Performance Management Group

A division of the L. Douglas Wilder School of government and Public affairs


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James M. Burke


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Jim Burke is the Director of the Performance Management Group. He specializes in working with leaders as a coach and confidant. With a background in clinical psychology, he is attuned to the importance of listening and attending to the needs of organizations and partnerships. He is an expert in the use of assessment tools to develop high performing leaders, teams, and organizations. Jim presents on a wide variety of topics including emotional intelligence, leadership development, and change and has consulted widely within private, public, and nonprofit organizations and is sensitive to understanding the culture in which he works.

Jim Burke specializes in organizational development and the use of 360 feedback as a means of enhancing self-awareness and effectiveness in the workplace. He has utilized 360 feedback extensively in a variety of public and private sector organizations. Jim has presented widely on developing feedback systems and he has published on the use of feedback with physicians. Jim provides both group and individual consultation services to managers and leaders and conducts organizational assessments. Jim is committed to providing consultation services that truly make a marked difference in the effectiveness of individuals and the quality of the work environments in which they live.

Jim has worked in organizational development since 1998. Prior to joining PMG in 2004, Jim served as a consultant and then director at the Workplace Initiatives Program in the Department of Psychology at VCU. Before that, he worked as a psychotherapist and a career counselor. Throughout his career, Jim has always enjoyed helping people find their passion and engage more fully in life – both at work and at home. 


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Georgia State University
  • Master of Arts in Psychology, Georgia State University
  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Religious Studies, Seton Hall University

Contact us

  • Phone: (804) 828-8845
  • Fax: (804) 828-6923
  • Email:
  • 1014 West Franklin Street
    Box 843024
    Richmond, Virginia 23284-3024

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