Dr. Paul R. Scheele works with clients to realize desired outcomes by speaking at their events, consulting with management, mentoring executives, and facilitating learning and leadership in organizations.
As an international expert in adult learning and human development, Paul creates innovative learning approaches to help solve the recalcitrant problems facing organizations.
He works with corporations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and educational systems in learning settings such as conferences, large group presentations, think-tanks, training classrooms, seminars, workshops, and retreats.
Paul employs a diversity of delivery methods including lectures, experiential learning exercises, collaborative learning curriculums, brain-based programs, accelerated learning methodology, and transformative learning approaches.
Technology platforms include recorded audio and video, self-study courses, print, e-learning, distance-learning, and teleconferencing.
Facilitate initiative implementation, enhance leadership capacities, expand communications, and increase team effectiveness across the organization’s four divisions of banking, insurance, mutual funds, and brokerage.
Eighty top-ranking executives participated in first whole-company leadership development program. The engagement produced systems-thinking capabilities, collaboration across departmental boundaries, and propelled adaptive work toward highly desired strategic outcomes. Improvements were realized in management engagement and in the execution of the strategic initiatives.
Real Estate Development
Urban Land Institute
Present multiple sessions at the ULI in Los Angeles on creative approaches to sales management with recreational land use developers.
Dr. Scheele worked with corporate land-development executives to conceptualize new approaches to second home and recreational land sales and community development.
Mountainaire Development Corporation
Develop executive team leadership, work with sales management and sales specialists, and motivate employees to give their best.
Dr. Scheele worked closely with CEO in a mentoring role, facilitated executive strategy and communication sessions, consulted on sales training processes, and developed personal development approaches for employee effectiveness. He facilitated and participated in advanced think-tank sessions to conceptualize future community development strategy.
Information Systems Data Processing Group
Overcome inertia in internal knowledge management. Develop an “accelerated learning approach to speed reading” to help relieve employee and management burden of reading through an information overload of technical reports.
Developed first prototype of PhotoReading® (now an international best-selling book in 18 languages, a self-study course, and course taught in 42 countries by over100 instructors worldwide), improved overall reading performance (speed and comprehension) including the ability to read and comprehend dense technical reports in 11 minutes versus 3 hours.
Human Resources, Science & Technology Center, Residential Division, and Information Systems Group
Create and deliver a variety of courses to improve performance for managers, directors, and training specialists across multiple corporate divisions.
Facilitated courses on Creativity and Problem Solving, Advanced Selling Skills, High-Potential Manager/Leadership Development, Managing Innovation and Change, and Management Communication Strategies. Improved sales and management performance, enhanced employee problem-solving skills, and developed leadership skills.
Improve rates of information processing in high-potential managers.
High return on investment realized with trainers teaching all employees within an entire division of 3M. Developed additional trainings for memory and learning skills.
Improve corporate communication, creativity, conflict resolution skills, and industry-specific teaching capabilities.
Developed communication and conflict-resolution program, implemented leadership development program, supervised new product launch, and product training programs which increased company sales and market share.
Expand educational capabilities, develop distributor sales training, and improve salon retail sales.
Improved educational effectiveness and satisfaction for annual distributor sales meeting, facilitated improved corporate sales-consultant performance, and helped increased salon product sales.
Power Generating Utilities
Northern States Power
Human Resources requested help for technical managers to become skilled communicators and delegators.
Customized “Rapport: The Structure of Influence” and developed “Management Delegation” programs. Taught PhotoReading to improve technical reading proficiencies and workload management to hundreds of NSP employees.
Develop management and supervisory communication skills.
Created customized program to teach NLP communication skills for improved nonverbal communication. Improved management communication skills in 350 managers and developed a course evaluation system prototype that became implemented in all training courses to measure course effectiveness.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Presentation to annual MN-SCU meetings to facilitate historic transition to a new system of cooperation and resource sharing.
Delivered keynote presentation for meetings of faculty development directors and annual conference sessions.
Wisconsin Technical College System
Develop accelerative teaching and learning capabilities for faculty and administration in a variety of technical college programs on multiple campuses.
Created a complete faculty development curriculum to guide learners through improved learning environments, advanced facilitation methods, and re-designed curriculum to accelerate learning.
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