Rich has been an observer and practitioner of innovation and employee engagement processes for 20+ years. He has over 13,000 hours designing and facilitating leadership and interpersonal skills workshops, as well as innovation explorations with teams numbering 8-100 to help them jump start their change and innovation efforts and learn how to blend external developments with internal employee engagement processes. His client’s value the engaging way he works with their people whether facilitating a leadership workshop, working with a specific team, or challenging employees to be more accountable for the whole.
Rich spent time learning about instructional design and change management at Accenture, helped Square D Company develop and implement their TQM programs and processes and developed the leadership curriculum and internal consulting practice at Baxter Healthcare during his time as an internal OD practitioner. The last 8 years of his practice he has been following the intersection of Innovation and Design Thinking.
He received his M.A. in Training and Development for Business from Ohio State University, and has been consulting faculty for the University of Notre Dame’s College of Business since 2000. He is author of, Rules of Engagement: A Story About How Leaders Can More Effectively Engage Employees. And he co-authored Tapping Team Intelligence: Exercises that connect team members, engage their creativity and foster collaboration. He is also been active member for the board for Mid-NJ ATD and chairs the Facilitation and Experiential Learning SIG for them.
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