Janet Pilcher has a Ph.D. in Measurement and Evaluation from Florida State University. She also has a master's degree in educational leadership and a bachelor's degree in business. She has published a number of research articles, several books, and has trademarked online tools that help leaders and teachers improve their performance. She also led research and development projects that have resulted in over 17 million dollars of grants and contracts funding and that have focused on creating web and mobile learning systems.
Dr. Pilcher is the Senior Leader and creator of the education division of Studer Group. She leads a team of professionals who work with senior executives, board members and institutional leaders of educational organizations to apply a systems continuous improvement process. Dr. Pilcher spends most of her time working with outstanding leaders in educational institutions throughout the United States.
Dr. Pilcher began her education career as a high school math teacher and tennis coach. Dr. Pilcher joined the faculty at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida, where she served as professor, associate dean and then dean of the College of Professional Studies for her 19 year tenure. She was the first dean at the university to lead faculty to develop online programs that today are some of the largest programs on campus. She also was the lead at the institution to begin the first doctoral program at the University of West Florida. In 2005, she launched an entrepreneurial center affiliated with the University of West Florida where she led the development of TeacherReady®, a premier virtual program that today prepares second career teachers who live all over the world. TeacherReady® continues to flourish and currently the program certifies teachers in over 25 states and over 18 counties. Also, working with Colorado State University Global, Dr. Pilcher and her team are designing online leadership instruction focused on supporting educational leaders to create “best place” to work environments and to analyze performance data to coach teachers and staff to achieve at their highest potential.
Co-Founder, Sr. Faculty
The Leaders Lyceum
Keith M. Eigel, Ph.D. is the co-founder of The Leaders Lyceum, a leadership development institute specializing in developing leaders for effectiveness in all areas of their life—a wholeperson approach. For the past 15 years, he has focused on accelerating adult development for increased leader effectiveness by incorporating all aspects of the person (work, family, beliefs) into the leader’s developmental journey. Working with select executives one-on-one, with intact executive teams, and with large groups of high potential leaders, Keith has authored one of the most unique leader development approaches in the market by addressing both Leader Levels* and applied behavioral outcomes. By helping leaders seize current, real-time challenges in their leadership environments, this structured approach accelerates growth and measurably increases leader effectiveness.
* Leader Levels are the measurable lenses through which leaders understand their circumstances, and are the single most important factor in predicting and improving leader effectiveness; for an 18 minute talk on Leader Levels go to: http://tedxatlanta.com/videos/09152009-reevolution/keith-eigel-leadership/.
Background: Dr. Eigel received his Masters and Ph.D. in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia where he was elected to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. He received his B.A. in Communication and Public Speaking from Georgia State University where he graduated with Honors and was awarded for outstanding leadership by the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. Keith is a member of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the Academy of Management.
Experience: Prior to starting The Leaders Lyceum, Dr. Eigel was a partner on a boutique consulting firm, as well as president of Leadership Development Incorporated. He worked with a variety of clients including Fortune 100 and other industry leading organizations in high tech, manufacturing, retail, financial, and service industries, as well as many private organizations. He has developed leadership curriculum for organizations, consulted with individual leaders, coached executives, facilitated mission, change management, and conflict resolution; developed selection systems, and conducted executive assessment for both hiring and development.
Personal: Keith and his wife of 25 years, Leigh, live in Atlanta where they enjoy the unceasing opportunity to engage with their four children. Keith is an avid golfer, water and snow skier, and reader. He sits on the Board of the Atlanta Resource Foundation and is engaged in the leadership of Buckhead Church and Young Life of Northwest Atlanta.