Managing in Turbulent Times: Emerging Leaders in Public Health

Faculty and Staff

Keith CaverKeith Caver

Practice Leader and Manager
Executive Solutions Group
Development Dimensions International

Mr. Caver joined Development Dimensions International (DDI) in 2003 as an executive consultant for the Executive Solutions Group. In this capacity, he serves as the organization’s practice leader for executive development and executive coaching. Prior to joining DDI, he was the director of Custom Solutions for the North American Region at the Center for Creative Leadership. In this capacity, he was responsible for leading the Center’s client-specific business with respect to client management, program design, content, delivery, and quality for North America. Previously, he was the director of client and assessment services, responsible for global open enrollment and product-sales initiatives and the Center’s global integrated assessment scoring platform. In addition to his primary responsibilities, he served as an enterprise program associate, designing and training both open enrollment and client-specific programs. He was a core trainer for both the Leadership Development Program (LDP)® and the African-American Leadership Program, participated in CCL®-sponsored research projects, served as an executive coach, and facilitated seminars on an array of subjects ranging from organizational change to diversity.  The key clients Mr. Caver has worked with include General Motors; Xerox; the Central Intelligence Agency; Citigroup; Ford; McGraw-Hill; Honda; PNC Bank; UBS Wealth Management; Verizon ISP; the American Organization of Nurse Executives; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health; and the U.S. Congress.

Keith began his consulting experience after retiring from a 20-year career as an Air Force officer.  He now brings a unique background to DDI, combining operations management, quality control, diplomatic service, and extensive leadership experience from varied roles throughout the United States and abroad. Keith also served as an Assistant Professor at both the University of Maryland at College Park (European Division) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. 

Current Responsibilities

Keith’s responsibilities include:

  • Consulting with clients to determine appropriate human performance strategies
  • Designing and executing leadership and workforce development, performance management and succession management strategies for all levels
  • Conducting executive- and senior-level assessment and developmental feedback sessions
  • Personal consulting and coaching for executive level leaders
  • Customizing training modules to meet client specifications
  • B.S. in Management from Park University
  • M.S. in Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Completed postgraduate studies through the University of Alabama
  • Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Senior Executive Program
  • Certified Executive Coach/Feedback Specialist authorized to administer a variety of assessments and evaluations
  • Key Capabilities and Experience

    Keith is the co-author of Leading in Black in White: Working Across the Racial Divide in Corporate America and the author or co-author of a number of other publications regarding leadership issues.

    Recent projects include:

    • Led design and facilitation team for Citigroup’s Senior Executive Program for country managing directors and senior leaders from Europe, Asia and Africa
    • Led team of facilitators for the 2003 congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat in Puerto Rico for 27 US representatives
    • Hand-picked to design and facilitate North Carolina Congressman Mel Watt's and Congressman Sanford Bishop’s leadership retreats and strategy sessions
    • Lead trainer for US military flag officer and senior non-commissioned officer leadership training development initiatives