About

Mitch Owen is a widely published management consultant and executive coach. His passion is developing people, teams and public and private organizations to achieve organizational success.

He specializes in strategic planning, leadership development and executive coaching.

His company, Mitchen, Inc. (Mitchen) offers research-based solutions for assessment, group facilitation, conflict management, succession planning, identifying and developing leaders, and creating high performance work teams.

Mitchen’s clients include universities, state governments, private companies, and non-profits that want to improve their people and products to the fullest extent. Here’s what they say about working with Mitchen.

Whether you want to make your best better, adapt to changing circumstances or plan for future success, Mitchen offers the skills, track record and creativity to achieve your goal.

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Mitchell B. Owen Ed.D.

3309 Carrack Ct.
Raleigh N.C. 27613
919-414-5860
zozstate2@gmail.com

Summary

Results driven executive whose integrity-based leadership style fosters successful organizational development programs through innovation and collaboration. Proven record of designing and delivering outcome-oriented systems that strengthens talent development and organizational effectiveness in both the corporate and public arenas. Established record of excellence in facilitation and instruction. Experienced change-agent and boundary-spanner.

Experience

Mitchen Incorporated:
A Leadership and Organization Development Company

Owner and Chief Operating Officer (1993 – present)

  • Delivers results driven leadership and management development programs.
  • Provides executive coaching at the senior level for both corporate and private sector.
  • Boundary Spanner serving scientific, medical, manufacturing, distribution, research, service, and other sectors. Implements successful change management programs for leading public universities and companies.
  • Distinguished list of clients include: NB Handy Company, Volvo Car Finance Inc, United Auto Workers, General Motors, Delphi, City of Raleigh, Primewood Inc., Ogleybay National Training Center, Conservation Trust of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, University of California, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, The Ohio State University, and University of Tennessee.

North Carolina Department of Public Safety:
Deputy Director for Organizational Development and Performance (2013 – 2015)

  • Lead organizational development and performance management functions for recently consolidate 26000+ employee state agency.
  • Implemented agency-wide Orientation and On-Boarding system for agency ensuring ownership throughout division leadership despite significant silo-issues.
  • Implemented agency-wide Learning Management and Policy Acknowledgement System within three months of employment to drive new efficiencies in learning and policy management.
  • Initiated strategy to implement synchronous and asynchronous eLearning systems.
  • Implemented re-envisioning process for agency-wide performance management system with linkage of individual performance to agency strategic planning goals with target implementation at twelve months.
  • Redesigned of Organizational Development Function to ensure effective goal achievement.

North Carolina Department of Administration
Organizational Development Specialist and Training Manager
(2010 to 2013)

  • Lead organizational development and performance management functions for 700+ employee state agency.
  • Implemented performance management system linking individual performance to agency strategic planning goals in less than 18 months.
  • Designed and facilitated a leadership development program for supervisors, managers, and senior leaders.
  • Completed a workforce analysis and succession planning overview for the agency.
  • Implemented new wellness programs designed to address rising health insurance costs.

North Carolina State University:
Director, Personal & Organizational Development (2006 to 2010)

  • Led organizational development function for 800+ employee and 100,000+ volunteer organization.
  • Drove succession planning system and developed internal leadership development programs.
  • Designed and facilitated strategic planning for significant list of internal and external clients.
  • Led Program Leadership Council: multi-university executive team representing 28 southern universities.
  • Developed innovative programs to address new faculty retention, promotion, and on-boarding concerns.
  • Recognized as a national leader in the field of leadership and organizational development.
  • Co-designed the national Food System Leadership Institute and continues to serve as teaching faculty.
  • Published 67 articles for peer reviewed journals, conferences, and organizations. Vita available upon request.
  • Enhanced organizational effectiveness through retention and leadership development evaluation studies.

Innovation and Organization Development Leader, Personal & Organizational Development (2000 to 2006)

  • Envisioned, designed, and managed the online learning management & evaluation system.
  • Designed and facilitated the NCSU Chancellor’s Retreat and other “high stakes” events.
  • Taught graduate courses in educational program development and supervision.
  • Drove Land Grant Universities to adopt collaborative online learning content standards.
  • Conducted competency study of managers and created proficiency assessments for coaching “high potentials.”
  • Created and delivered cultural agility programs for both domestic and international audiences.
  • Coordinated large organizational and multi–agency conferences and change initiatives.
  • Developed and implemented several executive development programs at the state and national level.
  • Designed and delivered strategic and market planning for both internal and external organizational units.
  • Received grants and contracts totaling over $1,600,000.
  • Designed and delivered continuous quality improvement facilitation certification program.

