Karen Albert, CEO/Publisher of Albert & Company International, Palm Beach, Florida (with regional offices in Orlando, New York, San Francisco, London, Bangalore, and Beijing), is a recognized expert on executive education and management development worldwide, with more than 25 years of experience. She has designed programs in the United States, Europe, and Asia and developed education strategies and projects for Fortune 500 companies operating around the world. Karen’s areas of expertise encompass evaluation, training, career planning, succession planning and development, and customized seminars and guides. Clients of record include AT&T, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, Kimberly-Clark, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck & Co., Roche, Kodak, AVAYA, Alcatel-Lucent Technologies, Johnson & Johnson, Pacific Telesis, Medtronic, Nortel, BellSouth, and Sprint.
Originating, designing, and evaluating company-wide executive and management education strategies and programs. Publishing Executive Development Programs directories distributed worldwide for over 25 years.
Developed and measured models for ROI evaluation for $25 billion defense contractor, $91 billion bank career development program, and $37 billion insurance company. Results demonstrated include $4.4 million in cost savings, $25+ million in increased revenue, 72% increase in leadership skills, 70% reduced response time, and 50% increase in on-time deliveries. For every dollar invested, $15.50 was earned. (After-tax income increased 14% for a major insurance company, as a result of implementing strategy.)
TRAINING & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Designing, delivering, and evaluating education programs in the United States, Europe, and Asia to meet corporations’ current and future needs. Programs include executive/management development, leadership development, program management, new manager training, cross-functional leadership development, technical education, diversity, change management, marketing, stress management, professional women’s seminar, and presentation skills.
MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP
Directing human resources planning, management development, and professional and technical training. Coaching, counseling, and mentoring managers on implementing change and organizational/staff development. Expanded regional offices to Beijing and London in 2007, and to Bangalore in 2013.
Created MIDAS (Management Identification and Development Assessment System). Identifies high potential employees, key positions, and back-up candidates to ensure the orderly replacement of key managers. Directing corporate/international staffing and executive continuity development systems.
Designed a model career planning system published in national journals and books and used as a base for Coca-Cola’s career management program. Demonstrated a cost savings of $5.39 million from a corporate career development program.
PUBLICATIONSKaren Albert has written or contributed to over 50 books and articles, including:
Executive Development Programs Guide, 1979-2014
Business 2 Ingenuity, 1998
Harvard University, M.Ed.,
Business Education and Learning Environments
Cornell University, B.S.,
Human Development and Environmental Design