|Stuart Smith, Core Team Facilitator|
Stuart Smith is a results-focused professional who has facilitated over 1000 meetings, workshops, planning sessions and retreats.
In addition to facilitating all types of decision-making, problem-solving and team building sessions, he has facilitated or co-facilitated seventeen strategic planning sessions over the past three years for business, government and not-for-profit clients.
Stuart began facilitating small-group leadership programs in the US Army. Now he focuses his facilitation and consultation on helping people and organizations improve their ability to plan and execute business improvement strategy and deal with change.
He has solid, “real world” experience leading large-scale change initiatives, helping organizations both install and realize the benefits of Customer Relationship Management and Enterprise Resource Planning technology systems.
He has an extensive training background and earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Workforce Education from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) and a Master’s of Education from Seattle University. Stuart is a life-long learner and student of Dr. Edwards Deming’s Quality Philosophy. He has an in-depth understanding of Systems Theory and how people work most effectively in organizations.
Stuart believes that the “science and art” of facilitation is the most effective way to help people envision a preferred future and create a plan to achieve it. He has developed his facilitation skills over the past twenty-five years earning recognition in the field and attaining the following professional certifications:
Stuart is also a well-rounded business leader and also holds certifications in the following professional fields:
He is a Board Member of the Atlanta Society for Human Resources (SHRM) and a member of SHRM national. He is active in the Southeast Association of Facilitators, the Association of Strategic Planners (ASP) and the American Society for Quality.
Stuart is also an active volunteer in his community and has facilitated pro-bono sessions for:
Stuart is a Rotarian and lives by the Rotary Motto “Service Above Self.” He is a Paul Harris Fellow, has been awarded the Pat Adkins “Rotarian of the Year” and maintains perfect meeting attendance. Stuart is also a distinguished veteran and supports the Wounded Warrior program. He is involved in several Veterans organizations.