Catherine M. Gerard

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Catherine M. Gerard "serves as Associate Director of Executive Education Programs and Director of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. In that role, she manages the Executive Master of Public Administration degree program, serves as graduate course professor for the Department of Public Administration, and designs and delivers executive education programs for domestic and international customers.

"Before joining Syracuse, she was Assistant Director for the New York State Governor’s Office of Employee Relations where she led a consulting and training organization devoted to statewide training and organizational effectiveness. Throughout her State government career, she specialized in assisting leaders with organizational change and in the design and development of training programs. In addition, Ms. Gerard was a key architect of the State’s total quality management program and served as adjunct faculty member at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs at SUNY Albany.

"Ms. Gerard teaches leadership for managers at many levels. Her graduate course at the Maxwell School is targeted for mid-careers managers from public and nonprofit organizations in the United States and abroad. She recently conducted leadership training for Senior Executives in the Department of Defense and New York State government. She co-developed and delivered a workshop, entitled, “Leadership and Learning,” for almost 8,000 managers in federal and New York State agencies. A recent project was leadership development for school superintendents and Board presidents through the Central New York School Boards Association." [1]

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  1. About, PARCC, accessed April 16, 2010.