Specialist, CALS Information Technology (1988 to 2000)

  • Achieved record adoption rates for organizational-wide technology implementation.
  • Served as College liaison to Administrative Computing for PeopleSoft 1999-2000 implementation.
  • Achieved adoption rates from training program that led the nation for email and Internet use.
  • Envisioned and led a national project ranked among the first of online courses taught via the Internet.
  • Recognized as a national expert in change management and adoption of technology.

Education

  • North Carolina State University, Ed.D., Adult Education (Training and Development). May, 1999.
  • Clemson University, M.Ag., Mech. and Business, Minor in Agric. Economics. December, 1983.
  • Clemson University, Bachelor of Science, Plant Science, Minor in Business. May 1982.

Honors

  • Sigma Iota Rho: Inducted into the national honor society for International Studies, 2001
  • State Award of Visionary Leadership: Epsilon Sigma Phi, National Honorary Extension Fraternity, XI, 1998.
  • Outstanding Service Award: North Carolina State University Supervisors’ Management School, 1997.
  • National Gold Award for Information Technology: ACE, 1995.
  • Extension Agent Award of Excellence: RJR Nabisco Inc. & North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, 1987.
  • Best Paper: SAEA Meeting, 1984.
  • Services to Youth Award: Clemson University Y.M.C.A. 1979.

Certifications

  • North Carolina Quality Awards of Excellence Examiner, 2005
  • Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory, 2004
  • CPI-260 Coaching Report for Leaders, 2003
  • Cultural Orientations Inventory, September, 2002.
  • Leader Behavior Analysis II Questionnaire, KenBlanchard Company, 2002.
  • Strength Deployment Inventory Certification, 2000.
  • Institute on Community-Based Programming, Acad. for Comm. College Leadership Advan., Innov., & Modeling, 1996.
  • Leadership Development Institute for Quality, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, 1995.
  • North Carolina State University Certified Continuous Quality Improvement Facilitator, 1994.
  • Human Patterns Certification, 1994.
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certification, 1993.
  • Firo-B Certification, 1993.
  • Leadership Development Institute for Extension Specialists, North Carolina State University, 1993.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Atlanta Council Member, 2020-Present.
  • Southern Region Extension Program Leadership Committee Member 2005-2010, Chair, 2009.
  • Oglebay National Training Center, Supervisors Management School, Faculty, 1993-2010.
  • Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Council 2006-2010.
  • Journal of Extension Institutional Representative, 2002-2009.
  • National Extension Professional Development Steering Committee, 2007-2009.
  • Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, Reviewer for Scholarly Manuscripts, 2001-2005.
  • Southern Region Extension Program and Staff Development Committee Member 2001-2009, Chair, 2003-2004.
  • Association of Leadership Educators Conference, Program Chair and Administrator of the Call for Papers, 2004.
  • Curriculum Leader and Faculty-Phillip Morris Agricultural Leadership Institute, 2002-2004.
  • North Carolina State University, Pathways Leadership Development Advisory Board, 2002-2004.
  • Southern Region, Cooperative Extension Curriculum Project, Learning Descriptions Working Group, Chair, 2002.
  • Southern Region, E-extension Working Group, 2002.
  • Agricultural Telecommunications Program, USDA, Grant Proposal Reviewer, 2000.
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi, XI Chapter, Co-Annalist, 1994, Annalist, 1995, Board 1996, National Committee 1994-1995.
  • Study Task Force Member, North Carolina Public School Forum, 1993, 1994.

