A change agent, Janie Payne will implement a 4-point agenda that focuses on Organizational Sustainability, Competitiveness, Diversity and Inclusion, and Communication.

WASHINGTON, DC, September 24, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Board of Directors of NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science (NTL) has named Janie L. Payne, a longtime executive in the human resource and organizational development field, as the association’s Board Chairperson. Payne has supported the ideas and mission of NTL since 1990 as a member. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2017.

“I am honored to serve as NTL’s Board Chair. Most of my professional life has been dedicated to aligning HR and business initiatives with organizational culture and strategy to achieve business results in multiple industries and environments,” said Payne.

Payne’s four-point agenda:
• Drive Organizational Sustainability for the Future
• Refresh to Regain Competitiveness
• Promote Diversity and Inclusion
• Enhance Board Communication with the Membership

Janie Payne is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Global Communities where she leads the organization’s global Human Resources function. Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable populations.

NTL was the vision of Kurt Lewin, founder of modern social psychology and a pioneer in the field of action research. In 1946, when Lewin was Director of MIT’s Research Center for Group Dynamics, he concluded from his experiences that increased awareness of self and others could be accomplished through facilitated group dialogue that advocates open-minded appreciation and inclusion of differences. “Lewin was ahead of his time,” Payne said. Following his example, Janie Payne has been a pioneer in her field. She created and led an initiative to launch the first self-directed work team in a Fortune 500 company, which led to a career of effectively leading planned organizational strategic change.

According to James Smith, NTL’s Executive Director “NTL is a unique organization in that we bring organizational development professionals across a multitude of disciplines, including government, manufacturing, healthcare, technology academics, and clinicians. He continued, “We are excited to continue the legacy of change leaders with Janie Payne as our new Chairperson. Our focus over the next year is to develop a strategic plan that will take us into the next decade. Janie has excellent experience moving organizations through the change process and achieving outstanding results.”

A native Washingtonian, Janie L. Payne holds a master’s degree in organizational development from American University in Washington, DC. Janie also received a certificate from the University of Michigan Business School’s Human Resources Executive Program and she is a certified coach. Janie Payne has led human resources programs for both domestic and international employees in the for-profit, government, and NGO sectors and was recognized by the Department of Labor as a change agent.

NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science is a member-driven, non-profit international organization with a global community of almost 300 members who are leading consultants, practitioners, and researchers at the forefront of innovation in organization and leadership development, coaching, interpersonal skills, group dynamics, diversity and inclusion, and social change.


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