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Oliver C. Allen, Jr., MSA Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Oliver is a renowned and dynamic national speaker with over 40 years of leadership and training experience. He has served in numerous senior leadership positions with the Federal government and the military and currently is the CEO for Training and Development Strategies, LLC. He is also a former adjunct faculty member with the University of Phoenix with a focus on advanced career development and organizational management. He is the recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Equal Employment Opportunity and the Justice Management Division’s Leadership Collaboration Award.

As a national speaker, Oliver infuses his audiences with storytelling, simulated exercises, gamification, and life experiences to ignite interactive discussions and learning. With his keen sense of humor and consciousness of today’s and tomorrow’s millennial workforce, he synergizes his audiences to a better understanding of themselves as well as their potential. He has presented at numerous national conferences and has conducted workshops for numerous federal and state governments. His article titled Diversity and Inclusion: Where Do I Belong, was recently published in the LRP EEO Advisor (March 2019). Oliver has been a featured speaker on the Federal news program FEDTalk and a featured speaker for the LRP audio webinars with the most recent titles being:

• Harassment and Bullying in the Federal Workplace
• What You Can and Should Do and Islamophobia and Other Religious Challenges: Best Practices in the Federal Workplace
• Deterring and Responding to Harassment: Best Practice for the Federal Workplace
• What to Do About Retaliation in Your Agency

Oliver received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Strayer College and a Master of Science in Administration in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. His certifications include Myers Briggs Type Indicator instructor, Strength Deployment Inventory facilitator, Facilitative Leadership Trainer, Federal Mediation, EEO Counseling, and Prevention of Sexual Harassment.

He holds memberships with the Society for Human Resource Management, the Federal EEO and Civil Rights Council, and the Association of the United States Army. He also served on the advisory board for the Talent Management Alliance Inclusion Summit.

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