Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology-The Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, California, specializing in leadership, organizational systems, adult learning and human motivation.
Masters in Human and Organizational Development-The Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, California.
Leadership Educators Program, Harvard Kennedy School.
B.A. in Clinical Psychology/Computer Science, North Adams State College, North Adams, Massachusetts.
Instructor, MBA Program, Post University
Faculty member for the Boston University Metropolitan College Corporate Development Center
Faculty member of Fairfield University‚Äôs Executive Development Center, Fairfield, Connecticut
Faculty member of University of Houston Executive Development Center, Houston, Texas
Faculty member and education partner in a number of client corporate universities
Chamber of Commerce professional education provider, Cape Ann, Massachusetts
Wexner Heritage Institute faculty member, New York City
Instructor, Berkshire Community College, Business and Information Systems Program, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
President/Owner: Peak Performance Group, Inc. Gloucester, Massachusetts. (1987-present).
Education and Organization Development Manager: GTE Electrical Products Headquarters, Danvers, Massachusetts.
Business/Infromation Systems Instructor: Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
I.T. Systems Development Project Manager: The Geary Corporation/General Electric, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Dr. Maybury‚Äôs teaching philosophy has its roots in a blend of Malcolm Knowles‚Äô philosophy, a former professor of Richard‚Äôs, of adult learning integrated with neural restructuring research related to learning. Richard believes that teaching is about the learner, not the teacher. His responsibility as an educator is to create an environment that enables students to pursue their interests, in their own style and relevant to the world in which they live. The key is to help the students learn how to learn on their own through techniques such as: introducing them to new information, asking questions, challenging perspectives, teaching critical analysis techniques, introducing resources and original works for their own analysis, stimulating and promoting original thought, and ensuring the student‚Äôs dignity is respected.
Research over the past twenty years has yielded profound insights and approaches to restructuring one‚Äôs cognition through the remapping of neural networks related to learning. Though still in its very early stages, with the aid of technology, techniques for facilitating the neural restructuring in a learning mode resulting in developing new capabilities, insights, skills and ways of thinking employing cognitive elements not previously utilized by the student has been successful.
Dr. Maybury has been studying and employing these approaches for the past 15 years with significant success. Recently much has been written specifically related to using similar techniques in leadership development and organizational change. Dr. Maybury is currently working on papers to be published related to practical applications of these theories.
Dr. Maybury enjoys a number of athletic activities such as golf, skiing, sailing, baseball, tennis, hiking and most anything else that can be experienced outdoors. Heavily involved in the community, Richard volunteers for a number of community service organizations, provides pro bono educational opportunities for volunteers and children in various types of mentoring programs, coaches in community sports programs, serves on emergency response teams, and serves on community/business collaborative committees in support of the public school system.
Research/Academic Interests:Dr. Maybury‚Äôs research interests include: transformative adult learning, neural restructuring for the purpose of learning, organizational systems effectiveness, human motivation, innovation, transformational leadership, organizational design optimizing potential in a global environment, and the synergy between leadership, organizational design and human potential.¬† Dr. Maybury has enjoyed teaching business and psychology courses focusing on leadership, organizational development, human motivation, organizational conflict, organizational design, communications and organizational systems.
American Psychological Association
New England Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Type
Human Resource Leadership Forum
American Society of Training & Development
Former Chapter President of the American Psychological Association
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Political Caucus Committee
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Education Collaborative Committee
Perceptions of Transformational Change, dissertation, 2001, Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California.
The following authored and published courses are delivered and licensed to global clients through Peak Performance Group, Inc.: