Human Resource Development

Greg Danklef

Here since September 2008

What do you do for HRD?
I oversee the operations of HRD. Probably the most exciting aspect of my job is when I get to conduct training sessions for employees.

What is your major? Degrees you have received?
I have a bachelor's degree in political science from BYU and a master's degree in public administration from BYU. I am also working on getting my MBA through the Marriott School - also at BYU. I pretty much bleed blue.

How can you help someone on campus?
At HRD, we are all about trying to help employees on campus have fulfilling development opportunities as well as live healthier, more fulfilling lives. That's a pretty ambitious goal, but we have great programs to help (Wellness, Training, Online Training, and Consulting). For me specifically, I can help a department or manager with training needs for themselves or for their employees. That could be attending one of our training sessions, or developing a customized version of our training to deliver at a staff meeting, or even an activity or keynote for a retreat. I am also available to provide consulting services for departments such as creating mission statements, looking at organizational design, succession planning, facilitation, and more.

What do you enjoy to read or watch?
I really enjoy reading non-fiction books, especially about business or personal productivity. As far as watching, I rarely meet a movie I don't like. I've watched all the episodes of X-Files, House M.D., Battlestar Galactica, and Parks & Recreation. Too many favorites to list. I also really enjoy good music.

What is one of your favorite quotes?
If you aren't yet at the point of clarity, then make that your first goal. It's a big waste of time to go through life being unclear about what you want. Most people wallow way too long in the state of "I don't know what to do." They wait for some external force to provide them with clarity, never realizing that clarity is self-created. The universe is waiting on you, not the other way around, and it's going to keep waiting until you finally make up your mind. Waiting for clarity is like being a sculptor staring at a piece of marble, waiting for the statue within to cast off the unneeded pieces. Do not wait for clarity to spontaneously materialize - grab a chisel and get busy! - Steve Pavlina

If you're married, tell us your favorite or funniest thing you love about your spouse.
I love that my wife challenges me to be a better person each day. I also love that she is my best friend.

What is your favorite thing to learn about?
Probably time management.

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