Board of Directors

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Eileen Dowse, Ph.D., CMF
Human Dynamics, Inc.
Board Chair
Director Assessor Recruiter and Development
edowse@human-dynamics.com

Eileen Dowse Ph.D. is a recognized global business leader consultant and Organizational Psychologist specializing in organizational health and effectiveness through education, consulting, facilitation and executive coaching. She has extensive practical experience in the field of global communications, global leadership and cultural competency development. She works with individuals, teams and large-scale systems to facilitate strategic change.  As President of Human Dynamics, she works with organizations providing;  leadership development programs, development of systems for identifying and developing high potential leaders, helping to align executive teams, conducting HR audits business partner skills and executive coaching to develop growth strategies.

 Eileen fosters productive relationships for organizations and strengthens employee commitment to ensure greater levels of teamwork.  As a recognized professional speaker, corporate educator, executive coach and award-winning author of "The Naked Manager, How to build open relationships at work", her programs are thought-provoking, results-oriented, entertaining and inspirational.  Her new book “The Agile Business Leader, The Four Roles of Successful Leaders” focuses on being responsive, adaptive and effective in an era filled with confusion, contradictions, and corruption. Eileen uses common-sense wisdom, contagious humor and innovative ideas to offer exceptional professionalism and customized services.  Clients seek out Eileen because she has mastered the art of identifying the root of organizational issues and has implemented strategies that allow leaders, teams, and entire organizations to become more effective.  Eileen is widely regarded as one of the thought-leaders in international facilitation as well as being a co-founder, and Chair of the International Institute for Facilitation. She is a member of the UN Peace Coalition to help develop leaders for promoting peace. She also works with The Initiative to Educate Afghan Women, to help Afghan women participate fully in the governance and development of their country.

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Prabu Naidu, CMF, CPF
Facilitators Network Singapore
Director for Asian Regional Development
prabunaidu@singnet.com.sg

Prabu is located in Singapore and provides Organisation Development interventions for Public, Private, and People sector organisations in Singapore and in the Asian region. He is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) and an INIFAC Certified Master Facilitator™ (CMF). He co-founded the Facilitators Network in 2004 to upscale the competencies of facilitators in Singapore and the region.  He co-authored SPOT on Facilitation in 2011. With a Masters in Organisational Behaviour and twenty years of multi-national corporation experience with Philips, AT&T, and Compaq in Singapore, he has built a strong base for his current training, facilitation and consulting work in organisational development. Other voluntary leadership roles that he has held include being the Chairperson of the Human Resources Development Feedback Group in the Singapore Government Feedback Unit from 2005-2007, International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Asian Regional Director  from 2005-2009, and Vice-chairman of the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI UK) Singapore Branch Council from 1994-1996.

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Eddie Turner, CCF
Eddie Turner LLC
Director of  Marketing and Communications
eddieturner@inifac.org

Eddie Turner is a “specialist” and a “deep generalist.” He is a certified information technology expert with digital marketing, social media and leadership development expertise. He is a C-Suite Network Advisor™ and a change agent who has worked for several of the world's “most admired companies.”

Today, Eddie is passionate about working with leaders to “Accelerate Performance and Drive Impact”™ through the power of coaching, facilitation and the spoken word.  Eddie is also a National Media Commentator.

Eddie is an International Certified Coach™. He practices executive, leadership and personal development coaching as a member of the International Coach Federation, the International Coaching Community and as an Affiliate Member of the Institute for Coaching, at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School affiliate.

Eddie is a certified trainer and a professional speaker, who has spoken internationally and is a member of the National Speakers Association. He is an expert virtual and face-to-face facilitator. He facilitates global learning programs, workshops, strategy sessions and high-level meetings. He is a member of the International Association of Facilitators and certified by the International Institute for Facilitation.

Helping to share the power of facilitation with the world, Eddie volunteers as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the International Institute for Facilitation. Eddie is passionate about developing people and serves as the President for the Association for Talent Development’s Houston Chapter.  He is also an Ambassador Coach for the National Speakers Association.

Eddie Turner is an alumnus of Northwestern University where he studied Leadership and Organization Behavior and of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he completed the “Art and Practice of Leadership Development” executive education program. Eddie is now an Adaptive Leadership practitioner and part of the Adaptive Leadership Network.

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Dorothea Brennan, CMF
Crows Nest Facilitation
Director of Stakeholder Relations
dorothea.brennan@crowsnestfacilitation.com

Dorothea is a Certified Master Facilitator™. In 2013, Dorothea was honored by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) with Platinum and two Gold Facilitation Impact Awards for work she did in the utility industry. Dorothea is also a certified Process Master (Hammer and Co) and hold a certificate in mediation from Quinnipiac School of Law’s Center for Dispute Resolution.

