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YPO retreat facilitatorsDawn DePasquale, Ph.D.

Over 10,000 people in North America, Europe, Great Britain, China, South Africa, Namibia, and Dubai have been impacted by Dawn’s expert facilitation of Leaderships skills and Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process and tools. As an 11-year Master Trainer with world-wide industry leader Development Dimensions International (DDI), she’s been a preferred consultant, trainer, and facilitator for Fortune 500 companies, premier universities, and NFPOs including Hitachi Global (Spain, Germany, US and UK) , Reuters, Sara Lee, UBS Financial Services (US, Bahamas), Philips Medical Systems (US, Canada), Yale University, Pepsi-Co, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Joy Global Mining, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Citibank, United Way, Kraft Foods, Westinghouse Energy, H.J. Heinz, Merrill Lynch, Princeton University, and BASF Chemicals. Dawn has created a solid reputation for high-quality, high-energy training and facilitation and has consistently scored an average of 4.8/5.0 in both “facilitation skills” and “content knowledge.”

I’ve taken 160 hours of Customer Service and Leadership training. The additional 4 hours today were more valuable than the previous 160. Great excitement, incredible and useable knowledge and examples.
Sr. Engineer, Westinghouse, Pittsburgh, PA

One of the most interesting instructors I’ve ever had. She kept my attention and interest all three days! – Sr. Chemical Engineer, Leadership Excellence
Program, BASF, Florham, New Jersey

Dawn was excellent! This was the best soft skills workshop I have ever attended…in 22 years. Dawn is one of the most incredible personalities for involving participants.
Philips Medical Systems, Bothell, WA

Dawn is certified to lead train-the-trainer certification and facilitate groups in Creative Problem Solving (CPS) processes and tools. She is an expert in helping companies assess their climate for innovation and create a strategy based on data from the workforce, and seminal research on innovative climate. As an Associate with the Creative Problems Solving Group Buffalo, Dawn is regularly asked to present and keynote at international creativity and innovation conferences including the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI), the International African Creativity Conference (ACRE), the International Creativity Conference in Namibia, the Atlanta Creativity Exchange, Mind Camp (Toronto), and the American Creativity Association (ACA). In October 2016 she received the first “Excellence in Creativity Award” of the South African Creativity Foundation for “outstanding contributions in promoting creativity in business and education.”

Most recently she has served as the Vice President of Talent Strategy for a 50-year old Pittsburgh-based data analytics company, and as the Chief Learning Officer for a prominent Washington DC university.

Certifications in Facilitation:

Luma Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Fundamentals of Innovation through Human Centered Design
International Leadership Association, Cincinnati, OH
Certified Facilitator, The Leadership Challenge (Kouzes/Posner research)
Creative Problem Solving Group, Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
   Certified Trainer, Igniting Creative Potential Certification (Creative Problem Solving 6.1)
   Certified Administrator, Situational Outlook Questionnaire (climate assessment)
Development Dimensions International, Pittsburgh, PA
Certified Master Trainer (train-the-trainer)
Certified Trainer, Skills for a High Involvement Workforce (50+ training modules)
Certified Trainer, Breakthrough: High Performance Strategies for Knowledge Workers
Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
Certified Facilitator, Facilitating Creative Problem Solving - - 5-day licensed program of the Creative Problem Solving Group, April 1995
Creative Problem-Solving Institute, Creative Education Foundation, Buffalo, NY
Certificates: Leadership Development Program - Leadership Styles
Leadership Development Program - Team Building
   Leadership Development Program - Tools and Techniques
   Osborn-Parnes Problem-Solving Process
Tracom Group, through BASF, Florham Park, New Jersey
Certified Facilitator: Tracom Social Styles Inventory






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