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Dianne Sutton

Dianne Sutton is an author, trainer, educator, facilitator, expert witness, life coach and actor. She has twenty-five years of experience in Human Resource Development (HRD) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) training. She also has twenty years of experience in managing handpicked teams of change agents (HRD professionals), designing, marketing, delivering and coordinating training and development projects for organizations. Ms. Sutton has developed skills and processes that enhance personal, team and organizational development and productivity. She has designed, delivered, and facilitated courses, workshops and retreats for thousands of employees. Her curriculum includes such topics as leadership, people management, positive self-esteem, interpersonal and group communication skills, EEO, diversity and cultural competency. Her recent 2005 publication is Workplace Etiquette: A Guide to Thriving and Surviving in Today's Workplace.

Ms. Sutton was an adjunct professor at American University, School of Communication for twelve years. She has been recognized as an outstanding faculty member of the Graduate School, USDA, Career Development Programs and has served as a guest lecturer at Montgomery College, University of the District of Columbia, George Washington University and Florida A & M.. She is on the Executive Board of the Washington, D.C. based Training Officers Conference (TOC) and serves as TOC historian. Ms. Sutton was elected for two years to the Policy Board of the National Rural Health Association (Kansas City, MO) where she actively worked to eliminate health disparities within special rural health populations. Self Employed Magazine published by the National Association for the Self Employed featured Ms. Sutton in 2001 in the article "When Saying No Can Lead to Success." She also served four years as an elected Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) Commissioner of a single member district in the District of Columbia representing over 2000 residents in the community.

Ms. Sutton possesses a good understanding of business environments and cultures. She has the skills to create a safe learning environment where diverse participants are able to ask questions, experiment with new behaviors and make mistakes. She also has the ability to present models and techniques in a straight forward and clear manner so that they are easier to remember and utilize. Ms. Sutton started her career as mathematics instructor in the St. Louis, Missouri Public School System. Before founding Sutton Enterprises in 1987, she held a variety of positions at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). She earned a BA in Education, from Harris -Stowe State College and an MA in Education (curriculum development) from Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

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