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Professional Development Management Academy Workshop Leaders

Robert Prescott

Robert K. Prescott, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM – SCP
Dr. Robert K. Prescott, SPHR, SHRM-SCP has spent twenty years in industry and sixteen years in teaching and consulting positions. Included in Bob’s rich experiences is work in Corporate Engagement at the College of Continuing Studies at The University of Alabama, Graduate Faculty of Management at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, Director of Executive Education at Penn State and Director of Human Resources for BellSouth Communications, Inc.

His consulting initiatives have placed him in advising and teaching positions with such organizations as AAA, ARAMARK, Deloitte, Delphi Automotive Systems, Estee Lauder, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Lockheed Martin EIS, The National Basketball Association (NBA), Olive Garden Restaurants, Pitney Bowes, Scholastic Book Fairs, The Social Security Administration, T Mobile, UNICEF, Walt Disney World and the U.S. Army. His extensive international work has been with companies such as Corporación Elite, Ecuador, Grupo Industrial de Monclova, Mexico, Mavesa de Venezuela, Minerven, Mota-Engil, Portugal, and the Bermuda Employers Council.

In both corporate and academic settings, Bob has taught graduate level courses in the Executive Doctorate, MBA and Masters of Human Resources (MHR) programs and business application training in the areas of strategic leadership, organization behavior, influence strategies, human resource management, supervision, and enterprise consulting. He is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from The Pennsylvania State University. Bob co-authored the books The Strategic Human Resource Leader: How to Prepare Your Organization for the 6 Key Trends Shaping the Future (Davies-Black, 1998), HR Transformation: Demonstrating Leadership in the Face of Future Trends (Davies-Black/SHRM, 2009), and the Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management – Volume One (Wiley, 2012).


Shanna Ullmann

Shanna Ullmann
Shanna Ullmann is the founding partner of Transformation Partners, offering specialized consulting and employee learning and development programs empowering clients to be more successful in all aspects of their business engagements. She has worked with a wide range of professionals teaching them the art and practice of effective interactions and communications with clients and between colleagues.

Shanna has over 25 years of hands-on human relations, executive education and corporate training experience advising global corporations, universities, the US military, and US Federal government organizations on Leadership Development, Constituent Engagement, Cross Cultural Communications, Professional Etiquette and Protocol, Business Communications, Diversity, and Mediation and Workplace Conflict Resolution. She currently holds a Dun & Bradstreet Open Ratings Past Performance Review of 100% satisfaction from clients.

Shanna is a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington in Washington, DC, and is certified as a Master Trainer in Business Communications, Professional Business Etiquette and Protocol, and International Protocol. She is a certified Master Trainer by the American Society of Training and Development. In addition, Ms. Ullmann holds certification as a Cross-Cultural and Diversity specialist through the Interchange Institute in Cambridge, MA. She is also a certified Workplace Conflict Resolution trainer through Mediation Training Institute International, as well as holding triple certification as a Professional Mediator in Workplace Conflict through Mediation Training Institute International, the Pulse Institute of Canada, and the Justice Center of Atlanta. Ms. Ullmann holds a degree in Commerce and Business Administration/Human Resources Management from the University of Alabama.

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