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Barbara Upston

Barbara has 20 years of experience as a management consultant to federal and state government entities and corporations around the United States. Her work on human resource and organizational development projects includes strategic planning programs and group facilitation, training design and delivery, and performance management. In previous years, as on-site project director and instructor for the DOL Academy of the US Department of Labor, she worked with nearly all of the Department's agencies, designing and delivering training, and facilitating agency staff development initiatives. Ms. Upston has assisted organizations with quality improvement efforts, leadership development, consensus and team building, management and executive selection and development, performance appraisal, and other skills building projects. She has also provided training design and delivery and team facilitation services for a US-German international assistance project in the Republic of Turkey.

Her many satisfied training, facilitation and training design clients include the Department of Labor, Department of Transportation, Department of Interior, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, NIH, National Association of State Workforce Administrators, National Association of Workforce Boards, the State of New York, Catholic Charities, the Washington DC Convention Center, General Research Corporation, and the MITRE Corporation. Ms. Upston earned degrees from Wheelock College in Boston and the Maryland College of Art and Design. One of her numerous training awards includes the Outstanding Faculty Award from the USDA Graduate School in 1997. She is well-versed in several assessment instruments for performance and quality improvement.

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