Publisher, Author, Mediator, Training Consultant, Facilitator, and Ethicist. Dr. Boozer has over 50 years of developing and implementing training programs to meet the assessed needs of clients. For decades, my company has provided Professional Development Training for staff at all levels of an organization’s structures, and we have trained and coached disadvantaged communities seeking to participate in the decision-making processes within their local and statewide communities.
About the Training Process: Retention improves when you use more of your senses. You retain about . . . 20% of what you hear. 50% of what you hear and see. 90% of what you hear, see, and do. For this reason, our trainings cover both theory and practice. The theory includes the many skill-sets necessary to be an effective leader. The practice reinforces the skills with visuals, work groups, hands-on practice activities, brainteasers, and other relational activities. Completing the activities and the forms in the manual will increase retention of the lessons. It is vital that these tasks are completed. In addition, it is vital that students have their own Training Manual to write their responses and complete the assigned tasks. They will be using the Training Manuals later when they become Co-Trainers, Peer Trainers. Visuals: The Training Manual itself is the major visual element in this training process. Other visuals include handouts, posters, and the use of newsprint to chart comments. Work groups: To maximize productivity, the training encourages using a small work-group structure, with each group containing 3–5 participants. In small group settings, introverted individuals are more likely to participate and learn. Small groups also encourage a healthy competitiveness that encourages groups to work harder. Hands-on practice activities: To further enhance the learning process, each participant is required to practice the taught skills. Brainteasers: The beginning of each lesson includes “wake-me-up” brainteaser activities designed to spark a different way of thinking. The practice activities are given just enough time for the participants to think fast and rely on their common sense. If given more time, then they will begin to second-guess their responses.
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Born and lived my first 16 years in the segregated south, I later lived 24 years in the mid-western state of Indiana before moving to Connecticut where I have lived and studied at Yale and other universities for over 20 years. Ph.D. Psychology (Social), Union Institute & University. Psychology (Social), Yale University, Graduate School, MAR (Masters of Art in Religion), Ethics, Yale University/Yale Divinity. BS, Business Administration/Philosophy, Charter Oak University. Real Estate Sales & Brokers Licenses, Nick Sander’s Real Estate School. HUD Certified Property Manager, National Center for Housing Management. A.S., Machinist, Anderson Area Vocational Technical School. A.S., Accounting, Indiana Business College.
More than 80% of her career has centered on developing and implementing programs to meet the assessed needs of clients. She received formal training as a trainer/facilitator at General Motors; there she trained both union and management personnel to work together to better combat off-shore competition. For over 3 years she was employed at Community Mediation, Inc. (CM) where she worked with prosecutors on court cases, redesigned CM's mediation training, and initiated the re-starting and re-structuring of the New Haven, Connecticut's public school peer mediation program. She has mediated over 800 cases and has a 95% success rate of mediating cases from court, gang wars, race riots, and racial, neighborhood, schools, organizational, and Board disputes. In 1990, Dr. Boozer was 1 of the 4 Co-Founders of their non-profit organization, Survivin' N Da Hood.
Specialty, Social Studies - History, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Professional Development, School Counseling, Character Education, Problem Solving, Criminal Justice - Law, Coaching, Early Intervention