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Cartersville, GA
December 30, 2019

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Marguerite E. Barta

Rydal, GA 770-***-****


Driving significant results in large organizations through dynamic foresight, strategy, and leadership

Innovative, high-energy and insightful Human Resources / Learning & Development Leader with extensive, multifaceted experience, eager to contribute a demonstrated record of success leading HR strategy and operations to further the goals of a world class employer.

Demonstrated strengths in leading critical sourcing, recruitment, hiring, and onboarding strategies that strengthen the organization from a fundamental level and the HR expertise to build strong programs, processes and infrastructure governing leadership and organizational development.

Extensive experience with adult learning methodologies, with a history of designing and delivering training programs in collaborative learning environments, with experience leading classroom, e-Learning, live/interactive, social media, and cloud-based instruction.

Noted author and presenter, facilitating discussions on business and technology topics at the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education and at the International Journal of Instructional Technology Conference.


Recruiting and Candidate Sourcing

Guiding Management on Staffing strategy

Employee Engagement and Communications

Enterprise-wide HR Operations Management

Building and Leading Strong Teams

Continuous Process Improvement

Directing Employee Learning & Development

Launching HR Processes and Best Practices

Professional Experience

2019 ● TMP Consulting ● Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (contract)

TMP Consulting is a consulting firm that focuses primarily on small and medium sized start-ups, new businesses and new acquisition in a variety of industries to help enhance, refine, and define their leadership, organizational effectiveness, business processes and over all current and future return on investment (ROI) including:

Human Resources Management

Policy Development, Employee Handbook, and Training

Federal and State Employment Regulations

Strategic Management

Employee Pipeline/Succession Planning

Employee Relations

Organizational Leadership

Due Diligence

Director of Human Resources Strategy and Development

Directed and developed the company’s Human Resource strategy and overall plan for managing its human capital to align with business activities. Set the direction for all the key areas of HR, including recruiting, hiring, training, performance appraisal, employee development, leadership, and worker compensation, along with implementing best practices aimed at the highest employee performance and retention possible to meet the companies’ goals and the best interests of stakeholders.

2018 to 2019 ● Constellium Automotive Structures North America ● Cartersville, Georgia

Constellium Automotive Structures North America is a Tier 1 manufacturer of customized aluminum structures, crash management systems and engine carriers for automotive OEM applications.

Business Partner, Human Resources Generalist

Leads vision, strategy, and executive of all facets of Human Resources with accountability for HR processes and policies, employee relations, leadership coaching, and recruiting for an employee base of 300 employees operating in four shifts within a manufacturing environment. Serves as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert, providing guidance and direction to managers and supervisors for the resolution of conflicts. Leveraged expertise in a broad array of applications that include ADP Workforce Now, Success Factors and Microsoft Office.

Full Human Resources Life Cycle Management: Leader the end to end life cycle of Human Resources from onboarding to annual performance management, termination, and severance packages. Facilitates the flow of information and communications between plant personnel and management, and leads investigations of employee conflicts and other breaches of policy and codes of conduct.

Change Management: Served as an integral member of the team that transitioned the plant from two 12-hour shifts to an ABCD schedule, with employees working a two week rotation of three days one week and four days the next week; orchestrated plant meeting to communicate changes and scheduling options to the employees.

Process improvement: Credited with revolutionizing the effectiveness of the New Hire Orientation program, engaging in materials selection and organization, building a PowerPoint presentation and handouts for a new modernized and more effective eight hour program. Directs the New Hire Orientation.

Pipeline Development: Exercises responsibility for the recruitment of candidates for all production position with a goal of 20 to 25 employees in New Hire Orientation classes; cultivated a pipeline of qualified candidates through attendance at career fairs, social media engagement, and collaborations with the Georgia Department of Labor.

2006 – 2018 ● Schaefer Consulting and Educational Services ● Casselberry, Florida

Schaefer Consulting and Educational Services is a consulting firm that works with large and medium sized organizations in a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, and service industries to enhance and refine organizational effectiveness, business processes, and overall profitability.

Senior Consultant Human Resources and Leadership – Director of Learning and Development

Excelled in a series of client engagements, advising mid-sized and large corporations on strategies to achieve and surpass goals in Leadership, Executive and Corporate Education, Learning & Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategic Management, Operations Management, Policy Development, Quality Management, Human Resource Management, and Change Management.

