Ken Victor’s expertise in increasing team effectiveness, facilitating strategy development and managing the human side of change makes him one of our most sought-after facilitators. A partner with Edgework Leadership Group, Ken has been developing experiential learning programs and providing individual leadership coaching for more than 25 years. His deep background in organizational dynamics enables him to zero in on the unique demands and challenges facing the organizations and individuals with whom he works.
Ken’s clients range from Fortune 500 corporations and government organizations to nonprofits. He is equally comfortable working in boardrooms and on factory floors, building high-performance teams and turning around dysfunctional organizations. His facilitation experience includes strategic thinking, innovation strategy, ethics, product design and conflict resolution sessions for organizations, including Yellow Corp., Bayer, Kaiser Permanente and Goodyear. Ken is particularly skilled at instigating cross-functional collaboration to foster innovation—an approach in high demand in the high-tech, healthcare and scientific industries.
Ken was a founding partner in 3D Learning, a company that created leadership and strategy simulation tools used by such organizations as Intel, Merck and the U.S. Postal Service.
A veteran of Outward Bound, where he served as director of the organization’s professional development program, Ken has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from Syracuse University. He has taught at the McGill Executive Institute and frequently works with corporate universities to strengthen their curricula.
He has partnered with the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta to launch their Center for Leadership; helped Motorola University, 3COM and Fidelity Investments strengthen their leadership development programs for high-potential employees; developed a three-day experiential on-boarding program for United Healthcare; and introduced a global set of leadership competencies for Estee Lauder. His learning design work has been recognized by the American and Canadian Societies of Training and Development.
Ken’s clients and collaborators call him a creative designer and dynamic facilitator whose listening skills, flexibility and sense of humor make him a valuable partner. Ken writes and presents frequently on the topics of learning simulation, organizational complexity and leadership challenges. When not teaching or facilitating, you’ll find Ken getting schooled by the great outdoors, where he’s likely out paddling on a lake or cross-country skiing.