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Michael Quinn Sc.D.'s Biography
Michael D. Quinn is a founding Principal in WorkPlace Cornerstone Group, a consulting practice that focuses on organizational change and transition, team building dynamics, and individual, group and organizational interventions. Dr. Quinn brings a background of nuclear operations, organizational design experience, and formal education to diagnose, recommend, implement, and facilitate actions to achieve improved organizational and human performance, corrective action, effectiveness, and development.
Prior to co-founding WorkPlace Cornerstone Group LLC, Michael had over 25 years of nuclear industry leadership and consulting organizational and development experience in various capacities, including Radiochemist, Manager of Chemistry and Radiochemistry, Manager Planning and Strategy, and corporate business practices departments. As well, he has served as Director of Nuclear Station Services, Director of Nuclear Station Emergency Operations, Station Operations Review Committee member and Chair, member of a Nuclear Safety Assessment Board Committee, an internal consultant, founding member of an Executive Review Board, and chair of a group over-sighting a safety conscious work environment (SCWE), as part of the recovery team at a shut down, multi-unit nuclear power facility over a four year period.
While engaged in various business sectors (government – DOE, NRC, DHS) and in the private sector (commercial nuclear power, insurance, manufacturing, and NGOs), he has conducted organizational assessments and facilitated interventions at organizational levels ranging from non-exempts to executives. These interventions have included root cause evaluations, safety culture/ SCWE assessments and transition, organizational assessments, organizational turn-arounds, corrective action, coaching, change management, conflict resolution, work effectiveness, targeted selection, strategic planning, readiness for change assessments, and related human performance improvement initiatives.
Inclusive in his experience are 18 years of facilitating management – collective bargaining unit interventions in a nuclear facility environment. Michael has taught coursework and seminars in system dynamics, organizational change, leadership development, strategic planning, and vision/ values, in business environments and at the undergraduate and graduate level in university settings. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society, Society for Human Resource Management, Employee Concerns Program Forum, and currently serves on the Connecticut Community Care Inc. Board of Directors.
Dr. Quinn and his wife Lynn, a human resources executive, have a grown daughter who has completed her undergraduate studies and is embarking on her career path. He and his wife enjoy theater, and often travel to the American Southwest, the islands, and Europe, as well as focusing on their Yorkie “son” Zachary. Michael has been a runner, once placing in the Top 10 in a 10K, and now ambles along the golf course, generally not placing in any Top 10 categories. As well, he follows the exploits of the Yankees and Red Sox, as he has since the early 60s.
Michael holds a Doctorate of Science in Organizational Management Systems, a Masters in Business Administration with a focus in organizational behavior, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry.
ACCOMPANYING QUALIFICATIONS/ LICENSES/ CERTIFICATIONS
FPI/ PII Prevention and Reduction of Organizational and Programmatic Failures ® (root cause investigation)
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