Gail Zach Anderson — M.A., is president of a consulting firm that provides individual presentation coaching and leads effective presentation and trainer workshops. Gail has over 20 years of experience in training and coaching and has worked with a wide variety of industries and individuals. In addition, she has served six years on the Board of Directors of ASTD Twin Cities Chapter, and has held the position of chapter president.
Mary Anderson — M.A. is a director of compensation, benefits and HRIS providing leadership in compensation design and employee reward and recognition for several leading Twin City organizations.
Rosie Barry — M.A.I.R., is the assistant director of organizational effectiveness in the Office of Human Resources at the University of Minnesota. In her job, she works with individuals on development issues and with managers and leaders on organizational development services.
Cathy Bartholet — M.A., PMP, has over 18 years of experience as a project / program manager. Cathy has worked on projects of varying sizes and complexity in telecommunications, health care, publishing, nonprofit, and financial industries. She has developed courses and provided training for government and private organizations, and for PMI.
Pamela Belknap — M.S., M.Ed., is a consultant and trainer who specializes in leadership development and management skills training, including change management, team development, performance communication, and project leadership. She has facilitated adult learning in a variety of settings, from private, nonprofit, and government organizations to college and university settings.
Julie Berg — is a training & OD consultant and leadership coach. She has an M.A. and more than 20 years experience across industries. At HealthPartners and Ceridian, she provided leadership assessment and development, team coaching, training design, and facilitation. She also managed a corporate training function.
Tani Bialek — M.Ed, is a training and development consultant who provides facilitation, training, and instructional design services for a variety of corporate and higher education clients.Her experience spans more than fifteen years in the field of workplace learning. Tani also teaches graduate and undergraduate face-to-face and online courses within the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy & Development at the University of Minnesota.
Robert Boehringer — BSME, has more than 20 years of experience helping professionals improve quality and productivity via the implementation of organization improvement methodologies (i.e. TQM, Team-Based Problem Solving, SPC, Process Reengineering). Bob received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.
Corey Bonnema — M.A. is the coordinator of supervisory development at the University of Minnesota. In his position, he works with supervisors and new managers to help increase their knowledge and build skills in managing employees. Interviewing, performance management, coaching, and employee development are some examples of his areas of expertise.
Garfield A. Bowen — M.S., PMP, is director of OIT's Project Management Office, University of Minnesota. He has over 10 years experience managing a variety of information systems projects. He is a certified project management professional and member of the Project Management Institute.
Joe Cirafesi — has more than 20 years of corporate experience in cross-functional process management. His experience encompasses organizational structure and leadership, ongoing management of product development, innovation, bidding, customer engagement, engineering construction, and start-up work processes; as well as organization of training and application of continuous improvement tools across 11 countries.
Marilyn Corrigan — M.A., leadership and communications consultant, heads her own consulting business specializing in customized training and coaching.
Richard DeBlieck — M.B.A., is president of his own management and organizational development consulting business. He specializes in project management, management skills for physicians, conflict management, situational leadership, and organizational quality improvement.
Liz Hagestad Fink — is a field marketing director responsible for recruitment, advertising, and client marketing strategies. She works with companies to achieve their staffing goals through recruiting and retaining the best people and speaks for several organizations throughout the country on topics relating to recruitment and retention.
David Flotten — J.D., SPHR, a consultant, advises employers on employment practices and human resource issues and presents courses on leadership skills, coaching, hiring, and wage and hour rules.
Nan Gesche — M.A., is a consultant and trainer who guides organizations and individuals through transition while focusing on their strategic goals. Her independent consulting projects include working with diverse organizations on projects such as strategic planning, strategic learning, transition management, as well as working with individuals on career coaching.
Rod Greder — Ph.D., is founder and president of an international training and consulting firm. Rod consults and trains on innovation, cross-functional communication, NPD metrics, change management, and best practices for discovery, development, and launch of new products. He is an adjunct instructor teaching marketing, entrepreneurship, and new products management.
Jean Hammink — M.P.A., has held leadership positions for more than 30 years in the nonprofit, government, and corporate sectors. Jean has offered training, coaching, and consulting to hundreds of leaders and staff to bring their best to work through making change “from the inside out.”
