Dr. Michael Gaffley Practitioner: Functional Leadership Facilitator, Team Synergy Coach, Organizational Development Mentor. He is an expert at relational leadership, leading complex change, building constructive organizational climates, strategic planning, capacity building, talent management, succession planning and maximizing synergy of effective teams. He builds great rapport with executive leadership coaching and in working with the senior management team. He knows that people need to work with and through people to accomplish the organizational mission. He is passionate about the culture that leaders create in organizations. Leaders who empower their employees are most effective. Organizations need leaders who can listen to understand, and not listen only to formulate a reply, and to react instead of to respond and build a shared vision.
Demographic shifts, Millennials, Xers, Social Media, Inclusion, Attrition, Retention, Soft Skills, At-Risk Employees, High-Risk Employees, these are not mere concepts. These factors impact the workplace, profoundly. Michael facilitates learning. He helps people understand why and what they need to learn in order to know how to impact organizational behavior. Collaboration, co-ordination, communication and building trust are the hallmarks of civility in the workplace.
He is a program director, professor and graduate of NSU. He is a certified Clinical Educator. He is the designer in chief of the Annual Directors Training Conference since 2006. He is proficient in the art and science of paradigm shifts, relational education and lifestyle negotiations in diverse contexts. He is a Certified Child and Youth Care Practitioner and is a former board member of the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice Inc. He is a board member of the Florida Community Alliance. He is CLASS Reliable. He worked with sexually, physically and emotionally abused children and youth, as well as with foster care and socially excluded families in high risk environments.
Repositioning, reframing and relating with people to celebrate diversity in organizations is his forte. He has keynoted, presented and inspired at various international and national conferences around the world. He does not lecture; he actively engages, he inspires. He helps others lead, understand, grow, empower, and respect. Everyone needs good self-esteem and a sense of self-efficacy in order to deal with change. Participants have lots of fun as they embrace the message.
He is the recipient of numerous meritorious and academic awards for his accomplishments in difficult times, amongst others, Outstanding Student Achievement Award from NSU, Mayoral and President’s commendations and the Provincial Government’s commendation for leadership during the transformation process. Michael brings the quintessential pinnacle perspective; he educates, informs and agitates just enough to energize change.
He recently published his first book about his struggle with identity in the nuanced reality of apartheid South Africa. Flatline to change: Identity, reality, conflict, engagement. Product of South Africa is a must read in our rainbow world. (Autographed copy available at: www.cultureal.com)
Facilitation is key to learning and not contributor to information overload and non-performance.