Certified Resiliency Facilitator – Lead Resilitator
Glen Fahs is the former Director of Training and Organization Development at Cascade Employers Association in Salem, Oregon, an Association providing human resource expertise and developing employees for over 430 employers in Oregon and Washington, including a number of governmental agencies. He has been at Cascade for 18 years, following eight years in government and 17 years in higher continuing education administration.
He serves the Resiliency Center as Lead Facilitator in Portland, where he trains, mentors and certifies resiliency trainers who use the material of Dr. Al Siebert. Glen and Al partnered on many Surviving and Thriving on Change workshops, conferences and articles, including a series preparing employees for layoffs when Glen was in charge of training for the State of Oregon. He is often interviewed for national publications.
Glen earned his B.A. in Psychology-Speech Communication from San Francisco State University and his Ph.D. in Adult Education and Organization Development from the University of Michigan. His research has focused on reducing feelings of powerlessness, on transition processes and on creative problem solving. He is a third generation San Franciscan, living with his family in Portland since 1979.
Glen has 35 years of management, coaching, team building and training experience. He has developed teams for many organizations, coached at all levels – including CEOs, and taught for 12 colleges and universities in the areas of communication, management, and education.
He has worked both internally and as a consultant to corporations, colleges, governments and nonprofits in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, and change management. Glen’s coaching and training often focus making organizations successful and great places to work.
Glen has served on the boards of United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley and the Western States Region of the American Society for Training and Development (which he also served as a Chapter President and National Education Committee Chair). He has been President of the Oregon Ethics Commons for four years and served the maximum six years on his local Habitat for Humanity Board, which he served as Vice President.
Glen puts his resiliency skills to the test often and appreciates those who bounce back from adversity.