Karen M. Hopkins has over 20 years experience as an integral part of the growth and success of start up companies as well as large, international concerns. As a consultant, Karen works closely with clients to determine the best means of achieving the highest levels of performance for their organization, and developing competent, committed employees, with the goal of creating “best places to work”. She has directed HR functions, customer support areas, career management, survey design and analysis, as well as training and development/performance support departments. Her expertise includes instructional design and training, strategic planning, executive coaching, and career management as well as general Human Resources functions.
As an adjunct faculty member at the University of Texas at Dallas Graduate School of Management, and Brookhaven College, Karen has been instrumental in bringing the Human Performance Technology certificate program to the Southwest. Karen’s work, including original research, has been published in professional journals. She has also presented a variety of management, leadership, team building, career management, and strategic planning programs at IQPC, ASTD International, American Society for Healthcare Human Resources, SHRM, and the local ASTD Chapter. She is a long term, active member of ASTD, serving on the Board of Directors for 8 years, and as president. Additionally, she is a key player in the planning of HRSouthwest Conference and Exposition held annually in Ft. Worth, TX. Karen also holds membership in ISPI, ASCP, and Alpha Eta Honor Society. She has a Masters’ Degree in Organizational Development from UT Dallas, is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), is a CMP (Career Management Practitioner) and is listed in Who’s Who in the Southwest and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.