Dr. Helzer has more than 15 years of planning experience ranging from strategic planning using consensus building techniques to successful grant writing proposals with more than ten millions dollars in funding to date. He has been a project manager responsible for projects funded at more than $500,000 per year. His more than 25 years in academics at all levels of education make him an effective communicator with all age groups. He has been recognized with national teaching awards as he crafted his instructional and management skills. Dr. Helzer holds an earned doctorate from Texas A&M University and Masters and Undergraduate degrees from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Scott, or Doc as his colleagues call him uses an organized and professional approach to planning and the execution of those activities with attention to detail. One of his most successful planning activities required him to work with a divergent group of over two hundred and fifty people as they generated a strategic plan that all members had ownership in, which continues to be used and modified to this day. He has taught at Florida State, Tallahassee Community College, the University of Northern Iowa, Texas A&M University, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He has authored several books, numerous articles, and over two hundred invited presentations. He holds certifications as a trained facilitator with the Pacific Institute program Investment in Excellence, several quality systems, and process audit mapping.
Scott enjoys automobile restoration, aviation, sailing, hunting, fishing, and his three adult sons Rob, James, and Andrew. His wife is a nursing instructor for a community college in Florida where they make their home.