Kathleen is delighted to speak on change and effective planning at professional meetings, conferences or in-house workshops. She is also available to provide consulting and facilitation for strategic planning, process improvement and leadership development.

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Phone: 608-445-1085

Consulting and facilitation for strategic planning, process improvement and redesign, and professional development for leaders. Specializing in education, healthcare and state agencies.

Kathleen A. Paris is a consultant emeritus for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Quality Improvement (OQI). During the ten years she served as a consultant for OQI, she provided strategic planning and process improvement facilitation to over 100 academic departments, administrative units, and cross-campus efforts.

She has provided management consulting services to various organizations since 1985 including non-profit and state agencies, hospitals, higher education, and K-12 education. Recent clients in Madison, Wisconsin include UW Health, Meriter Hospital, Family Centers, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, the School of Human Ecology, at UW-Madison, Madison College, the University of Wisconsin System, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Prior to joining the OQI staff, she provided consultation and facilitation for strategic planning at educational institutions throughout the country and in Guam and the Virgin Islands. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from UW-Madison, and has served as a senior lecturer on the Madison campus in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) and as adjunct faculty for Cardinal Stritch University.

Paris is the author of several books and numerous articles.