M.A. “Mac” Curfman is a practiced and enthusiastic trainer, entrepreneur, business consultant, speaker, coach, and author. He has over thirty years of experience in business and government leadership excellence. Prior to embarking on a successful training career for several of the top training companies across the nation, Mac served as a city manager, city and regional planner, and a state and local government researcher and consultant where he cultivated hands-on experience in the various aspects of project management – from budgeting, to scheduling, to short and long term benchmark setting. Blending the worlds of business and government, Mac brings unique knowledge to a variety of training topics that fuses the perspectives of each and builds stronger interaction between them. In addition to general soft-skills training topics, Mac specializes in the following: Ten Leadership Lessons from Presidents, How to Get Promoted: 12 Tips, Is Your Net Working: 6 Ways to Create Opportunities for Success, Doing Business in the 21st Century: An Opera in Three Acts, Business Improvement Workshop Series, The Complete Project Management Workshop, Using Microsoft Project to Manage Projects, Successful Business Practices Course: Marketing Module. As a trainer for Elevate USA, Mac focuses his skills and past experience on engaging, practical project management, leadership, and compliance workshops, including: Managing Multiple Projects, Objectives, and Deadlines, Fundamentals of Successful Project Management, Advanced Project Management Tools, Project Management for IT Professionals, Project Risk Management, Mastering the People Side of Project Management Clinic, Mastering Microsoft Project (2007, 2010, and 2013 versions), Advanced Microsoft Project Tools (2010 and 2013 versions), Coaching and Teambuilding Skills for Managers and Supervisors, The Conference on Leadership Development and Teambuilding, Excelling as a Highly Effective Team Leader, How to Excel Managing and Supervising People, Cross-functional Collaboration, Cross-functional Approach to Customer Service, Sharpening Your Professional Communication Skills, The Essentials of Communicating With Diplomacy and Professionalism, Active Listening, Precision-Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills, Strategic Selling Skills, The Consultative Sale, Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Fundamentals of Personnel Law for Managers and Supervisors, Budgeting Skills for Professionals, Get Going with QuickBooks®, Keep Going with QuickBooks®, Mastering the Art of Technical Writing, and Back to Basics Grammar.
Trainer & Coach, Elevate USA Inc. (2013 – Present); Chief Learning Evangelist, M.A. Curfman Learning & Consulting (2009-Present); Training Consultant, Dale Carnegie Training (2007-2009); Acting Regional Manager, MGT of America Inc. (2005-2006); Senior Consultant, MGT of America Inc. (2003-2006); CEO/Founder/Principle Consultant, Public Planing & Management Group Inc. (1996-2003); Borough Manager, Borough of Hatfield (1989-1996); Interim Township Manager, Lower Gwynedd Township (1988-1989); Assistant Township Manager, Lower Gwynedd Township (1987-1989); Research Associate, Eastern Marine Development Corp. (1985-1986)