“Creating vital organizations led by competent people with vision and goodwill.”
Katherine L. Y. (Yocum) Green is an accomplished practitioner in the human resources field specializing in leadership, change management, and the aging workforce.
She earned an M.A. in Human Resource Development from Marymount University in 1984 and a Ph.D. in Organization Studies from The Union Institute in 1990. She received advanced training and certifications in the Kirton Adaption Innovation Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory, and several leadership assessments from the Center for Creative Leadership.
Her broad work experience spans twenty-five years and includes influential HR positions and consulting assignments in the financial services sector, international banking, transportation, utilities, federal and local governments, trade associations, and non-profit organizations. In 2004, clients gave her a top rating, 97 out of 100, on a supplier performance review.
Dr. Green is a frequent guest speaker on older workers and aging worforce issues for national and local audiences. Her professional interests in aging workforce issues began in 1988 when she designed an interdisciplinary doctorate in aging workforce issues. Her publications include working papers on the impact of older workers on work and a series of "how to" booklets on employing older workers for the United Nation's International Labour Office. Dr. Green has spoken at international conferences in Japan and England on training and managing older workers. She is a frequent souce for media interviews on human resources and business strategies to leverage inherent opportunities of the mature worker and aging workforce.
In 2005, she facilitated a business panel discussion of best practices for the Department of Labor's annual workforce development conference. Later that year, she designed, delivered and evaluated a series of national programs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce promoting the use of the 50+ worker to address emerging skill and labor shortages. In 2007, she facilitated a series of national workshops, organized by AARP and funded by the Sloan Foundation, to promote the use of flexible workplace practices as a recruitment and retention tool for the retail industry.
In 2006, Dr. Green began collaborating with LeadAmerica, the premier youth leadership program based on ethical and principled leadership values and skills. She consulted on curriculum development and speaks at the signature leadership program held in Washington D.C. She volunteers her leadership expertise for various civic and religious organizations.