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Scott Winter

Scott Winter


Scott Winter has over 30 years of experience in leadership training and facilitation with a diverse range of clients in the United States and abroad. Currently, he serves as an Adjunct Faculty member for the Schools of Leadership Development at two large federal agencies in Washington, D.C. In addition to his faculty roles, he is a Senior Consultant and Master Facilitator for the United States Olympic Committee, where he leads training programs for their Elite Leader Program and assists with the development of the Functional Area Teams prior to the Olympic Games.

Throughout his career as an independent consultant, he has crafted numerous training programs and strategic initiatives for corporations, governments, non-profits, and schools. He has led leadership programs for organizations throughout Russia, Taiwan, Portugal, Japan, Australia, and the U.S. Scott’s clients also include organizations in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, agri-business, telecom, food and beverage, and technology industries.

Employment History

  • Brain-Friendly Dynamics Principal & Chief Facilitation Officer
  • Winter Consulting Principal & Lead Consultant
  • LearningChange Principal & Managing Consultant
  • Odyssey Performance Enhancement Network Principal and Director of Learning Programs
  • Sacramento County Office of Education Americorps & School Prevention Program Coordinator
  • California Association of Student Councils Program Coordinator

Competency Areas

  • Leadership Development and Employee Relations
  • Meeting Design and Facilitation
  • Organizational Strategy
  • Training Design and Development; Training Delivery
  • Board Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Management


  • Bachelor of Arts, Information & Communication Studies California State University, Chico   Chico, California – 1990
  • Post Graduate Certificate in NeuroLeadership Middlesex University, England – 2014

Professional Certification and Awards

  • Certified ToP Facilitator (In-Progress), The Institute of Cultural Affairs
  • Certified Leaf-Level Facilitator for Fierce Conversations program
  • Senior Consultant and Master Facilitator with FranklinCovey’s Global Speed of Trust practice, leading onsite workshops as well as facilitator training sessions on trust for organizations both large and small
  • Certified Radical Collaboration Trainer
  • Certified Forte Communication Strengths Profile
  • Certified to Coach the Center for Creative Leadership Suite of 360 assessment tools
  • Certified to facilitate Joel Barker’s Implications Wheel for organizations and companies wanting to strategically explore the future of the decisions they make today

Project List

  • Currently Serve as an Adjunct Faculty for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s School of Leadership (2009-Present)
  • Currently Serve as an Adjunct Faculty for the Securities & Exchange Commission’s School of Leadership (2011-Present)
  • Currently Serve as an Adjunct Faculty for the United States Olympic Committee’s Elite Leader Program (2014-Present)
  • Develop and deliver leadership and management training programs for corporations, community groups, nonprofits, and government institutions
  • Facilitate strategic & quality initiatives for nonprofit, educational, government, and corporate clients
  • Serve as a Lead Consultant for Franklin Covey’s Speed of Trust Practice (2008-2013)
  • Served as a Lead Consultant for the NeuroLeadership Institute (June 2013)
  • Assisted clients with the design and implementation of team incentive programs
  • Developed and delivered leadership and management training programs for corporations, community groups, nonprofits, and government institutions
  • Facilitated strategic & quality initiatives for nonprofit, educational, government, and corporate clients
  • Designed and implemented the Facilitation Academy – an online support tool for group facilitators
  • Developed and delivered corporate incentive programs
  • Developed the Helping Odyssey team-building program
  • Developed the Facilitator’s Odyssey program
  • Developed and delivered training of trainer programs for corporate trainers and educators
  • Coordinated the Our Town AmeriCorps Project
  • Developed a year-long training program for 30 AmeriCorps members
  • Coordinated the Serve Sacramento – Service Learning Project
  • Developed and implemented service-learning training for educators and agency personnel
  • Provided training and technical assistance for educators designing service-learning curriculum
  • Supervised the Elementary and Junior High Leadership Program Directors
  • Supervised the coordination of the Student Advisory Board on Education Conference resulting in proposals to the State Board of Education and the Senate Education Committee
  • Coordinated a US Information Agency (USIA) grant for three years to assist in the development of a youth leadership and community service program in Russia called the Association of Young Leaders (AYL)
  • Assisted in developing curriculum for youth summer leadership conferences
  • Coordinated the Butte Pioneers Regional Leadership program
  • Consulted with the City of Chico and their Mission, Vision, Values Task
    Force to develop their new Mission, Vision & Values Statement
  • Lead Consultant & Trainer for the City of Rancho Cordova’s Leadership
    Rancho Cordova Community Leadership program
  • Served as Faculty for the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority
    (CJPIA) Leadership Academy
  • Served as Faculty for the Local Government Leadership Institute
    through CSU Chico Continuing Education
  • Assisted with the formation of the Gridley/Biggs Gang Task Force for the
    Cities of Gridley & Biggs
  • Coordinated the International Thermonuclear Experiential Reactor Community Education & Leadership Conference in Aomori, Japan
  • Served as Design Committee member for the ASTD International
    Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Served as Director of Training for Earth Train Taiwan, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Served as Director of Training for Earth Train, USA
  • Assisted with the development and coordination of the Association of
    Young Leaders—a youth leadership and community development
    program in Russia
  • Coordinator for the United Nations UNEP Youth Leadership Conference,
    New York City
  • Developed the Leadership for Life program for McNair Intermediate
    School in East Palo Alto, CA
  • Served as Director of Youth Training for Earth Train, USA
  • Served as Director of California Association of Student Councils (CASC) –
    Advanced Leadership Training Program, Stanford University

