About Kenneth C. Halkin
Ken Halkin was born and raised in Massapequa, NY. He attended the SUNY at Stony Brook where he earned his bachelors degree in Psychology in 1977. He attended Cornell University’s Graduate School of Business and Public Administration from 1977 to 1979, where he earned his MBA degree as well as a Certificate in Health Services Administration.
Ken has over twenty-five years of combine consulting and executive level management experience in the public and private sectors. He has served as a Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Fiscal Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer in a variety of organizations. He has been responsible for major financial turnarounds both as a consultant and as a CEO. He has assisted organizations in growing by as much as 800%.
Coming from a family background of small business owners and operators, Ken maintains a sincere interest and investment in the health and success of small businesses in our country. His background in healthcare and human services administration has given him an appreciation and vast knowledge of the challenges facing non-profit organizations. He has come to realize that small for-profit businesses and not-for-profit organizations confront many of the same management challenges.
Ken also has a substantial background in human resource management and expertise in the area of labor relations and negotiations. He served as his organization's chief negotiator with a major labor union for a period of seven years. During this time, he achieved great success in breaking down the barriers of mistrust and animosity and “getting to yes”. He spoke at a national conference in New Orleans, LA in February, 2004 on the subject of "Managing in a Unionized Environment”.
Ken has taught seminars, workshops and other professional development courses on subjects such as: Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers; Budget Development and Management; Project Management; Time Management; Labor Relations; Human Resources Policy Development and Implementation; Employee Performance Evaluation; Strategic Planning; and Quality Improvement.
As an Accredited Executive Associate of the Institute for Independent Business (IIB), Ken is part of a worldwide network of over 3,500 and a North American network of over 1,200 senior business executives who commit time and expertise to advising small and medium size business enterprises. He is also a member of the Society for Industry Leaders, the Gerson Lehrman Health Care Council, the Massachusetts Council of Human Services Providers, and several local chambers of commerce in his area. He has served on a variety of boards of directors and advisory boards.
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