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Placida Gallegos bio.Placida Gallegos, a Principal with ICW Consulting group, has over 30 years experiencing supporting individuals from all backgrounds, groups and organizations in thriving and achieving optimal outcomes. Her work spans a wide range including corporations, non-profits, educational institutions and governmental agencies. As a researcher, she has emphasized organizational high performance, leadership development, cultural assessment and strategic change initiatives. In her consulting work, she has lead large change projects and partnered with executives to develop sustainable interventions that align with their values, business and organizational objectives. Dr. Gallegos designs and conducts workshops, presentations and interventions based on sound assessment practices and customization to fit the clients’ needs and goals. Rather than emphasize an “expert” model when working with leaders, she operates on the philosophy of true partnership where the client organization or individuals are fully engaged in each step of the change effort. In addition to her consulting work with ICW Consulting Group, Dr. Gallegos serves on the faculty of the School of Human and Organization Development within Fielding Graduate University. There she offers seminars, consults with graduate students and supervises research projects that range from human development, organizational inclusion to global initiatives designed to impact under-resourced segments of the population. She also conducts research and has widely published on the impact of diversity on teams, Intercultural competence and leadership development especially as these issues relate to Hispanics/Latinas/Latinos in organizations. Placida earned a Masters of Science degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Loma Linda University in 1981, a Masters of Arts degree in Social and Personality Psychology and a doctorate of philosophy degree from the University of California at Riverside in 1987. Connect LinkedIn
Kathy E. Kram bio.Kathy E. Kram, a Principal and Strategic Partner with ICW Consulting Group, is the Shipley Professor in Management at the Boston University School of Management. Her primary interests are in the areas of adult development, relational learning, mentoring, and diversity issues in executive development, leadership, and organizational change processes. In addition to her book, Mentoring at Work, she has published in a wide range of journals. Her new book, an edited volume with Prof. Belle Rose Ragins is entitled Handbook of Mentoring at Work: Theory, Research and Practice, published by Sage Publishing in October, 2007. She is a founding member of the Center for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO). During 2000-2001, she served as a visiting scholar at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) during which time she worked on a study of executive coaching and its role in developing emotional competence in leaders. She served as a member of the Center’s Board of Governors from 2002-2009. Professor Kram teaches undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA courses in Global Management, Leadership, Team Dynamics, and Organizational Change. She is currently serving as Faculty Director of the MBA Portfolio Program. She consults with private and public sector organizations on a variety human resource management concerns. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, and a Ph.D. from Yale University. Connect LinkedIn
Keith Earley bio.Keith Earley, Ph.D, an Associate with the ICW Consulting Group, has a broad range of experience in change management, executive coaching, diversity and inclusion strategies, team building and group facilitation. Keith has extensive experience supporting a variety of publicly traded, global and domestic companies. Keith has worked in the private sector for a Fortune 50 corporation and a global law firm. He also has provided service to federal and municipal agencies and not-for-profit entities. Prior to becoming a consultant, Keith worked in the financial industry leading employee strategies & practices in Freddie Mac’s Human Resources Division. In this capacity Keith was responsible for developing and implementing the diversity initiative, had oversight responsibility for employee relations matters nationwide and was involved with a broad array of corporate-wide human capital development strategies. As an attorney, Keith’s responsibilities covered a broad range of corporate activities including employee relations, employee benefits, HR strategy matters, corporate governance functions and division wide administrative matters. Keith received his PhD from Fielding Graduate University in Human and Organizational Systems. He also has a Masters of Science in Organizational Development from American University, is a graduate of Rutgers University Law School and holds a B.A. from Cornell University. He also has obtained a certification in Executive Coaching from the Georgetown University Center for Professional Development, is certified in Action Learning Coaching, and various coaching assessments. Keith lives with his family in the Washington DC area. Connect LinkedIn