In addition to facilitating all types of decision-making, problem-solving and team building sessions, she has facilitated or co-facilitated close to 100 strategic planning sessions including her work with utility management and union members to develop and implement a safety strategic plan. The approach and significant improvement in safety performance led IAF to recognize her with the Platinum Award.

Miss Brennan’s management and facilitation experience includes arts, energy services, financial services, U.S., State and local government agencies, non-profits and utilities. Her extensive banking background includes serving as a Senior Vice President at People’s Bank, now People’s United, where she managed Connecticut’s largest mortgage business.  Her functional experience includes strategic planning, particularly strategy implementation, finance, marketing, project management and line management.

Her Board of Directors experience includes serving on federal, state and municipal boards, a non-profit hospital and numerous arts organization. It also includes facilitating and presenting to numerous corporate boards, cross-functional teams, vendors/partners and staff.

Dorothea has served as a mentor for Fairfield University sophomores for a dozen years. She is a retired Police Commissioner, and a current Fire Commissioner of Fairfield, CT.

Dorothea holds an MA from Fairfield University’s Graduate School of Corporate and Political Communication and a BA from Loyola University of New Orleans, LA. She spent her junior year at the John Felice Rome Center in Italy and has traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America.

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Michael Wilkinson, CMF, CPF
Leadership Strategies, Inc.
Director of Certification
mwilkinson@leadstrat.com

Michael Wilkinson is the Managing Director of Leadership Strategies, a firm that specializes in providing organizations with professional facilitators to lead sessions in strategic planning, process improvement, information needs analysis, and issue resolution. The organization also teaches training classes in group facilitation, consulting skills and leadership development. Michael is one of the national leaders in the facilitation industry. He is Past President of the Southeast Association of Facilitators (seaf.org), Chair of the International Institute for Facilitation (inifac.org) and founder of the National Facilitator Database (NFDB.com). He is a Certified Master Facilitator™ (CMF) and a Certified Professional Facilitator. Michael is a much sought after facilitator and trainer both in the U.S. and abroad. He has completed international assignments in Bangkok, Brisbane, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Milan, Singapore and Sydney.

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Michael Barrett, CMF, CPF
Resonance, LLC
Director of Administration
Michael@ResonanceFacilitation.com
www.ResoFaci.com

Michael Barrett is the founder and president of Resonance, LLC, a management consultancy with a focus on high-stakes workshop facilitation, training and facilitation coaching.  He is a former Vice President for North Highland Management Consulting Services with responsibilities for account and office profitability, sales and staffing.  He has 30+ years of business leadership and management consulting experience, including leadership positions at Procter & Gamble and Georgia-Pacific.

Michael is one of only ~ 40 individuals in the world to have achieved a Certified Master Facilitator (CMF) designation through the International Institute for Facilitation (www.inifac.org/).  He is also a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) through the International Association of Facilitators (www.iaf-world.org/).

In the 12+ years since founding Resonance, Michael has facilitated workshops for over 60 organizations with boards of directors, senior level executives, cross-functional teams, clients, vendors/partners and staff in Strategic Planning and Execution, Executive Retreats and many other High-Stakes facilitation needs. He also teaches courses in facilitation, management consulting and executive presence for a variety of organizations.

In addition to his role on the board of INIFAC, Michael currently serves on the

Board of Directors at eScholar (http://www.escholar.com/).  He is also a former board member of The Southeast Association of Facilitators (http://www.seaf.org/) and the advisory board of the Alliance Theatre (https://alliancetheatre.org/ )

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Lisa Keenan
CMF (Jelk Solutions)

Lisa Keenan, Founder and Managing Director of Jelk Solutions Pty Ltd is an Australian short intervention specialist in professional and personal success education. She is an INIFAC Certified Master Facilitator (CMF) – one of two in Australia and fewer than 40 worldwide.

Lisa is an expert facilitator who is highly sought after for her ability to drive difficult agendas with clear process. Her inclusive and informal facilitation style is well received by people at all levels and she is a demonstrated executive leader, across all three sectors. She readily shares her knowledge and methodologies for meaningful results to leaders and their teams. Her commitment to C-Suite executives and Boards is to develop their skills to run and role model exceptional meetings and to create an internal cohort of highly skilled facilitators within their organisations.

Lisa holds post-graduate and vocational qualifications in her areas of expertise including three masters degrees in Public Policy, Governance and Strategy and Leadership and Management. She is a Certified Practicing Project Director (CPPD), Certificate IV Trainer and Assessor and a member and/or alumni of various professional institutions and universities. Lisa is the only local provider in Australia / New Zealand of the leading USA program, The Effective Facilitator. She is also accredited to distribute the award winning personal development program, Pathway – ideal for transformational change agendas.