Dr. Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Ryle currently teaches in the Organizational Psychology programs at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Fresno. She also teaches in the American Humanics Program at California State University, Fresno. She has presented to delegations from Belarus, Kostromos and Vladivostok, Russia on behalf of the Community Connections Program, CSUF, and has facilitated nationally for the National Association for Community Mediation and the Health Education Council. Dr. Ryle served as City Clerk for the City of Fresno for 28 of her 32 years with the City and coordinated the City’s Human Resource and Organizational Development Program.
Dr. Ryle owns Ryle Resources/Empowerment Strategies, offering individual and organizational facilitation and consultation. Known nationally for her training, facilitation, seminars and workshops, Dr. Ryle offers organizational intervention on a wide variety of topics, focusing on collaboration, communications, motivation, conflict resolution, and strategic planning. She is dedicated to assisting individuals to realize and fulfill their potential, and to assisting organizations in capacity building and strategic planning to effectively meet their goals and objectives. Her book, All I Want Is A Little Peace is distributed internationally and in use by crisis interventions teams of World Vision in South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Ryle participated in an event held in Fresno in March called Preparing People to Participate. It was a continuation of a large scale event held in Fresno last November where Peter Block and John McKnight presented their book, Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods with over 800 people in attendance. It was developed and coordinated by Keith Bergthold, a graduate of the Fresno Organizational Behavior master’s program, and the Friday event was a continuation by a small group of Delegation Leaders who participated in the November event. Dr. Paul Pierce, adjunct faculty in the CSPP Fresno Organizational Psychology program, was the facilitator for the event and Dr. Toni Knott, Associate Professor in the CSPP Fresno Organizational Psychology program, presented. This was a great event for the Organizational Psychology program and the Fresno campus community.