With more than 17 years of experience as a manager, designer and facilitator, Davida has worked with thousands of leaders across many industries and sectors including automotive, consumer goods, entertainment, government, healthcare, insurance, nonprofit and telecommunications. Davida joined the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) in 1994 after a successful career in broadcast journalism with top television news organizations throughout the southeastern United States. Along with facilitation and executive coaching duties, she’s held a broad range of leadership roles in campus operations, program management and product development. Early in her career with CCL, Davida served as Worldwide Director of the Center’s flagship the Leadership Development Program (LDP)®. Then, Davida advanced to manage CCL’s largest campus as Campus Director for the Greensboro, North Carolina location. For over 10 years, Davida has served as program manager, design lead and facilitator for a yearlong multi-session initiative for emerging senior executives at the nonprofit health system Catholic Health Partners (CHP). The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) recognized that work by awarding two Excellence in Practice Awards to CHP and CCL.
With deep expertise in learning design, executive education and program development, Davida has been involved in some aspect of the design process for all of CCL’s core Open Enrollment offerings. She also played a key role in establishing CCL’s first Design Center which eventually evolved into the Global Product Development Group (GPD). Davida currently manages two groups in GPD: Programs and Services Design and Library Services, which are responsible for the design, prototyping and development of programs and services, and knowledge management. Davida is a virtual leader, telecommuting from her home in Middle Tennessee near Nashville.
Davida holds a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in counseling from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Davida is the co-author of the the CCL Guidebook Managing Conflict with Your Boss (2000) and authored the chapter “Getting a Grip on Conflict” in The CCL Guide to Leadership in Action: How Managers and Organizations Can Improve the Practice of Leadership (2004). Davida recently served on the community advisory board of a center for women’s health research in Nashville.