Nehrwr Abdul-Wahid

 Nehrwr Abdul-Wahid will serve as lead consultant.  Nehrwr (pronounced "nay-wah") Abdul-Wahid is a highly sought after consultant, trainer, and facilitator of what he describes as “much needed empathetic and compassionate dialogue with the goal of being more effective in how we work with and across our differences.” His work focuses on building leadership skills by tapping into the diverse talents of individuals and their work-teams. His work on authentic community building has led to national recognition of some of the programs and students he worked with as Training Coordinator of the University of Minnesota’s Diversity Institute.

Nehrwr’s ability to effectively use experiential learning has facilitated self-reflection,  authentic dialogue and innovative and adaptive solutions for thousands of people.

Nehrwr's educational background includes degrees and professional certifications in Mathematics, Educational Policy and Administration and Business Administration, conflict mediation, program design, adult learning, leadership development and team-building.

Nehrwr is a resident trainer with the Blandin Foundation of Grand Rapids Minnesota where he designs and implements leadership programs for rural community leaders.  Nehrwr is both a Qualified Administrator (QA) and a faculty member of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Qualifying Seminar – the premier intercultural development assessment tool used all over the world. Nehrwr also served Lead Consultant with AARP’s cultural competency initiative where he oversaw the development and delivery of a wide range of learning initiatives designed to better equip staff and volunteers to more effectively navigate the changing demographics of their members.  Nehrwr’s client list also includes Best Buy, Honeywell, Lockheed-Martin, and the City of Dubuque. Social service agencies such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Alexandra House and YouthLink. A long list of educational institutions such as Macalester College, Southwest Minnesota State University, University of Michigan – (Ann Arbor and Flint campuses), University of Illinois, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and school districts all over the country have also made use of his expertise.

Nehrwr was born in Washington D.C., raised on the Chicago’s South Side and currently resides in Fridley, Minnesota. Nehrwr founded One Ummah Consulting in 2003 and in 2009 co-authored "The PIOOYA (Pie-OO-YA) Principles" with William Mease - which they describe as “ the 21st century’s ultimate anti-self-help book".

"Change is inevitable - Progress is optional"