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Bill O.

*Certified Professional Facilitator, 12/2002 by International Association of Facilitators *Senior Manager, Washington DC region for Leadership Strategies (LSI) providing facilitation, consulting & these LSI courses: + Effective Facilitator course (for facilitators) + Strategic Planning (for Gov\'t & NFPO orgs) + Masterful Meetings course (for Prog Mgrs) + Advanced Facilitation (custom designed) + Creative Facilitation (custom designed) Bill is President of his consulting company, which provides Facilitating, Training & Guided Team Building. Bill also provides conference keynote and Master of Ceremonies services. All of these are focused on creativity, innovation and creative problem solving. His mission is clear... to accelerate yours. Common services include Strategic Planning, Management Offsites, Fast-Forward Change, Ideation sessions, Process Improvement and Organizational Development. Any of these services may be integrated with leadership development, team building or in-service team training. The company has experience with 14 federal agencies, four county government agencies, all U.S. military branches, R&D centers, health care systems, corporations large and small and with several dozen national & local non-profit groups. The common element of all his services and clients has been a genuine & urgent need for meaningful Change. Whether you need improved communication or break-out ideas, improved processes or fast-forward change, new program start-ups or to unleash the creativity & performance of your team... his mission is clear... to accelerate yours. Bill\'s unique specialty is in facilitating projects whereas, because of higher risk, complexity or urgency, the client demands creative thinking & different results. This is facilitated through an integrated approach to Creative Problem Solving, training and team building. He calls it a \"Thinking Adventure\". Bill is a retired US Navy Commander and former university Professor. With 30+ years experience as a manager and engineer in government, academia and the private sector, his last ten years has focused on facilitating and training. Bill is affiliated with Leadership Strategies, the manager of the National Facilitator Data Base. He is their Senior Manager for the Washington DC region. Bill is a member with the International Association of Facilitators and is a founding member of the Mid Atlantic Facilitator Network and the Capitol Creativity Network. He is a member of the National Speaker\'s Association, and a Lifetime Member of the Creative Education Foundation. He has been recognized with multiple awards and as a top Facilitator, Trainer and Speaker from six organizations. As of 2012, Bill has delivered his services in 14 countries and 28 US states. He is based in Washington DC and provides his services Globally.

