As associate director, Contract Training, Bernie oversees client relationships and the development of training and consultative services for the Center for Professional Studies. He manages a variety of workforce development projects that deliver information, education, and training through class-based courses, e-learning technologies, and custom publications and videos. Bernie is also responsible for contracts, client consultations, scope development, scheduling, and team structuring.
Bernie most recently facilitated a Master Trainer Program for 50 bus operations instructors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The ten day train-the-trainer program included adult learning foundation principles, curriculum design, development and implementation concepts, and on-the-job training class room management strategies, training techniques, and current instructional tools (powerpoint, e-learning).
He has also developed a succession planning program for high demand positions for the Maryland Transportation Administration (MTA). The program included structure and procedures that the Human Resources Department would use to define high demand positions; recruit, select and manage potential leaders; and criteria/forms and procedures for developing individual learning plans.
Bernie also revised and reworked 66 job descriptions for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The playbooks included detailed task-lists, description of roles and responsibilities, and listed training requirements for positions staffed in the State Emergency Operation Center during emergency activation.
Bernie has over twenty-five years of professional experience serving the needs of member-based non-profit business associations and professional organizations. His work includes strategic planning, chapter development and services, meeting planning, education and training, professional certification, apprenticeship and program accreditation, membership, and board and volunteer relations.
Bernie is a graduate of Jacksonville University.