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Kathleen L. McDivitt

MBA, PMP, CSM
Profile

Ms. McDivitt has over 15 years project management, strategic planning, and facilitation experience supporting projects including construction, high tech, education, military and manufacturing operations. Kat has a unique ability to bring people together and quickly gather each person’s unique brilliance and knit them together to create projects and plans that are world class while being on-time and on-budget. Her ability to gracefully coordinate projects, programs and events ensure organizations experience alignment and deliver results.

Competencies

Project & Program Leadership. Crisis Response Management, Negotiation & Mediation, Strategic Facilitation & Planning, Change Management, Business Process Redesign, Process Improvement & Innovation, Agile Development, Sourcing, Curating & Creating Training, Data-Focused Decision Making, Client & Executive Management, Bridging Cross-Functional Teams

Employment History
  • Project Manager, Mediator, Facilitator – Heidi Kolbe and Company, Inc., North Carolina
  • Crisis Manager / Program Manager – University of California, Berkeley
  • Owner, Kat McDivitt & Associates – Honolulu, HI
Competency Areas (examples given below)

Project definition and management
Leading the design and construction of a $5.5M customer briefing / innovation center. Developing a project plan and delivering a complex multi-stream multimillion-dollar innovation project so secret I didn’t know what we were building.

Meeting Design and Facilitation
Plan and deliver effective events and meetings including the global Millennium Young People’s Congress with 800 delegates from 139 countries and corporate new product announcement and training events with over 200 participants. Responsible for everything from defining the agenda to booking space, coordinating logistics and negotiating agendas.

Crisis management / Conflict Mediation
Transforming highly charged parent, teacher, and stakeholder group into a cohesive team through structured strategic facilitation and consensus decision making for UC Berkeley’s Associate Vice-Chancellor.

Design Thinking / Information Architecture
Facilitating user experience (UX/UI) design and usability testing sessions for 30+ clients, from Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Technology Development Corporation and Aloha United Way to companies like Nortel Networks and FNME; and leading the information architecture, UX/UI design, and web development.

Training and Development; Training Delivery
Developing and managing a robust online training and mentoring program for offshore resources, resulting in a global team of five to run a multimillion-dollar platform that generated $1.6M in its first 18 months.

Strategy and Planning Facilitation
Facilitate multi-day annual planning retreats using V2MOM, RACI, and client defined methodologies.

Operational Excellence / Process improvement
Implementing agile and iterative techniques to standardize business processes at the largest advertising agency in Hawaii, which created a foundation for growth that supported its doubling in size within two years.

Education
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill – MBA
University of California, Santa Cruz – BA in Theoretical Mathematics

Professional Certification and Awards
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitator
Certified Customer Success Manager (CSM)
Mediator from Mediation Center of the Pacific

Publications and Presentations
The Success Zone: A Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success