- Dr. Charles R. (Chuck) Stoner
Dr. Chuck Stoner is a Professor of Management at Bradley University. A dynamic and engaging speaker and facilitator, Chuck works with a variety of businesses and organizations throughout the country, specializing in leadership, interpersonal dynamics, and organizational change. He has authored eight books and over 50 refereed articles and papers. His most recent books, A Life in Balance: Finding Meaning in a Chaotic World and The Adversity Challenge: How Successful Leaders Bounce Back from Setbacks are currently in bookstores.
- Robert O. Farquhar
Robert O. Farquhar is the founder of Developing Church Leaders. From 1986-2006 he served as Executive Director of The Leadership Development Center, Foster College of Business Administration, Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Since his retirement from Bradley, he assists pastors and their leadership teams enhance their leadership effectiveness. He received his bachelor’s degree from Bradley University and a master’s degree in Organizational Communications from the University of Wisconsin. Bob began his career teaching junior high science. He worked for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals from 1967 to 1977. From 1977 to 1986 he managed employee training and education at the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, WI. His area of interest and expertise includes executive leadership coaching, team building, and performance appraisal training. Bob and his wife Ginger have two adult children, Jeff and Susan, and eight grandchildren.
- Nancy M. Affolter
Nancy is Vice President, COO of Behavioral Health Advantages, Inc. (BHA) and BHA Poland, Z 00 as well as Assistant Administrator for Advantage Behavioral Health, (ABH) the EAP provider for OSF Healthcare System. She also serves as Senior Instructor and assists in the design and delivery of custom programs for the Executive Development Center at Bradley University, is an Adjunct Faculty Member and Feedback Specialist for the Center for Creative Leadership, and Adjunct Faculty for the Foster College of Business Administration at Bradley University.
Her consultation and training activities focus on the human factor at work—the development of highly effective leaders, teams and organizations. She has worked with a wide variety of organizations—including over 200 Fortune 500 companies—in fields ranging from heavy industry to consulting, banking, insurance, healthcare and religion, locally, throughout the United States, and in Eastern Europe and Russia. A graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a degree in Organizational Development, Nancy has received advanced training in Mediation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and holds multiple certifications in the use of organizational development tools from the Center for Creative Leadership, the Association for Psychological Type, the SYMLOG Institute, and the Management Development Institute at Eckerd College.
- Cynthia Fleming
Cindy Fleming holds an MBA degree from Bradley University. President and founder of VisionShift, she is a management consultant, executive coach, and trainer for businesses and individuals. Cindy specializes in sales consulting, communication, conflict resolution and personal leadership. She has over twenty years of experience in sales, procurement and management and is passionate about sharing her knowledge. With her unique style, outgoing personality, and blunt edginess, Cindy is one to inspire dramatic change in individuals and corporations.
- Jennifer Robin, Ph.D.
Jennifer Robin is a Professor in the Foster College of Business at Bradley University. She teaches in undergraduate, MBA, and executive programs in the areas of leadership, organizational culture, and human resources management. She has coauthored two books, one entitled The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters released in January, 2011 and A Life in Balance: Finding Meaning in a Chaotic World. Her many research interests include the importance of values and stories to organizational culture, and the behaviors required by leaders to build trust in their organizations.
Jennifer is also a Research Fellow and an Adjunct Consultant at Great Place to Work® Institute. A former Senior Consultant with the Institute, she led the Advisory Practice, helping senior leaders integrate their organization’s culture with its strategy and aligning efforts to be a great workplace. Jennifer has experience in diverse industries such as manufacturing, biotechnology, information technology, professional services, and healthcare.
Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee and undergraduate degrees in both Human Resource Management and Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa. She is also an affiliate of several professional organizations including the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Management Association, and the American Psychological Association. In her spare time, Jennifer can be found on hiking trails, in airports, or writing in coffee shops.