- Founding Member
Kathleen Terry, founder of Participative Management Systems, is a specialist in developing and using teams for achieving bottom-line results Kathleen has presented programs both nationally and internationally on team building, customer relations, and how to effectively work and manage within today’s high speed and diverse workplace. In addition to doing seminars and public speaking, she also facilitates three community leadership programs and works with individuals and couples in clarifying their life values and goals. As a result of her past work in the areas of productivity and employee participation, she was accepted into Who’s Who in California and was made a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
Kathleen graduated from University of Illinois in Psychology and Education and has certificates in Managing in Multicultural Work Environments, Intercultural Communication and Engineering Management. She also holds a Masters in Psychology: Concentration in Multicultural Relations from Antioch University.
Ms. Terry also designed and facilitated the team building and group problem solving seminars which are integral components of the Technical Management Certificate Program offered by the California Institute of Technology Industrial Relations Center for employees of Northrop Grumman. Her expertise in facilitation is demonstrated in her facilitation of three leadership programs within the City of Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Pasadena.
Community volunteerism is important to Kathleen. She is Vocational Director of the Manhattan Beach Rotary, Vice President of the Crown Jewel Club, a tutor and public speaker for the South Bay Literacy Council and on the Board of the South Bay Volunteer Center.
Over the years, Kathleen has acquired a variety of life as well as educational experiences which contribute to her ability to understand and communicate effectively the complex issues involved in working within today’s extremely diversified environment. She has traveled extensively to over 40 countries, and has presented training in the Philippines, England, Singapore, Belgium, and India.
Kathleen has extensive skills in team building, facilitation, customer relations, employee participation programs, employee empowerment and managing diversity in the workplace. She is comfortable helping organizations create successful work teams, as well as equipping supervisors, managers and employees with “nuts-and-bolts” tools to function successfully on the job through her dynamic consulting and training sessions.
As a contract instructor with The Training Clinic, Kathleen conducts a variety of train-the-trainer and professional development workshops. She is as comfortable in public workshop sessions as with in-company presentations.