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George Smart  

Managing Partner of Strategic Development, Inc., providing proven leadership training and development programs

As a nationally recognized leadership development consultant, George Smart speaks to over 50 groups a year. He is Managing Partner of Strategic Development, Inc., a Research Triangle Park consulting firm, with 23 years experience in nearly 400 organizations. George is also adjunct faculty at Duke University Leadership and Training Associates in their Certificate Program for Scientists and Engineers.

George shows how to lead and sustain change with common sense and integrity. His authenticity, creativity, sense of humor, and unique experiences provide audiences with a comprehensive perspective on team and executive development. His most requested programs are high-interaction simulations for audiences of 12 to 400. Ranging from collaboration across teams to creating sustainable change, these simulations increase flexibility, information-sharing, and profit -- without the risk.

With an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, George has received additional professional training from the Center for Creative Leadership, the NTL Institute, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and the N. C. State University Training and Development program. He was a Chapter President and charter National Advisor for Chapters for the American Society for Training and Development, the world's largest training association.

Speech Topics


Coalitions 2020: Building Public Policy Coalitions

How to build influence and alliance skills in public policy development. This team building workshop is a must for multiple companies, agencies, or government units working across boundaries. 30 to 400 people per session.

The Tipping Point Simulation: Creating Contagious Commitment and Lasting Change

Participants learn how to create and sustain major change that gets past "flavor of the month," learning critical skills for today's rapidly changing workplace. 12 to 60 people per session.

Paper Planes, Inc.: Project Management, Customer Satisfaction, and Work Process Improvement

How to lower project costs and increase customer satisfaction through work process redesign -- and improved communication all up and down the work channel. 13 to 60 people per session.

The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine: Team building & Working Across Boundaries

How to improve collaboration and information-sharing between teams, departments, and managers - and break down "silos" employees build to avoid sharing information. 20 to 400 people per session.

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