Edward Smith has been a trainer, facilitator, and leader of organizational improvement efforts for over 25 years. Smith has used his training in curriculum development and instructional design to prepare training materials for a wide variety of courses designed for organizational improvement. He has assisted a wide array of organizations such as school systems; government agencies, associations, faith-based and youth organizations bring on new initiatives and shore-up existing management or development strategies. He utilizes a unique blend of training in modern management procedures, personal development strategies, and group dynamics skills. As an official of the United States Department of Education (USDE), he reviewed/monitored educational programs in over 45 states, and led a team of USDE educators with responsibility for K-12 programs in New York and the New England states. In the two years prior to his retirement, he received seven cash bonuses for superior performance and won Vice-president Al Gore’s Hammer Award.
Smith has demonstrated strengths in team building, training delivery, curriculum development, educational program development, public speaking and facilitation. He is a strong initiator, and an effective motivator with expert-level skills in conducting effective meetings. Mr. Smith frequently serves as a seminar and workshop leader in a variety of related subjects with a special emphasis on experiential learning.
As a Total Quality Management trainer and group process facilitator at the U.S. Department of Education, Smith facilitated numerous group sessions and conducted numerous focus group interviews for designated headquarters units, and for gatherings in the field. For compensatory education employees in the U.S. Department of Education, the topic was “What Can We Do To Make Our Meetings More Productive?” for randomly selected employees the topic was “How Can Total Quality Management Produce Greater Results In The Department?” Mr. Smith received the Hammer Award for his work in-group facilitation.
Edward Smith has done extensive doctoral work in Public Administration, has a Masters Degree in Adult Education, a certificate in-group dynamics, and basic and advanced training in-group process facilitation. He has earned six different training and development certifications, and is also certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Emotional Intelligence and is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) with Toastmasters International.
Mr. Smith has also studied with Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, Joseph Liberti, and Brian Tracy among others.