• The training session was extremely valuable as I was experiencing quite a few challenges and the training will enable me to deal with them more efficiently.

    Training class participant

  • This was an extremely vital process that will lead to the longevity and survival of an important community program.  Thank you for being our life preserver in these turbulent seas.

    Strategic Planning participant

  • Carol gave a wonderful seminar. I really enjoyed the participation, group work, activities, etc. Carol adapted so much to our specific questions, and tailored examples to our industry. I will carry this knowledge with me to improve my communication skills in my home and professional life.

    Training class participant

  • Through a subtle, skillful and carefully planned presentation, Paul successfully taught us this course on teaching. The entire process, especially the discussions and participation, brought a high level of engagement and provoked us into much though. Time well spent.

    Training class participant

  • Facilitation was great.  The strategic planning process has formally identified what needs to be done and who is responsible.  Thanks!

    Strategic Planning participant

  • Excellent combination of activities and lecture learning. Appreciated usefulness of group activities–not just an activity for the sake of an activity.

    Training class participant

  • The understanding of the DiSC personality traits was extremely useful. I now have the tools available to make me become a more effective and communicative leader. Thank you, Dering Consulting Group.

    Training class participant

  • Great workshop. Fun, exciting. Best workshop I’ve been involved in. Learned a lot. You were very enthusiastic when talking which made it more engaging.

    Training class participant

  • Excellent facilitator of a diverse group of participants.  Good resulting document.

    Strategic Planning participant

  • Thanks so much for bringing out the best in me!

    Training class participant

  • I have attended many educational seminars and training sessions, but this subject, as presented by Paul Caulfield, is the absolute best ever… Kudos to Paul!

    Training class participant

  • Terrific job with a very difficult and expansive group.

    Strategic Planning participant

  • The learning tools are quite enriching and very helpful in our day to day life at Ahold. I’m very grateful of the opportunity and chance to be part of this class.

    Training class participant

  • This was by far one of the most engaging, thought-provoking, informative trainings I’ve had. Loved it. Paul did a great job. It was out-of-the-box and kept my attention during all four sessions. Kudos!

    Training class participant

THE TEAM

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    Paul Caulfield

    President

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    Paul Caulfield

    President

    Paul leads the Dering Consulting Group in the design of training, strategic planning and organization development engagements. His primary interest is in finding creative approaches to enhance learning and engagement so that individual capabilities are aligned with organizational objectives. A professional trainer and group process facilitator for over 30 years, Paul has logged over 10,000 hours in classroom instruction.

    Paul has designed and delivered hundreds of instructor-led courses in a range of topics such as communications, instructor development, facilitator excellence, process improvement, presentation skills, and numerous client-specific technical topics.

     

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    Brian Keefer

    VP of Operations

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    Brian Keefer

    VP of Operations

    Brian Keefer has been with the Dering since 1998. As Vice President of Operations, Brian coordinates all phases of implementation for short- and long-term projects, facilitates problem solving and decision-making processes, and manages the course development practice for the Dering. Brian has worked with a number of organizations to assess, design, and deliver training and development programs through a wide variety of delivery methods.

    Brian has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and is a member of the Association for Talent Development.

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    Paul Young

    VP of Business Development

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    Paul Young

    VP of Business Development

    As Vice President of Business Development, Paul’s responsibilities include the management of the firm’s relationships with private sector organizations, as well as the direct communication about the Talent, Direction and Teamwork services being offered to the communities Dering serves. Additionally, Paul manages the direct contractual relationships with state and federal partners.

    Paul graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education – Biology and is a 2011 graduate of the Community Leadership Series through Leadership Harrisburg Area (LHA). He is a certified Change Practitioner through Prosci.

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    Amy Bobb

    Instructional Developer

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    Amy Bobb

    Instructional Developer

    As an Instructional Developer at Dering, Amy Bobb partners with our clients to help improve employee performance through education and training. She works with subject matter experts to research topics and design specialized instructional materials. Amy has extensive experience working with state and local government entities in both training and publication development.

    In addition to her work with Dering, Amy provides publications, communications, writing, and editing services to the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors and the Pennsylvania Magazine. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, with a minor in government, from Shippensburg University.

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    Brandon Dameshek

    Instructional Developer

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    Brandon Dameshek

    Instructional Developer

    Brandon Dameshek is an Instructional Developer whose responsibilities include the design and development of training courses, proprietary course materials, and eLearning programs.

    Since 2007, Brandon has served as an Adjunct Professor of Composition and Business/Technical Writing at Harrisburg Area Community College.

    Brandon graduated from the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing. He then completed his Master of Fine Arts degree, also in Creative Writing, from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.

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    Lynn Dehner

    Instructional Developer

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    Lynn Dehner

    Instructional Developer

    Lynn is an Instructional Developer who collaborates with our clients to develop blended learning solutions that meet their needs. She combines project management, instructional development, and graphic design throughout the project to create products that engage learners and address organizational goals.

    Lynn has over 15 years of experience in the education industry.  Before joining Dering, she worked with state and educational agencies to plan, develop, and implement professional learning programs designed to address large-scale initiatives. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Education in Training and Development.

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    Jodi Glas

    Instructional Developer

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    Jodi Glas

    Instructional Developer

    Jodi Glas is an Instructional Developer who partners with our clients to create performance improvement through education. She specializes in designing instructional materials that use customer business goals and objectives as a foundation for developing sound training programs that close gaps in employee performance.

    Prior to joining Dering Consulting Group, Jodi spent time utilizing her Bachelor degree in Elementary Education teaching children at the primary grade level. She holds a Master of Education in Training and Development from Penn State University.

