Robert B. Leventhal‘s experience in the fields of high performance high engagement organization, group facilitation, labor/management cooperation and employee involvement began1980 when he helped craft the agreement between the Bell System and its unions to create one of the largest quality of work life efforts in the United States. He spent ten years as Assistant to the President of the Telecommunications International Union, where he directed the union's efforts in quality of work life processes and technology change. In 1989, he joined Restructuring Associates, beginning his work with companies and unions in defense, food processing, energy and health care.
Mr. Leventhal was recognized by his professional peers when he was named the 1985-86 Director of the Quality of Work Life Network of the American Society for Training and Development. He has published several articles on the role of unions in cooperative labor-management efforts, including "What Managers Should Know About Union Involvement in New Work Systems" in The Journal for Quality and Participation, The Association for Quality and Participation.
A 1972 graduate of Colgate University, Mr. Leventhal also obtained a Masters degree from the School of Corporate and Political Communications at Fairfield University.