Recognition and Testimonials

Excellence in Practice Award

award iconTeam from Githens & Associates recognized for the excellence of an 18-month system-wide process facilitated with Norton Healthcare (13,000 employee, 40-location organization).  The process, Harnessing Our Learning Culture, won the top practitioner award for its participative process and evidence-based practice by the Academy of Human Resource Development in 2015.


Testimonials from Clients and Participants

“Rod’s understanding of group dynamics and the intricacies of working with a variety of personalities really served us well. Rod was delightful to work with and is someone that I will call on in the future.”
Dr. Gale Rhodes
Vice Provost , University of Louisville
"Rod was able to work effectively with a contentious group of faculty and staff, to facilitate an identification of obstacles that would interfere with goal attainment and a strategic plan to accomplish their goals. He has a structured approach that respects differing personal views, opinions, and personalities, yet systematically moves groups towards consensus. He is calm and patient, yet moves the group forward to accomplish goals."
University Dean
“Rod is the best in creating an inclusive environment, constructing an outline to focus thoughts, and in giving us the freedom to consider and discuss ideas.”​
Strategic Planning Participant
Norton Healthcare
“Rod was great. The focus on the user and empathy was delivered in a way I had not heard before. Loved doing empathy building with actual interviews of users in our organization.”
Participant in Innovation and Design for Managers
Sierra College
“Rod is very encouraging…he does a great job of keeping everyone on track, bringing us together, and ensuring we were focused.”
Participant in Goal Setting and Action Planning Session
Shoe Sensation, Inc.