David Barkan Consulting
Supporting and strengthening organizations committed to social change


David Barkan 



David Barkan Consulting, based In San Anselmo, CA, is the consulting firm founded by David Barkan, Ph.D. As Principal Consultant, David leads consultations and trainings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, across the country, and around the globe.

David has developed an extraordinary track record and reputation in the non-profit, governmental, educational, and philanthropic sectors. Since 1994, he has assisted hundreds of diverse institutions and collaborative ventures in their quests to work smarter, strategize more thoughtfully, and navigate change more deliberately.

David holds a B.A in Psychology from Boston University (1982), an M.A. from Lesley University in Counseling Psychology (1985), and a Ph.D. from The Center for Psychological Studies in Organizational and Clinical Psychology (1996).

He also completed a three year practicum at Community at Work in Organization Development (1991), and received intensive training at the Equity Institute in Multi-Cultural Organizational Development (1992).

David is fortunate to be supported by associate consultants on different projects when appropriate. Each brings unique experience and expertise in areas such as group facilitation, measurement and evaluation, professional development, and capacity building.

Ultimate Peace
A longtime humanitarian and peace-builder, David is volunteer CEO of Ultimate Peace, an international non-profit organization he co-founded in 2008. UP brings together 500 youth (Arabs, Jews, Palestinians) annually to play the values-based sport of Ultimate Frisbee and build friendship, develop leadership, and foster community across cultural divides. www.ultimatepeace.org

David prioritizes family and community in his private life.  An active local volunteer, he has been a youth coach, community organizer, and parent leader for decades. David's interests as an outdoorsman include mountain biking, trail running, and hiking. He played Ultimate Frisbee nationally and internationally from the 70's through the 90's; as co-captain he helped lead his San Francisco team to victory at the 1995 World Club Championship in England. David was inducted into the Ultimate Hall of Fame in 2010.