Dr. Rahaman has over 25 years working nationally and internationally in diverse leadership positions building teams to design and implement both technical projects and overseeing geographically dispersed programs in Leadership Development, Business Continuity, Emergency Preparedness and Safety in a variety of private and government positions. His Federal career includes the Dept. of Defense, Dept. of State, Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Dr. Rahaman is a faculty member at American University (AU) in the School of Public Affairs and their Executive Development Program where he facilitates leadership development for senior leader. He also teaches graduate level courses such as “Leadership for a Changing World,” “Team Facilitation for Organizational Performance,” and “Organizational Change and Diagnosis.” Andrew is an adjunct professor with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) facilitating leadership development, change management strategy, and team development in the US and abroad.
Andrew is an ICF certified executive leadership coach with AU and CCL. As a facilitator and coach, he believes best-in-class organizations require leadership capabilities that support their strategic plan. His proactive, goal oriented approach focuses on high performance leaders who want to develop a strategic leadership point of view that aligns with the organizations business imperatives, culture, organizational design and talent needs to foster direction, alignment and commitment across the organization. Andrew partners with clients to transform awareness and perspectives in the areas of leading and developing themselves to build and lead global teams toward organizational performance across boundaries that shape the organization’s future.
Dr. Rahman’s education includes; a doctorate (Ed.D) from The George Washington University where he focused on organizational and culture change, leadership development and increasing the leader’s capability to operate in complex, changing work environments through action learning. He has a M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of Texas in Dallas.
Dr. Rahaman is the Chairman, Board Directors of the World Institute of Action Learning in the US (WIAL-USA.ORG), a nonprofit whose mission is to work with organizations to solve their most pressing challenges while developing individual and team leaders. Andrew’s latest article “Organizational Culture and Performance,identifies the key role action learning plays, which was published in the August edition of American Training and Development. He is a leadership and organizational speaker having presented to the Housing and Urban Development, Leadership Development Series on “Culture, Employee Engagement and Values: Precursors to Organizational Performance”(March 19, 2015); National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD, DC, March 2014) on the role of “Culture and Organizational Performance”; American Human Resources Development Conference (AHRD, Feb 2013) “Improving the Success of Mergers & Acquisitions: The Role of Learning in an Environment of Planned and Emergent Change”, and the American Association of Adult and Community Education (AAACE, Nov 2013) “Emancipatory Learning as an Alternative to Talent Management”.