Published Works

Research Reports

Owen, M. (2020). Leading Higher Education Post-COVID: Opportunities, Challenges and Capabilities for Leadership in an Altered World. Mitchen Inc, Raleigh NC.
https://mitchen.net/leading-higher-education-post-covid

Media

Managing Difficult Conversations – Part 1. Bill Marianes Interview of Dr. Mitch Owen on Ancient Faith Radio, April 7, 2021. https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/stewardshipcalling/managing_difficult_conversations

Managing Difficult Conversations – Part 2. Bill Marianes Interview of Dr. Mitch Owen on Ancient Faith Radio, May 5, 2021. https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/stewardshipcalling/managing_difficult_conversations_part_2

Leadership Toolbox: Elusive Leadership. Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith Interview of Dr. Mitch Owen on Apple Podcast “A Different Kind of Leader”, March 19, 2020. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/leadership-toolbox-elusive-team-leadership-mitch-owen/id1498839159?i=1000468939511

Servant Leadership and Change Management. Bill Marianes Interview of Dr. Mitch Owen on Ancient Faith Radio, June 5, 2019. https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/stewardshipcalling/servant_leadership_and_change_management

Refereed Papers

Franz, N., Owen, M. and Stovall, C. (2011). The Value of Extension Leadership Networks: Enhancing Organizational and Personal Effectiveness. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Jayaratne, K. S. U., Owen, M.B., and Jones D. (2010) Evaluation of a Leadership Education Program for Outcomes and Improvement. Journal of Leadership Educationhttp://www.fhsu.edu/jole/

Safrit, R.D., & Owen, M. (2010). A conceptual model for retaining county Extension program professionals. The Journal of Extension.

Safrit, R.D., Owen, M., Gliem, R., Gliem, J., & Sykes, W. (2009, May). A quantitative study of retention of North Carolina Cooperative Extension (NCCE) county program professionals. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Agricultural and Extension Education Research, Louisville, KY.

Safrit, R.D., Owen, M., Sykes, W., Gliem, J., & Gliem, R. (2009, October). A quantitative study of turnover and retention of North Carolina 4-H agents. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, Rochester, NY.

Safrit, R. D., Owen, M. (2009). A conceptual model for retaining high-performance county extension agents. Proceedings of the 19th European Seminar on Extension Education, Assisi, Perugia, Italy.

Owen, M. B. (2004). Defining Key Sub-Competencies for Administrative County Leaders. Journal of Extension, 42 (2), Available on online: http://www.joe.org/joe/2004april/rb3.shtml

Owen, M. (2003). Cooperative Extension Curriculum Project: A Southern Land Grant Initiative: A Multi-State Shared E-Learning System for Extension Workers. Galaxy II Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Owen, M. & Liles, R. (2003). Building Cross-Cultural Effective Leaders. Association of Leadership Educators, Annual Meeting, Anchorage, AK.

Owen, M. Owen, M. (2003) Cooperative Extension Curriculum Project. UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, Greensboro, N.C.

Owen, M. (2002) Choosing Technology Mediated Approaches to Instruction. UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, Greensboro, N.C.

Owen, M. & Dorner, J. (2001). E-Teaming, Building a Portal to Multiple Departments/County Centers, Agricultural Communicators in Education/National Technology Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Owen, M., Mustian, D., & Liles, R.T. (2000) Keynote: Integrating ICT into Education Systems: A Criterion-Based Framework for Decision Making, Proceedings of the International Educational Conference: Education and ICT in the New Millennium, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia.

Owen, M. & Liles, R. (2000) How to Introduce Change to a Large Organization: Technology and Organizational Development Case Studies, Proceedings of the Association of Psychological Type South East Regional Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (August)

Owen, M. (2000). Developing Your Teaching Materials for Multiple Purposes and Customers, Paper presented at the National Extension Technology Conference, College Park, Texas. (May)

Owen, M. (2000). Internet Use, Personality and North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Paper presented at the National Extension Technology Conference, College Park, Texas. (May)

Owen, M. & Liles, R. (2000). Factors Related to the Use of Internet; Implications for International Agriculture and Extension Education, Proceedings of the Association For International Agricultural And Extension Education Annual Conference, Arlington, Virginia.

Owen, M. & Liles, R. (2000). Personality Types in NCCE; Implications for International Agricultural and Extension Education, Poster Session presented at the annual meeting of the Association For International Agricultural And Extension Education, Arlington, Virginia.

