HARRIET B. HARRAL, Ph.D.
Ph.D. - University of Colorado
M.A. - Baylor University
Dr. Harral is principal of The Harral Group: Specialists in Organizational Effectiveness. Her company provides tailored services in group facilitation, communication effectiveness, management training, and leadership development, and works with organizations and businesses as diverse as computer technology, pharmaceuticals, education, banking, health care, and government. In this capacity, she serves as Executive Director of Leadership Fort Worth. She also is program director of Leadership North Texas.
Dr. Harral formerly was Director of the Center for Productive Communication in the M. J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. During her tenure, the Princeton Review rated her program No. 1 in the nation for three consecutive years in the development of communication skills.
Harral has served both Fort Worth and Jacksonville, Florida, as the cities’ director of training and development.
Harral is the author of Instructor’s Manual: Speaking @ Work, Allyn and Bacon, 2006; Strategies for Interpersonal Communication: Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank (6 editions), Boston: Pearson Education, Inc., 6th ed., 2005; and Communication: Leadership Skills for Women, Birmingham: New Hope, 1994, as well as numerous articles.
In 2000, she was honored as an Outstanding Woman of Fort Worth. She is listed in various Who’s Who publications including Who’s Who in the South, Who’s Who of Women, and Who’s Who in American Education. She was the recipient of the ASTD Distinguished Individual Achievement Award and the Keithley Award for Outstanding Woman in Public Management in North Texas.
Dr. Harral is Past Moderator of the national Coordinating Council of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Past President of the international board of The Community Leadership Association, serves on the board of Mayfest Inc., and is active as past president of the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth Inc. and as Past-Chair of the Board of Deacons of Broadway Baptist Church.
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