July 13, 2003 - Team Dynamics: From 1975 to 1977 Chuck Needlman worked in Liberia, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer

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From 1975 to 1977 Chuck Needlman worked in Liberia, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer

From 1975 to 1977 Chuck Needlman worked in Liberia, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer

Chuck Needlman, President/Senior Consultant

Chuck Needlman has been a management consultant, coach and facilitator for twenty years. He has developed and implemented a broad variety of strategies and programs for training and development, business planning, diversity, team building, conference planning and cross-cultural issues for participants at all levels of organizations. He worked for over five years with Marriott International and 10 years for the Federal and local governments.

He served in Viet Nam from 1967 to 1968. Upon his return he finished his education at California State University at Long Beach, earning a business degree in human resources management. In 1975 he worked for the city manager of Manhattan Beach, California, where he designed and implemented a personnel analysis of the functions of city hall employees. His analysis aided in the design of new work space which facilitated efficient and cooperative working relationships.

From 1975 to 1977 he worked in Liberia, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer. He was assigned to a United Nations small business implementation project that worked through a farmer's agriculture cooperative to set up small village-based businesses to assist local people to supplement their income. Upon his return in 1977 he worked as a recruitment specialist and then worked as a training specialist, preparing perspective Peace Corps Volunteers for overseas duty.

In 1986 he joined Marriott International's hotel and resort division as a trainer where he led team-building sessions, retreats, strategic business planning meetings, and large-scale merger acquisition sessions. He also designed and delivered a variety of cutting-edge management training seminars. He left Marriott in 1991 as the Director of Training of their Residence Inn division. In 1991 he began his independent consultant practice, establishing Team Dynamics, Inc. in 1995.

Professional Experience
President, Team Dynamics, Incorporated 1995-Present
Independent Management and Organizational Consultant 1991-1995
Senior Consultant, Technical Assistance & Training Corporation 1993-1994
Director, Training & Development, Residence Inn, Marriott 1990-1991
Senior Training Manager, Food Service Management, Marriott 1989-1990
Training Manager, Hotels & Resorts, Marriott 1986-1989
Training Specialist, United States Peace Corps 1980-1985
Adjunct Faculty, Center for Applied Management, USDA 1991-1995
Adjunct Faculty, International Institute, USDA 1991-1995
Adjunct Faculty, Washington International Center 1986-1996

Education & Certification
Course work, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland 1997-Present
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Level II, Certified, Kroger Associates 1986
Behavioral Styles, Certified, Effectiveness Institute 1989
B.S. Business Administration, Major: Human Resources 1974

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