Karen Ray Associates is pleased to announce that Karen is now a certified systems consultant in Whole Systems IQ.©

This six month, post-graduate certificate course offered by the Leading Clinic and taught by Bastyr University faculty emphasizes comprehension, attention and diagnosis of the the whole organization, environment or system.

Karen also holds a Masters Degree in organization development from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, and a Bachelors Degree from the College of St. Catherine. Karen interned with the father of adult education, Malcolm Knowles.

She is famous for interactive training that produces breakthroughs in interpersonal effectiveness.

Karen Ray is President of Karen Ray Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in training and organization development for community, non-profit and government agencies. Karen has consulted with many organizations since the inception of her practice in 1983; her work focuses on collaboration, teambuilding and leadership.

Karen has taught teambuilding and communications courses for Metropolitan State University and the College of St. Catherine. She holds a Masters degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences from Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington with a speciality in organization development. Her most recent book “The Nimble Collaboration” is distributed internationally by the Wilder Foundation.

During 1977-1983 she was executive director of a project in the Minnesota State Department of Education. During these years she created and directed a statewide change effort that resulted in improved services to illiterate adults and modified legislation regarding adult education. Since 1983 she has combined this experience with her training expertise to problem-solve with agencies involved in joint ventures.

Her first book, “Collaboration, Creating, Sustaining and Enjoying the Journey“, co-authored with Michael Winer, won several awards, including “Best Book” by the Journal of NonProfits, and the “Best Technical Assistance” by the Minnesota Libraries.

Currently, leadership, teamwork and collaboration are the themes of her work with clients such as the Northwest Area Foundation, Oregon State Commission on Children and Families, Colorado Mountain College, Veteran’s Hospitals (in twelve states), the National Greenbook Alliance, the Washington State Department of Education and the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta.