Principal ConsultantCompany: Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW)
Role: Webinar Presenter
As a principal consultant for LCW, Jeffrey Cookson brings 20 years of experience spanning the organizational development and intercultural fields. His body of work centers primarily on diversity training and consulting in both the domestic and international arenas. He is an ethnic Magyar (Hungarian) who grew up in a bilingual, bicultural household in the U.S. and leverages this background—alongside his extensive coaching, consulting and training experience—in order to create practical inclusion strategies that improve productivity, manage risk and contain costs.
Jeffrey holds certification as a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute, the global Human Resources certification body. He is a former member of the National Board of Directors of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR–USA) and is a current member of the Creative Education Foundation, and the Society for Human Resources Management. He’s presented numerous times at the Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity and at many international conferences.
He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Today, Jeffrey resides in Minneapolis, Minn., and is proud to be theatrical director at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, Office of First Year and Orientation Programs; he’s been annually appointed to this post since 1997. He also worked professionally as a theatrical artist at numerous theaters in the Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S.