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    "Dave Gerber Falls into the top 1% of all speakers I have ever seen. I was so impressed with Dave’s performance and process that I was delighted to join his efforts on the advisory board"
    -- Dave Maurer, PMP, VP, Axiom Resource Management
    " The team got a lot out of the training. We will look for opportunities to bring your training to more of our organization in the future!”
    -- Michael D. Simms, P.E. | SAIC
    Vice President Operations | Infrastructure, Logistics and Product Solutions Group
    "Everyone I talked to remarked on how engaging you two were…made for a good learning experience. Thanks again! "
    -- Laura M. Obloy | SAIC
    Program Manager/Vice President | Infrastructure, Logistics, and Product Solutions Group
    "Within any organization, conflict is present in a variety of ways. Whether the conflict is positive or negative most people are uncomfortable handling on their own. Without question, Synergy Development & Training has developed programs and useful tools that have helped us make an immediate impact to make conflict a productive interaction between individuals. Each year they have consistently delivered innovative, passionate, and actionable skills that support our drive toward excellence and help our staff members develop competencies throughout the organization. Managers and employees leave each class energized and viewing conflict more as an opportunity to minimize concerns and less as an excuse or risk to avoid something. I offer my highest recommendation for Synergy Development and Training to develop and deliver your Conflict Resolution coursework!"
    -- Lee Corbett, Manager, Performance and Development
    Novo Nordisk
    "Best presentation and training in 39 years of civil service!"
    -- Remaining Anonymous, Colonel in the US Air Force
    "Dave Gerber’s passionate delivery and relevant information resonated with me, as it did for nearly 100 others in attendance at his recent “On Fire Leadership” seminar at the Washington DC PMI Chapter. His high energy, effective and memorable use of humor and certainly, the exceptional content of his presentation made for a most impressive training experience. He understands the world of work, and more specifically, the world of project management. His integration of fresh approaches to success within the context of projects will prove most useful to me immediately and in the future. I was so impressed with our training day that I am looking forward to hiring Dave for two events of my own in 2009!"
    -- Sandi Redman, Project Manager, NTCA

    "Dave Gerber is a dynamic, energetic speaker with a valuable message to share. I recommend him to any organization that is interested in maximizing teamwork and minimizing conflict."

    -- Ron Taylor, Principal, The Ron Taylor Group

    "I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for your flexibility in working at Mt. Storm Power Station for Dominion. Several people commented on how good your presentation was in content and delivery and we plan on mentioning it in our quarterly state wide newsletter. Also, I really enjoyed your book. Please keep in touch! Thanks again!"

    -- Steve Blaisdell, Chemist 2, Project Manager for the Diversity Day
    Mt. Storm Power Station Dominion
    "I selected Dave Gerber to be the keynote speaker at the opening general session of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2007 State League Staff Workshop, which is an annual 2 1/2 day program sponsored by NLC for the staffs of state municipal leagues around the country. I am glad that I asked Dave to be the keynote because he was passionate and engaging and did a very good job of connecting with the audience. I received a lot of positive feedback onsite about Dave's presentation, with several meeting attendees telling me that he knew his subject well, and that they learned a lot about team building and conflict resolution. I would recommend Dave Gerber to any organization!"
    -- Scott A. Morris, Manager of State League Programs
    Center for Member Programs, National League of Cities
    "I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your team for an excellent learning experience. The Leadership training was comprehensive and interactive and accomplished the goals and needs of our managers. We received positive feedback and compliments of the professionalism and knowledge of the facilitators from several of the participants. Thanks again for all your support to helping us achieve our goal of a high performing organization. All the best!"
    -- Director, Human Resources
    "We believe our benefits are the direct result of Dave's passion for education and training and sincere interest in student and success of the project. He has shown us to be uniquely insightful, flexible and committed to our success. To that end, we will continue to utilize Dave for future projects aimed to increase revenue and productivity, improve communication, and reduce our chance of loss and potential lawsuits!"
    -- Don Beyer, Owner and President , Don Beyer Automotive Group
    "I just want to say that I enjoyed your presentation on conflict earlier this week. I might use an example or 2 from you when I have to present at my conference. It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you for your insights!"
    -- PM / Security Education & Training
    "Synergy Development & Training, LLC created and delivered customized curriculum and training that helped our division implement new definitions for Team, Teamwork and Core Values. As a result of Synergy's work we now have the opportunity to reduce and resolve conflict in the workplace which we believe will increase productivity and improve customer service!"
    -- Terry Bellamy, Bureau Chief, Dept. of Public Works for Arlington, Virginia
    "Dave Gerber exceeded my expectations from start to finish. Our packed conference had 110 professionals that were fully engaged, in appreciation of valuable training and entertained for the 4 hours he spoke. Dave is one of the best presenters and trainers I have seen in my 44+ year experience in the industry, with conference attendance and, as a board member. Not only can he present extremely well, his content knowledge is extensive and his passion seemed unlimited. Dave would be a great asset to any conference, convention, workshop or training seminar!"
    -- Fred Klein, President, TRI STATE ASHI
    "Thank you very much for your great efforts over the past month. The motivational presentation was great. The feedback from the team, including our top senior management was very positive. I was pleased that the CEO and the International Coordinator visiting from Italy were very positive. I greatly appreciated your help and the presentation itself!"
    -- Matt Showan, Marketing Manager, Maccaferri
    "Dave Gerber immediately made an impression on our staff. His motivational style and ability to simplify internal conflict within business development was impressive, effective and original!"
    -- Chris Waddell, CFP, Division Manager of Waddell and Reed
    "I hired Dave for the position specifically because of my confidence in his ability to design and deliver successful programs!"
    -- Joseph Roy, High School Principal, Springfield Township School District in Pennsylvania
    "Dave's strong basis in knowing the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of personalities, moods, motivations, ethnicities, cultures, intellectual capacities, and life experiences allowed him to create and present a powerfully important program. Dave has so much to offer and I would strongly encourage any school or business leader to engage his unique abilities and human presence in the effort to build better work--and better-working--communities!"
    -- Ed Molush, Master Teacher, Cheltenham School District in Pennsylvania
    "Not only is Mr. Gerber very knowledgeable about his content areas, he establishes excellent rapport with participants. His motivational, positive style encourages others, ideas and strategies that have immediate application. Dave brings more energy and life into his work than any other instructor I have ever experienced!"
    -- Joyce Ness, Director of Continuing Professional Education, MCIU , 2004
    "Dave's particular areas of strength are in program planning and development, education, outreach and counseling. He presents well, is articulate, has a good sense of humor and listens. David is highly successful at facilitating discussions with both small discussion groups of five to ten participants, classroom groups of up to forty people, and at the professional conferences with one to two hundred workshop participants!"
    -- Dr. Robert Heasley, Professor Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    "Thanks to Synergy Development & Training's original presentation on Sportsmanship, Sports Conflict and Sport Parenting, our branch of the YMCA can now focus on developing long-term programs to improve the overall performance level of student-athletes, parents and coaches. Thank you!"
    -- John Chung, Sports Director of the Greater Washington YMCA, Reston Branch
    “Awareness and education are two excellent ways to help you eliminate or control loss exposures. Having met personally with Dave, it is clear to see that he has a passion and enthusiasm concerning the development and training of personnel with regard to workplace conflict!”
    -- Robert Tolson, Harris Insurance Agency
    "Dave Gerber is, without reservation, the best volunteer staff member our organization has ever had. His combination of character, skills and dedication has proven to me that he would be a valuable asset to any employer or program!"
    -- Miles Davis, Director of New York Group Homes
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