Sherry Heideman — M.A., brings a mix of education and business expertise. She is a recognized professional in design, development and delivery of learning solutions that facilitate powerful bottom-line results. More than 18 years of experience as an instructional designer, project manager and facilitator with Fortune 500 corporations, mid-size businesses, and non-profit organizations has lead her to take a systems approach that uses solid instructional techniques as the cornerstone for solution design and application that result in sustained outcomes.
Jim Hilbert — J.D., is currently vice president of professional services at an international negotiation firm, providing instruction and consultation for relationship management, interest-based analysis, and conflict resolution and settlement strategy. He received his B.A. from Carleton College, and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.
K. David Hirschey — K. David Hirschey, M.A.I.R., SPHR, GPHR is principal of his own consulting firm, which provides coaching, leadership, and litigation support for organizational development, reward and recognition, and employee relations activities.
Angela Johnson — M.B.C., PMP, CST, ACP, is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Transformation Coach providing education consulting services to clients across the United States. She has successfully implemented Scrum and Agile principles in a variety of projects from web-based applications to enterprise level retail and financial projects coaching teams, managers, stakeholders and executives. Angela facilitates the PMI Minnesota Agile Local Interest Group and is also an active member of the Scrum Alliance, and Agile Alliance.
John Kaman — M.A., PMP is a coach, consultant, and educator, and has over 22 years of experience specializing in executive coaching, leadership development, and project management training. He has led project teams in a variety of areas and holds two U.S. patents. He is a member of the Project Management Institute-Minnesota Chapter, formerly on the board of directors. He is an active member of the International Coaching Federation and the Minnesota Coaches Association. John has a master’s degree in psychology/human development and a certificate in personal coaching from the Coaches Training Institute.
Kraig King — Psy. D, M.B.A, M.A., has over 20 years of experience in organizational consulting and business management. His background spans a variety of industries, private and public sectors, and small business to Fortune 500 companies. He works with individuals leaders, teams and organization-wide human resource systems to help improve effectiveness. He provides a broad range of services, including executive assessment, 360-degree feedback, leadership development, executive coaching, leadership team facilitation, selection and performance management systems design, and organizational analysis and development.
David Lee — M.A., Ph.D, is an executive consultant with PDI Ninth House. David advises and coaches executives and managers on meeting productivity, presentations, media relations skills, and communication planning. He is one of the lead authors for PDI’s Successful Executive’s Handbook.
Rita Maehling — is president and chief motivation officer of a Twin Cities consulting firm that helps individuals and organizations achieve high performance through recognition and HR solutions. She has 20 years of varied business experience in corporate communications, quality/process improvement, training, leadership/organizational development, change management, and internal and external consulting.
Stephanie McGovern — M.A.I.R., is founder and president of an organization dedicated to maximizing individual, team, and organizational performance. She has experience building employee ownership and commitment to organizational goals and managing a department during times of rapid change.
Barbara Mednick — is an experienced, award-winning writer and president of her own public relations and marketing communications consulting firm. She draws on 25 years of diverse communications experience to provide PR and marketing communications planning and consulting, sales proposal consulting, marketing copy writing, and writing training to a variety of clients, with a specialty in working with colleges and universities.
Robert J. Monson — Ph.D., a senior systems manager, has over 20 years experience managing projects in all types of industries. He has been teaching since 1992 and is the author of several articles and presentations in the project management arena.
Carolien Moors — has 22 years of experience in organization coaching, mentoring, training, and speaking. She works with personnel from work floor to boardroom in small and large companies in my different industries: private, government agencies, non-profits and education institutions. She holds three masters degrees, in Education and in Psychology (Industrial and Clinical) and is trained in system thinking, the gestalt psychology, cognitive psychology, and provocative therapy.
Mickey Moore — M.A., MBC, is the senior human resources consultant for organizational development for Minnesota Public Radio. She does consultations with radio stations outside of Minnesota, providing leadership development and training programs uniquely suited to help organizations become more successful.
Larry Morgan — M.A.I.R., SPHR, GPHR, has more than 30 years of HR experience in a broad range of industries and operates his own consulting practice specializing in compensation and benefit program design, culture change, employee engagement and manager training.
Jean Morrison — is president of a human resource management consulting firm serving the human resource management needs of businesses and public, nonprofit, and education organizations. She has significant experience handling difficult and challenging situations, and helping individuals and groups work effectively to meeting organizational goals.
James Olney — J.D., has extensive experience in the field of employment practices working with a variety of employers on employment-related matters; including harassment investigations, human resources audits, affirmative action plans, handbook drafting, and others.
