Ken Embley is a senior research associate who works with clients to enhance governance in public organizations through assessment, development, education, training and event services. His areas of expertise include the facilitation, consultation, instruction, and administration of leadership, management, and organizational development programs and services.
Mr. Embley’s recent work includes both leadership training and strategic planning/organizational development work. Adaptive Leadership Training is a practical leadership framework that helps individuals and organizations thrive in challenging environments. It differs from traditional leadership frameworks in focusing on how individuals and the collective group can take on the gradual but meaningful process of adaptation. Recently, Mr. Embley provided training to the West Valley Police Department in this innovative leadership framework. Notable recent projects in organizational development include focus group facilitation for employees the Department of Workforce Services, consultation and facilitation for the Utah City Managers’ Association, and ongoing consultation and planning for the Westside Leadership Institute.
Mr. Embley holds bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Business Management and a Master of Science in Human Resource Economics, all from the University of Utah. He is an accredited Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). In addition to the training and services he provides through the university to public employees, Mr. Embley is also an instructor teaching university students in the Honors College, Westside Leadership Institute, and Master of Public Administration program. He is the author of The Road to Community, a how-to workbook for engaging residents, developing neighborhoods, and improving community.