Professional Background - James J. Borland, Ph. D
Jim has almost eighteen years full time career
transition experience. He maintains an active private practice in Manhattan
and Staten Island.
As Senior Vice President of Goodrich & Sherwood
Associates, Inc. (G&S), Jim is responsible for client relationships
and executive outplacement and consulting assignments in New York. Jim
manages the Manhattan Central Five O’clock Club, counsels in the
Main Club, and is an affiliated individual counselor.
Dr. Borland was Senior Vice President in the corporate
office of Drake Beam Morin, Inc., the career management division of Fortune
500 member Harcourt General. He managed the Key Account Program marketing
research functions, and had corporate liaison responsibility with several
major client sponsors including Amerada Hess, Eastman Kodak, Chase Manhattan
Bank and Seagrams, among others. He was twice awarded the Drake Beam Morin
Professional Excellence Award.
He has consulted on organizational change issues with
the U.S. Department of Energy and International Paper, and is an Adjunct
Associate Professor in the Graduate Management Program of Polytechnic
University in Brooklyn. He will lecture on Career Management at NYU’s
School of Continuing Education.
Earlier in his career, Jim was Director of Social Work
at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital on Staten Island, and then
National Director of Professional Services for the 37 unit Bureau of Medical
Services until the closure of the system in 1981. He also served nine
years at Goodhue Center of the Children’s Aid Society as a part-time
clinical social worker, consulted at Doctor’s Hospital of Staten
Island, and taught at Adelphi University’s master’s level
program on Staten Island, and at Wagner College and New York University.
Although his corporate practice focuses on executives,
Jim has experience with recent college graduates, “career changers”
and military, academic and civil service transition issues. He has appeared
on national television in a Phil Donahue special on the role of work and
on CNBC and CNN-FN, and has been quoted in Fortune, The New York Times
and The Wall Street Journal. He has authored articles in The Management
Advisor and several professional journals.
In addition to an A.B. from Tufts University,
Dr. Borland holds a Master’s from the University of Pennsylvania
and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He is a Certified Social Worker in
New York State, Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work and a
Fellow of the American Orthopsychiatric Association and The International
Board for Career Management Certification. He has served as President
of a New York Chapter Affiliate of the American Hospital Association,
and was the first chairperson of the New York Statewide Professional Standards
Review Council Advisory Board.