Andrea Schlaerth, MS
Schlaerth, MS is new adjunct faculty at MSPP, and cofounder and partner at Navigated Breakthrough Consulting Group, an organizational development and behavioral consulting firm. Ms. Schlaerth is an industrial-organizational psychologist with extensive experience in organizational analysis and redesign, project and strategic change management, diverse-audience training, facilitation, leadership development, and process improvement in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Her clients have included the Walt Disney Company, Atmel Corporation, Goodwill Southern California, City of Pasadena, and Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance. Andrea Schlaerth also coordinated the execution of multi-million dollar grants to support maternal and child health at the University of Southern California (USC) University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles; and in the Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Recently, Ms. Schlaerth published her research on constructive conflict management, emotional intelligence, and leadership in a special issue of Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, which was presented at the 30th International Congress of Psychology Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. Her research interest is in positive organizational psychology, focusing on the dynamics of organizational culture and climate, leadership, and conflict management. Ms. Schlaerth is currently writing a book chapter for the Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second Edition on the topic of constructive management and resolution of conflict. Andrea Schlaerth holds a BA in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University, and an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University, where she will also complete her PhD at the California School of Professional Psychology in Spring 2014. Ms. Schlaerth and her husband reside in Redondo Beach, California and have three boys.