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James Baird
Southwest University

Dr. James Baird has a Ph.D. in Business with an emphasis in Organizational Management and a Specialization in Leadership from Capella University with distinction. He also has earned a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Management in 2001 from the University of Phoenix with honors. He is a Certified Allied Health Instructor and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. With more than thirty years of clinical, administrative, management, and leadership experience in the health care field, as well as seventeen years of leadership & teaching experience at the College level, Dr. Baird is considered by many a Leadership expert. He owns and runs his own consulting firm, Baird Consulting and Motivational Speaking, having completed many projects on curriculum revision and review for such educational institutions as Excelsior College, Franklin College, Vista College, Walden University, University of Phoenix, Vista College, Southwest University and Kaplan College as well as general business consulting. He has also completed such projects as Nursing Engagement Research with Las Palmas Medical Center, Decision-Making among EMS Personnel in El Paso County, in conjunction with Las Palmas Medical Center and University of Texas at El Paso. In the spring of 2012, he was chosen to present at the 4th Annual University of Phoenix Assessment Expo on Student Feedback and Engagement where he received a commendation for best presentation. In June 2012 Dr. Baird Presented on Employee Engagement and Empowerment with West Texas Federal Probation Department and presented his research findings before the State of Texas Federal Probation at the Capitol Building in Austin, Texas. Also, in 2012 he presented at the El Paso Human Resources Management Association quarterly meeting on leadership and at Project Bravo on customer service. In 2013 Dr. Baird presented at the yearly symposium for the American Administrative Professionals Association on Dealing with Difficult People He also presented at the Southern Association of Human Resource Professionals on leadership in San Antonio, Tx in May 2013. In April of 2014 he presented at the Texas Human Resources Management Association conference in San Antonio, TX on leadership. In June of 2014 he presented at the Academic Forum in San Francisco, CA on Leadership Amidst Chaos. In 2015 he presented at Southwest University on Engaging Students in Learning. In October of 2016 he presented his research on Horrible Leaders at the SHRM conference in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Baird is also a published author in several peered reviewed journals, most recently in the Impact Journal of Business Management in June 2019. He also published his book on Leadership in 2018 on Amazon. He earned Instructor of the year at Southwest University in 2019. In February 2020 he presented in San Antonio at the South Texas SHRM conference where he presented his research on Leading Teams. In January of 2021 Dr. Baird’s paper on Leadership, Organizational Psychology, and Culture was published in The International Journal of Humanities, Arts, Medicine and Sciences. Dr. Baird has been teaching at the College level for 22 years.

Some topics James speaks on:

Leadership, Organizational Psychology, and Culture

A Composite of the Successful Leader of the 21st Century - The Five Factors (approved for HRCI credit)

Horrible leaders! Is that me in the mirror? (approved for HRCI credit)

Leadership Amidst Chaos (approved for HRCI credit)

James does not charge fees.

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