Distinguished Humanitarian Award
Father of needs assessment
Late Roger Kaufman
Late Dr. Roger Kaufman ( 1933-2020) is an American figure in the history of educational technology and performance improvement fields as well as strategic thinking and planning for public and private-sector organizations. Dr. Kaufman was a Distinguished Research Professor regarded as one of the founding figures of the field, he is referred to as the father of needs assessment. Kaufman published 41 books and 320+ articles on strategic planning,
The focus of Kaufman work is on the survival, self-sufficiency a quality of life for ALL people. All organizations, public and private should put this as primary in the vision and missions.
Dr. Roger been a Rotarian for 42 years, listening and focusing on world-wide humanitarian projects. Since becoming emeritus status, most of his work world-wide has been pro-bono. All focused on humanitarian efforts.
Kaufman developed the Mega Planning Model a framework for adding measurable value to society. In 2014, the International Society for Performance Improvement created the Roger Kaufman Award for Societal Impact.