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MindOpen Learning Strategies LLC
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Elizabeth Speck is the founder and principal of MindOpen Learning Strategies, a training, consulting, and coaching firm that helps people and organizations learn new ways to work in order to better serve social justice. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University and an M.A. in Drama Therapy from New York University, and is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. She uses her unique background to create truly engaging, transformative adult learning experiences that lead to measurable business results and social impact.

 Elizabeth has helped thousands of employees work better together over her 25-year career as a trainer, consultant, manager, and direct service professional in settings including prisons, jails, hospitals, shelters, schools, and universities. Prior to founding MindOpen, Elizabeth most recently led large-scale organizational and systemic change efforts as Chief Learning Officer for the Workforce Professionals Training Institute in New York City, and Senior Training Director for Safe Horizon, the nation's largest victim assistance organization. 

Elizabeth's doctoral research studied the workforce entry and advancement experiences of formerly incarcerated professionals, and identified unique strengths that this diverse population brings to the workplace. She is currently a Social Innovation Fellow with both the StartingBloc Institute and the Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University. Learn more at www.mindopenlearning.com