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  1. 1. Curriculum Vitae Tomás Kennedy Name: Tomás Kennedy MPhil BBS Position: Organisational Consultant Date of Birth: 31 October 1956 Nationality: Irish Education: 2002-2006 M.Phil. St. Alcuin USA 1999-2000 M.Sc. University of Surrey - Part-completed. 1997-2000 Sheppard Moscow: - Advanced Facilitation Skills - Positive Power and Influence - Consulting Skills - Authentic Leadership 1980-1986 Graduate of the Institute of Personnel Management, London. 1975-1978 BBS, University of Limerick, Ireland Summary: • Organisational Consultant and Executive Coach for twenty five years • Experience in Africa [Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia] in Eastern Europe [Poland and Hungary], in Turkey, and in Asia [India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam]. • Lead Project Management Consultant 2008
  2. 2. Curriculum Vitae Tomás Kennedy International Consultancy Highlights 1993 - 2008 • Leadership Development Programmes: 2005, 2006 and 2007. Bangalore, India  Executive Coaching: January – December 2004, Executive Coaching in Delhi, India  DFID National Team Workshop: 2004, Delhi, India. Facilitated this three day workshop for DFID India’s National Team. The purpose of the workshop was to review the organisation and goals of the team, and to bring about changes that will increase the capacity, effectiveness and efficiency of the team. This includes a voluntary Coaching programme for the team leader and team members.  UK, DFID Management Development Programme (1999-2004): One of the two lead consultants working with a group of 20 Sheppard Moscow consultants running DFID’s Management Development Programme. This programme is regarded very positively within DFID. It played a key part in DFID getting the ‘Investors In People’ certification. The programme covered relationship management skills for all DFID Band A, B and C staff, in the UK, Asia, South America, Africa and Eastern Europe.  UK, DFID Water Management Conference (Oct. 2003) Facilitated this two-day international conference of DFID’s leading advisors and partners on Water Management  Vietnam, DFID (Project Cycle Management) Workshop (June 2003) One of two consultants presenting the Introduction to Programme and Project Cycle workshop to Asia based staff of DFID.  London, DRC Round Table Discussions (March 2003) This one day international conference concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo was organised by DFID to explore what shape their programme should take during the transition to democracy.  India, West Bengal Team Workshop (March 2003) Facilitated this two day workshop for DFID India’s West Bengal Team. It included some training sessions.  DFID, London Development Policy Forum (2002): One of the facilitators for the DFID’s Development Policy Forum in London, June 2002.  Brussels, Europe Aid (2002): Facilitated a three day Project Cycle Management workshop for staff who work in Europe Aid.  DFID, UK (2001): Was used by the following DFID departments to facilitate their annual Review and Planning Retreats – Development Policy Department, AGHD, EAPD and TDU.  Budapest, Ministry of Education (2000): Was one of two consultants who worked with the Ministry of Education to develop Project Cycle Management Skills for leading staff who were working on EU and World Bank funded projects.  Doha, India, Project Rescue and Team Building Workshop, DFID (2000): Headed a consultancy team that worked with a project team that faced serious low trust issues and a loss of vision and communication. 2008
  3. 3. Curriculum Vitae Tomás Kennedy  Pakistan, DFID Pakistan Programme Team (1999): Was the lead facilitator for the Country Strategy Paper review and planning workshop.  North West Frontier Province, Pakistan (1999): Was the Institutions Consultant member of a DFID project appraisal team for the “Rural Poverty Reduction Project”. This included looking at the capacity of the existing institutions, their development needs and the degree and quality of relationships between the stakeholders.  Surat City and District Malaria Project, India, DFID (1998): The Institutions Consultant who reviewed the Surat City/District Malaria project in 1988. It included an assessment of all of the key stakeholders in the project, their capabilities and relationships. This also involved conflict mediation between the City and District officials.  New Delhi, India, British Council (1997): Facilitated a PCM/Logical Framework workshop for two healthcare project teams.  Turkey, Ministry of Tourism, Water Project (1997): Was called in by the World Bank as a project rescue consultant to facilitate finding a solution to a conflict that had arisen between the stakeholders.  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, (1997): Worked with the Government of Ethiopia to assist them in being better planned and organised for managing their response to natural disasters.  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Federal Ministry of Education (1996): Facilitated a Future Search and Planning Conference for the Government of Ethiopia. This process brought together the key stakeholders for a major project to improve the delivery of Primary Education in three of Ethiopia’s poorest states.  Madras, India (1995): Facilitated the ‘South India Technical Education’ stakeholders conference.  DFID, UK and Overseas, (1994-1997): Facilitated 25 PCM/Logical Framework workshops for DFID staff and consultants.  Namibia, European Commission (1995): Was the lead facilitator for the EU/Southern Africa Fisheries stakeholder conference.  Bangladesh, Secondary Education Project (1994 and 1995): Worked with the Chief Executives of the top 6 commercial banks, that were providing services, and with the project management team to improve the design and implementation of the project.  Brussels, European Commission DGVIII (1995): Recruited and led an Organisation Development consultancy team that designed a new Annual Planning Cycle for DGVIII. The purpose of the new process was to change the way that managers and staff were working together and to increase the degree of co-operation between the different departments.  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ministry of Industry (1994): Facilitated a stakeholder conference for the future of the SME Sector in Ethiopia. This involved a great deal of trust building with all of the stakeholder groups and then conflict mediation between the groups. 2008
  4. 4. Curriculum Vitae Tomás Kennedy  Budapest, Hungary, Ministry of Transport (1994): Conducted a review of an EU funded project in the railways sector. This also included executive coaching for the project manager.  Pakistan, Railways Project, World Bank (1993): Provided PCM/Logical Framework training and consultancy for the Human Resources and Organisation Development part of the project. 1995-1996: P/T Academic post: Institute for Development Studies, Lecturer in Project Management (Bachelor and Graduate level). 1980 - 1985: P/T Academic post: National College of Ireland, Lecturer in Management Science (Bachelor level). Publications: • DFID, ‘Tools for Development’ – Chapter 4: ‘Visioning’, written by Tomás Kennedy and Steve Jones, 2000. Languages Speaking Reading Writing English Excellent Excellent Excellent Contact Points: Telephone: +353-1-4403652 Mobile: +353-87-2266714 E-mail: 2008