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Meet David Snider

Ask the Right Questions to Create Positive Personal
and Organizational Growth

David SniderDavid Snider established David Snider Associates in 2002, taking his consulting career in a new direction. Prior to forming his current practice, David was partner in Fueri, Snider & Associates, Consultants on Managing Workforce Diversity, Racism Awareness, and Organization Development, from 1988 to 2002. During his career he also has consulted on social justice issues and spent four years as Assistant Professor of Social Ethics and Coordinator of Religious Activities at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

David holds a Ph.D. in religion and social ethics from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia; an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in New York City; and a B.A. in philosophy, cum laude, from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Dedicated to continuous personal and professional improvement, David took himself “back to school” after his years as a college professor. He enrolled in a ten-month Planned Change Internship to sharpen his process consultation skills. Later he completed the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s ten-month Organization and Systems Development Center Program. Through the Association for Psychological Type, he became qualified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®.

He also honed his practice methodology through hundreds of hours in skills-building workshops on power and conflict, sexism, sexuality and leadership styles through the Michigan Episcopal Training Network and in racism awareness workshops and facilitator training through the Detroit Industrial Mission, People Acting for Change Together and New Perspectives on Race.

David is a member of the National Organization Development Network; International Association for Psychological Type; Detroit Association for Psychological Type (including several years as Vice-President for Programs); and Inforum (formerly Women’s Economic Club). From 1999-2002, he served as a City of Detroit Human Rights Commissioner. Since 2007, David has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit. He also is a member of the Internet-based Appreciative Inquiry Discussion List, where AI professionals from around the world share their experiences and answer questions.

As he has helped other people transform their lives, David has transformed his own life. He recalls,

For decades I asked put-down questions that riveted attention on problems. Now I transform my questions to make them invitations to search for the good and the best in ourselves and in one another. That’s one of Appreciative Inquiry’s greatest gifts to me!
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