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Change | Communications | Motivation | Teamwork
Liz Berney, Ph.D., is President of Berney Associates, an organization development and management training company. Berney Associates consults to organizations on organizational change, team building, conflict resolution, and interests-based negotiation for the past 20 years.
Dr. Berney has taught for the Accelerated MBA Program at George Washington University, Executive Programs at the University of Maryland's School of Business and Management, and for the Office of Continuing and Extended Education at the University of Maryland. She developed and for five years, directed, the Organization Development Certificate Program at Georgetown University. In addition, she has taught management courses for the American Management Association. She was also a tenure track Professor of Organizational Psychology at George Mason University.
Dr. Berney received a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland. She earned a Teaching Excellence Award as a graduate student from the University of Maryland and a Psychology Award at Yale University.
Dr. Berney has specific expertise in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and its application to leadership, teams, and organizational change and conflict. She has worked with groups including Tropicana, Quaker Oats, Marriott as well as a variety of national associations, several federal agencies, and foundations using the Myers Briggs to enhance intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, and intergroup communication and effectiveness.
Dr. Liz Berney also facilitates group meetings and retreats and works with many scientists and technical experts from all over the world. She worked with malaria experts at the Gates Foundation and H1N1 experts at the National Institutes of Health. She also does a great deal of public speaking at local and national meetings and has spoken for groups including National Council for State Housing Agencies, Thomson Prometric, Dun & Bradstreet, Coca Cola, Fannie Mae, the U.S. House of Representatives, Baldrige Quality Group, and Starwood Hotels.