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Trainer Biography

Peter Dahlin, MS

Peter Dahlin, MS

Peter Dahlin is a private consultant, based out of Northern California, providing organizational development, training, and curriculum development services to a variety of organizations throughout the country.  He is passionate about integrating creativity and fun in solving organizational challenges.  He has created and taught social worker, supervisor, manager, executive and trainer courses and is a regularly invited presenter to regional and national conferences.

His clients include:
•  the States of Washington, New Mexico, Texas, Alaska, Oregon, Florida, Arizona and Bat Shaw Youth & Family Centers of Quebec
• the California Counties of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ventura, Alameda, Tulare, Orange, San Luis Obispo, Merced, Fresno, Imperial, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Riverside & San Diego
• the University of Washington, UCLA, New Mexico State University, Cal Berkeley & several campuses of the California State University system
•  San Francisco Municipal Railway, East Bay Municipal Utilities District, Alameda County Superior Court, Turner Construction, the Port of Oakland, Turner Construction  & Frontiers Health System, , the American Cancer Society, Chadwick Center for Children & Families, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists,  and the California Democratic Party
• Casey Family Programs, National CASA and the National Child Welfare Resource Center on Adoption

Peter has also helped to develop employee mentoring programs in the States of Washington & Oregon and the County of Los Angeles, as well as for the National Child Welfare Resource Center on Adoption.  He has also helped to create training programs for new employees, supervisors and managers, including respective trainer development programs to support these series.  As a consultant with Casey Family Programs, he was one of the original co-authors of “Knowing Who You Are” and then created the 3-level certification process for this cultural diversity program.  In this role, he is a certified Facilitator, Certifier and Coach.  He has also worked in several jurisdictions on their strategic planning processes.

His style is energetic and engaging and he infuses appropriate issues of cultural diversity and strong “transfer of learning” opportunities throughout all of his programs.   He regularly works with a select group of associates who maintain expertise in mental health, child welfare, training, diversity and administration.

Peter is the former Director of a twelve-county regional training Academy providing training, consultation, and organizational development services in the San Francisco Bay Area.   He worked for San Francisco County for nearly ten years, in roles as a social worker, supervisor and manager. In his last County position, he managed $25 million of contracts with community providers.   He has served as the Chair for the Annual West Coast Child Welfare Trainer’s Conference for six years, and has nearly 25 years of direct service, supervision, training and management experience in human services.

Within his own community, he served on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Center for Human Growth for six years, as treasurer and then as President, and volunteers for several organizations to coordinate community events to raise money for local services and programs.

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