Louis Quast — Ph.D., is a research professor at the University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development and is vice president and executive consultant at PDI Ninth House. He has been active in creating and delivering leadership development systems internationally.
Karen Rainford — M.B.A., PMP, specializes in project management training and customized course development, bringing real life project and portfolio management experiences from the financial, telecommunications, health care and information services industries to the classroom. Karen is a Certified Project Manager through the Project Management Institute since 2003 and is a past Program Manager for Certification for PMI Minnesota.
Norm Schultz — M.A., CPLP, is founder and president of a management consulting firm that focuses on change leadership and workplace learning and performance. He is widely recognized as a leader in human performance improvement and behavior change. Norm received his M.A. in psychology from Western Michigan University, specializing in organizational behavior management and applied behavior analysis. He is also a past president of ASTD, Twin Cities chapter.
Ben Shank — M.A.., has taught writing and written professionally since 1975. He has written for newspapers, universities, and corporations. His skill in written communications has been complemented by his experiences as a stage writer and performer in the United States and Europe.
Devan Shepherd — is the author of Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the IT industry as a developer, consultant, public speaker, and instructor. He runs a consulting and technology training company that has partnered on automation projects with a variety of corporate clients as well as several state legislatures.
John Shulman — J.D., is the President and CEO of a negotiation and consulting and training firm. With an A.B. in English from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, he has trained with leaders in the field of negotiation. He has written numerous books on negotiation and provided training with a variety of companies from multiple countries around the world on negotiation, sales, conflict resolution and leadership.
John Skovbroten — M.B.A., received his B.A. from St. Olaf College and M.B.A. from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He is a consultant and trainer with more than 30 years of industry experience in various technology initiatives. For half of those years he managed projects, mentored and coached others, and helped several Minnesota-based corporations put initiatives in place to improve the practice of project management. He is certified by Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Mary Slack — M.A., PMP, is a management consultant in human resource and organizational development. She specializes in the areas of project management, management development, quality improvement, and interpersonal skills. Mary has over 15 years of corporate experience in training, administration, course development, and project management.
Ralph Smith — M.S., has facilitated the development of strategic plans and strategic measurement systems for more than 100 organizations worldwide. He is the author of the highly rated text Business Process Management and the Balanced Scorecard.
Chad Strathman — J.D., is the general counsel of a national professional association. He has experience in all aspects of employment law, including employment litigation, counseling, and training in areas such as race and gender discrimination claims, sexual harassment cases, disability and workers’ compensation matters, and class action wage.
Mike Stuedemann — M.B.A., PMP, CSM, is currently an Engagement Manager for a software company. In this role, he is responsible for client delivery, leading a number of developers and technologists in implementing world-class Manufacturing Automation and Operations software using Agile techniques. Mike worked for Medtronic in a number of IT Leadership roles, Data Recognition Corporation as a Business Analyst and for Computer Sciences Corporation as a Staff Consultant.
Teri Spillers — M.A., is a supervisor and consultant in Organizational Effectiveness at the University of Minnesota. Her work includes facilitating strategic planning and alignment, leadership assessment and development, career transition, change management, relationship management and team engagement. Teri has 15 years consulting and coaching experience at public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
Jerilynn Sushko — M.B.A., M.A., is founder and president of a corporate training and development consulting firm specializing in customized leadership and management development, communications, and coaching. Her experience spans more than 20 years in the field of professional program development, facilitation, and organization development.
David D. Walden — M.S., CSEP, has been the systems engineering lead on several programs of increasing complexity. Dave has been an active member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and is an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP).
Mark Waldof — is a project management and systems engineering expert with over 40 years of industry experience. He is currently employed by a Fortune 50 company specializing in project management process development, training development, and project management assessment activities. Mark also provides project management and systems engineering consulting services to a variety of U.S. and state government organizations.
Angela Wick Garay — CBAP, PMP, is a business analysis consultant specializing in aligning IT and business organizations’ business analysis practices. She has experience with Fortune 500 companies in the telecommunications, financial services, retail, media, and energy industries. Angela is an active member of the Project Management Institute and a member and strong contributor to the International Institute of Business Analysis.
Susan Williams — M.A., has more than 20 years of experience helping companies assess and improve organizational effectiveness via quality and process improvement methodologies. She is a certified Blue Ocean Strategy instructor.