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Randall F. Dean        

Time Management Expert & Consultant

Randall Dean has more than 15 years of experience using and teaching an advanced time management/personal organization system. He has taught different versions of his time management system for many prominent organizations including Procter & Gamble, Michigan State University, The Fetzer Institute, the Graduate Management Admissions Councile, The University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State University, the Michigan Association for Continuing Education & Training, and The Michigan Society of Association

Executives for groups as small as one and as large as 175.  He has personally tested his time management system in major corporate, academic, and non-profit settings, as well as in small and fast-paced for-profit companies, and has found the system to be flexible enough to provide great support in all of these differing environments.  In 2000, he switched from a paper-based planner time management system to a PDA-based time management system, and has ample experience using and teaching both kinds of systems.

His time-management training program received the highest ratings of all new-hire training programs for the Market Research Department at Procter & Gamble in 1997-1998.  It has consistently received very high ratings by current students and graduates of the Broad MBA Program at Michigan State University, including 100% of the program participants rating the program as above average or excellent in both May 2004 and October 2004 sessions of the program. Dean received similar impressive ratings in recent programs (2004-2006) at The Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, and The Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University.

His effective use of a sophisticated time management system has allowed him to be very successful in several important professional positions, including Director of MBA Admissions for the Full-Time Broad MBA Program at Michigan State University, Market Research Supervisor for the Rx-to-OTC switch of Prilosec® at Procter & Gamble, Subscriber Services Coordinator of ADVANCES: The Journal of Mind-Body Health at The Fetzer Institute, and Marketing & Media Strategist for Pace & Partners, where, among other accomplishments, he was awarded a Crystal Award by the Mid-Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for his research work on a newspaper media audit conducted for People and Land/WK Kellogg Foundation.  

He has previously been interviewed by Business Week Online, and has presented at annual meetings for the Graduate Management Admissions Council, the Council of Michigan Foundations Land Use Funders Conference, and the Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners Conference.  He was the primary author and researcher on an FDA-resultant study that helped lead to the over-the-counter  approval of Prilosec®, the #1 OTC heartburn remedy. 

He was prominently quoted in the recent publication, Accepted! 50 Successful Business School Admission Essays.  He graduated with honors from Western Michigan University in 1991, and was honored as the top graduate of the Broad MBA Program at Michigan State University in 1997.  He is an active member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), and Michigan Society for Association Executives.

He wrote a book titled Major Satisfactors = Major Success, that details his personal system for proactive life and time management, personal organization, and goal attainment. He is married with one child, and resides in East Lansing, Michigan.

Speech Topics

Virtual Work & Virtual Meetings: Getting More Productivity from Both

OneNote, OneDrive, and Office Lens: Three Critical Microsoft 365 Productivity Tools

Google Keep, Google Drive, and Google Shortcuts – Three Essential Productivity Tools for Google Users

Time Management Regardless of the Tech (good generic program for mixed users from “old school” paper up to leading edge tech)

Managing & Leading Great Staff & Team Meetings (Including Tips for Virtual Meetings)

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