- Barbara Norton, President
Olean Area Industrial Management Council
Bob is a professor and administrator at Alfred University, and is an independent leadership and organizational development consultant and trainer. He is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and is nationally certified as a domestic violence instructor through Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. He directs and is the group co-facilitator for the Batterer’s Education Program (for domestic violence offenders) in Allegany County, NY through the District Attorney’s Office.
Over the past 8 years, he has helped over 800 NYC teachers and public employees obtain their Masters degrees (in School and Mental Health Counseling and in Public Administration) through Alfred University’s partnership with the Center for Integrated Teacher Education in Brooklyn, NY.
And during the past 20 years, he has developed and presented over 1,000 training programs for business, industry, government, not-for-profit and human service agencies, and academic institutions on the subjects of leadership, motivation, conflict management and “toxic” employees, emotional intelligence, career development and life planning, effective communications, outcomes-based strategic planning, teambuilding, coaching and counseling skills, and humor and change (among other topics).
Recent clients include the U.S. Army (at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and at the 807th Medical Command in Salt Lake City, Utah), Saint-Gobain North America, Northwest Bancshares, Inc., the Southwest Florida Library Network, and the NYC Health Information Management Association. He also has worked with a number of NYS community action and mental health agencies.