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Patrick Ibarra  

Leading Expert on Succession Planning, Organizational Development and Workplace Issues.

Patrick Ibarra is an entrepreneur of ideas who brings organizations over 25 years experience and in-depth expertise from serving as a Consultant and Manager in both public and private sector organizations, including as a city manager.

Mr. Ibarra speaks on a wide variety of contemporary topics relating to organizational and individual performance, including human resources as a strategic partner, how to manage change to achieve results, the importance of succession planning, building effective work teams, and the value of Macro-Managing.

With over 15 years experience serving in four cities of varying size primarily as a City Manager or Assistant City Manager he effectively blends his background serving in government with his seasoned experience as an external OD consultant by providing a valuable perspective in partnering with executives and government leaders. Mr. Ibarra's perspective and experience are enormously helpful as he partners with leaders in co-creating ambitious and practical approaches to performance improvement.

Patrick is one of the country's leading experts on government and private sector succession planning and has designed and implemented organization-wide programs for Orthopedic Systems, Inc., Powis Parker, Raychem Circuit Protection, along with, the cities of Bismarck (ND), Colleyville (TX), Greensboro (NC), and Irvine (CA). In addition he has collaborated with a number of organizational leaders on crafting strategies and techniques to address the impacts of the changing workforce demographics on workplace-related subjects.

Patrick holds two advanced degrees, a Masters in Public Administration and a Masters in Organizational Development. He is certified in Facilitation Skills by Development Dimensions International and by the Center for Creative Leadership for assessment and performance support tools (i.e. 360-Degree Assessments) including Benchmarks, 360 by Design and Executive Dimensions.

A frequent speaker at conferences of professions within the private sector and government, Patrick shares practical strategies to leaders in their pursuit to move their organization forward in all directions. He also authors articles offering specific actions leaders and managers can implement to immediately improve organizational performance.

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