Dr. Sandra Hayes is an adult learning and leadership expert with a background in organizational psychology and collaborative conflict negotiation. She has designed and facilitated hundreds of programs for clients that include the United Nations, UNICEF, Reuters, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson as well as a host of other profit and nonprofit organizations. Since 1998, she has taught several graduate-level courses. At Teachers College, Columbia University, she has taught Collaborative Negotiation and Mediation. Also at Teachers College, for aspiring principals, she has taught a pro seminar in leadership and action research. She also teaches Adult Program Development to adult learning and leadership doctoral students at Columbia. At Fairleigh Dickenson University, she has taught Collaborative Negotiation and Organizational Communications. As a Leadership Development Consultant and Senior Fellow at New York University, Wagner Graduate School, Research Center for Leadership in Action, Dr. Hayes facilitated collaborative inquiries to foster learning with Ford Foundation Leadership for a Changing World awardees— nonprofit executive directors from different regions of the United States and the Caribbean negotiating diverse backgrounds and interests to study and take actions on complex issues such as those that arise from the intersection of human rights and environmental sustainability. Dr. Hayes is a chapter co-author of Collaborative Inquiry in Action: Transformative Learning through Co-Inquiry “Transformative Learning in Action: Handbook of Practice (2009) and is issue co-editor and chapter author of Arts and Societal Learning: Transforming Communities Socially, Politically, and Culturally, New Directions for Adult & Continuing Education, December 2007. In 2008, Dr. Hayes presented Beyond Leader Development: Exploring the use of co-inquiry methodologies for leadership development International Leadership Association conference, Los Angeles, CA. At the Society for Organizational Learning, Global Forum 2005, Vienna, Austria, Dr. Hayes designed and led a session entitled: Increasing Competence Facilitating Strategic Learning Through Inquiry. Her certification in the application of the WholeBrain Creativity Assessment (NBI), a neuroscience-based instrument, as well as her research experience in adult cognitive development informs Dr. Hayes’s work with individuals, teams and organizations. She is also a certified facilitator of “The Human Element”—a human relations seminar that focuses on the underlying causes of behavior that can block successful conflict resolution and performance.