and in periods of decline. His emphasis on creating and sustaining cultures of corporate innovation during periods of change has helped his clients manage their businesses effectively through turbulent economic challenges, both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Kass has lectured and taught widely throughout the world. His lecture topics have included the management of political and business cultural conflicts during organizational transitions; the implementation of change control management strategies; and the design of global training and educational curriculum for major universities and international organizations.
Dr. Kass received his Doctorate in International Relations from the University of Missouri. He also is a recipient of a Master’s degree in International Relations, from Creighton University, and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Grinnell College. His personal interests include music and martial arts.
Dr. Kass’ most recent published work, Intercultural Cooperation Between Israelis and Palestinians: A Guide to Conflict Resolution Facilitation, demonstrates how conflict and change management within the Israeli-Palestinian geo-political dispute has relevance and solutions for understanding effective cross-cultural communication in the workplace.