The Silver Bear Group team is led by Dr. Karen McGraw, who has over 30 years of experience in the fields of human performance improvement (HPI) and training. She advises leaders on solutions to improve learning and enhance the abilities of their most important asset--their people. Clients trust her to select, develop, and implement tailored solutions that address their most critical issues, engage stakeholders in project success, and deliver long-term results. Her career as a consultant and researcher spans industries including artificial intelligence, healthcare, financial and insurance, technology, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, logistics, mining, professional services, and oil/gas/energy, and government.
Dr. McGraw has created blended learning curricula, training programs, and online learning for Fortune 500, government, and non-profit clients at the individual contributor, mid-level management, and leadership levels. She has designed, developed, and facilitated complex traning programs including ATD's Human Performance Improvement and Master Performance Consultant certificate programs. Additionally, Dr. McGraw has over 10 years of experience facilitating training in virutal environments and converting traditional training into highly-rated online courses and experiences. One of her most recent projects was developing JST's online learning course, Leading High-Performing Virtual Teams.
Dr. McGraw received her doctorate from Texas Tech University in Educational/Cognitive Psychology and Curriculum & Instruction. She has written 6 books and over 50 articles on topics ranging from performance support to performance-based training design and development and performance improvement. She has also been an adjunct faculty member for the University of Texas, Arlington and the University of Maryland. She is a member of Chickasaw Nation.
Silver Bear Group was founded in 2013 by Dr. Karen McGraw, a veteran business and human performance consultant. Since that time, our focus has always been on providing consulting that improves the value and impact of training design and development and online learning on our clients' business results.
Silver Bear Group is a WOSB, a WBE, and a Native American-owned business.
Silver Bear Group is a research-based training design and development consulting firm. Our mission is to deliver training design and development and online learning solutions with high-impact business results by applying cognitive principles of how people think, learn, and work.
We've earned a reputation for providing organizations with the insights and training solutions they need to accelerate and sustain performance.