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The Founding Partners (Touring Roadshow)...

The Lacroix's - Joe and Elizabeth (husband and wife) are founders of this Technology and are owners of Quality of WorkLife Consultants (QWLC) in Newport News, Virginia. Behaviors that led to the RGB were first observed in 1985 while engaged in organizational survey work. Those characteristics of the RGB became clear and are now one of the essential ingredients in doing accelerated classical organization development work. Since that time the use of the RGB has grown in scope and applications as have the numbers of those who pursue various levels of RGB Certification. The RGB Technology is being used in private-sector organizations, government organizations, and a wide range of non-profit organizations as well. After 25 years, right on track with the 35-year plan, the Certification is now being offered to selected individuals across the United States.

The Certified Associates (not touring)...

Certified Associates have completed the requirements for the level of Certification that they want and need to do the work they are called to do. Certification requirements, for the lowest level of RGB Certification (The Basic Workshop level) can be completed in a few days, online. Additional RGB Certifications depend entirely upon the individuals skill and experience level but normally can be completed in residence within two weeks. Once RGB Certification has been awarded, further resources can be attained on an as-needed basis. For example, the most significant difference between the Independent and other forms of Associates is vested in the on-site availability of CapacityWare Software needed to process data, design and implement strategic interventions, and maintain client records independently.


Independent Associates (External Consultants).

Donna Speller Turner is the founder of a dynamic management consulting company specializing in designing strategies for high performance and sustained growth for her clients.  She is a former Federal career employee who enjoyed assignments in Alaska, Hawaii, the Northeast, and the South.  An enthusiastic entrepreneur, Donna believes in a strong community involvement, and serves on the boards of several woman-focused non-profit organizations.  Her current client roster includes an engineering organization seeking to create a culture and sustain an environment that nurtures breakthrough ideas and creative concepts.  Donna is also an enthusiastic business coach working with clients transitioning to self-employment.  She is an experienced team and meeting facilitator who can help you to achieve outstanding results at team meetings, workshops, and conferences.  The company catalog of training courses and workshops includes strategic planning, developing high-performance teams, balancing professional and personal life issues, tress management, diversity alignment, organizing productive workdays, and conflict resolution.  Donna is qualified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and also offers the RGB Work-style Preference Inventory. 

 

K. Clark Stevenson, President, ABLEN Consulting, K. Clark Stevenson is a human resources management professional with over thirty-five years of experience in the fields of mid- and senior-level management, and human resources management.  She began a professional Federal career in the field of Equal Employment Opportunity in 1972.  In 1981, she started a consulting firm where she planned, developed, and conducted training seminars for managers and supervisors on employment and placement policies, including sexual harassment, affirmative action plan development, and began her affiliation with the USDA Graduate School as an Associate Faculty member.   

Ms. Clark Stevenson is a certified WINDMILLS trainer, training persons with disabilities, employees and personnelists, in the public and private sectors, on disability awareness and sensitivity issues nearly 15 years.  She served Arlington County, Virginia Government for fifteen years as the Selective Placement Program Manager in the Department of Personnel responsible for developing and implementing the Countyís employment program for persons with disabilities.  She also served as the senior executive vice president of American Building Services Corporation, a community-based 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit organization specializing in training and employment programs for persons with disabilities.

 

Ms. Clark Stevenson is a certified WINDMILLS trainer, training persons with disabilities, employees and personnelists, in the public and private sectors, on disability awareness and sensitivity issues nearly 15 years.  She served Arlington County, Virginia Government for fifteen years as the Selective Placement Program Manager in the Department of Personnel responsible for developing and implementing the Countyís employment program for persons with disabilities.  She also served as the senior executive vice president of American Building Services Corporation, a community-based 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit organization specializing in training and employment programs for persons with disabilities.

 

Client Portfolio:  the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington Field Office; Department of Housing & Urban Development, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity; NavCom Systems, Inc.; Calvert Group; Virginia Firefighters Association/AFL-CIO; Marymount University, Personnel Law Course; Department of Energy, Office of the Inspector General; Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Headquarters and Mid-Atlantic Region; Department of Commerce, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administrationís Fisheries Service, Weather Service, Ocean Service, Office of Diversity, and Office of Marine and Aviation Operations; the Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, EEO Staff; the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration; The Futures Group International; the Department of Defense, US Air Force 11th Wing Command; the Childrenís National Medical Center (CNMC) Adolescent Employment Readiness Center (AERC) Program; the National Federation for the Blind, Virginia Chapter; the Presidentís Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities (PCEPD); and the USDA Graduate School, Office of Special Programs.

 

Professional affiliations include: the National Association of Public Sector Equal Employment Opportunity Officers (NAPESO), the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Arlington 2003, lifetime member, and Commissioner, Arlington Human Rights Commission ABLEN is registered, active and valid with SBA/Pro-Net, as a minority-woman-owned small business.