Owen, M. (2000). A Framework for Choosing Mediated Approaches to Instruction, Proceeding of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Agricultural Communication Section, Lexington, Ky. Available Online: http://agnews.tamu.edu/saas/

Owen, M. & Kimsey H.R. (1999). ApostaNet Partnerships National Extension, Paper Presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Owen, M. & Liles, R.T. (1999). Relationship of MBTI and Use of Internet by Educators, Proceedings of the Association of Psychological Type, International Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, 65-70.

Owen, M. (1999). Factors Related to the Use of Internet by North Carolina Cooperative Extension Field Faculty. Dissertation. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M & Liles, R.T. (1998). Factors Contributing to the Use of Internet by Educators, Paper presented at the National Extension Technology Conference, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Owen, M. (1997). Learning/Teaching Styles: You be the Judge, Paper presented at the National Extension Technology Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.

Taricani, E., Gamble, K., Owen, M., Rainey, B., Fredricks, E, Conlin, R., Southard, D., Shaffer, D. (1997). A Collaborative Project Using the Web, Paper presented at the National Extension Technology Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.

Owen, M., Taricani, E., Gamble, K., Rainey, B., Fredricks, E, Conlin, R., Southard, D., Shaffer, D. (1997). Developing a Course on the Web, Paper presented at the National Extension Technology Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.

Dorner, J. & Owen, M. (1997). Using the WWW to Create Multi-County Collaborative Products, Paper presented at the National Extension Technology Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.

Owen, M., et al. (1996). Issues Facing Educators in a Networked World, Paper presented at the National Extension Technology Conference, Atlanta Georgia.

Owen, M. (1996). A WorldWide Web, Systems Thinking, Approach to Educational Program Development, Paper presented at the National Extension Technology Conference, Atlanta Georgia.

Kirby, B. & Owen, M. (1995). Adult Education Goes OnLine, The Agricultural Education Magazine, 67 (11), 8-9.

Owen, M., and Atherton, J. (1995). The Barriers and Driving Forces toward Collaboration with Other State Technology Units, Paper presented at the Agricultural Communicators in Education and National Extension Technology Conference, Vermont.

Owen, M. (1995). Internet Online Course: Teaching via the Net. Proceedings of the Kentucky Department of Adult Education and Literacy and Kentucky Association of Adult and Continuing Education Conference; Taking the Lead in Lifelong Learning, Lexington, Kentucky.

Liles, R. T. & Owen, M. (1993). Self Discovery: Personality Type Temperament Applied to Supervision and Management, Proceedings of the Supervisors Management School, Wheeling, West Virginia.

Owen, M. (1993). Computer Competencies for Extension, Paper presented at the National Extension Technology Conference and Agricultural Communicators in Education Conference, Miami, Florida.

Owen, M. (1993). Trainers Roundtable: Emerging Issues in Technology Education. Paper presented at the National Extension Technology and Agricultural Communicators in Education Conference, Miami, Florida.

Taylor, M., Hoag, D., and Owen, M. (1991). ExCEL Examines Computer Literacy and Use, Journal of Extension, XXIX, 11-12.

Owen, M. (1991). Implementing a Statewide Automation and Messaging System with anEffective Staff Development Plan, Proceedings of the Bull Users Society Fall Conference,Tampa, Florida.

Owen, M. (1991). Complimenting Technology Implementation with a Staff Development Plan, National Extension Technology Conference, Hersey, Pennsylvania.

Herman, G.M. & Owen, M. (1990). Excel: Taking Computer Technology to Consumers and Educators, Paper presented at the American Association of Housing Educators Annual Meeting.

Owen, M., Hoag, D., and Taylor, M. (1990). Excel: Extension Computer Education Laboratory, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computers in Agriculture Extension Programs, Orlando, Florida.

Owen, M., and Garner, T. (1984). Modeling Tractor Traction and Economics for Tillage Operations, Proceedings of the Southeast Region Meeting American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Nashville, Tennessee. [Best Paper]

Owen, M., et al. (1982). Landscaping for Energy Efficiency, Paper presented at the Southern Region American Society of Horticultural Science Annual Convention.

Invited or Refereed Papers - Presentations

Owen. M. (2012). Managing Difficult Conversations with Veracity. Food Systems Leadership Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Owen, M. (2011). Riding the Wave of Change. Keynote: Extension and Outreach Annual Conference, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Owen, M. (2011). CPI 260 and Discovering Your Passions for Leadership. Food Systems Leadership Institute, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

Owen, M. (2011) Elusive Leadership: Building and Sustaining High Performance. Academic Leadership Workshop. North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.

