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Learning facilitators

First in-person session: February 14–16, 2019

Ed Goodman, Chief Experience Officer, Spiral Experiences LLC
Creative Decision Making, Innovation, and Adapting to Change

Using the principles of experience design, Spiral Thinking, functional creativity, and organizational development, Ed Goodman helps people create new world cultures and first-to-the-world experiences. Goodman’s creative strategy, inventive thinking, and management style have enabled him to navigate multiple career paths, rising to executive levels in entertainment, engineering, community design, marketing, branding, technology, organizational ecology, dreamscaping, experience design and more. He has over 30 years of interdisciplinary problem-solving experience with organizations including The Walt Disney Company, Hewlett Packard, University of Colorado Health, The Irvine Company, and Colorado State University. He is an award-winning creative strategist and educational product developer, receiving the EXPY Award as the Experience Design and Stager of the Year and the Cindy Award for the K-12 Education Product of the Year.

Read Ed Goodman's blog post about VMI

Troy Mumford, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Management, CSU College of Business
Veterinary Leadership: Collaborations on Culture

Dr. Mumford received his PhD in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University. He enjoys researching leadership at different organizational levels, in teams, and in shaping organizational culture. His research has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, and Journal of Business Venturing and Leadership Quarterly. Dr. Mumford is passionate about teaching and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior, human resource management, compensation and benefits, and management, and has received several teaching awards. 

Dan Bruder, MBA, Instructor, Department of Management, CSU College of Business
Business Strategy and Processes

Dan Bruder helps executive leaders build successful organizations as CEO of Fusion Dynamics Group, an advisory firm focused on strategic planning, leadership development, and organizational communication. His company’s cause is to activate the potential in organizational leaders so they become the spark that helps employees become more engaged at work, at home and in their communities. He has a broad range of experience with a background in executive leadership, strategic planning, sales and marketing, operations, brand development, customer service, and corporate finance. Bruder holds an MBA from the University of Central Florida with a concentration in Economics. 

Amy Shoemaker, President and Owner, Amy L. Shoemaker Partnerships, LLC
Strategic Human Resource Management

Shoemaker has provided executive leadership and strategic human resources training to entrepreneurial and high-growth companies by aligning people services to business strategy, developing performance management and compensation systems to drive desired behaviors, and creating succession plans and talent development programs for future growth. She has been a leader in entrepreneurial mid-size and Fortune 500 corporations, including Farm Credit Bank, Via Christi Health Systems, Knight Ridder, Cox Communication, Charter Communication, Pizza Hut, and Kennedy and Coe, LLC. She has helped executives transition to new roles; increase their influence, visibility, and effectiveness in their current role; and grow their business revenue.

Dr. Michael Hargrove, DVM, Owner, North Shore Veterinary Hospital
Value Creation in Veterinary Practices

Dr. Hargrove was raised in Colorado, initially on a dairy farm, and then as a city kid surrounded by animals. While in veterinary school at CSU, he joined a national society (then known as the Delta Society) devoted to the connections and interactions between people and animals. He went on to co-found a community group (the Larimer Animal-People Partnership) whose main purpose was to educate people about, and celebrate, the bond between humans and animals. After graduation, he worked as an associate veterinarian at Lakeland Veterinary Hospital in Brainerd, MN. In January of 1993, he moved to Duluth, MN and joined the staff at North Shore Veterinary Hospital; he became a partner in 2004 and has been the sole owner since 2009. Dr. Hargrove's goal is to continue to develop the culture of compassion and high-quality care that recognizes and supports the unique role each pet plays in the life of their human companions.

Read Dr. Hargrove's blog post about VMI

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