Brenda M. Rodriguez, MPA, CSC, CPT, PMP, AIFT is an independent consultant specializing in organizational learning and development and program design and development.
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Biography

Brenda M. Rodriguez, MPA, CSC, CPT, PMP, AIFT is an independent consultant specializing in organizational learning and development and program design and development. She is best known for creating learning environments that promote reflection, dialog and shared awareness and action.  She is committed to supporting diverse and inclusive environments, and compassionately engaging communities, teams, leaders, and others using appreciative inquiry and action learning to guide organizational transformation and improved performance and outcomes.  She is committed to a partnership and inquiry-based approach to consultation.She has worked in over 20 countries, is multilingual, and is a U.S. Navy veteran.Ms. Rodriguez provides consulting services in the following areas, among others:

  • Facilitation and Experiential Learning Design
  • Diversity and Inclusion Integration
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Learning design, implementation and evaluation
  • Program development, implementation and evaluation
  • Performance improvement
  • Leadership and Team Development
  • Process-oriented Leadership and Team Coaching

Additional areas of specialization include:  adult learning theory,  change management, strategic planning  cross cultural conflict transformation, leadership and management development, training delivery strategies, inquiry based conversations,  cross-cultural communication and competence, among others.  She incorporates a collaborative and partnership approach in her consultation to resolve and respond to specific organizational goals and requirements. Below is an example of the project list.Training and Learning InstitutesBelow is a sample list of customized training and facilitation topics including:Integrating SOAR Strategy; Appreciative Inquiry; Action Learning for Managers and Leaders; Leading Inclusion and Diversity; Coaching Skills for Managers; Effective Communication Skills and Strategies in Cross Cultural Contexts; Facilitation and Presentation Skills Training; Skills for Collaboration; Leadership Development; Strategic Planning; Program Planning; Collective and Consensus Decision-Making; Conflict Transformation; Team Building; Community and Coalition Development; Inclusion, Diversity and Cultural Competence Issues; Intercultural and Cross Cultural Communication Issues and Strategies; Cross-cultural Conflict Transformation; Multicultural Education; Recruitment, Retention and Educational Equity Issues in Higher Education; Diversity and Inclusion Issues in Health and Human Services; Cultural Issues in Health; Wellness and Prevention; Implementation of Family Support Programs; Understanding Cultural Notions of Helping in Social Service and Health Contexts; among others.

Services

Learning Design and Delivery

Appreciative Inquiry Facilitation

Inclusion and Diversity

Cross-Cultural Competence

Conflict Transformation

Strategic Planning and Program Design

Leadership and Team Development

DiSC and other assessments

Organizational Transformation and Change Management

Clients

Sasser Family Holdings, Inc., Harper Community College, Chicago Public Schools (Chicago, IL)

Norfolk Firefighter’s Inclusion and Diversity Conference

The Governor's Cabinet on Children and Families (West Virginia)

National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice (IA)

National Resource Center for Youth Services (OK)

Logistics Management Institute (LMI)