Dr. Walker consults with organizations around the globe on their talent and organizational development needs, providing them with new insights and solutions. She also coaches individuals and teams in leadership and career development.
Her professional expertise is drawn from 20+ years of experience spearheading leadership development within Fortune 500 companies, leading universities and non-profit organizations across cultures and industries. She has personally served in executive-level and manager roles as an EVP of a DEI focused consulting firm, director of Business Leadership degree programs at Forbes School of Business & Technology at University of Arizona Global Campus, director in executive education and global mindset development at Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, and as a manager for Marriott International and University of Colorado Boulder. She has orchestrated executive leadership development across organizations since 2002, delivering programs and coaching for senior leaders and executive teams across organizations. Her depth of experience in the executive education field began in the 1990's with her experience in corporate universities and talent management departments designing and facilitating development in leadership, communication, inclusive diversity practices, performance management, employee engagement and human resources management.
Jennie has rich experience working with culturally diverse business partners around the globe. She has direct study and work experience in Spain, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Suriname and India, along with extensive international travel. She is fluent in Spanish.
EXECUTIVE EDUCATION CREDENTIALS & LEADERSHIP
Dr. Walker received her Ph.D. from University of Denver in 2011. Her research focus was in global leadership development. She then was invited to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at Thunderbird School of Global Management with the Najafi Global Mindset Institute, where she created new assessments, certification programs and publications based on research and work with leading organizations.
Jennie shares her insights as a professor for graduate-level programs in organizational development and leadership. She has also been an invited speaker at professional and academic conferences, including Academy of Management (AOM), Society for Human Resources Management Annual International Conference (SHRM), SHRM conferences on Diversity & Inclusion and Strategy, International Leadership Association (ILA), Association for Talent Development (ATD), American Educational Research Association (AERA), Human Capital Institute Global Talent Management Summit, Academy of International Business conferences, and DU Diversity Summit, among others.
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
She is a skilled researcher, sharing her findings in both academic and practitioner publications. Jennie has been published in the Journal of Management Education, Advances in Global Leadership, HR People & Strategy Journal, SAGE Business Case Series, AIB Insights, The MBA Women's Guide to Success, an award-winning HR blog on global leadership for SHRM We Know Next, and she was the Management Tools columnist for Inside HR Magazine in Australia (2013-2017). She is the author of several book chapters on experiential learning, global leadership, and dynamic learning methods. She has an affinity for researching lesser explored cultures, as well, and has authored research reports on society and business practices in Suriname, French Guiana, and Haiti. Dr. Walker's books include Developing Your Global Mindset: The Handbook for Successful Global Leaders, Teaching Methods in Business: Experiential Exercises in the Classroom, and Handbook of International and Cross-Cultural Leadership Research. Her dissertation research, “Do Methods Matter in Global Leadership Development?” used both quantitative and qualitative research methods to reveal the degree to which different learning methodologies impact global leadership development.