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    Hallie Stucky

    Administrative Assistant

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    Hallie Stucky

    Administrative Assistant

    Hallie’s primary responsibilities include quality control of client deliverables, project budget tracking and equipment oversight. She also manages employee time tracking databases, assists with client projects as appropriate, and provides general organization and administrative duties. She has a B.A. in English from Hillsdale College.

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    Ellen Hoffmeister

    Research and Communications

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    Ellen Hoffmeister

    Research and Communications

    Ellen has been a member of the Dering Consulting team for more than a decade. Her primary responsibilities include project research and analysis. She is also the author and editor of numerous reports and other documents for a variety of clients, including Presbyterian Senior Living, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

    She holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in English, with concentrations in literature and communications, from Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania.

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    Abbey Krepps

    Analyst

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    Abbey Krepps

    Analyst

    Abbey Krepps is Dering Consulting Group’s Analyst. She is responsible for developing, administering and reporting for client assessments. In addition, Abbey is responsible for the data collection, processing and compilation of several on-going training programs for outside agencies, resulting in periodical summary reporting for these clients. Abbey also assists with the development and graphical design of instructor-led materials, as well as job aids.

    Abbey holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

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    Adrienne Nichols

    Instructional Developer

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    Adrienne Nichols

    Instructional Developer

    Adrienne comes to Dering with a background in several different fields, including managing a small statewide non-profit association, serving as the education director for a large statewide trade association, consulting as a professional conference planner, and working with a computer company as a technical writer. Now, Adrienne is using the skills learned through acquiring a Master’s degree in Education from Penn State and her work experience to focus on adult training and organizational development.

    Adrienne works with clients and their subject matter experts to create courses and related collateral materials to address the clients’ specific requirements.

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    Lynn Tonini

    Instructional Developer

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    Lynn Tonini

    Instructional Developer

    Lynn Tonini is an Instructional Developer at Dering Consulting Group. Lynn’s responsibilities include creative project design, development, implementation, and evaluation of instructor-led training, as well as design and development of eLearning and hybrid approaches.

    Lynn holds a BA from Gettysburg College in Psychology and a Master’s of Education from the Pennsylvania State University. She is also a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) and earned an eLearning Certificate from Bloomsburg University. She is a member of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), the National ATD, the eLearning Guild and The Community Roundtable.

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    Erika Wollenhaupt

    Administrative Services Manager

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    Erika Wollenhaupt

    Administrative Services Manager

    Erika has been the Administrative Services Manager since 2005 and keeps the company organized. She is responsible for project tracking, HR and payroll coordination, client billing, company finance, and general organization of the office. Erika also assists with client projects and consultants as appropriate. She has degrees from Dickinson College in Mathematics and German.

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    K.C. Yi-Taylor

    Instructional Developer

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    K.C. Yi-Taylor

    Instructional Developer

    K.C. Yi-Taylor is an Instructional Developer with Dering. K.C. designs and develops training courses, organizational evaluations and assessments. She has coordinated the development of a wide variety of courses and programs for financial service institutions, pharmaceutical companies, state and federal public agencies, assisted living and retirement community networks, automotive dealerships, engineering firms, and more.

    K.C. has a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science and over 16 years of instructional design and development experience. KC has been with Dering since 1994.

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    Carol Harris

    Senior Consultant

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    Carol Harris

    Senior Consultant

    Carol Harris is a Senior Consultant. Her practice areas include training, facilitation, performance management, strategic and technology planning, organizational analysis, project management, and curriculum development for both classroom and web-based solutions. She holds multiple industry technical and business certifications and has logged over 12,000 hours facilitating adult education.

    Carol came to Dering Consulting with over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry. She serves the community through leadership positions with Leadership Harrisburg Area, the Women’s Interfaith Symposium and Common Cause PA.

AFFILIATIONS

TESTIMONIALS
  • This was by far one of the most engaging, thought-provoking, informative trainings I’ve had. Loved it. Paul did a great job. It was out-of-the-box and kept my attention during all four sessions. Kudos!

    Training class participant

  • The learning tools are quite enriching and very helpful in our day to day life at Ahold. I’m very grateful of the opportunity and chance to be part of this class.

    Training class participant

  • Terrific job with a very difficult and expansive group.

    Strategic Planning participant

  • I have attended many educational seminars and training sessions, but this subject, as presented by Paul Caulfield, is the absolute best ever… Kudos to Paul!

    Training class participant

  • Thanks so much for bringing out the best in me!

    Training class participant

  • Excellent facilitator of a diverse group of participants.  Good resulting document.

    Strategic Planning participant

  • Great workshop. Fun, exciting. Best workshop I’ve been involved in. Learned a lot. You were very enthusiastic when talking which made it more engaging.

    Training class participant

  • The understanding of the DiSC personality traits was extremely useful. I now have the tools available to make me become a more effective and communicative leader. Thank you, Dering Consulting Group.

    Training class participant

  • Excellent combination of activities and lecture learning. Appreciated usefulness of group activities–not just an activity for the sake of an activity.

    Training class participant

  • Facilitation was great.  The strategic planning process has formally identified what needs to be done and who is responsible.  Thanks!

    Strategic Planning participant

  • Through a subtle, skillful and carefully planned presentation, Paul successfully taught us this course on teaching. The entire process, especially the discussions and participation, brought a high level of engagement and provoked us into much though. Time well spent.

    Training class participant

  • Carol gave a wonderful seminar. I really enjoyed the participation, group work, activities, etc. Carol adapted so much to our specific questions, and tailored examples to our industry. I will carry this knowledge with me to improve my communication skills in my home and professional life.

    Training class participant

  • This was an extremely vital process that will lead to the longevity and survival of an important community program.  Thank you for being our life preserver in these turbulent seas.

    Strategic Planning participant

  • The training session was extremely valuable as I was experiencing quite a few challenges and the training will enable me to deal with them more efficiently.

    Training class participant

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