Gloria Sandvik is a facilitator and mediator providing service to private and public sectors in partnering, organizational effectiveness, team building, strategic planning, coaching, course design, development and delivery and consulting.
Specializing in cross-cultural awareness strategies and experiential learning, Sandvik and Associates
has for 20 years worked with Fortune 500 companies, all levels of government, and non-profit organizations.
is committed to creating environments of interdependence, creativity and innovation through the expression of individual diversity, authenticity, and truth.
Prior to starting Sandvik and Associates in 1983, Sandvik was a regional planner for the Pima Association Transportation Planning Agency, Tucson, Arizona.
As an urban planner with the City of Scottsdale and later with the Office of Economic Planning and Development she
assisted local government agencies in transportation, environmental and water quality planning.
worked with the Governor's Office co-authoring the Urban Lands Act and then with the State Land Department
as the Manager of Urban Lands.
has conducted partnering sessions since the early 90's and shared the excitement of being selected as a partnering facilitator when ADOT became a national leader in the field.
Participants in her
sessions have also included agencies such as the Forest Service
and Federal Highways
Administration in Arizona, New Mexico and Montana.
Setting a precedent in "design-build" projects, she facilitated the partnering for the award winning emergency Gila River bridge, several rest areas and other architectural projects, interagency partnering, and mediation interventions such as the White Mountain Apache Indian Nation roadway project.
In the private sector, she
has facilitated partnering between departments and Sectors in Motorola, Inc.
and with corporations on major projects such as Hughes, Titan International and Cisco Systems
has also done trans-national partnering with such entities as Lucent Technologies
in a joint venture with a company in Quigdao, China and in Hong Kong with representatives from Pacific Asia.
Gloria has developed, designed and delivered over 12 courses and is certified in the delivery of over 25 courses that have been designed by nationally known training and development companies.
These courses include mediation, negotiation, trans-cultural awareness strategies, team building, conflict resolution, dialogue, and many others.
As a consultant she has worked with the implementation of several major corporate initiatives, interventions and change management processes, and has done consulting of all kinds including team building and coaching.
Gloria has a B.A. in Political Science, University of Oregon, an M.S. from the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Oregon; and has credits toward a Ph.D. in international studies.