Owen, M. (2009). Level Five Leadership: The five Pillars of Success. Tele-seminar for Food Systems Leadership Institute participants, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

Owen, M. et al. (2009). Report on Identified Issues of the Joint Annual Program Leadership Network Structure. Presented to Association of Extension Administrators and Association of Southern Region Extension Directors. Program Leaders Conference, Orlando, Fla.

Franz N., Owen M., Stovall, C. (2009) Southern Region Program Leader Network: Providing Support and Catalyzing Action. Southern Region ASRED Report. Available online: http:// asred.msstate.edu/directors/issues/issues.html

Owen, M. (2009). Leadership: The Five Pillars of Leading Teams, CALS Graduate Student Retreat, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, NC.

Owen, M. & Addor, M.L. (2009). Understanding Self and Leading Others, CALS Graduate Student Retreat, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, NC.

Jones, D. & Owen M. (2009). Creating a Culture of Sustainability: Building Leaders at All Levels. Extension Committee on Organization and Policy: Leadership Advisory Council Meeting. Charlotte, NC.

Owen, M., Franz N., Stovall, C. (2008). Southern Region Program Leader Network: Benefits and Strengths. Southern Region Program Leadership Council, Atlanta Ga.

Owen. M. (2008). CPI 260 and Discovering Your Passions for Leadership. Food Systems Leadership Institute, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

Owen, M., Franz, N., and Stovall, C. (2008) The Southern Region Program Leader Network: Enhancing Organizational and Personal Effectiveness. Southern Region Program Leadership Council. Atlanta GA.

Owen, M. (2008). Career Development and the Personal and Organizational Development System. New Extension Workers Orientation Conference. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Owen, M. and Stell, E. (2008). Strengthening Teams through transition using FIRO. West Central District. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU. Raleigh NC.

Owen, M. (2008). Strengthening Multi-state Collaborative Efforts around National Core Competencies. National 4-H Institute Think Tank, Washington DC.

Owen, M. (2008). Social Power: Building capacity to influence others and make things happen! LINC; 4-H Program Leadership Development Program. Brunswick County, NC.

Owen, M. (2008). Social Power: Building capacity to influence others and make things happen! State Advisory Council, NCCE State Advisory System, Jacksonville, NC.

Owen, M., Hass, L. & Sykes W. (2008). Understanding Self and Group Work using FIRO. New and Aspiring CED Leadership Institute. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU. Raleigh NC.

Owen, M., Hass, L. & Sykes W. (2008). Ethical Decision Making and Values-based Leadership. New and Aspiring CED Leadership Institute. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU. Raleigh NC.

Owen, M., Hass, L. & Sykes W. (2008). Understanding and Managing Conflict. New and Aspiring CED Leadership Institute. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU. Raleigh NC.

Owen, M., Hass, L. & Sykes W. (2008). Understanding Self using the MBTI and CPI260. New and Aspiring CED Leadership Institute. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU. Raleigh NC.

Owen, M., et al. (2008). Performance Coaching. New and Aspiring CED Leadership Institute. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU. Raleigh NC.

Owen, M., et al. (2008). Leading the Total County Program. New and Aspiring CED Leadership Institute. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU. Raleigh NC.

Hass, L and Owen, M. (2008). Team Drills for Success. New and Aspiring CED Leadership Institute. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU. Raleigh NC.

Stell, E. and Owen, M. (2008). Team Training: Moving from Basics to High Performance. New and Aspiring CED Leadership Institute. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU. Raleigh NC.

Owen, M. and Shaw, D. (2008). Building Strong Networks and Social Networking. New and Aspiring CED Leadership Institute. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU. Raleigh NC.

Owen, M. (2008). County Agents Role in Marketing North Carolina Cooperative Extension. New Extension Workers Orientation Conference. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Owen, M. (2008) Leading Others through Times of Change. The Ohio State University Alpha Zeta Partners Leadership Program. Washington, DC.

Owen, M., Esbenshade, K. and Ort, J. (2008). Proposed Strategic Planning Process for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, NCSU.

Owen, M. (2008). The Five Pillars of Exceptional Teams. Western District. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU. Raleigh NC.

