Karen Stafford


Master in Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
Bachelor of Arts, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio

Academic Positions Held
Faculty Associate, Arizona State University
Assistant Professor, Western International University

Professional Leadership
Employers Council (formerly MSEC), Organizational Development Manager/Consultant, Membership Director
Progressive Insurance, Regional Human Resources Manager

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
City of Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board: Executive Committee Member, Continuous Improvement Task Force - Chair, Community Outreach and Education Task Force - Vice Chair

Professional Certifications
Licensed Human Element Practitioner, Certified Trainer, Radical Collaboration, Master Facilitator Certification - Employment Learning Innovations, Myers Briggs Certified Trainer

Recent Conference Presentations
Arizona Society of Human Resources Annual Conference Presentations:
"Ready.Set.Grow! A Succession Planning Workshop"

“The Wild Side of Performance and Recognition Programs: What Zookeeping Teaches Companies about Effecively Rewarding Behavior ”  
“Strategic and Ethical Learnings from BP’s Deepwater Horizon”
“HR Metrics and Analytics: Measuring What is Important”
“HR Strategy at the Speed of Light”
“Is Your Career in Need of an Extreme Makeover”?
“Strategic Partnering 101: Getting a Seat at the Table”