Beth Bowman, MA

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"Reinventing Performance Management - How one company is rethinking peer feedback and the annual review, and trying to design a system to fuel improvement" by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall

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About Beth Bowman, MA

Beth Bowman is an ethics-driven professional with diverse management experience and a commitment to stewardship, collaboration, and inclusion. Specialties include organizational development, human resources, and strategic planning. 

Beth currently serves on the human resources team with Ramsey County in the public service sector. Beth has worked with many non-profit and community-based organizations including Olu's, the Weavers Guild of Minnesota, Interact Center, the Soap Factory, Artspace Projects, Théâtre de la Jeune Lune, the Hippodrome State Theatre, and the Children’s Museum of Minnesota.

She has worked with the following higher education institutions: The University of Minnesota, Augsburg College, and William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law). 

Beth has an extensive board of directors leadership background. She has served as an Advisory Board Member for the Minnesota State College and University’s Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Women in Leadership Program. She served as the President of the Goldstein Museum of Design advisory board and has previously served on the Givens Foundation for African American Literature and the Cycling Museum of Minnesota boards. Beth was President of the Board of Directors for the University of Minnesota College of Design as well as the College of Visual Arts Alumni Boards. 

She has served in a committee, advisory, and/or volunteer capacity for Prepare + Prosper, the Emily Program, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Cedar Cultural Center, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and DOCOMOMO MN. She has led panels and projects with Art Basel Switzerland/Kickstarter, the American Craft Council, the Walker Art Center/, the Minnesota Theatre Alliance, the Metropolitan Council  Public Art Program, SooVac, and the Springboard for the Arts

She is a trained studio artist/designer (BFA) formally trained in the United States and France. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and Europe in many group exhibitions (over 40) and has had 4 solo shows. Her paintings and drawings have explored the subjects of memory, place, shelter/architecture, maternity and forgiveness. Her work has been on display in various locations and belongs to many personal collections in the US and Europe, including Rosanne Cash, Nancy Brown Negley Wellin, Anne Beau Cox Chambers, Neal Karlen and Anne-Françoise Béchard-Léauté.  Beth holds two graduate degrees (MA) in education and affordable housing/design from the University of Minnesota including a recent professional certificate specializing in Human Resources. 

Beth's consulting work is is an independent business and CERT and WBE certified. The Central Certification (CERT) Program is a small business certification program recognized by Hennepin County, Ramsey County, the City of Minneapolis, and the City of Saint Paul. The CERT Program includes certification for Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE). She is also included in the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council consultant database and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Twin Cities Society for HR Management (TCSHRM).

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