Berlin, 11 February, 2014

GUNNAR BRÜCKNER (a National of Germany)
Elßholzstr.4
10781 Berlin, Germany
Tel: x49-(0)30-21014...
Berlin, 11 February, 2014
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Coordination of business owners and other stakeholders (staffing, performance management and
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Berlin, 11 February, 2014

coachingplatform Inc. (New York - Berlin)

11/2002 – 04/2011

Owner / Human Resources and Learn...
Berlin, 11 February, 2014
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Teaching a course on "Learning to Learn" at OTA Private University (Berlin) and 1 day
“Learni...
Berlin, 11 February, 2014
Academy (VDA).
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Lead the team for learning networks and external learning opportunities includ...
Berlin, 11 February, 2014

Programme Officer
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Managed technical development assistance programmes and projects

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Prepa...
Berlin, 11 February, 2014

Military Service in the German Air Force

07/1980 – 06/1982

Education
Free University of Berli...
Berlin, 11 February, 2014

References
Johan van de Gronden, Director
WWF The Netherlands
Driebergeseweg 10
3708 JB Zeist, ...
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I thrive working with multi-nationals and non-profits on corporate transformation, excellence in HR management, and on all aspects of learning, knowledge management, leadership development and talent management in a globalizing and knowledge-based world. I specialize on boosting learning culture and performance support and in doing so I combine intellectual rigour with practical experience and a sense of pragmatism.
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Vision, Leadership, Human Resources, Interim Management, Knowledge Management, Talent Management, Coaching, Teambuilding, Communication Skills, Intercultural Adaptability, Strategic Thinking, Negotiation Skills, Innovation, Project Management and Planning, Motivation, Mentoring, Networking, Participatory Approaches, Resilience, Adult Education, Action Learning, eLearning, and Capacity Development.

