ReGeneration Resources

 

Greg Hessel's Resume

Greg Hessel
Principal, ReGeneration Resources
5 Timber Lane
Brattleboro, VT  05301
Phone: 802-251-0048
e-mail: greg@ReGenerationResources.org

Vocational Focus:
To improve the performance of organizations, individuals and communities by facilitating strategic development, supporting conflict and change management, building effective teams and offering training services.

Key Qualifications:
Masters in Organizational Development, a certificate in mediation and over 3000 hours of contact time with clients as a consultant, trainer, facilitator and mediator. Adjunct faculty member in the Masters in Mediation program at Woodbury College in Montpelier, VT, adjunct faculty member in Marlboro College’s Certificate in Non-Profit Management, a contract trainer with the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division of the Vermont State Colleges and Principal of ReGeneration Resources.

Education and Training:
American University/NTL, Washington D.C.:
MS in Organizational Development, 2006.
Woodbury College, Montpelier, VT:
Certification in mediation, 1998. (450 hours of training)
St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN:
BS in Psychology, Cumulative GPA 3.7, 1983.

Work Experience:
Principal, ReGeneration Resources 7/2007 - Present
Principal of a consulting firm focused on helping organizations grow, change, and manage conflict.  Services include: business process analysis; leading strategic planning efforts; leading change; managing systemic and interpersonal conflict; helping design new organizational structures to accommodate growth; training; coaching leaders on succession planning; improving retention; improving cross-functional collaboration; facilitating retreats, meetings, and difficult conversations.

Director, Cheshire Mediation 1997-2007
Lead and managed a community mediation center providing a wide array of conflict management services throughout New England.
• Logged over 2000 hours of actual mediation experience in public disputes, organizational conflicts, divorce, and small claims court.
• Consulted to over 50 organizational clients throughout New England providing strategic planning, conflict management, facilitation, training, team building, and change management services.
• Supervised and managed 14 employees, and a $175,000 annual budget.
• Grew fee-for-service income twenty fold over a ten year period.

Adjunct Faculty Woodbury College 2001-2005
Providing conflict resolution, communications, mediation, and facilitation training services to students in Masters-level and certificate mediation programs.

Adjunct Faculty Marlboro College 2013 – Present
Providing training in conflict management to students in a Certificate of Non-Profit Management program.

International Experience:
Central America 1987 --1992
Member of the Witness for Peace long-term team in Nicaragua and Honduras, living in conflict zones in order to document the effects of the war on civilians and to provide accompaniment to endangered Nicaraguans (1987 & 1988). While in Nicaragua I was a part of a team that negotiated the release of a kidnapped member of the Italian clergy. Later I organized and led a ten-month, 5,000 mile peace pilgrimage from Panama to Washington DC to commemorate the quincentennial of Columbus.

Plum Village, France
Lived and worked in the Buddhist Community of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for four months, learning meditation and deep listening.

Eastern Europe
Worked in Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia organizing and leading a peace walk to commemorate the end of WWII. (1994-1995)

Publications:
“The Cost and Management of Organizational Conflict,"
NH Business Review, (Manchester, NH, July 11 – 24, 2003)
“Listening in Prayer and Peacemaking,” Lay Mission Handbook Series, (Catholic Network of Volunteer Service, Washington, DC, Volume 3 Number 7)
“Truth and the Contras,” in Ways Out, ed. Gene Knudson-Hoffman. (John Daniel & Company, Santa Barbara, CA, 1989) pp. 124 -- 126.
“Making Peace with Pain,” Fellowship,
(Nyack, NY, July\August 1995)

Skills:
• Strategic Planning • Executive Coaching
• Change Management • Group process and facilitation
• Retreat Planning and Facilitation • Team-building
• Training • Mediation
• Quantitative and Qualitative Assessments
• Marketing and Growing Business • Organizational structure re-design
• Business Management


Reference:
To be furnished upon request

 

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"Greg was a fantastic asset to our groups need to organize and move forward to success. He is organized, mindful of everyone, and his experience and professional contacts are solid."
- Susan Berry, member,
Commute Green New Hampshire

 

"Thank you Greg! Your calm unbiased guidance was so very helpful to CommuteGreen during our growth spurt. I'm confident in saying that we could not have accomplished the huge amount of work that we did in the short timeframe that we set without your assistance. Best of luck to you in your new projects and I hope to see you again soon!"
- Terri Paige Community Action Program
Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc.

 

“Greg Hessel facilitated a series of organizational design meetings with a mixed group of artists and administrative staff in a rapidly growing and changing community arts education organization. Greg’s work with the Director and the group was challenged by mixed levels of apprehension about the current state of the organization and its impact of change on their voice in the organization. Greg very effectively gave the process enough flexibility to encourage open and honest communication and enough controls to get the work done within seven meetings. Greg is an outstanding facilitator who quickly understands and gets the participants to address the organizational and group dynamics for the purposes of achieving the intended goals. His work with our group was successful in achieving the primary goal of building an organization design for the future and in achieving the secondary goal of improving understanding and appreciation for individuals in the organization.”
Carol Batchelder
Executive Director
MoCo Arts, Keene, NH