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karen@synergy-global.com
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Karen Delvin 

Master Applied Science (ISM), Grad Diploma of Business (Organisational Change and Development)

Karen joined Synergy Global in Dec 2015 as an associate with extensive Effectiveness Consulting experience across the public sector. Her vision is to assist Execs and Leaders to build sustainable ethical organisations. She has built her practice upon a comprehensive theory and practice of change, whether working with a focus on the organisation, team or individual.

While the broad container of the practice is organisational development, her approach has a particular focus on aligning organisation strategy, culture and workforce engagement.From 1999 – 2003 Karen worked at the National Australia Bank - Global Learning and Performance Improvement – leading the development of integrated learning and performance improvement strategies for two global business groups within NAB.

She developed an integrated workforce plan to support change in business model for the investment banking business from a product driven by client focused business strategy. Karen also formed a partnership with McKindey to evolve the NAB culture into once more suited to a strategic relationship management paradigm.

Her partnership with Mt Eliza Business School led the design and implementation a global leadership program for 60 senior managers (UK, USA, Asia, NZ and AUS) in the Investment Banking business. Another partnership with Rogen International assisted Karen to lead the design and implementation of a global program to support the move to a relationship management culture – A focus on increase collaboration and teamwork within a business development framework resulted in an increase in the numbers of tenders won by the business.

Karen also represented key client groups in the research and development of business care for a NAB global online learning, analysed and reported on learning applications and products offered by SAP, Southrock and IBM.

 She has led the following recent and significant projects:
black Senior Managers’ Leadership Program (2011-2013), Department of Premier and Cabinet
black Executive and Senior management Development Programs (2006-2013), Transport Accident Board
black Significant Culture Change Project (2009-2013), University of Melbourne
black Australian Paper Executive Leadership Program (2010-2012), Nippon International
black Senior Managers Leadership Program (2003-2010), Victoria Police

In addition to Business and Professional Women (BPW) International and Melbourne, Karen is also an active member of United Nations Global Compact Network Australia, United Nations Association of Australia, Global Summit of Women, Women on Boards and Indigenous Youth Leadership Program. Karen Delvin is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a member of the Australia China Business Association and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Other memberships include: OD Australia and AHRI.

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