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  1. 1. Berlin, 11 February, 2014 GUNNAR BRÜCKNER (a National of Germany) Elßholzstr.4 10781 Berlin, Germany Tel: x49-(0)30-21014077 (home) Global Cell: x49-(0)171-7442612 e-mail: gunnar.bruckner@coachingplatform.com Personal Mission Statement I thrive working with multi-nationals and non-profits on corporate transformation, excellence in HR management, and on all aspects of learning, knowledge management, leadership development and talent management in a globalizing and knowledge-based world. I specialize on boosting learning culture and performance support and in doing so I combine intellectual rigour with practical experience and a sense of pragmatism. Personal Competency Profile Vision, Leadership, Human Resources, Interim Management, Knowledge Management, Talent Management, Coaching, Teambuilding, Communication Skills, Intercultural Adaptability, Strategic Thinking, Negotiation Skills, Innovation, Project Management and Planning, Motivation, Mentoring, Networking, Participatory Approaches, Resilience, Adult Education, Action Learning, eLearning, and Capacity Development. Professional Experience coachingplatform Inc. (New York - Berlin) 01/2012 – ongoing Owner / Human Resources and Learning Expert See more details 11/2002 – 04/2011 below United Nations Development Programme (New York) 12/2011 05/2011 – Learning Coordinator (Global Talent Management) United Nations Secretariat (New York) 05/2011 – 12/2011 Learning Coordinator (Global Talent Management) Learning and Performance Support Services, Change Management, Human Resources Advisory Services • Provision of Learning and Performance Support in the context of the introduction of a global Talent Management System (Oracle/Peoplesoft), including development of the learning strategy and rapid elearning development.
  2. 2. Berlin, 11 February, 2014 • Coordination of business owners and other stakeholders (staffing, performance management and learning). • Creation and support of a global network of talent management champions.
  3. 3. Berlin, 11 February, 2014 coachingplatform Inc. (New York - Berlin) 11/2002 – 04/2011 Owner / Human Resources and Learning Expert Learning Services, Human Resources Advisory Services, and Facilitation, Moderation (strategic planning, process consulting, Interim Management) • Senior Advisor, Interim Transition Manager at the UNHCR Global Learning Center, Geneva (2008/2009) and Head of Learning and Development at ICC, The Hague (2010). • Strategic Consulting/Interim Management – Learning and Staff Development (Creation of a Learning Culture and related projects) in SNV (The Netherlands Development Organization) and Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management (UNOCHA 2010 New York/Geneva) HR Advisor, Peace Mission Staff Roster Management, Talent Management and Learning Support, OHCHR • Advisory Services regarding concept of Alumni Portal Germany and e-Learning Toolkit for InWEnt (International Capacity Building Organization) Bonn. • Design of HR Strategies for UNODC/UNOV in Vienna and International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague and delivery of workshop on HR Management for CARE USA in Bangkok. • Facilitator for UN System Country Office Strategic Planning/Prioritization Process (for UNDGO and United Nations Staff College - UNSSC) in Swaziland, Egypt, Panama, Paraguay, and Jordan. Leadership Development and Coaching (conceptual support and hands-on implementation of leadership development activities, such as workshops, action learning, team coaching, online coaching of learning communities, and mentoring as well as other training and evaluation activities: • Delivery of Global Culture Training and Team Coaching and Action Planning for Managers in global companies within the Automotive Industry, the Services Industry and for an international provider of Logistic services • Adaptation of training materials and delivery of Intercultural Training for a global pharmaceutical company • Development of a Blended Learning Process and eLearning Module for the World Bank Institute in Washington • Action Learning Leadership Development for Center for International Peace Operations – ZIF as well as for Leadership Team at CARE Mozambique. • Strategic Planning and Teambuilding workshop for UNDP/SURF staff in Lebanon • Workshop/Learning Process Evaluation and Impact Evaluation as well as Design of a Blended Learning Scenario for Geneva-based GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition) • Workshop/Learning Process Evaluation for the Global Fund (GF) also based in Geneva • Design and Implementation of an Action Learning based Management Learning Programme for IT Managers at World Food Programme (WFP) • Management Development in the context of InWEnt Capacity Building Programmes for groups from developing countries .(Global Governance Programme, State Finances in SADC Countries and Tanzania) • Participation in the Development of an Operations Management Programme for the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
  4. 4. Berlin, 11 February, 2014 • Teaching a course on "Learning to Learn" at OTA Private University (Berlin) and 1 day “Learning to Learn” workshop at Georgetown University (Washington) and GDI (German Development Institute). • Speaker and Moderator at International Conferences and Conventions United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 11/2001 – 11/2002 Learning Resources Centre/Office of Human Resources New York, USA Chief Learning Officer (CLO) • Creating a learning culture in UNDP and running daily operations at the same time. • Lead the transition of the learning function in UNDP from a training organization to a strategically focused unit aligned with HR services and supporting business goals and organizational learning, including the establishment of innovative outsourcing arrangements. Advise UNDP management on the optimum application of staff learning and training interventions (blended learning) required to meet the strategic goals of the organization, especially for leadership development, including the appropriate introduction of electronic and web-based learning modalities such as a Learning Portal and a Virtual Development Academy. • • Provide leadership of the Learning Resources Centre by shaping its vision and translating strategies for learning into the most appropriate mix of LRC’s programme of work, policies, staffing structure and individual post design. This included re-profiling the learning function but also shaping the design of HR services from leadership development (360, coaching and mentoring), whole office training to action learning-based team building activities. • Manage all learning and training operations including planning, organization, recruitment and development of staff, develop and maintain organizational budget and control. Advise UNDP management on the apportionment of resources for learning and training. • Provide leadership for UNDP’s active participation in relevant fora and professional groups concerned with learning and staff development (UN working group on training, UN Staff College Technical Panel, etc) and negotiate internal and external UNDP partnerships for learning. • Provide one-on-one and group coaching for key staff and groups of staff. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 01/1997 –10/2001 Learning Resources Centre/Office of Human Resources New York, USA Learning Specialist • Envision and implement policies, strategies and systems for organizational and individual learning, including the conceptualization of UNDP’s framework for learning and advice on knowledge management • Define competency based learning sets and identify appropriate learning resources for each set • Create the concept and manage the design of UNDP’s electronic platform for learning (Leading a cross-functional team and manage multiple external consultants) • Propose and test innovative means for informal learning and identify access to multiple learning options including technology-based approaches and other media for self-directed learning • Direct the conversion of traditional face-to-face training into CD-ROM based courses and drive UNDP’s distance learning initiative, including the design of the Virtual Development
