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Renée Hanson


Consultant Renée HansonMy belief is that systems, including individuals, teams and organizations, contain the seeds of needed change and answers to their dilemmas. As a consultant, it is my privilege to assist, support and challenge stakeholders to increase their capacity to identify and take the next steps required to create the future they desire. My approach to consultation involves: ƒ

  • A systems perspective, considering how individuals, the work and the organization operate as a whole.
  • Partnerships with clients to understand their system, appreciate its possibilities, strengthen it and move it ahead.
  • Collaboration to build work teams in which all personalities and gifts are respected, developed and utilized.
  • Facilitation of communication and team dynamics to increase the capacity of members to partner.
  • Fostering teamwork, accountability, and leadership at all levels of the organization.
  • Identification and linking with resources, offering alternatives, designing and leading learning experiences, strategizing and intervening to create opportunities and remove obstacles to desired change.


  • Communication, including Cross Cultural Communication
  • Facilitation
  • ƒTeam Development
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Individual and Organization Transition
  • Culture Change
  • Process Coaching
  • Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity
  • Organization Style and Life Stage Analysis
  • Interpersonal Skill Coaching
  • Conflict Mediation: between individuals, within groups, between groups.
  • Empowerment: individuals, teams and organizations.
  • Management Team Development
  • Personality and Style Differences: as they effect work relationships and effectiveness


  • Thirty years experience as a manager, supervisor and development professional
  • Fourteen years internal state university experience, twelve years at UW
  • As adjunct faculty taught Organizational Communication at the graduate level
  • UW IT Leadership Program coach


  • BA Sociology, MS Education
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator administrator and trainer, Step I and Step II
  • ƒCertified as a consultant to organizations in transition by William Bridges and Associates
  • Certified in Oshry organizational systems workshops
  • Certified mediator
  • Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) certification
  • Extraordinary Leadership 360 Feedback and workshop certification
  • Intercultural Development Inventory certification


  • Campus Health Services
  • Capital Projects
  • ƒDevelopment and Alumni Relations
  • Health Sciences Administration
  • Office of Information Management
  • Office of the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Medicine
  • UW Libraries
  • UW Technology
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