Skills

Skills

Program abd Curriculum Development Skills

Business2Business Development Skills

Marketing Skills

Creation of Learning Organization

Listening and Trust Building Skills

Team Building Skills

Responsible for team building within direct reports of between 4 and 10, division reports of approximately 50 and organizational reports of 350 staff.

Fiscal Management & Budgeting Skills

Responsible for budget in excess of $23M, experience with grants, private and public dollars.

Organizational Leadership Skills

Expereince in leading organization with full-time staff size in excess of  150, and part-time staff in excess of 200.

Fund Raising Skills

Extensive experience in feasibility study processes, capital planning and fundraising.

Strategic Planning Skills

Experience in vision, mission, and goal setting and implementing organizational action to achieve the same.

Facilitation Skills

Skilled in working with groups using group processes and facilitation tools.

Change Agent

Implemented significant organizational change in programs, operations, and services with organizational wide impact.

Solutions Engineering

Excellent in working within organizations to identify and provide solutions to resolve issues of change and concern. 

Oral and Presentation Skills

Numerous speaking engagements, formal board presentations, state and national association presentations.

Writing Skills

Excellent written communication skills providing written reports and recommendations to serior leadership.  Experience writing news articles, marketing materials, web content, annual reports, etc.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Executive Director

Ranch Hands

A non-profit organization partnering with business and industry to provide a training platform for college, high school, and corporate clubs with all of the tools necessary to teach their members a means of raising the bar on effectiveness and organization.  Outstanding clubs and organizations such as Interact, KEY club, DECA, FBLA, Choir, Band, Student Government, sports teams, etc. all benefit from the Ranch Hands system.  The system is based on four founding philosophies, The Four Keys:  The Farmer Way, The Cowboy Code, The Five Lies, and The Five Truths.  Utilizing these four key philosophies Ranch Hands passes on age old lessons that allow club members improve their work ethic, become more organized, more effective, and learn how to be "statesman" citizens.

Oct 2009 - Present

President/CEO/Owner

LeadInc.

President/CEO/Owner helping companies/agencies with implementing servant leadership, strategic planning, marketing, organizational learning, change, and "cat herding" to positively impact the bottom-line.

May 2009 - Present

Senior Consultant

The Clements Group

Selling and providing consultation, guidance and training for two-year colleges’ Governing and Foundation Boards, Presidents and Chief Development Officers on strategic visioning, planning, capital finance planning, campaign feasibility studies, conducting major gifts campaigns, gift planning, prospect research, foundation board organization development and training, workforce skills assessment, and resource development.

May 2007 - Apr 2009

COO & Senior Consultant

The Clements Group

Lead support staff and marketing efforts while developing & managing a $3.5m budget. Also engaged in the development and delivery of seminar curriculum, the develop of a recruitment service, and managing and delivering products and services for up to five client organizations at a time. Selling and providing consultation, guidance and training for two-year colleges’ Governing and Foundation Boards, Presidents and Chief Development Officers on strategic visioning, planning, capital finance planning, campaign feasibility studies, conducting major gifts campaigns, gift planning, prospect research, foundation board organization development and training, workforce skills assessment, and resource development.

Aug 2005 - May 2007

Senior Consultant

The Clements Group

Selling and providing consultation, guidance and training for two-year colleges’ Governing and Foundation Boards, Presidents and Chief Development Officers on strategic visioning, planning, capital finance planning, campaign feasibility studies, conducting major gifts campaigns, gift planning, prospect research, foundation board organization development and training, workforce skills assessment, and resource development.

Mar 1990 - Aug 2005

Chair/Consultant/Evaluator/Accreditation Review Council Member at NCA's Higher Learning Commission

North Central Assocation of Colleges & Schools

As requested and when convenient for my major employer took vacation time to serve as a chair, consultant-evaluator, or review council member to provide assessment of institutional self-studies and student academic achievement plans to determine institutional compliance with the accrediting bodies regulations and guidelines providing recommendations relative to accreditation and or improvements yet required.

Aug 1996 - Aug 2005

President

Barton County Community College

CEO of a comprehensive community college with a faculty in excess of 105, an annual budget of $23,000,000, reporting to a locally elected board of trustees. Provided direction and leadership for essentially a small conglomerate - which provided housing, food service, retail sales, product and service development, marketing, planning, physical plant development, etc. Orchestrated numerous private gifts to the College and its Foundation from a relatively small population and limited geographical region - in excess of $3,275,000 and federal grants in excess of $6,000,000

May 1996 - Aug 1996

Interim President

John Wood Community College

CEO of a comprehensive community college with a faculty in excess of 65, an annual budget of $12,000,000, reporting to a locally elected board of trustees, until such time as I assumed the presidency of Barton.

Aug 1988 - Aug 1996

Dean of Instruction/CAO

John Wood Community College

Chief Instructional Officer providing academic leadership for a progressive, innovative faculty (in excess of 65 full-time and in excess of 150 part-time) and curriculum.  Responsible for Faculty recruitment, development, and evaluation, as well as the development of new programs, planning, budgeting, etc.  Accomplished significant new service and program development, facility planning.

Education

Education
Jan 2010 - Jan 2010

Certificate

Dale CarnegieCertificate
Aug 1992 - Aug 1992

Certificate

Executive Leadership Institute

Intensive week-long institute on leadership.

Jul 1991 - Jul 1991

Certificate

American Association of Community and Junior Colleges

Intensive week-long institute on leadership.

Aug 1984 - May 1988

Ed.D.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jun 1981 - Jun 1981

Certificate

Harvard University

Intensive week long Institute on leadership and lifelong learning. 

Jun 1976 - Jun 1977

M.R.Ed.

Brigham Young University
Aug 1971 - May 1976

B.S.

Brigham Young University

Summary

As a provider of moral, ethical selfless leadership Veldon Law is skilled in organizational learning, organizational change, strategic planning, “cat herding,” marketing and quality improvement. He has served as president and CEO of four organizations and the COO of two others. Though he has a doctorate degree he doesn't focus too much on theory, rather has a practical approach to balancing servant leadership within the context of Hershey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership model. Through planning and engagement he has successfully charted the course of change and learning in the organizations with which he has associated. In these organizations he has devoted himself to serving the needs of clients and organizational members, developing and facilitating their personal and professional growth while achieving significant growth and objectives to fulfill organizational mission.

Interest

Leadership, especially Servant Leadership; Change; Learning Organizations; Marketing; Harley Riding, Photography; and Outdoor Activities.

Objective

I'm interested in continuing to help organizations through "solution engineering" where I can make a significant and positive difference in the life of the organization and in the lives of the individuals with whom I have the pleasure of leading and working.