Bernardo M. Ferdman bio.Bernardo M. Ferdman is a Strategic Partner with ICW Consulting Group. As a consultant, Bernardo has worked with a variety of organizations to improve performance and leadership, focusing on assessment and training in the context of diversity. He has focused on assessments, leadership team development, executive coaching, and organizational optimization in multiple regions of the world including the United States Spain, Italy, and Brazil. Bernardo has also designed training and worked with managers to support their professional and leadership development and has worked with organizations to develop Latino and Latina leaders as well as other leaders of color in both corporate and non-profit settings. As a Professor at the San Diego campus of the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International University. He has over 22 years experience as a consultant, teacher, and writer on issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion; ethnic and cultural identity in organizations; Latinos/as in the workplace, and organizational behavior and development. At Alliant International University, Bernardo led The Border Project/El Proyecto de la Frontera (1993-2000), an initiative designed to increase cross-border collaboration in behavioral science research, training, and service. Bernardo has published over four dozen articles, book chapters, and books, and made more than 100 presentations at professional conferences in the areas of ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity; diversity and inclusion in organizations; Latino/a identity; and organizational psychology. His recent research focuses on the antecedents, correlates and consequences of the experience of inclusion, using the Workplace Inclusion Scale that he developed with his students. Bernardo has held many leadership positions in professional and community associations. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University, and his undergraduate degree at Princeton University. Bernardo is a native Spanish speaker and has a working knowledge of French and Hebrew. Connect LinkedIn
Gabrielle Wanamaker bio.Gabrielle Wanamaker, an Associate with ICW Consulting Group, has over twenty years of experience advising corporations and nonprofit organizations on strategic business issues. She works with clients to strengthen strategic business and human resource issues including leadership development, executive coaching, team building, organizational performance, and career management. Gabrielle’s earliest experience with diversity and inclusion was as a champion of the diversity and inclusion initiative while Vice President, Healthcare Finance with PNC Bank, where she was responsible for a portfolio of nearly $500 million, managed corporate banking relationships and developed financial strategies for numerous organizations throughout the Philadelphia Region. Gabrielle is a former trustee for the Fielding Graduate University, a member of the Academy of Management and the OD Network. Gabrielle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Human and Organizational Systems and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Fielding Graduate University. Gabrielle is certified to administer Future Search, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and a number of leadership and trust measuring instruments. Gabrielle is also an adjunct professor in Organizational Development and Leadership at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a lecturer for NJ Division of Fire Safety through Kean University. She lives in the Philadelphia area. Connect LinkedIn
Terrence E. Maltbia bio.Terrence.E. Maltbia, an Associate with ICW Consulting Group has over 20 years of professional experience in sales, management and organization development. Terry brings a proven ability to design, develop and implement organizational change and results-oriented learning processes to support the effective execution of business strategy to his consulting engagements. He is skilled at facilitating individual, group and organizational learning and change processes in global and work environments from small to large. As Vice President and Organization Development Center of Excellence Leader for Westvaco Corporation he designed, developed and implemented an integrated set of people practices in support of business strategy. Westvaco Corporation (now MeadWestvaco) is a global producer of paper, packaging and special papers. Terry created and leads Columbia University’s Coach Program and also teaches research and strategic learning courses for the Department of Organization and Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Maltbia is an Academy of Human Resource Development’s Malcolm S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year Award Recipient 2001 and received a Cutting Edge Award from the Academy in 2004 for his research in diversity. He is a member of Kappa Chapter, Kappa Delta, Pi. Terry received both Doctorate and Masters Degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, with a focus on Adult and Organizational Learning and Organizational Psychology. Terry received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. Connect LinkedIn
Andrew Cohn bio.Andrew Cohn, an Associate with ICW Consulting Group has worked as a consultant, facilitator, coach and attorney for businesses and individuals to improve business results and culture, while enhancing individual performance and satisfaction. As a specialist in issues of diversity and cross-cultural relationships, Andrew enables his clients to view diversity issues as central to effective teamwork and bottom-line success. He has designed and conducted diversity trainings and dialogues, as well as sexual harassment prevention education programs for clients in a variety of industries. In addition, he has facilitated discussions among work teams concerning a broad array of employment issues, including the impact of gender issues in the workplace, both in terms of productivity and compliance/liability. Andrew has worked with senior and mid-level leaders on topics such as team leadership, performance management, interpersonal effectiveness, diversity and women’s leadership, conflict resolution, and work/life balance. He emphasizes self-awareness, and relational communication as foundational to personal development and improved effectiveness. Andrew practiced law for seven years in prior to founding his organizational consulting firm in 1997. In addition to his Juris Doctorate he has a Masters Degree in Applied/Spiritual Psychology and a Bachelors Degree in International Relations. He lives in the Philadelphia area with his family. Connect LinkedIn
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