Kedren holds a Master’s degree in
Policy Science from The University of Maryland, graduate level Certificates in
Nonprofit Studies from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Conflict
Resolution at Notre Dame and has completed graduate coursework in
Organizational Behavior at Harvard University. Kedren is also a certified
practitioner of Emotional Intelligence and serves as adjunct graduate school
faculty at Elizabethtown College. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in
Business Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Kedren
has written and presented extensively on burnout, work-life integration,
authentic leadership, organizational culture, organizational conflict
management and communication best practices.
Professionally, Kedren has enjoyed
serving as a CEO, CDO, Director, Associate Director, Interim Executive
Director, President, Vice President, author and professor. Her 25 years’
workplace experience in all three sectors (for-profit, non-profit, government)
fuel both her empathy and her ability to see quickly into your specific
Her practice is rooted in
authenticity, appreciative inquiry, crucial confrontations, emotional
intelligence, positive organizational behavior, transformative mediation,
positive psychology and the platinum rule.
Bert Randall, President of Franklin
& Prokopik, is a trial attorney concentrating in complex matters involving
employment, tort liability and business litigation. He regularly
represents companies in state and federal courts, and before state and federal
administrative agencies. Outside of his active trial practice, Bert
provides general counsel services to Maryland businesses including General
Counsel to the Maryland Motor Truck Association (MMTA) and Restaurant
Association of Maryland (RAM). Additionally, Bert actively counsels employers
in effective policy formation and training in order to avoid costly litigation.
Bert is sensitive to his clients’
needs by ensuring premiere, yet cost-effective, legal representation.
When needed, he often works with other F&P attorneys in other practice
areas to ensure clients’ issues are solved with a cohesive and well-rounded
approach. As part of his practice, he has cultivated relationships with
law firms and attorneys across the nation to provide his national clients with
quality representation in any jurisdiction in which they have legal needs.
Michael Bryant is the president of CTS
Consulting - a Baltimore -based multi-disciplined consulting firm and a six-time Ironman
In 1981, after acknowledging that he
was terminally unemployable, Michael founded Career Transition Services-now CTS
Consulting. His focus with both individuals and corporations has been on
assisting others in creating effective working lives. The outside world
knows him as a career/management consultant but for nearly four decades Michael
has functioned as a professional “unstucker.”
He has a passion for showing people
practical ways to communicate and connect more effectively. With nearly 40 year’s
experience consulting with organizations and their leadership and HR teams,
insatiable curiosity, and the courage to challenge what’s possible in an effort
to continually grow and improve, Michael’s perspective on work and life is
one-of-a-kind and inspiring.
An avid writer he has authored over
150 articles through his website www.go2ctsonline.com. In addition to his writing and
consulting, he is also a popular speaker. Michael is known for his ability to
entertain, educate and inspire his audiences to rethink and expand the
possibilities for their personal and professional lives.
His practical approach resonates with
others, as he offers actionable takeaways and encouragement that anything really is
Attendees walk away feeling
optimistic, confident, and equipped to take action and bring life and energy to
their organization and its employees as well as their own lives.
Michael’s clients have included
Southland Corporation, Maryland School of Law, Black and Decker, Hubble Space
Telescope and scores of local organizations throughout the Baltimore/Washington corridor.
A graduate of West Chester (PA)
University Michael lives in Baltimore with his wife (and fellow triathlete),
Proven Success In: Management and
Supervision, Program Development and Administration, Grant and Report
Writing, Data Analysis, Public Speaking, Fiscal Oversight, Workshop and Training