Chief Learning Officer (CLO)Company: ImpactLives, Inc.
Role: Session Presenter Session: Leading with Cultural Intelligence (S6-H)
Before joining ImpactLives as a staff member, Cathy Bergland was chair of the board of directors for four years, guiding the organization through early growth with a keen eye for both long-term sustainability and critical details. In her role as chief learning officer, Cathy brings strengths-based leadership development for corporate, faith-based, and education-based clients to a new level—with strong service and solutions that guide transformational change in organizations, teams, and individuals.
Cathy served at Presbyterian Homes & Services for 25 years, most recently as the executive director of Leadership Development and Organizational Effectiveness. Her previous roles included director of Care Center Operations, director of Quality Management, and executive director of Operations. During Cathy’s service at Presbyterian Homes & Services, the organization grew from three campuses in Minnesota to 36 campuses in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin, with more than 5,500 employees.
Cathy holds an adjunct faculty position with the Bethel University MBA Program, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, and the University of Minnesota, and has been a frequent presenter for Aging Services of Minnesota and Leading Age. She received her undergraduate degree in music therapy from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, her MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and is also a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She is certified through the Performance Excellence Network and the American Health Care Association to perform organizational assessments and evaluate organizational performance.