Owen, M. (2008). The Five Pillars of Exceptional Teams. South Central District. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU. Raleigh NC.

Owen, M. and Hoppe, M. (2008). The Center for Creative Leadership: Tour and Leadership Experience. Program Leadership Network Conference: Program and Staff Development Committee, Greensboro, NC.

Owen, M. (2008). The Five Pillars of Exceptional Boards. North Carolina Commodity Leadership Development Program, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture, NCSU. Raleigh NC.

Owen, M. and Poley, J. (2008). Interviews with adult education legends of North Carolina Cooperative Extension. [Video], North Carolina Cooperative Extension in partnership with the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame, College of Agriculture, NCSU. Raleigh NC.

Owen, M. (2008). Leadership Development: An opportunity for both you and your community. North Carolina Agricultural Leadership Program, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Raleigh, NC.

Owen, M. (2008). CPI 260 and Discovering Your Passions for Leadership. Food Systems Leadership Institute, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Owen, M. (2008). Leadership: The Five Pillars of Leading Teams, CALS Graduate Student Retreat, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, NC.

Owen, M. (2008). Understanding Self and Leading Others, CALS Graduate Student Retreat, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, NC.

Owen, M. and Liles R. (2008) Understanding Self, Others and Strengthening Team. NCSU Supervisors Management School. Oglebay, WV.

Owen, M. (2008) Interim Learning Management System. Electronic Management System for Training and Development. Available online: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/xlms/ (restricted access)

Safrit, R.D., & Owen, M. (2007, October). The seven not-so-hidden reasons agents leave Extension. Seminar presented at the 2007 Southern Region Extension Program and Staff Development Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Owen, M. (2007). Social Power: Building capacity to influence others and make things happen! (Keynote). Southern Region Program and Staff Development Conference. Atlanta, Ga.

Owen, M. (2007). Career Development and the Personal and Organizational Development System. New Extension Workers Orientation Conference. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

Owen, M. (2007). Journey to Emerald City: Much of success is about facing ourselves! University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Situational Leadership Development Program. (Invited Presentation). Lexington, Ky.

Owen, M. (2007). Strategic Planning Process and Outcomes. State Advisory Council, North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

Owen, M. (2007). Dean’s Report: Description of Existing Leadership Development Programs. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, NCSU.

Owen, M., et al. (2007). CED Workshop Modules: Managing Conflict Effectively, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU, Raleigh N.C.

Owen, M., et al. (2007). CED Workshop Modules: Building Strong Networks, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU, Raleigh, N.C.

Owen, M (2007) Interim Learning Management System. Electronic Management System for Training and Development. Available online: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/xlms/ (restricted access)

Owen. M. (2007). CPI 260 and Discovering Your Passions for Leadership. Food Systems Leadership Institute, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

Owen. M. (2007) Leadership: The Five Pillars of Leading Teams, CALS Graduate Student Retreat, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, N.C.

Owen. M. (2007).Personal and Organizational Development in NCCE. Southwest District County Extension Administrative Retreat, Newton, N.C.

Owen. M. (2007).Personal and Organizational Development in NCCE. Southeast District County Extension Administrative Retreat, Kenansville, N.C.

Owen. M. (2007).Personal and Organizational Development in NCCE. Northeast District County Extension Administrative Retreat, Winsor, N.C.

Owen. M. (2007).Personal and Organizational Development in NCCE. Western District County Extension Administrative Retreat, Waynesville, N.C.

Owen. M. (2007).Personal and Organizational Development in NCCE. International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame, Raleigh, N.C.

Owen. M. and Liles R. (2007) Understanding Self, Others and Strengthening Team. NCSU Supervisors Management School. Oglebay, W.V.

Owen, M. (2006). Leadership. [Keynote] George Leadership Academy. Little Ocmulgee State Park, McRae, GA

Owen, M. (2006). CPI-260 Coaching Report for Leaders. [Keynote] George Leadership Academy. Little Ocmulgee State Park, McRae, GA

Owen, M. (2006). Leading Change. [Keynote] George Leadership Academy. Little Ocmulgee State Park, McRae, GA

Owen, M. (2006). Implementing Your Personal Vision. [Keynote] George Leadership Academy. Little Ocmulgee State Park, McRae, GA

Owen, M. (2006). Building a Legendary Program Brand. New Extension Workers Orientation Conference. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

Owen, M. (2006). Dean’s Seminar: How Culture Influences Your Effectiveness. Purdue University. West Lafayette, Indiana.