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Projects

ServiceIndustryEngagement TitleOrganizationEngagement Date
Strategic PlanningAssociationsStrategic PlanningChicagoland Apartment Association12/02/2012
CoachingProfessional and Business ServicesCoachingBest Practice Consulting05/11/2012
Project PlanningManufacturingBrainstormingCastrol Oil03/27/2012
Professional and Business ServicesThe Effective FacilitatorLockheed Martin12/12/2011
Arts, Entertainment, and RecreationEffective FacilitatorDisney University09/13/2011
Arts, Entertainment, and RecreationEffective Facilitator Disney University09/07/2011
Finance, Insurance, Real EstateThe Effective Facilitator Navy Federal Credit Union03/20/2011
Professional and Business ServicesEffective FacilitatorPriceWaterhouseCoopers01/20/2011
Meeting FacilitationEducationBudget FacilitationPenn State12/09/2010
Other Non-ProfitsMasterful MeetingsUNOS12/01/2010
Strategic PlanningUtilities, TelecommunicationsStrategic PlanningNokia11/17/2010
Strategic PlanningOther Non-ProfitsStrategic PlanningCancer Action Network09/15/2010
Process ImprovementEducationProcess ImprovementPenn State09/09/2010
EducationMeeting Facilitation and ReviewPenn State08/09/2010
Information TechnologyEffective FacilitatorCisco Systems06/14/2010
Utilities, TelecommunicationsMasterful MeetingsFMC Technologies05/21/2010
Information TechnologyEffective FacilitatorCisco Systems04/06/2010
Information TechnologyEffective FacilitatorCisco Systems03/14/2010
Masterful MeetingsFMC Technologies02/11/2010
Task Force FacilitationAssociationsTown MeetingJewish Federation of Cape May10/18/2009
Professional and Business ServicesMasterful MeetingsCACI09/24/2009
Strategic PlanningUtilities, TelecommunicationsStrategic PlanningConsolidated Water08/24/2009
ManufacturingFacilitation for TrainersMITRE07/13/2009
Other Non-ProfitsThe Effective FacilitatorUnited Way of America06/02/2009
Training Creation/CustomizationAssociationsBuying Styles WorkshopVistage International04/20/2009
GovernmentEffective Facilitator Course - onsiteMatanuska-Susitna Borough04/14/2009
Conference FacilitationBroadcasting & PublishingDiversity SummitDiversityInc03/06/2009
Training Creation/CustomizationAssociationsBuying Styles WorkshopVistage International03/02/2009
Training Creation/CustomizationAssociationsBuying Styles workshopVistage International02/27/2009
Strategic PlanningOther Non-ProfitsStrategic PlanningThe Society of Nuclear Medicine02/05/2009
Other Non-ProfitsCreating Impact: Leading Groups ForwardUnited Way of America12/02/2008
Board FacilitationAssociationsIssue ResolutionAnnapolis County Chamber of Commerce 10/22/2008
Masterful MeetingsFMC Technologies10/14/2008
Board FacilitationStrategic PlanningStearns and Wheler10/08/2008
Meeting FacilitationOther Non-ProfitsStrategic Planning for HeartConCann09/11/2008
Information TechnologyEffective Facilitation TrainingManheim HRD03/25/2008
Wholesale/RetailThe Effective FacilitatorCoca Cola Europe11/28/2007
Strategic PlanningStrategic PlanningStearns and Wheler09/24/2007
Project PlanningStrategic PlanningStearns and Wheler09/24/2007
GovernmentSecrets to Masterful Meetings courseFDA08/21/2007
4-day public course Effective FacilitatorPublic course08/16/2007
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate3-day Effective Facilitator courseHartford Insurance Group05/08/2007
Strategic PlanningOther Non-ProfitsStrategic Planning reviewBreast & Cervical Cancer Council, NACDD04/25/2007
Strategic PlanningOther Non-ProfitsStrategic Planning reviewBreast & Cervical Cancer Council, NACDD04/25/2007
Organizational DevelopmentUtilities, TelecommunicationsNavy-BOS-EFS PartneringEMCOR Facilities Services04/17/2007
Strategic PlanningGovernmentStrategic Planning reviewDOT Eastern Fed Land Highways Div03/20/2007
Finance, Insurance, Real EstateDISC workshopSun Trust Bank, Richmond VA region02/22/2007
Information TechnologyStrategic Planning CourseNokia Corp01/25/2007
GovernmentEffective Facilitator, tailored 2-day courseLA County12/21/2006
Meeting FacilitationAssociationsSLDN Freedon to Serve National SummitServicemember's Legal Defense Network12/02/2006
Professional and Business ServicesCoaching - Facilitator developmentLincoln Cobb11/21/2006
Strategic PlanningOther Non-ProfitsStrategic Planning AdvancePFNCA - Parkinson's Foundation of Nat'l Capitol Ar11/18/2006
GovernmentIAD OffsiteEOA Information Access Division10/25/2006
Strategic PlanningGovernmentStrategic PlanningEPA Info Access Div10/03/2006
Strategic PlanningGovernmentStrategic PlanningEPA Info Access Div10/03/2006
Organizational DevelopmentOther Non-ProfitsStakeholders MeetingMilitary Community Services Network08/12/2006
Strategic PlanningGovernmentBalanced Score Card / Strat PlanVeterans Administration08/11/2006
Strategic PlanningGovernmentStrategic PlanningNavy Ship Survivability & Weapons Effects07/27/2006
Issue Resolution Information TechnologyStaff MeetingHomeland Security Defense Corp06/28/2006
Professional and Business ServicesVarious half-day workshopsMid Atlantic Facilitators Network06/23/2006
Strategic PlanningGovernmentEnvisioning the Future Offsite D.C. Pretrial Services Agency05/04/2006
Strategic PlanningGovernmentPMP - Performance Monitoring PlanGSA OCIO Council04/14/2006
Meeting FacilitationWholesale/RetailManagement OffsiteNorth Eastern Supply Inc03/31/2006
GovernmentMasterful Meetings 2-day CourseDOT, Fed Highways Admin03/01/2006
GovernmentMake Meetings Work 1-day CourseFood & Drug Administration12/19/2005
Community EngagementHealth CarePhysician/Provider Focus GroupBon Secours Baltimore Health Care System11/30/2005
Operations ReviewHealth CareOAS Management OffsiteOutpatient Addiction Services, Montgomery Cty 10/18/2005
GovernmentNetworking on Your Feet 1-day courseNaval Sea Systems Command09/26/2005
ConstructionEffective Facilitator 2-day tailored courseNational Association of Home Builders09/14/2005
Community EngagementHealth CarePatient Focus GroupBon Secours Health Care System 08/31/2005
Team Activation ProcessOther Non-ProfitsFacilitative LeadershipUnited Way of America02/20/2005
Meeting FacilitationGovernmentMeeting FacilitationEnvironmental Protection Agency11/23/2004
Project ManagementGovernmentEnterprise Architecture IT/IM Portfolio mgmtEPA, IT Division11/22/2004
Meeting FacilitationAssociationsAnnual MeetingNational Children's Facilities Network09/27/2004
Finance, Insurance, Real EstateManagement Development Program Level IIFarm Credit Services (FCS)09/20/2004
Meeting FacilitationHealth CarePlanning & Partnering MeetingHydrocephalus Assoc. & Nat'l Institute of Health09/17/2004
Board FacilitationWholesale/RetailCoverings International Trade ShowNational Trade Productions(NTP)06/08/2004
Strategic PlanningGovernmentS3 Warfare Center Product Area Strategic PlanningNaval Sea Systems Command04/22/2004
3-day public course Effective FacilitatorPublic Course01/01/2004
TransportationExecutive CoachingDan's Van Lines01/01/2002
Organizational DevelopmentTransportationOrganizatonal Development 7-month projectMontgomery County Public Works01/01/2001
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