“Strategic Planner . . . Facilitator, Coach, and Systems Thinker”
Sheridan (Sheri) Barker, Ed.D. is an expert strategic planner, group facilitator, leadership coach and systems thinker. She is a Haines Centre’s practice co-leader for education and a Global Partner located in San Diego. Dr. Barker specializes in strategic planning, leadership development and collaborative cultures that enhance organizational effectiveness and produce superior results for stakeholders. She earned her doctorate in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego and her dissertation examined the role of cross-functional leaders in enterprise-wide change. Dr. Barker, a visionary leader with extensive administrative background in public education, is an acknowledged expert in systems change and leadership. She uses The Systems Thinking Approach® to create stronger coherence between strategic planning, thoughtful action, and achieving desired outcomes for dynamic and forward-thinking organizations.
She passed the rigorous ASP Standards and Certification Program Examination and has been designated an ASP Strategic Management Professional (SMP).
An innovative program developer, Sheri has a track record for creating dynamic, sustained professional learning that significantly increases participant insight, capacity, commitment and collaboration. Her expert facilitation and consulting skills are frequently requested for strategic planning, leadership transitions, and organizational culture interventions. Combining passion, commitment and expertise, Dr. Barker nurtures collaborative cultures that strengthen relationships, increase trust, and create synergy to improve work environments and create sustainable outcomes.