 

Deborah Bennett (Mediator, Facilitator, Trainer, Connections Consulting) is a Virginia Supreme Court Certified Mediator with experience in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake Courts.  She presents at regional, national and local conferences and events specifically correlating the skills of mediation, group facilitation, organizational development, teambuilding and conflict prevention and resolution.  Recent experience includes serving as an adjunct faculty member for the Career Switcher Program with the Adult Continuous Learning Department at Old Dominion University; presenting at the Virginia Mediation Network State Conference; training the facilitators/recorders for the Fall 2006 National African American School Board Association 6th Annual National Summit; and facilitating a Diversity College workshop for the City of Hampton..  She is certified by Quality of WorkLife Consultants (QWLC) as a group facilitator and in their RGB Work Style Inventory technology and is regularly employed by them in their work as organizational developers. Additionally, she is a charter member of the Board of Directors of the CapacityWare TM Practitioners International Network (CWPIN) and she partners with the other like-minded board members who have complementary skills and talents.

Deborah serves as a volunteer on the Training Team for AARP-VA for whom she led the 2006 All Volunteer Assembly Planning Team in the development and implementation of their two-day state-wide conference.   She is currently leading seminars sponsored by  AARP-VA that assist the  adult children of aging parents with issues which arise that could cause conflict  among family members.  She also volunteers at the Community Mediation Center in Norfolk with community and youth groups in areas of conflict resolution.  Deborah is a former teacher, a central office curriculum coordinator and a building administrator with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools with responsibility for staff development and training in her area of endorsement in addition to program development and implementation.  She holds a Masters Degree in Education. Her work as a consultant is focused on resolution and prevention of conflict in order for people to reach their full potential, and she does this in organizational, educational and court settings.

 

John L. Johnson, CCDP/AP, Cornell Certified Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner, currently serves as the Executive Director of the Hampton Citizensí Unity Commission for the City of Hampton, Virginia. He is also an independent diversity/inclusion/equity consultant facilitating internal and external diversity and inclusion education and training. John holds a BS degree from Delaware State University, continued graduate work in the pastoral Studies Program of Loyola University (New Orleans). He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. Having explored human diversity through many travels throughout the United States and to several countries, John has a passion for facilitating engaging and challenging dialogue that examines unspoken and hidden biases and assumptions. John holds the following professional certifications: Diversity Management Studies program - Cornell University, Residency Certification, Quality of Work Life Practitioner - Quality of WorkLife Consultants, BridgeBuilder Training Certification in Generational Diversity in the Workplace - BridgeWorks, LLC, and Certified Cornell Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner - Cornell University.


Organization Associates (Internal Consultants).

Bob Trahan Bob comes to us with organizational and group facilitative skills honed by over twenty years of work in the public and private sector.  Bobís background is primarily in education, having taught in many settings. 

He has a Bachelorís degree in Psychology, a Masterís degree in Special Education and has completed doctoral work in instructional design.  He became certified in Organization Effectiveness Consulting at the National Guard Professional Education Center in 1989.

Bobís work since that time has focused on organizational development in one form or another.  He worked for several years in the Kentucky Department of Education doing Staff and Professional Development shortly after the state instituted sweeping educational reforms.  He is currently the Organization Leadership Development Manager for the HRHA at the City of Hampton, Virginia.

Bob expanded his facilitation and consultant skills by working with such diverse groups as: the Kentucky Governorís Cabinet for Arts, Education, and Humanities; the Kentucky Department of Education, the boards of Kentucky Educational Television; Hospice of the Bluegrass; and the Kentucky Humanities Council.  Since moving to Virginia, Bob facilitated the boards of the Community Services Board, the ARC of the Peninsula and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.  He also worked extensively with the Executive Committee of the United Way, the Peninsula Non-Profit Network, Alternatives and Transitions. 

Bob augments his educational and work credentials with his military background and experience.  He retired after 23 years of service with the Army National Guard; ten years enlisted and 13 years as an artillery officer.  He served in many capacities from team level through brigade training officer, retiring as the Senior Training Officer for the Kentucky Military Academy.  

Personally, Bob champions the rights of left-handers as a maligned minority by a dominant right-handed culture.  He is married with three children and eleven grandchildren.

 

Betty Wade Perry has been working in the field of organization development (OD) for the past 18 years.  As an external consultant she gained a wealth of experience in organizational alignment, teambuilding, and organization culture.  Seven and a half years ago, she joined the City of Virginia Beach OD Office.  Betty Wade is involved in strategic planning, teambuilding, work style diversity, leadership transition, and coaching, with a desire always to improve the quality of work life for the organization.  She is an RGB Certified CapacityWare(TM) Practitioner and uses the RGB Inventory regularly in her work in addition to Multi-Source Feedback tools.   

 

 

 



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