Key Client Engagements

Training to Resolve Workplace Isolation: Retained by an international publishing and research client with a workforce where 80% of the employee base worked remotely. Served as the architect of a training program that educated managers on how to engage remote employees on weekly calls and foster group dynamics using Skype and FaceTime for staff meetings. This resulted in direct and positive impact with increases in employee engagement and retention.

Leadership Seminars and Retreats: Led interviews and assessments with frontline management, middle management, and C-level executives within client organizations serving as the foundation for the development of programs aligned with the unique needs of each company. Develop curricula and led delivery for 25 leadership summits, each with as many as 50 attendees.

Generations in the Workplace: Worked with a medical research company, developing and leading a training session with 50 participants focused on the identification and resolution of challenges associated with multi-generational workplaces using reverse mentoring and other approaches. Address the needs of five generations of employees.

Repatriation of Warriors: Joined with a nonprofit organization that serves military members returning to the United States within all branches of the military, coordinating seven retreats centered on integrating members back into society. Served as an integral member of a high performance team, serving as a business advisor and academic along with an attorney, a banker, a psychiatrist, two religious leaders, and two retired high-ranking military professionals. Provided a holistic service to members that served as the basis for reintegration into the workforce or enrollment into post-secondary education programs.

2003 to 2018 ● Walden University / American Military University / Kaplan University

Walden University is an accredited online school with students in over 145 countries. American Military University is a private, for-profit, online learning institution that offers over 200 Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and certificates. Kaplan University is a for-profit college focused on distance learning.

Professor, Department Chair, and Dissertation Chair

Leverage expertise in adult learning methodologies, curriculum development, and instructional design to coordinate and deliver programs across multiple LMS platforms in modes that included classroom, e-Learning, live/interactive, social media, and cloud-based formats.

Department Chair: Managed and supervised forty worldwide faculty members. Responsible for faculty workforce development designing and conducting Train the Trainer classes for the professors in my department. Managed the instructional design and curriculum development responsibility for five graduate level courses (Leadership, Human Resources, Operations Management, Risk Management, and Change Management).

Business Instruction: Courses taught as a professor in MBA program included Leadership, Business Management, Ethics, Operations Management, Human Resources, E-Commerce, Organizational Behavior/Development, Risk Management, Change Management, and Global Business Management.

Dissertation Chair: Provided guidance and direction to Global PhD candidates in their doctoral dissertation research and writing.

Published Author and Presenter: Authored and co-authored publications and led presentations focusing on e-Learning, Leadership, Project Management, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Customer Relationship Management, Corporate Culture/Ethics, Lean Leadership, and Foreign Economics.

2000 to 2005 ● ASA Delta Connection ● Atlanta, Georgia

ASA Delta Connection was a regional airline brand name for Delta Air Lines under which a number of individually owned regional airlines operated short- and medium-haul routes.

Human Resources Generalist

Administered the Airline Pilot Internship program to build skills in new employees while overseeing safety programs throughout the company. Established relationships with multiple aeronautical universities to build a pipeline of qualified candidates to join the company as co-pilots following graduation.

Safety and Compliance: Developed a database of ground incidents and unusual occurrences, providing information to guide evidence based decisions regarding safety (risk management) that safeguarded the welfare of passengers and crew members. As a member of the ASA Airline Emergency Response Team completed training to respond to aircraft crashes including emergency procedures and responder systems.

Awards, Honors & Accolades: Recipient of nomination for Award of Excellence 2001.

Education & Professional Development / Affiliations

National-Louis University – Master of Business Administration – Concentration in Managerial Leadership

National-Louis University – Bachelor of Science Business Management/Human Resources

The University of Georgia – J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership – Community Leadership Certification

SPHR Certification – in progress, anticipated completion date March 2020

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Research Certification

National Institute of Health (NIH) Research Certification

Association for Training and Development

Life Coach - American Military University

Member, Society for Human Resource Management


Kaplan University School of Business and Technology – Faculty of the Year 2009

International Conference on Learning & Administration in Higher Education – Best Paper Award (2012)

Facilitator and presenter on business and technology topics at the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education and at the international Journal of Instructional Technology Conference (2012)

Technical Proficiencies

Learning Management System (LMS): WebCT, Blackboard, E-college, Horizon Wimba, Adobe Connect, Moodle, Canvas.

Human Resource Platforms: ADP Workforce NOW and SAP Success Factors

Microsoft Suite, Symantic ACT, Web Design, Eversoft HTML, Adobe Pro, ShortKeys Annotate, Camtasia

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