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Astrid Kersten
Consultant/HR Professor , Education
Pittsburgh PA , United States
International HRM consultant and educator – energetic, creative, innovative, intelligent, love of different cultures and people - preparing for long term career move into the field of humanitarian aid.
Demonstrated effectiveness in all areas of HR, training, OD, human capacity development, Project management, program design, assessment and evaluation.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Human Capacity Development:
o Training (needs assessment, design, implementation, measurement)
o Organizational Development (diagnosis, organizational design, teambuilding, structural design, process development, relationship negotiation, assessment)
o HRM (planning, recruitment, selection, placement, orientation, training, performance management, compensation, legal compliance, labor relations, employee engagement)
o Community development (adults, youth, children – team development, collaboration)
Management & Organization:
o Project Management (planning, budgeting, implementation, evaluation)
o Marketing/Relationship Development (writing, materials development, formal presentations, relationship building for grants/donations)
o Computer Skills (various Windows/Linux programs; Blackboard/Moodle platforms for distance education & training, incorporating various methods)
Teaching & Education:
o University- level teaching in HR and business; academic journal review work; 30 published and 60 national/international conference papers in diversity, ethics, organizational culture and change, international issues.
o Education Administration (needs assessment, curriculum design, program planning, program implementation, testing methods, evaluation)
SPHR - Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification
GPHR - Global Professional in Human Resources Certification
MICHA Master’s Program in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid, Proyecto Kalu, Spain (Graduation 8/2012)
Certificates completed: Project Management I, II and III; Sectors of Humanitarian Intervention; International Legal Framework
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh, 1989 Focus: Interdisciplinary Study of Organizations
MPIA Master of Public and International Affairs, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, 1978 Focus: International Affairs
Kandidaats Diploma, Rijksuniversiteit van Leiden, The Netherlands, 1976
Focus: Andragogy/Pedagogy
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Dutch
    United States
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