Institute for Human DevelopmentBernard E. Robinson


The Institute for Human Development, Inc. (IHD) is a privately owned management-consulting firm founded in 1988. As a full service human resource development consulting firm, the Institute has grown from a one-man organization, into a broad-based company of associates and colleagues. With 29 years of consulting experience we have assisted public, private, and non-government businesses and organizations, in the United States and Canada, achieve their business goals.

The Institute is dedicated to:

  • Providing consulting strategies and solutions that respond to organizational needs
  • Providing employees with knowledge and skills to perform their jobs at the "top of their game"
  • Assisting clients in implementing their business strategies

With every assignment we establish solid customer relationships, partner in improving employee and organizational performance, and provide high-value consultation services and training programs. Over the years we have facilitated the performance improvement of more than 29,000 customers and hundreds of businesses in both the public and private sector.

We invite you to explore and enjoy the features of our enhanced website, and discover how we can help you turn your employees’ knowledge into performance and turn your strategies into results. We invite you to contact us with your questions or to get additional information!

What's New

In September 2010, the Institute for Human Development, Inc. was selected as one of the recipients of the 2010 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Awards. This award is a part of a program that honors outstanding women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the District of Columbia and was based on three success factors: success and innovation in one’s business, involvement in professional and business organizations and the breadth of community involvement. The Institute was selected out of nearly 5,000 applicants. More information can be found at The official press release can be found here.

The institute received the Federal Acquisition Council Award for Excellence. This award was given for facilitating the work of the federal Procurement Data System Reengineering Interagency Working Teams in making the Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation. This effort was instrumental in helping the save between $10 - $20 million cost savings for Government wide procurement data collection.

To capitalize on our high level of expertise in the areas of leadership training and coaching, we have developed a very special leadership learning experience for you and your staff entitled The Skills of an Effective Leader (TM). We also have heightened and deepened our support of CEO's and senior leaders through our Performance Enhancement Coaching System (TM) that personalizes the leadership learning process through coaching.

Leadership Coaching Online - For those leaders living outside Washington Metropolitan Area, LCO is a convenient vehicle for accessing the best in leadership coaching online and via-phone. Please contact us for details.

Moreover, we have sustained our customer relationships by being genuine in our dealings, committed to their outcomes and professional in our approach

Bernard E. Robinson