Mike is Create-Learning
About Michael Cardus
Michael founded Create-Learning, a Buffalo NY-based learning and consulting firm that provides experiential development to create great experiences for improved performance and lasting memories. He facilitates, educates, and speaks with groups in a variety of settings including Fortune 500 Companies, small businesses, universities and classrooms. Best known for his high energy and creativity, Mike has facilitated groups from as small as two to as many as three thousand.
Mike’s knowledge spans team building, team development, leadership development, creativity, and organizational process management; he holds a Green Belt in Six Sigma. He combines a unique mix of experience, theory, creativity and organizational psychology to ensure his presentations are hands on, fully involving and educationally powerful. Mike’s practice focuses on developing accountability and collaboration amongst and within teams, and on leadership development.
By focusing on the strengths and similarities that people on teams already possess, teams begin to view their sameness as opposed to their differences. When teams see sameness and learn to value differences as points of strength, then information starts to be shared and team accountability comes into being. The end result of these processes is increased retention of team members, increased team member satisfaction and increased profit.
Mike has certifications and experience in the following:
- Six Sigma: Green Belt
- Leadership and Team Development
- Creative Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- High and Low Ropes: Challenge Course Management and Facilitation
- Thesis Research: Global communication in a flattening world, organizational skills needed to create global work teams
- Teachable Moments: Advanced Facilitation
- Advanced Facilitation for Experiential Educators
- Challenge Course Adaptation for Corporate Clients