The Pelerei Team
Caitlyn L. Antrim is the President of the Center for Leadership in Global Diplomacy, a non-profit organization that conducts research, prepares studies of practice and conducts training in diplomatic efforts to address global issues. She is also a consultant in global resources issues and multilateral diplomacy and has held numerous positions at the program and executive levels in the international and national arenas.
Ms. Antrim is also a leader in the application of information systems to the practice of diplomacy. In 1979 she introduced the first real time, on site computer analysis for conference diplomacy at the Law of the Sea Conference. In 1993, she became the founding director of the Delegate's Computer Information Center of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Drought and Desertification.
Ms. Antrim has lectured at the United Nations University, the Canadian National Defense College, the Foreign Service Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Georgetown University. She earned her SBME and the professional degree of Environmental Engineer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also attended the Culver Academies and is currently an advisor on global diplomacy to the Culver Academies' Global Studies Institute.
Laura joins Pelerei as a Producer. Her work experience includes such diverse environments as Walt Disney World and Verizon. She specializes in computer based technologies, innovative thinking and has a masterful command of the english language. (If you are looking for a word, Laura will find it.) However, her most valued talent is 'making things happen.'
Project Team Leaders
Terrence Gargiulo, MMHS
Terrence L. Gargiulo is an eight time author, international speaker, organizational development consultant and group process facilitator specializing in the use of stories. He holds a Master of Management in Human Services from the Florence Heller School, at Brandeis University, and is a recipient of Inc. Magazine's Marketing Master Award and the 2008 HR Leadership Award from the Asia Pacific HRM Congress. His work includes:
- Designing and facilitating courses, equipping 1700 managers with tools to oversee the development of web enabled applications, migration of legacy systems, architecture of network based computing, and the creation of e-commerce applications.
- Consulting on change management and communication strategies.
- Designing and facilitating courses on Intranet technologies at Merck-Medco.
- Coaching senior level managers of Arthur D. Little, Data General, and Coca Cola Enterprises on interpersonal communications, sales, customer focused selling, and presentation skills.
Ms. Miller brings multiple strengths. She was among the pioneers of the global distance learning strategy for the World Bank. She has worked with private firms, government agencies, and international organizations, both in the US and overseas, assisting them in planning, designing and delivering distant courses, information sessions and other events. She has published both technical and non-technical articles including such diverse topics as "Designing the Blend for Audiences in Developing Countries" and "Why Herons Do Tai Chi".
Additionally, Maureen has over 3 decades experience as a computer programmer, systems analyst and technical assistant, speech therapist, teacher and instructional designer, project manager, team leader and manager. With her combined skills and understanding of both technology and education, Maureen guides her clients toward understanding - and enjoying - the benefits of using appropriate technologies for communicating, learning, teaching, and working at a distance. And with her experience of living, working and traveling in many countries, she brings a sensitivity to planning and organizing multicultural learning activities.
Maureen is an avid practitioner of Tai Chi and has taught classes in the subject for more than 15 years. Maureen holds an MA in Education and Post-Graduate Certification in Technology-based Distance Learning.
Matt Minahan, Ed.D.
Matt Minahan has 25 years of experience in leadership development, curriculum design, executive coaching, training course design and delivery, and teaching in executive programs. He earned his doctorate in Executive Leadership from The George Washington University and a MS in Organization Behavior. Matt holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Business schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the Johns Hopkins University. His work includes:
- Leading the design and delivery teams for the first integrated management development and leadership curriculum for the World Bank;
- Designing and delivering executive development programs for the leadership of major strategy and management consulting firms;
- Designing and delivering consulting skills courses for mid level consultants in major strategy and consulting firms;
- Leading several course design and delivery teams for the Integrated Management Development program at the World Bank
Georges Ntumba Puita, MPA, Ph.D.
Dr. Ntumba is a management and organizational consultant with a broad and international set of experiences from which he draws his particular perspective. He is expert in large system organizational development and change, an advisor in democracy, governance and decentralisation, multicultural team development facilitator, training program design and delivery, and research design.
