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 20 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 has been interviewed for several national publications.
Glen earned his BA in Psychology-Speech Communication from San Francisco State University and his PhD 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 over 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’s board experience includes:
- Al Siebert Resiliency Center
- American Society for Training and Development (now Association for Talent Development) — Western States Regional Officer and state chapter President
- Oregon Mediation Association — Education Director
- Oregon Organization Development Network
- United Way Mid-Willamette Valley
- Willamette West Habitat for Humanity — 12 years
Glen puts his resiliency skills to the test often and appreciates those who bounce back from adversity.