Ken Hurdle

Bio: Ken Hurdle retired from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation where he served as the Chief Ombudsman for 12 years. He was responsible for consulting with department heads, State offices, and Senators, to identify, evaluate, and resolve sensitive and confidential issues within the correctional system. In addition, Mr. Hurdle trained and supervised the department’s 90 facilitators for the department’s key leadership program initiatives, including, “The Leadership Challenge®” “The International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Program®”, “The Heart of Coaching®” and the "Ethical Decision Making Model”. Ken Hurdle is passionate about individual and team development, and throughout his career, has been appointed and directly involved as a lead in the design, delivery, and monitoring of leadership workshops for entry through executive levels, for both the public and private sectors. He and is a Certified Master for “The Leadership Challenge®” and has been working with the materials for more than 15 years. Ken has expertise in working with diverse groups and organizations, to include but not limited to Law enforcement organizations, federal, state and local governmental organizations, public agencies, private corporations and nonprofits. Prior to his career in corrections, Ken was a senior consultant for the California State Senate for seven years, where he specialized in adult and juvenile corrections, disability issues, and Native American affairs. He is a faculty member for the Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development Program, and in his retirement, continues as a facilitator for the Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, “International Public Safety Leadership & Ethics Program®,” “The Heart of Coaching®,” and “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team®.” In addition, he creates customized materials/workshops as needed. Ken is an accomplished cook, loves to play golf, read and work in the yard.

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