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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Steve Boucher
Director of Marketing & Communications
Southern New Hampshire University
603.644.3158 (o), 603.340.8142 (c)

s.boucher@snhu.edu

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Joe Giordano, Synecticsworld

WALTHAM, MA (October 7, 2013) – Synecticsworld and the School of Business at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) are happy to announce that Joseph Giordano, Principal at Synecticsworld, has been named Executive In Residence at SNHU. As a Principal with Synecticsworld, the expertise he will tap into and bring to SNHU lies within his work with global organizations in creating and sustaining a creative, collaborative and innovative culture. His work with Synecticsworld and overall professional experience involves change management; leadership, management and organizational development; strategic planning and product invention work–especially driving innovation through consumer and customer insightfulness.

Over the next 12 months, as the Executive In Residence, Giordano will undertake three primary functions:

• To help launch new programs or consult on projects, with the backing of the University or organization within the University;
• To assist in the evaluation of potential activities or undertakings at the University that are designed to engage students and faculty in learning and development;
• To provide functional expertise to assist students, faculty and staff through coaching, mentoring, training, speaking and consulting in specific areas of knowledge that connects with the Synectics Body of Knowledge.

Additionally, Giordano will provide consulting, networking, mentoring and coaching services to members of the administration who are engaged in projects that drive growth and development of the University. This consulting will include assistance with strengthening business plans, providing marketing and research services and product or service development. These business services will include students, faculty and staff in the process and will provide skills and experiences to the students that can be applied to their learning and lives.

8 Steps to Create Change Promo, Synectics, Synecticsworld, Innovation Consulting, Art of problem solving, marketing concepts, innovative ideas, innovative solutions, innovative systems, innovation and creativity, leadership consulting, innovation training, cool inventions, creative problem solving process, innovation lab“We are excited to be partnering with SNHU,” said Leo Boudreau, CEO of Synecticsworld.” Synecticsworld has over 50 years of research and experience related to the human dynamics of creative problem solving. We are excited to share this knowledge with the SNHU community and provide an opportunity for students to learn a proven methodology that will allow them to tap into their inherent ingenuity as they seek solutions to challenging opportunities in all aspects of their lives.“

“This partnership with Synecticsworld is an exciting opportunity for our students and the entire SNHU community,” added Bill Gillett, Dean of the School of Business at SNHU. “The expertise and knowledge that Joe and his colleagues will bring are valuable resources in preparing our students for success in their careers. Synecticsworld’s methodology fits in extremely well with our integrated approach to the teaching of business and all of our collegiate offerings.”

About Southern New Hampshire University
The university has approximately 2,900 traditional, full-time undergraduate day students and a total annual enrollment in all divisions of 25,000. Programs are offered on campus, online and on location at our centers in New Hampshire and Maine. The university offers programs in business, community economic development, culinary arts, teacher education, hospitality management and liberal arts.

SNHU was the only university to make Fast Company’s 2012 list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies; ranking 12th overall.

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