MEET OUR ASSOCIATES
Kendall Zoller, Ed.D.
Kendall Zoller is an author and co-author of several publications including, Voices From the Ecotone (Word and Deed, 2019), Calming Chaos, Leading through the Ecotone (STA, 2018) and The Choreography of Presenting: The 7 Essential Abilities of Effective Presenters (Corwin Press, 2010) and President of Sierra Training Associates, Inc. He holds an Ed.D. in educational leadership from California State University, Fresno, and University of California, Davis.
His professional learning seminars and keynotes on facilitation skills, presentation skills and leadership has taken him to over 100 schools Europe, China, Thailand, The Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, United Arab Emirates, across Canada and the United States. His international research focuses on identifying nonverbal patterns in the learning environment and their influences on thinking, memory, and learning. In 2007 he introduced Nonverbal Communicative Intelligence as a theory to explain the cognitive, neurological, physiological, behavioral, and social foundations of nonverbal communication. He has over 20 years of experience presenting to and coaching a diverse range of audiences, including sales teams, senior managers, university faculty and staff, law enforcement leaders, administrators, and teachers. He is also a contributing author to Robert Garmston's The Presenter's Field Guide and is a Cohort I Fellow and mentor to the National Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership.
Kendall was a learning strategist for 14 years with California POST. His work included the Executive Development Course, Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute as a facilitator trainer and coach, and Command College teaching over 20,000 officers in the State of California.
Dr. Antonia Issa Lahera
Antonia Issa Lahera, Ed.D currently works as an Associate Professor at CSU Dominguez Hills in the School Leadership Program. During her nearly 30 years in the field she has worked in urban settings as a teacher, staff developer and site principal. She has worked in highly innovative settings as the leader of a reconstituted school and also a school ending the social promotion of students to high school. Dr. Issa Lahera received her doctorate from the University of Southern California in 2003 in urban leadership. She has worked as a mentor for the National Urban Alliance and done extensive work around the country. Dr. Issa Lahera is the author of numerous book chapters, peer reviewed articles, and books. Her research is found in professional journals including Journal of Educational Administration and History and Journal of Authentic Leadership in Education.
Claudette Landry, M.Ed.
Claudette brings over 20 years' experience in collaborative group development and in presentation, facilitation and nonverbal communication skills. Her expertise and background include corporate training, nonverbal communicative intelligence (NCI), Cognitive CoachingSM, workplace collaboration issues, and developing leadership. She has taught and coached all personnel levels from front line to senior executives in companies all over North America.
Bob Harrison, M.S.
Bob Harrison is a strategy and innovation consultant for public safety organizations in America and abroad. He is also a Defense & Intelligence Researcher in the RAND Corporation’s Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center. He completed his police career in 2004 as a Chief of Police. Since that time, he has consulted with agencies, cities and governments in America and abroad. At RAND, his work includes developing a Virtual Reality platform for police critical decision-making, a presentation skills handbook for federal agencies, and the creation of a best-practices toolkit for public safety agencies nationally to transition to the FirstNet broadband network.
Bob has been a member of faculty for the Command College since 2004, becoming the Course Manager in 2008. He was the FBI’s 2014 Futurist in Residence, and the 1993 Fulbright Fellow in Police Studies to the United Kingdom. He was a Management Fellow with CA POST from 2004-06, and is currently a Visiting Scholar to the Claremont Graduate University. In the Command College, Bob teaches strategy, organizational culture, and writing for publication.
While at POST, he worked to develop and deliver instructor development and facilitation skills training to the State’s academy instructors. In that role, he was the primary author and editor of the POST Instructor’s Guide to Learning Activities. In November 2014, Bob traveled to China to deliver a series of professional development seminars to law enforcement professionals in that Country. In 2015, he was part of a team that facilitated the creation of a Law Enforcement Foresight Unit for the police in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Bob holds a Postgraduate Degree from Oxford University’s Said Business School. He also holds two Master’s Degrees from US Universities, and a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Foresight. He has been a speaker at local, state and national conferences, and is extensively published in police periodicals. He is a contributor to two textbooks and the best-selling The Laws of Subtraction by Matt May, published in October 2012.
Anthony H. Normore, Ph.D.
Anthony H. Normore (Tony) holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and an M.A.Ed. from Université Laval (Quebec, Canada). He is a professor and Department Chair of Educational Leadership in the Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University in southern California, Associate Faculty at Chapman University (California), and instructional facilitator for the Summer Leadership Academy at Teachers College, Columbia University (New York). Fluent in both English and French, Tony brings 20 years of experience as a public school teacher and administrator, and 10+ years as a higher education professor (e.g., Florida International University (Miami); California State University, Dominguez Hills; and California Lutheran University (Greater Los Angeles).
Tony is the author of several edited and/or co-edited books, including two forthcoming publications titled: What the Social Sciences Tell us about Leadership for Social Justice and Ethics (2013, Information Age Publishing), and A Multidisciplinary Approach to Leadership Development: International Perspectives (2013, Emerald Group Publishing Limited). Among his published co-edited books are: Discretionary Behavior and Performance in Educational Organizations: The Missing Link in Educational Leadership and Management (2012, Emerald Publishing Group); Leadership in Education, Corrections, and Law Enforcement: A Commitment to Ethics, Equity, and Excellence (2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited); Education-Based Incarceration and Recidivism: The Ultimate Social Justice Crime Fighting Tool (2011, Information Age Publishers); and Global Perspectives on Educational Leadership Reform: The Development and Preparation of Leaders of Learning and Learners of Leadership (2010, Emerald Group Publishing Limited).
Tony has worked extensively with educational leaders on a national and international level. His work has taken him throughout North America, South Central Asia, Eastern Asia, UK, Continental Europe, and South Pacific (e.g., Nepal, Korea, Malaysia, England, USA, Canada, and Australia). His consulting services, publications, research, conference presentations, teaching, and speaking engagements/keynotes focus predominantly on organizational and leadership development, preparation, and training in the context of ethics and social justice. Within this context, he also provides training on curriculum development, credibility and character development, charter school leadership, program evaluation, principles of teaching, motivation, diversity, inclusivity, and andragogy. These include leadership academies, universities, school districts, and correctional facilities. He has served on steering committees and executive boards including Leadership and Ethics Institute for Police Training Academy at Golden West College (Huntington Beach, CA), and Education-Based Incarceration Steering Committee with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, and has written about ethics, values, social justice and leadership with colleagues in Educational Leadership, Sociology, Psychology, Negotiation and Peace Studies, International Education, Philosophy, Public Administration, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, and Law Enforcement.