Client List

Local, State and Federal Government

  • AmeriCorps
  • Auburn Parks & Recreation District
  • Butte County Courts
  • Butte County Office of Administration
  • California ISO
  • Chico Area Recreation District
  • City of Chico
  • City of Live Oak
  • City of Rancho Cordova
  • City of Vallejo
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Nogales Community Development
  • Presidio Trust
  • Sacramento Utilities Municipal District – (SMUD)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Town of Paradise
  • United Nations Environmental Program
  • Yolo County Office of Administration
  • United States Army Pacific Command
  • Australian Royal Air Force

Justice System

  • Butte County Superior Court
  • Butte County Juvenile Hall

Education Related Institutions

  • American Jewish University
  • Butte County Office of Education
  • Butte/Glenn Community College
  • California State University Chico
  • California State University Sacramento
  • Chico High School
  • Hebrew Union College
  • Merced County Office of Education
  • Stanford University
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • UC Merced
  • University of Missouri Executive MBA

Professional Associations 

  • Association of Young Leaders – Russia
  • CalChamber – California Chamber of Commerce
  • California Association of Student Councils
  • California Community College Contract Education Collaborative (CCCCEC)
  • City Clerks Association of California (CCAC)
  • Young President’s Organization (YPO)

Health & Medical Institutions & Affiliated Organizations

  • Enloe Medical Center
  • Queensland Health Systems
  • Paladin Healthcare

Other Organizations

  • 1Life Fully Lived
  • Auburn Chamber of Commerce
  • California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Chico Chamber of Commerce
  • Chico Interfaith Council
  • Downtown Roseville Partnership
  • Feather River Health Foundation
  • Henderson Chamber of Commerce
  • Lodi Travel & Tourism
  • North Valley Community Foundation
  • Paradise Citizens Alliance
  • Quantum Leap Mastermind Group
  • Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce
  • Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism
  • Ryan Nonprofit Consulting
  • Sac Metro Fire
  • Torres Shelter
  • Tuolomne County Chamber of Commerce
  • The Narrative Method
  • Western Shasta Resource Conservation District
  • Westside LA Jewish Community Center
  • Carrier Family Farms
  • Durham Pump
  • Chase
  • Couryart Marriott University
  • Facebook
  • Franklin Covey
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KIPP
  • Leapfrog Consulting
  • Lundberg Family Farms
  • Moss Adams
  • Nike
  • OneOK
  • OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC
  • Paul Components Engineering
  • Pearl Izumi
  • Phelps-Dodge
  • Power Bar
  • Real Property Management Humboldt
  • Recover Integrity
  • Sierra Nevada Brewery
  • Stone Brewing
  • TD Bank
  • The FruitGuys
  • Toyota
  • Underscore Film Production
  • Van Duerr Industries, Inc.