I began as a high school English teacher. After earning my doctorate, I went to Los Angeles to recuperate and wound up teaching at UCLA and National University. These positions led to training opportunities in corporations and the federal government. My curricula became books--60 to date.
Highly interactive. I refuse to use PowerPoint and to lecture for more than 15 minutes at a stretch. Although serious by nature, I have incorporated humor into my mini-lectures. For example, when introducting myself to a class, I remind them that "this is America. You don't have to do anything you don't want to do. So if I call on you and you don't wish to answer, just tell me, 'Pick on somebody else, Lady!'" (Of course, I also encourage them to participate as much as they can, citing Confucius: "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." I also incorporate "found knowledge," bringing items of interest into the classroom and drawing extensions from them to the topic under consideration. For example, although I know naught about science, I will tell students in a leadership class about the research of French botanist Henri Fabre, who set processionary caterpillars in a circle, using the first as the leader. He then watched to see if any would "break rank" to get at the food in the center of the circle. The caterpillars followed their leader to their collective death! There are ramifications (think Reverend Jim Jones in Guyana) for each of us. Even if we are not in leadership positions, we should at least think about Tom Peters' exhortation: "If you have gone a whole week without being disobedient, you are doing your organization and yourself a disservice."
NYS English Teacher of the Year First book ("The Language of Leadership") chosen a main selection by the Executive Development Book Club. More recent title, "Principled Persuasion," chosen a Director's Choice by the Doubleday Book Club. Invited by the Brazilian government to make presentations in Sao Paulo. Book on business ethics co-released by the American Managment Association and HRD Press.
High school English teacher University and corporate trainer Author
Warning: It's long. Avoid unless you have an obsessive need for details. Author Biography After earning her doctorate in education at the University of Rochester, Marlene Caroselli left the public classroom and her native New York State in 1980 and headed to the West Coast. She soon began working as a manager for Trizec Properties, Inc. and as an adjunct professor for UCLA and National University. (She has also conducted programs for Clemson University, University of Rochester, Michigan State University, and Southwest Missouri State University.) Her university work led to training contracts with the Department of Defense and with such Fortune 100 firms as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, TRW, Hughes Aircraft, and Allied-Signal. In 1984, she founded the Center for Professional Development and began adding books to her list of professional achievements. Her first book, The Language of Leadership, was chosen a main selection by Newbridge's Executive Development book club. Since that publication, she has written fifty-four additional books. A recent book, Principled Persuasion: Influence with Integrity, Sell with Standards, was named a Director's Choice by Doubleday Book Club. One-to-One for Managers, has been selected by Barnes and Noble for an on-line course; Business Ethics Activity Book has been co-released by HRD Press and the American Management Association (AMACOM); 500 Creative Classroom Techniques for Teachers and Trainers is her latest release (HRD Press). In addition to books, Dr. Caroselli writes frequently for Stephen Covey's Executive Excellence, for Lakewood’s many LPR publications, and for the National Business Employment Weekly, as well as for numerous other print and electronic publications. She has conducted training in more than half the states in the United States and has presented programs as well in Guam, Singapore, Montreal and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Her corporate clients include Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, Mobil, Chevron, Rockwell, Hughes Aircraft and Magnavox. Numbered among the federal agencies with which she has worked are the Departments of Defense, Labor, Transportation, Agriculture, Interior, the General Services Administration, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Further, she makes presentations for organizations such as The Executive Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, the Mortgage Bankers Association, The Institute for International Research, the American Society for Training and Development, Public Relations Society of America, Professional Secretaries International, and a variety of other associations. Curriculum Vitae Dr. Marlene Caroselli, Director, Center for Professional Development Barker Square, 80 Greenwood Park, Pittsford, NY 14534 (585) 249-0084; e-mail: email@example.com; web: www.caroselli.biz Education Doctor of Education Degree/University of Rochester, (1980) Master of Science Degree/State University of New York (1974) Bachelor of Arts Degree/State University of New York (1965) Professional Experience Director, Center for Professional Development (1984 to present) Adjunct Professor; UCLA and National University (1984 to 1989) Property Manager, Trizec Properties, Los Angeles (1980 to 1984) English Teacher, City School District, Rochester, NY (1968-1980) Clients for whom training/keynote addresses have been provided Allied Signal TRW Eastman Kodak Xerox Corporation Rockwell International Correctional Education Assoc. Lockheed-Martin Delta Kappa Gamma Professional Secretaries International Chevron Bausch & Lomb POD (Singapore) Mortgage Bankers Association Northrop-Grumman American Society for Training & Development Montreal Board of Education Beth David Executive Board Department of Energy Department of Defense American Red Cross Department of Labor Dow Precision Hydraulics Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of Agriculture American Society for Quality General Services Administration Gannett Newspapers New York State Education Department Mobil Chemical New York State Conference of Mayors National Park Service State of Michigan Magnavox Women in Management Hughes Aircraft International Institute for Research Clemson University Bureau of Independent Consultants (Sao Paulo, Brazil) Rochester City School District Association of Nurse Executives Mt. Carmel Medical Center U.S. Office of Personnel Management New Jersey National Guard Franciscan Health System of the Ohio Valley China Lake Naval Center St. John Fisher College Graduate Nursing Department The Executive Committee 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum Stonefield Group Association of Town/Village Clerks Naval Surface Warfare Mountain Home Air Force Base P.R. Society of America National Council Teachers of English Assoc. of Military Auditors Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (NYS) HR Service Center, San Diego BOOKS BY MARLENE CAROSELLI McGRAW-HILL PUBLISHERS Quality Games for Trainers Great Session Openers, Closers & Energizers Leadership Skills for Managers The Big Book of Meeting Games MACMILLAN One-to-One for Managers One-to-One for Sales Professionals AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION Empower Yourself The Business Ethics Activity Book (co-released with HRD Press) CRISP PUBLICATIONS Thinking on Your Feet Leading Honorably ST. LUCIE PRESS Quality Care PUBLISH AMERICA The Boy Who Braved the Mountains QUALITY RESOURCES (KRAUS ORGANIZATION) Breakthrough Creativity RICHARD CHANG & ASSOCIATES Memory Tips for the Forgetful HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (HRD) PRESS The Language of Leadership Total Quality Transformations Total Quality Training Quality Leadership Creating a High Performance Culture Continuous Learning in Organizations Quick Wits Manager's Guide Influence with Integrity Principled Persuasion: A Briefcase Book Business Ethics 500 Classroom Concepts for Trainers and Teachers SKILLPATH PUBLICATIONS Risk-Taking (with David Harris) Hiring & Firing Meetings that Work Promoting Yourself The Innovative Secretary A Grapple a Day (calendar) P.E.R.S.U.A.D.E Info-Flood Defeating Procrastination SOUTH-WESTERN THOMSON LEARNING Interpersonal Skills AMERICAN MEDIA INCORPORATED That's No Problem! Empowerment Works PFEIFFER/JOSSEY-BASS Quality Driven Designs CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Principled Persuasion: Sell Your Ideas without Selling Your Soul Poka-Yoke Your Training: 101 Ways to Foolproof Your Training PowerWriting Communicate with Quality The Quality Secretary From Energy to Synergy (workbook) Think the Unthinkable (workbook) Starting Over New Gear Resolutions Obstacle Illusions: Turning Crisis to Opportunity Performing under Pressure Gracefully Diplomacy for the Verbally Challenged Maximize Your Mind; Peak Your Performance The Perfect Comeback S-Team Success Right Words at Work Richuals at Work Managing at Work: 250 Ways to enhance productivity, professionalism and personal well-being Possibili-Teas: Wisdom from the Women of Sojourner House (edited) ARTICLES/INTERVIEWS APPEARING IN: International Customer Service Association Review Stephen Covey's Executive Excellence and Personal Excellence Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur's Soul 1998 Resourcebook for the Self-Directed May Trends, a magazine for the small business owner The Pryor Report National Business Employment Weekly Communication Briefings Compensation & Benefits Solutions 9 to 5 The Office Professional Meetings in the West 1999 Team & Organization Development. Sourcebook Federal Times The Secretary The Take-Charge Assistant Successful Meetings Antelope Valley Press Vitality magazine Journal of Nursing Reader's Digest O & P Almanac VIMA Insights Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Flowers &... The English Record Investors Business Daily Missouri Ledger Supervisor's Guide to Quality & Excellence The HR Handbook (HRD Press) Team & Organization Development Sourcebooks (McGraw-Hill) RADIO INTERVIEWS: Jacqueline Marcel Show (Topic: "Developing Memory and Memories with the Elderly") WSOU (Topic: "Mind-Maximizing for College Students") WXXI (Topic: "Improve Your Brain Power") WARM (Topic: "Learn To Think on Your Feet") WHAM (Topic: "Brain-Teasers and Crowd-Pleasers") WJXT Morning Show 2003 (Topic: "The Language of Leadership") KLAY (Topic: "Memory Tips for the Forgetful") KMNY (Topic: "Empower Yourself") E-ZINE COLUMNS: www.TheApprenticeRules.com Women in Business Today womenco.com AbsoluteWrite.com OffbeatTraining.com E-COURSEWORK : Pearson Custom Publishing Stonefield International RECENT PRESENTATIONS (Fall, 2005) Toyota Women's Conference Michigan State Police Monroe County Health and Human Services NYS Office of the State Comptroller Department of Interior, Leadership Academy