Owen, M. (2006) Online Administrative Competency Indicator, North Carolina State University. Available online: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/pods/ACI/index.htm

Owen, M., et al. (2006). CED Workshop Modules: Leading the Total County Program, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU, Raleigh N.C.

Owen, M., et al. (2006). CED Workshop Modules: Team Training: Moving from Basics to High Performance, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU, Raleigh, N.C.

Owen, M., et al. (2006). N.C. Extension Secretaries Association; 2006 Meeting: Building Your Leadership Impact through Social Power, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, NCSU, Raleigh N.C.

Owen, M. (2006). Leading Change. [Keynote] N.C. Commodity Leadership Development Program. North Carolina State University: Raleigh, N.C.

Owen. M. (2006). CPI 260 and Discovering Your Passions for Leadership. Food Systems Leadership Institute, The University of North Carolina, Office of the President, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Owen. M. (2006). Joint Meeting of Program Leadership Network, Association of Extension Administrators, and Association of Southern Region Extension Directors: Extension Disaster Education and Management; Facilitator. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Owen. M. (2006) How Culture Influences Your Effectiveness, Agricultural Leadership Development Program, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, N.C.

Owen. M. (2006) Leadership: The Five Pillars of Leading Teams. COT Administrative Assistant’s Retreat, Fletcher, N.C.

Owen. M. (2006) Understanding Self, Others and Building Excellence through Teams. COT Administrative Assistant’s Retreat, Fletcher, N.C.

Owen. M. (2006). The Leadership Lessons of Dirty Dancing. COT Administrative Assistant’s Retreat, Lake Lure, N.C.

Owen. M. (2006) Leadership: The Five Pillars of Leading Teams, CALS Graduate Student Retreat, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, N.C.

Owen. M. and Massey R. (2006).Understanding Self, Others and Strengthening Team. Franklin County Extension Staff Retreat, Louisburg, N.C.

Owen. M. (2006). Understanding Self, Others and Strengthening Team. Chatham County Extension Staff Retreat, Lake Jordan, N.C.

Owen, M. (2006). Managing Change. North Central 4-H Agents Association Meeting. Raleigh, N.C.

Owen. M. and Liles R. (2006) Understanding Self, Others and Strengthening Team. NCSU Supervisors Management School. Oglebay, W.V.

Owen, M. (2006). Communication Wheel and Building Winning Teams, Wilkes and Alleghany County Retreat. Sparta, N.C.

Owen, M. (2005). The Self Deception of Innovation. The Leadership Link (Winter). The Ohio State University.

Owen. M. (2005). Leading Innovation and Change, University of California, Extension Leadership Conference. University of California, San Jose, California.

Owen. M. and Stell, E. (2005). CPI 260 and Discovering Your Passions for Leadership. University of California, Extension Leadership Conference, Keynote. University of California, San Jose, California.

Owen, M. (2005). Building a Legendary Program Brand. Extension Conference. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

Owen, M. (2005). Leading Change and Innovation. Extension Conference. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

Owen. M. and Stell, E. (2004). Emotional Intelligence and Discovering Your Passions for Leadership. University of Florida, Extension Leadership Program, Keynote. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Owen. M. (2004). Leading Innovation and Change. The Ohio State University, Alpha Zeta Leadership Program, Keynote. Washington D.C.

Owen. M. (2004). CPI 260 and Discovering Your Passions for Leadership. University of Georgia, Extension Leadership Program, Keynote. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Owen, M. (2003). Cross-Cultural Leadership: Building Successful Leaders in a Global Society. University of Illinois Extension, Annual Conference Keynote. Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

Owen, M. (2003) Soil and Water Conservation, What’s your personality. Annual Conference of the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Keynote. Southern Pines, N.C.

Owen. M. (2003). Leading Innovation and Change. The Ohio State University, Alpha Zeta Leadership Program, Keynote. Washington D.C.

Owen, M., Liles R. & Stone, B. (2001). Multistate Curriculum: A Systems Approach. Southern Region Directors Conference, Roanoke, Va.

