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Senior Consultant/Trainer, NewPoint Strategies

Biographical Info

Dr. Karyn Trader -Leigh is a Senior Consultant and Trainer for NewPoint Strategies LLC.  She is currently on the team for Employee Relations training at FSI, State Department. Trader-Leigh provides consulting in organization Development, Human Capital, Diversity and Inclusion.  Karyn has served as CEO of KTA Global Partners for 18 years, providing consulting services in Human Capital planning, developing talent management systems, performance management accountability and performance assessment systems, leadership development, succession planning, culture change, and capacity building.  Karyn is currently involved in a system wide performance management project driven by the Government Performance and Results ACT (GPRA). As a researcher she has been involved in global and national studies. Her portfolio of clients includes government agencies, private sector corporations, NGO’s and global multilateral institutions. Government agency work includes NSA, NASA, Homeland Security, DOD, IMF, United Nations, and Army Research Lab.

Karyn has worked as a Director of Human Resources, Employee Relations Director, and Director of Training and Organization Development in Aerospace and IT organizations. She has also served as Program Director and Researcher for the Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies and Adjunct Professor Hampton University School of Business. Karyn served as a senior consultant to the National Multicultural Institute for 14 years, leading diversity initiatives and training D&I advocates.

Karyn’s article on Identifying Resistance in Managing Change was based on dissertation work completed in the US Department of State examining implementation of a radical change to management and support structures in U.S. embassies worldwide. Other international experience includes consulting in Eastern Europe, lecturing in the Peoples Republic of China, presenting papers in Britain, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, The Czech Republic and living and working in a war torn country in West Africa.

Academic credentials include a Doctorate in Organization Change from the Pepperdine School of Education and Psychology, MA, International Transactions School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Masters Work in Organization Development, Pepperdine University. Ethnic and Conflict Management Training from Central Eastern University and the Open society Institute in The Czech Republic. Certifications include Conflict Dynamics Profile, Benchmarks (360), Executive Dimensions, Disc, and Certified Coach (ICC) international Coaching Community (London).

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