  5. 5. Berlin, 11 February, 2014 Academy (VDA). • Lead the team for learning networks and external learning opportunities including the design of the learning resources catalogue and the establishment of a learning manager network with 135 country offices • Oversee individual and organizational learning programmes, such as Educational Assistance and Sabbatical Programme. • Play a key role in LRC’s advocacy strategy for learning and represent the LRC in interagency meetings as well as in meetings external to the UN • Oversee the development and management of LRC’s learning resources including video library, computer-based training programmes and other reference materials • Design and deliver training/learning sessions and organize preparation and participation of resource persons United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 02/1995 – 12/1996 Caribbean Division/RBLAC, New York, USA Programme Specialist • Facilitated technical and administrative support to all UNDP programmes in the Caribbean (backstopped 20 country programmes) • conducted project/programme formulation, monitoring and evaluation missions • kept abreast of economic, social and political trends in the region and utilized information to appraise project documents and other documents as appropriate. • advocated for country offices in headquarters meetings • liaised with other UN development partners at HQ level United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 09/1992 – 05/1994 Country Office Luanda, Angola Assistant Resident Representative • Coordinated the programme section, including preparation and mid-year evaluation of the office workplan • Managed development projects including the exchange of information with Government, multilateral and bilateral donor agencies and NGO’s and ensured proper coordination of programme and project formulation, appraisal, implementation and follow-up • Visited and monitored on-going projects of development assistance, including management of the UNV Unit • Promoted and supported aid-coordination in Angola • Assisted senior management in personnel management and office restructuring • Participated as Official UN Electoral Observer in the first free elections in South Africa (1994) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office San Salvador/ El Salvador, CA 06/1990 – 09/1992
  6. 6. Berlin, 11 February, 2014 Programme Officer • Managed technical development assistance programmes and projects • Prepared documents required for the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the UNDP country programme • Maintained contacts with UNDP headquarters, participating and executing UN agencies, NGOs and Government authorities • Answered information requests on UNDP and the UN in general and facilitated UNDP staff training • Was focal point for human rights, UNESCO, critical poverty, indigenous people, and FIDA (Agricultural Projects) Self-employed and Traineeship at Pedagogical University Kiel, Germany 09/1989 – 05/1990 Develop moderating and intercultural training skills • Simulated and trained different situations which moderators are likely to face during their work • Delivered behavioural and didactical skills training • Conceptual work in intercultural training with different target groups (methods and content) Pro-Motion Sportmanagement, Husum, Germany 04/1989 – 12/1989 Independent Consultant • Prepared a “General Opportunity Study on Watersports Activities at the Mediterranean Coast of Egypt” • Was responsible for international contacts of Pro-Motion • Advised Pro-Motion in the planning, founding and managing the first ever Windsurfing-Academy in St.Peter Ording, Germany • Worked as Windsurfing instructor German Society for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) posted in Pasto, Narino, Colombia 05/1986 – 08/1986 Trainee in a German-Colombian Project of technical cooperation • Prepare a study about the state of public and social organization in a project area designated for environmental protection • Organization, participation and evaluation of a project planning (ZOPP/Logframe) seminar held with Colombian counterparts • Data research on the institutional background of Narino State
  7. 7. Berlin, 11 February, 2014 Military Service in the German Air Force 07/1980 – 06/1982 Education Free University of Berlin, Germany 02/2005 – 08/2005 Entrepreneurship in the Knowledge Society (Certificate Programme) New York University, New York, USA 10/1996 – 11/1999 Organizational Development and Training (Certificate Programme) Free University of Berlin, Germany 10/1984 – 02/1989 Sociology (Master of Arts) Minor in Political Sciences, Ethnology, and Psychology University of Belém, Brazil 09/1986 – 04/1987 Sociology (regular class examinations) University of Hannover, Germany 10/1982 – 10/1984 Sociology and Political Science (intermediate examination) Professional memberships HCI: Human Capital Institute (http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org) SSIP: Society for the Study of International Problems, Saarbrücken/Germany TRANSFER: Service Center for International Contacts of Children and Youth, Köln, Germany eLearning Forum: Professional Community of Practice (http://www.elearningforum.com) e-learning CONSORTIUM: Professional Community organized by the Masie Center, USA IKIB: Intercultural Communication for an International Berlin, Berlin, Germany ASTD: America Society for Training and Development, Alexandria, USA Languages German: English: Portuguese: Spanish: French: mother tongue read, write, speak and understand easily read, write, speak and understand easily read, write, speak and understand easily read, write, speak and understand (Working Knowledge)
  8. 8. Berlin, 11 February, 2014 References Johan van de Gronden, Director WWF The Netherlands Driebergeseweg 10 3708 JB Zeist, The Netherlands Tel: +31 30 693 7341 e-mail: jgronden@wwf.nl Kristiane Golze, Chief Human Resources Section ICC The Hague Maanweg, 174 2516 AB, The Hague, The Netherlands Tel: +31 70 515 9669 e-mail: kristiane.golze@icc-cpi.int Maria Hutchinson, Chief, Learning, Leadership and Organizational Development Section United Nations Secretariat 380 Madison Avenue R: 14031 New York, NY 10017 tel: +1 917 3673494 e-mail: hutchinsonm@un.org Thomas Neufing, Chief, Staff Development and Learning Section (SDLS) United Nations Office at Geneva Palais des Nations, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix CH-1211 Geneva 10 tel: +41 22 917 34 88 e-mail: tneufing@unog.ch More references available on demand. Gunnar Brückner, Berlin in June 2012

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