Georges is a professional trainer with National Training Laboratories. He has solid background and experience working with organizations, governments, civil society, and international organizations in the US and Africa. He has been a Chief Technical Advisor with the International Labor Organization in Madagascar, Organizational Consultant with the United Agency for Development, Gross-Gilroy Inc., Ottawa, and Management Course Director and Training Facilitator for Management Sciences for Health, Boston.
Georges is dedicated to the needs of the developing world where he brings his expertise at every opportunity.
Dennis R. Rader, Ed.D.
Dennis R. Rader is a writer, teacher, and speaker dedicated to helping people build bridges across the personal and cultural barriers that stifle potential. He is an experienced teacher at all levels. He has also worked as an educational therapist, an assistant editor for a series of textbooks with Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock, and the emotional intelligence coach for a university football team. He is an experienced speaker and storyteller. He recently worked as a consultant for the design of a learning center, The Hatchery, for a large organization of home-schoolers in Michigan, supported by the Kellogg Foundation.
Dr. Rader is presently a visiting professor at Frankfort (KY) Independent Schools, where he implements his The Innovative Brain Project. He is also a consultant with the state of Kentucky where he provides workshops on developing collaborative intelligence through exercises that inform participants about the power and purpose of the right side of the brain and how conversation and collaboration are essential to organizational change and growth in today's challenging world.
He is the author of Learning Redefined: Changing the Images that Guide the Process–Building Democracy Press, 2010. He is the creator of The Innovative Brain Project, consisting of over 200 exercises that challenge project teams to think outside of the box, thus developing the right side of their brains as well as their collaborative intelligence. His other publications include Living Toad Free: Overcoming Barriers to Success and The Little Green Jeep in the World of the Red Queen: A Business Parable.
A graduate of Oberlin College, he received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He wrote the first dissertation on personal integrity in the United States.
Eric Rice, Ph.D.
Dr. Rice had been a University of Maryland Business School professor and independent consultant for the past 12 years. His areas of expertise are in program evaluation, employment and training program design, curriculum assessment and development, skills assessment, test design and item construction, and organization development and policy analysis. As a private consultant, Dr. Rice has provided training in business communication, team building, training design, conflict resolution, planning and decision-making.
Dr. Rice's professorial experiences include teaching courses in business and management communication to graduate students in the M.B.A. program. He also teaches Business Writing and Presentations, and Technical Writing to undergraduate business and engineering students. Further, he has taught a business communications course to upper-level managers from developing nations in the Master of Public Administration program.
Eric is also an organic farmer.
Alexsandra K. Stewart
Ms. Stewart is a senior consultant and trainer who specializes in Appreciative Inquiry, organization development, leadership, the dimensions of diversity, cross cultural communications, and change management. She offers her services in English and Spanish and has delivered her training internationally to 16 countries over five continents.
Ms. Stewart has extensive experience in the fields of human development and counseling. She has utilized her expertise to develop skills in diversity based management for individuals and organizations, individual skills in managing diversity in self, and to build connections between groups in the workplace. Ms. Stewart has provided an Appreciative focus in consultation and training and developed managers of multi-cultural work groups. She has coached teams and individuals in goal accomplishment, facilitated work groups, teams and focus groups, and assisted others to recognize and develop their creativity in the work setting. Ms. Stewart has designed, delivered and evaluated training programs and trained a variety of educators and trainers in adult learning methodology, design, facilitation, and evaluation skills.
Among her many qualities, Alexsandra is a talented artist.
Over the years, Pelerei has identified partners who bring similar values to the table along with very talented and experienced staff. We are delighted and honoured to announce partners who enthusiastically join forces with Pelerei and vice versa. Please click on the links below and read more about them on their own web sites.
Sparknow helps organizations find and craft the stories that define, inspire and advance them — stories that connect strategy to experience. They are acknowledged leaders in their field, with clients in many countries around the world.
The Center for Narrative Studies
CNS is an international team of writers and teachers, therapists, and organizational consultants, all dedicated to applying narrative theory to the practical renewal of leadership in culture and communities.
Seth Kahan helps leaders get change right, creating traction and engagement for new ideas and better ways of working. He has worked with executives at World Bank, Peace Corps, Shell, NASA, and many associations.
Narrativity is a results-oriented, full service, Identity & Strategy Consultancy specialised in Culture, Brand & Business Development.