President of Berney Associates, Liz consults, trains and coaches senior leaders in: Change Management, Conflict Management, Interests-based Negotiation, Influencing Skills, Customer Service, Team and Leadership Development, and Emotional Intelligence, including managing challenging personalities. She is considered an expert in the areas of team development, conflict management and the application of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to leaders and teams.
Dr. Berney has consulted, trained, coached and presented for a great variety of clients over the past twenty-three years including: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Coca Cola, Tropicana, Baldrige Quality Program, AT & T, Fannie Mae, American Red Cross, Montgomery General Hospital, Quaker Oats, American Management Systems, PepsiCo, Cisco, Human Rights First, National Public Radio, Dun and Bradstreet, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Marriott Corporation, MCI, AT & T, American Association of Museums, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health), U.S. Department of Education and the American Bar Association.
Dr. Berney has taught for the American Management Association, the Accelerated MBA Program at George Washington University, Executive Programs at the University of Maryland's School of Business and Management, Office of Professional Studies at the University of Maryland, Georgetown and George Mason Universities. She founded, designed and co-directed the Organization Development Certificate Program at Georgetown University.
Dr. Berney received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Yale University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland. She earned a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Maryland and a Distinction in Psychology Award from Yale University. She was a Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at George Mason University from 1985 – 1988.
She has advanced training in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (Step II), Group Dynamics and Facilitation (NTL, Gestalt Institute), Future Search Planning (Marvin Weisbord), Clark-Wilson 360 Surveys, VOICES (Lominger) 360 for Leaders, Interests-based Negotiation Skills, Change Management, and Leadership Development.
Liz recently published "The Co-Creation of Conflict" in Insight Publishing's Yes You Can!: Reaching Your Potential While Achieving Greatness." Additional articles have been published in the American Psychological Association's Monitor, Washington Woman, the Medical Office Manager and the Law Office Administrator.