CJ Walker Waite guides organizations and manages projects/programs to attain sustainable performance by:
• Establishing criteria for balanced decision models (economic, environmental and social considerations)
• Conducting organizational assessments, and designing and leading organizational transformations
• Creating program and project management performance guidelines (including the development of a Program or Project Management Office)
• Enhancing leadership performance
• Defining process re-design
• Establishing communications strategies and creating strategic positioning within a global business setting
As a Managing Consultant for IBM, she has over 20 years experience both domestically and internationally for corporate clients such as Nortel, EDS, Disney/ABC, Pasteur Merieux Connaught, Discovery Communications, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, NJDOT, and Saab Automotive - where she served a two year assignment in Trollhätten, Sweden.
As an adjunct professor for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville since 2007; Dr. Walker has taught hundreds of students in their Project Management Masters Program and as an adjunct professor at the City University of Seattle. She taught at George Washington University in the business masters program - organizational behavior & development and leadership.
Dr. Walker has been an author and featured speaker at many PMI Annual Symposiums since 1995, at the American Mgmt Assoc. Executive Forum and the Academy of Management Annual Seminar. In addition, she was part of the PMI Leadership Institute Inaugural Class of 2002 and was on the PMI WDC Chapter board for over 12 years, serving as the President from 2001-2002 and the Regional Advocate for Region 5 (2002-2003). She currently serves on the PMI National Voluntary Action Committee and had been a final evaluator for Project of the Year for several years running. She received her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in June of 1994.
She has a BA from Pacific Lutheran University, an MBA from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior & Development from GWU. She has also been an adjunct professor in the University of Wisconsin's Project Management Master's program since 2006.