Welcome to Social Dynamics, LLC
Founded in 2003, Social Dynamics, LLC is a small business located in Gaithersburg, Maryland that specializes in research, evaluation, technical assistance, policy, system capacity building and the development and implementation of Stay-At-Work/Return to Work programs.
SAW/RTW programs are needed not only to build the capacity of state and local agencies to improve SAW/RTW outcomes, but also to strengthen the systems that employers and their employees with illnesses and disabilities must engage. Social Dynamics’ SAW/RTW subject matter expert works in partnership with state and non-profit agencies to apply both content and systems knowledge to help build sustainable SAW/RTW programs. Social Dynamics Subject Matter Experts have worked with insurance companies, health and wellness providers and systems, employers, unions and other stakeholders in solving the challenges related to unemployment and underemployment among people with work-related or work-impacting injuries and illnesses.
Social Dynamics also deploys a nationally recognized team with expertise in the areas of disability policy, public health, program development, supported education, evidence-based employment practices, workforce development, and homelessness. Our projects have served youth with disabilities, veterans, people with mental health challenges and/or substance abuse disabilities, and job-seekers with significant economic disadvantages. Over the past 16 years, the company has conducted studies and managed national program capacity building initiatives with diverse populations and has developed a reputation among its government and commercial clients for dedication, enthusiasm, and innovation in research and analytical services. We are adept at quickly developing an understanding of each client’s goals and objectives, long-term plans, and contract requirements, and providing the necessary services to move agencies to the next level of policy and practice excellence. Our primary and subsidiary Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are located across the country as well as in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, making us ideally qualified to deploy staff in support of national as well as regional projects for Federal, State, and county government agencies, commercial businesses, and private nonprofit organizations. Click here to view Social Dynamics’ Approach to Creating Solutions.
Social Dynamics received the When Work Works award in recognition of exemplary workplace practices. This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is the result of a rigorous assessment in which businesses must first qualify in the top 20% of the country based on a nationally representative sample of employers. Our SME’s are also recipients of many national awards in recognition of the contributions they make in service to people with disabilities and/or disadvantages.
Social Dynamics provides research, evaluation, performance measurement services and training and technical assistance, including technical research and evaluation reports, issue papers, experimental and quasi-experimental research, tool-kits and curricula designed to disseminate complex information to broad audiences. Social Dynamics also provides Stay-At-Work/Return to Work program development. At Social Dynamics, we specialize in the development of programs, performance, outcome measurement and T/TA; implementation of pilot and feasibility studies; statistical and analytical services; large-scale data system utilization and improvement; social/behavioral research; and evaluation capacity building.
As a small business, Social Dynamics has developed excellent working relationships with several notable organizations that provide research and analysis, information system design, communications and logistics services. We have created numerous successful partnerships with several highly regarded organizations, including Altarum Institute, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Rand Corporation, Research Triangle Institute and Westat. Social Dynamics’ productive partnerships are due in large part to the company’s reputation as an innovative firm with a cadre of highly professional and dedicated staff members who understand the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships.
Social Dynamics is always interested in developing new partnerships with companies on the forefront of social research. Queries should be sent to President Dr. Douglas Klayman and Chief Operating Officer, Barry Goldman. 301-990-1105. DKlayman@socialdynamicsllc.com, BGoldman@socialdynamicsllc.com