Resource Development Institute is a non-profit organization that operates under a participatory management philosophy known as stewardship as described by Peter Block in his publication Stewardship: Choosing service over self-interest. As stewards, Resource Development Institute takes personal responsibility for professional development, the expansion of strong client relations and the safeguarding of a healthy and productive work atmosphere. RDI employees contribute to organizational policy development and related implementation and monitoring. RDI believes this approach, which is based on the values of shared management, team-work, and open communication, fosters a highly committed and conscientious staff dedicated to the provision of high-quality research services and products.
The day-to-day management of Resource Development Institute is overseen by an CEO and Management Team consisting of Project Directors. Members of this Executive Management Group are responsible for responding to company issues, providing a forum for conflict resolution, and general management of the agency.
The general management of Resource Development Institute is overseen by a Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of both RDI staff (the CEO is a non-voting, ex-officio member of the board of directors and all committees) and non-staff members. Board members are kept informed about issues affecting the health of the organization through regular communication and meetings. Current Board members and their positions are as follows: