Walker Waite, C.J.
C.J. Walker Waite
- Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Primary Field of Organizational Behavior and Development, with Supporting Fields of Strategic Innovation and Entrepreneurship), George Washington University
- Master of Business Administration (emphasis in international business), George Washington University
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Global Studies, Pacific Luthern University
- Project Management Professional Certification, Project Management Institute (PMI)
Dr. Walker Waite’s current consulting initiative is in transformational project leadership, focusing on organizational change with expertise in strategy & leadership. She says the keys to sustaining the organization are innovation, integrity and connection, observing that an effective leader understands the value of tools, but focuses on judgment and experience to manage outcomes and customer expectations.
Focused on leading business enhancements to increase productivity, efficiencies, and overall improvement to bottom line performance, Walker Waite’s past experience includes work with IBM’s Global Services/Business Consulting unit and several other consulting organizations. She led, managed, directed and mentored top caliber project teams of 2-30 FTE with $3+ million budgets and 3+ year durations.
Walker Waite currently serves on PMI’s Global Accreditation Center board of directors, and most recently served on PMI’s Board of Directors in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Walker Waite has been an author and featured speaker at many PMI Annual Symposiums since 1995, at the American Management Association Executive Forum and the Academy of Management Annual Seminar. In addition, Walker Waite was part of the PMI Leadership Institute Inaugural Class of 2002 and was on PMI’s Washington, DC Chapter board for over 12 years, serving as the President from 2001-2002 and the Regional Advocate for Region 5 (2002-2003).
Walker Waite is married and lives in both Seattle, WA, and Sacramento, CA. Her philosophy about learning at a distance is that it allows students more interaction with individuals from different walks of life, industries, cultures, and countries, a key experience in the practical application of project management. She emphasizes the importance of timely and proactive