Owen, M. (2000) The Learning Planet: Issues to consider in Planning for Future Success of an Information & Communication Technologies Unit in the Land Grant University, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania.

Owen, M. (2000). Technology Training and Technology Assistance, National 4-H Technology Conference, College Park, Maryland.

Owen, M. (2000). Technology: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities, Keynote presentation at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Secretaries Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M. (1998). Building ApostaNet Teams, Iowa State University Extension Annual Conference, Ames, Iowa.

Owen, M. (1998). Vision: Trends, Challenges, & Opportunities, Purdue University,(March), West Lafayette, IN.

Owen M. (1996). Accessing Systems Leadership Information across the WWW. Institute for Systems Leadership, North Carolina State University; North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M. (1996). Trends in Educational Technologies, Keynote presentation at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Secretaries Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M. (1995). Organization Development: Implementation of New Technology. North Carolina Public School Forum. Raleigh, N.C

Owen, M. (1995). Building a presence on the World-Wide-Web. Wake Education Partnership. Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M. (1995). Computing Networking: The Issues, Technology, and Extension’s Role. Keynote: Triennial Meeting Extension Agricultural Engineers and Housing Specialists.

Peer Reviewed Extension Publications and Other Media

Owen, M, et al. (2009). North Carolina Cooperative Extension Electronic Personal Development Planning System. North Carolina State University.

Owen, M., et al. (2005). Workshop Module: Understanding and Managing Conflict. The Leadership Seminar Series for New and Aspiring County Extension Directors, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Raleigh N.C.

Owen, M. & Shaw D. (2003). Workshop Module: Ethical Leadership: The path to Integrity. Southern Region Professional and Staff Development Curriculum Collection.

Owen, M. (2002). Sub-Competencies Study: Administrative County Leaders. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC

Owen, M., Liles R. & Jenkins, D. (2001). Multistate Curriculum: A Systems Approach. Southern Region Extension Conference, Savannah, GA.

Owen, M. (2001). Personal and Organizational Development: Learning Management System. North Carolina Cooperative Extension, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Available Online: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/pods/whitepapers/Multistate/lmswhitepaper.html

Owen, M. & McCollum, S. (1995). CTRS Travel Reimbursement System User’s Guide. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M. (1995). Extension Technology Administrative Video Series [Video]. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh, North Carolina. Owen M. (1995). County Travel and Reimbursement System. [Video]. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M. & McCollum, S. (1995). CTRS Travel Reimbursement System Administrator’s Guide. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M. (1993). Needs Assessment, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M., Mustain, R.D., and Crickenberger, R.G. (1992). Accomplishment Reporting System, User Guide, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M. (1991). Four Year Plan of Work, User Guide, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M., Kimsey, H.R., and Summers, J.D. (1991). Bull DPX/2 Model 150 ETS Workgroup Server, System Administration Guide, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M. (1991). Executive Summary, Professional and Associate Computer Competency Curriculums and Training, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M. (1991). County Information and Participation System, User’s Guide, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M. (1990). Unix Computer User Guide, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M. (1990). E-mail Facility User Guide, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M. (1990). E-News Facility User Guide, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M. & Mrozek, E. (1990). Computer Training for Extension Personnel, A Four Year Plan, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M., & Kimsey, H.R. (1990). Bull DPX/2 Computer System Administration Guide, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Owen, M. (1989). County Input and Participation System, User’s Guide, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Task Force Reports

Blue Ribbon Commission on Staff Development and Training. (1999). Strategic Analysis and Recommendations. North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Raleigh, North Carolina.

Wake Education Partnership Technology Task Force. (1995). SmartSchools, Technology Assessment, Recommendations and Implementation Plan. Wake Education Partnership. Raleigh, North Carolina.

Technology Infrastructure Advisory Committee. (1995). Technology Infrastructure in Schools. North Carolina Public School Forum. Raleigh, North Carolina.

North Carolina Public School Forum, (1994). Building the Foundation, Study Group V. Raleigh, North Carolina.

Boone, E.J., Liles, R.T., Pettitt, J., Phillips, E., Todd, T., and Owen, M.B. (1992). External Study Report of the Staffing Pattern and Needs of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.