"Successful Human Resource Management Principles" Seminar
Almaty, Kazakhstan
15-19 November 2004

Pictured left to right:

Tom Bartkoske trains and consults local businesses in leadership development. Tom worked for Exxon and UCLA before venturing into leadership development consulting. Tom worked with a variety of organizations in team dynamics, personal coaching, and strategic planning before joining the Global Education team last year. He prepares businesses to be effective in a fast growing, ever changing environment. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University.

Andy Jacobs provides an insight into what it takes to start a business on a shoe string budget, manage personnel, cash flow and growth, all while staying focused on professional customer service and growth. He gives a perspective from an entrepreneur's point of view on how book learning and reality can quite often differ dramatically. Opening his first enterprise sixteen years ago and expanding into three additional businesses, dealing with local to international companies, he shares his experiences on overcoming personal and professional obstacles on the road to achieving a stable business. Andy received his BS degree in Productions and Operations Management from Western International University.

Cris Jensen, Project Management Professional, specializes in developing partnerships between private companies and the government of California. As an executive in California State government she has spent eighteen years recruiting project staff, organizing the team members, rewarding and encouraging the synergy of their varied areas of expertise and managing their performance to achieve the business objective. Most recently Cris managed a $1 billion portfolio of information technology projects for the delivery of welfare services. She possesses strong team leadership skills and brings a positive attitude and customer service orientation to each engagement as she assists stakeholders in developing a common vision. Cris received her Project Management Professional certification in 1999. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California.

Celeste Lemen, PHR, is a Human Resources Manager for NEC Solutions America in Rancho Cordova, California. Celeste serves as the Certification Director for the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) California State Council. Her strong leadership skills, innovative and strategic thinking, and balanced approach has gained her recognition from both management and employees as a team player who works with a high sense of integrity. She spent much of her career assisting large companies to successfully and effectively deliver human resources services and programs. NEC Solutions America recognizes Celeste as a results-oriented, value-added member of their management team capable of being flexible and performing consistently to the highest standards in fast-paced, dynamic environments. She received her Human Resources Certification in 1999. Celeste earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.



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