Janet L. Szumal, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate for Human Synergistics International

Janet Szumal is a Senior Research Associate for Human Synergistics International (HSI) and is the co-author of Management/Impact® (M/I). She received her Ph.D. in Human Resource Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

In addition to assessments, Janet has also developed and co-developed simulations (such as the Organizational Change Challenge™, Project Management Challenge™, Performance Management Challenge™, and Cultural Change Situation™), leader’s guides (including those for Leadership/Impact®, the AMA DISC Survey™, and the Challenge Series), and other support materials (such as the OCI® Interpretation and Development Guide and the MEPS Self-Development Guide) for Human Synergistics.

Her research on the reliability and validity of HSI's diagnostic tools has appeared in The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Psychological Reports, and The Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate(Newbury Park, CA: Sage). Her recommendations for using group problem-solving simulations and team building, as well as comments on the effects of thinking and behavioral styles and an exercise on understanding the differences between culture and climate, are published in Mel Silberman and Patricia Philips’ Team and Organization Development Sourcebooks (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill). She has also published articles in Training Magazine and Talent Management.

Janet currently co-facilitates Human Synergistics’ accreditation program for Management/Impact and Leadership/Impact in the United States and is working on research regarding the impact of leaders and managers in different countries.