Leadership Challenge Master Facilitator
Ken is retired Chief Ombudsman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation where he served for 12 years. He was responsible for providing consultation to top leadership on sensitive issues related to all departmental operations and for the supervision and training of facilitators for The California Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Program, The Leadership Challenge®, The Heart of Coaching, and the Ethical Decision-Making Model. He was also directly involved in all of the Department’s leadership initiatives from entry through executive levels as a designer, monitor, facilitator, and coach.
Prior to his career in corrections, Ken was a senior consultant for the California State Senate for seven years, specializing in adult and juvenile corrections, disability issues and Native American affairs.
Ken's involvement in leadership development includes public and private workshop design, presentation and coaching. He is a Leadership Challenge Certified Master and has been working with the LPI for five years. In addition, he is faculty for the Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development Program and a facilitator for the Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, California Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Program, The Heart of Coaching, and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team®.
Through working with a highly diverse group of organizations, Ken has gained valuable expertise. He has worked with law enforcement organizations, including the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Orange County Probation Department, California Peace Officer Standards and Training, and the Women Peace Officers Association of California; governmental groups and public agencies, including the California Department of Conservation and the Palmdale Unified School District; and other organizations, including the Chevron Corporation and University of California at Davis student groups.
Ken is an accomplished cook and loves to play golf, read and work in the yard.