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GWEN CRIDER

Senior Consultant, Project Management, NewPoint Strategies LLC

Biographical Info

Gwen Crider is a Senior Consultant with NewPoint Strategies. She works with NewPoint clients on a range of issues covering Diversity and Inclusion, Harassment Prevention, EEO, Employee Relations and Conflict Management. Currently, she leads the training team for NewPoint’s major clients, the Architect of the Capitol, State Department (FSI) and Department of Commerce where we are providing training for  employees, supervisors and managers. She is also the chief developer of the NewPoint innovative QuickPoints online training tool.

Gwen Crider is an organization effectiveness consultant with expertise in strategic planning, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and team performance. Her 20 years of experience includes leadership and consulting roles with organizations in the private, non-profit, government, and education sectors.

Gwen served as Executive Director of Diversity Best Practices where she provided strategic direction in the delivery of services to 160 corporate members, including Colgate-Palmolive, Chevron Corporation, IBM, Eastman Kodak, Motorola, and Cisco Systems.

As Executive Director of the National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI), Gwen planned and executed professional development conferences, conducted diversity climate assessments and focus groups, and facilitated strategic planning sessions for clients including the Academy for Educational Development (AED); the International Monetary Fund; Gallaudet University, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HIV/AIDS Bureau; Arlington County (VA) Public Schools; and Valdosta State (GA) University, among others.

Gwen led leadership development and diversity and inclusion initiatives in the museum field as Executive Director of the Austin Children’s Museum, Executive Director of the Science and Technology Center of Atlanta and Deputy Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum. As Board member for the Association of Science-Technology Centers she served as Co-Chair of its Equity & Diversity Committee; served as a Board Member and Co-Chair of the Diversity in Action Task Force for the Association of Children’s Museums, and served on the Diversity Task Force for the American Association of Museums.

As an adjunct professor at George Mason University (VA), Gwen teaches “Diversity in Organizations” to 3rd and 4th year management students. She is the author of numerous articles and a frequent speaker on subjects related to leadership, diversity & inclusion, strategic partnering and workforce development. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Public Administration degree from The George Washington University.

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