Mr. Markert is an engineer, professional facilitator, consultant for business process enhancement methodologies. He has 30 years of public sector engineering management and civil engineering design experience involving all aspects of facility design, planning, engineering management, as well as organization leadership, process streamlining, business process redesign and quality improvement.
Present – The Partnering Facilitator / KALMAR Consulting - Professional Group Process Facilitator for clients in all areas of Construction, Business & team Partnering, Process Improvement, Process Mapping, and Creative Problem Solving. Facilitates all group processes. Specializing in Construction Project Partnering.
PAST – Cavitronix Corporation – Chief Engineer. Inventor and Founder of a start-up manufacturing firm for water-in-oil emulsion generation for boilers, furnaces and engines.
PAST – Dynamic Leadership Consulting Group, Inc: Founder and Construction Project Partnering Facilitator - Consulted and facilitated for clients in all areas of business & process improvement and innovation for public and private organizations. Personally facilitated & trained facilitators.
PAST – MTI and Charles Markert & Associates: Senior Consultant and Partnering Facilitator for: Construction Partnering, Strategic Planning, Reengineering, Innovation & and a wide variety of other venues needing professional, neutral facilitation.
PAST – U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Served 30 years consecutively in the positions of Civil Engineer, Branch Head and Director of Engineering Systems Division, and Director of Planning and Engineering Operations in the Engineering & Design Division of NAVFAC headquarters - Provided design, management, leadership & process improvement to planning and engineering policies, processes and methodologies for acquiring Navy facilities worldwide. Led teams that made improvements in quality & productivity to facility/infrastructure planning & design.
A. PARTNERING (PROJECT AND ENTERPRISE) FACILITATOR
Charles Markert has extensive experience in leading organizations through the partnering process. He has facilitated construction project partnering and enterprise partnering for organizations and their contractors where they created teams with mutual vision, goals, guiding principles, as well as issue resolution, problem-solving and team evaluation processes. He has co-authored a book on Partnering published by the American Bar Association in 1999.
Delivered Lectures & Speeches on Partnering
Co-Author: “Partnering In Construction: A Practical Guide To Project Success” by Carr, Markert, et al, 1999 by the American Bar Association.
B. FACILITATOR FOR RE-ENGINEERING / BUSINESS PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING
This experience has been on improving processes in which people work, as well as the design and improvement of automated processes. He was the lead facilitator for a Navy team to redesign a poorly functioning sailor ‘detailing’ process where they designed an innovative dual Agent system for sailors to have their preference automatically matched to the fleet’s need for sailors with specific knowledge, skills and abilities. He was also the lead facilitator on an extensive project to develop an IT enterprise system to maintain Maritime Administration’s Ready Reserve Force of Navy ships nation-wide. He was the lead facilitator on several multi-session BPR projects to create, redesign and/or consolidate a variety of other systems.
C. FACILITATOR FOR BOTTOM LINE INNOVATION WORKSHOPS
Markert is a certified Bottom Line Innovation (BLI) Consultant and uses the process to creatively solve problems encountered in BPR projects. The technique is based on going beyond brainstorming into Pattern Breaking in order to generate unexpected and innovative solution needed in moving from the As-Is to the To-Be.
D. FACILITATOR FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
His background as a user of computers since 1970 and the manager of the Engineering Systems Branch and Director of the Engineering Systems Division has served him well in his role as a facilitator. He can speak the language of IT well enough to understand meaning and intent of managers and IT experts. He recognizes miscommunications and helps to clarify true intent without having to be the IT expert.
E. FACILITATOR FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING
He has conducted strategic planning events as the Lead as well as in support of other facilitators. He uses many of the same activities in partnering sessions where strategic planning elements are a large part of the partnering process.
F. FACILITATOR FOR SPECIAL ISSUE SUMMITS
He uses a variety of facilitation techniques to help groups / teams of experts come together and contribute the wisdom and knowledge for the greater good of their community or to arrive at solution / positions relative to the issue at hand.
G. FACILITATOR FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT
In 1989 he served as the lead internal facilitator on multiple Quality management Boards and Process Action Teams for the Navy (NAVFAC). He also trained everyone in NAVFAC Headquarters and Camp David in Total Quality Management.
Delivered Lectures & Speeches on Quality