Who We Are
Kathleen Brown, PhD is an educator, trainer, leadership coach and recognized expert in the training, group development, social justice, personal growth and organizational leadership and development fields. She is an advocate for personal empowerment and is skilled in refining and defining individual and group values aligned with team and organizational results. Her unquestionable integrity and belief in collective endeavors is only surpassed by her humanistic drive to proactivity, self-expression and individual, group and organizational advancement. She is a champion of, and for, the marginal voice in collective efforts and is committed to examining and advancing the leadership potential of all peoples.
Kathleen is a highly recognized and skilled group process consultant and has facilitated the renowned Training Groups (T-groups) since 1999 in the Graduate School of Business (GSB) at Stanford University. She currently serves as a guest trainer for the Facilitators Training Program in Stanford’s GSB, is a senior trainer in the National Training Laboratories’ (NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science/NTL) Human Interaction Laboratory and is qualified to participate as a trainer of trainers for Human Interaction Labs.
Passionate about self-development, self-empowerment, and leadership, Kathleen has been instrumental in founding programs such as the Women’s Leadership Program, Strategies for Success for Women of Color, and the Facilitators Training Program, all three at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In April of 2001, she received the UCSF Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women in recognition for her work with women, women’s groups and female identities.
Kathleen is an adjunct Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, where she has taught Group Dynamics, Group Intervention, and Ways of Relating for Leaders. She has been a Faculty Lecturer at Saint Mary’s College of Moraga, California where she taught Leadership Theory, Practice of Building a Learning Community, and Building Cross-Cultural Capacity in the Masters in Leadership Program.
Kathleen’s educational achievements include a B.A. in Social Work from the University of California, Berkeley; a B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of California, San Francisco; an M.A. in Organizational Development & Transformation from CIIS, San Francisco; and a PhD in Humanities, with a concentration in Transformative Learning and Change from CIIS.
Kathleen has been an NTL Member for over 10 years, is a past-Chair of the Board of Directors of NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science and a current member of NTL and of the Organization Development Network. She has over 25 years’ experience in Organizational Development & Transformation as a coach, consultant, and group facilitator.
Her enviable process consulting skills together with her understanding and interpretations of team and group dynamics as well as her consciousness in addressing social justice issues at all levels of systems is a critical contribution to transition work, most especially her ability to provide voice and visibility to often over looked systems dynamics.
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