Instructors

Jean Smithson-Bell

M.A. in Public Administration from California State University, East Bay, Hayward

Jean has been a designer and facilitator of training and organizational development programs for the last 20+ years. She has worked with a diverse workforce of managers and employees to achieve educational objectives, leadership initiatives, intact departmental teambuilding outcomes, and individual coaching consults within both public and private sectors. Smithson-Bell partners with leaders to move organization’s strategic initiatives forward by developing organizational interventions, providing development strategies that increase leadership capacity and improving employee retention capabilities.

Ms. Smithson-Bell has also presented to the following Clients:

  • City of Santa Clara
  • City of Oakland
  • Superior Court of Alameda County
  • Department of Industrial Relations
  • State of California
  • In addition to many other satisfied agencies

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She currently instructs classes in:

  • Basic Supervision
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Coaching and Skill Transfer Workshop
  • Other additional classes