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Karen Snyder

Experience

Sole Proprietor, CONCORDIA CONSULTING, LLC
September 1991 – Present (24 years)

Design and conduct senior leadership retreats and strategic planning.                                           Perform executive 360s                                                                                                                                   Design and deliver keynote and comprehensive training programs in the public and private sectors.
Perform benchmarking studies and needs analysis.
Consult with clients to design programs maximizing the ROI for their business.
Write training manuals, present train-the-trainer materials, create experiential exercises.
Utilize a variety of adult learning techniques in order to engage participants.
Achieve high level of student participation and interaction through experiential exercises and class discussions.
Facilitate programs for executive managers as well as entry-level employees. Consistently receives outstanding evaluations from students as well as clients.

Consultant, AdvaMed
2012 – 2015 (3 years)

Cultural Change initiative. Facilitated focus groups. Performance Management Systems. Executive Leadership Coaching.
Conducted Presentation Skills Training. Assisted with Strategic Plan.                                                           Led 360 initiative and created development plans.

Member, Training Officers Consortium
2009 – 2011 (2 years)

Presented at annual conference.

Member, National Speaker Association, DC Chapter
2003 – 2010 (7 years)

An amazing place to learn and network!

Consultant, Otsuka
2005 – 2008 (3 years)

*Consultant to senior level management regarding HR best
practices and sensitive personnel issues.

Consultant, Bay State College
August 1983 – February 1987 (3 years 7 months)

Director of Career Services & Job Placement.
Created Career Services and Job Placement Office. Educated faculty and staff on the role of career planning and placement in a college curriculum. Recommended that placement be used as a selling tool for increased enrollment.
Proposed, designed and taught Career Development courses.
Stressed importance of Career Development to curriculum committee resulting in course becoming a requirement for all students.
Managed Career Service’s personnel.
Counseled students individually concerning their work-related goals. Led self-assessment, informational interviewing, resume writing and job search strategy seminars. Assisted students and alumni seeking.

Consultant, Boston Center for Adult Education
January 1986 – January 1987 (1 year 1 month)

Led successive seminars on career advancement for secretaries.
Topics included: motivation, work dynamics, Holland’s Self-Directed Search, and assertiveness training.

Instructor, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
January 1984 – May 1984 (5 months)

Instructor, Career Planning. Delivered lectures, counseled students, determined grades, selected books and planned syllabus.

Organizations

International Coach Federation

Additional Organizations

National Speaker Association

Volunteer Experience & Causes

President, PTSA
Robert Frost Middle School
June 2011 – June 2012 (1 year 1 month)

A leadership role bringing students, faculty and community together.

Education

The Johns Hopkins University
Masters, Applied Behavioral Science; Human Resources/Organizational Development Discipline
1987 – 1991

University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
1979 – 1983

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1978 – 1978

CHS
High School Diploma, College Preparatory