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Louis M. Savary, Ph.D.

Louis M. Savary, Ph.D.

Dr. Louis M. Savary has been a consultant to industry and the business world for almost three decades. As a Senior Training Analyst with ESF, Dr. Savary designed, developed, and validated over 100 modules of performance-based training materials using ESF's Instructional Design Process (IDLS) for corporate clients. He has conducted numerous ESF Workshops for trainers at General Motors, Dow Chemical, and other major corporations. These ESF Workshops included: IDLS-ProTrainer 1: How to Develop Interactive Materials, Management of Training, and Interactive Teaching Skills. He also consulted in developing the profiles for ESF's course, Working with Challenging Learners and conducted the workshop within various corporations.

Teilhard De Chardin-The Divine Milieu ExplainedIn addition to consulting with ESF, Dr. Savary is a prolific writer. One of his 2007 publications is Teilhard De Chardin-The Divine Milieu Explained: A Spirituality for the 21st Century, Paulist Press, Mahwah, NJ. Dr. Savary guides the reader step by step through the rich depths of Teilhard's classic. This book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Teilhard, providing access to the essentials of his thought along with practical exercises to integrate his spiritual insights. Writing from a clear understanding of Teilhard, Savary has given us a valuable companion to a work that is not only timely but essential. Whether Teilhard is a new find or a familiar friend, you'll want to read this book! In 2008, the book was awarded First Place in the Spirituality/Soft Cover Category by the Catholic Press Association.

Passionate about the spirituality that Teilhard de Chardin has to offer us, Dr. Savary has created a website to provide information about Teilhard, Teilhard For Beginners. According to the website, its purpose is "to present the spirituality of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. We hope to make it accessible--clearly, simply, and understandably--to those who wish to experience it. We are dedicated to helping you set out to explore the spiritual path of the divine milieu that Teilhard pioneered."

Dr. Savary's credentials in this area are impeccable since he holds a Doctorate in Spirituality and theology. He was a Jesuit for 30 years. For over 35 years, Dr. Savary, frequently accompanied by Dr. Patricia H. Berne, Psychologist, has taught courses in Teilhardian spirituality and run workshops and study groups on the spiritual teachings contained in Teilhard's book, The Divine Milieu.

Another outstanding work also published in 2007 is The Nun and the Bureaucrat--How They Found an Unlikely Cure for America's Sick Hospitals. See Clare Crawford-Mason's bio below for further information.

Louis M. Savary, Ph.D. & Patricia H. Berne, M.A., Ph.D.

In addition to the above books, Dr. Savary has authored, co-authored (many with Dr. Patricia H. Berne, his wife), ghost-written, or edited over 70 published books, and worked with more than 14 different publishers; produced and narrated more than 40 audiocassettes. Some titles include: Kything: The Art of Spiritual Presence (Paulist Press, 1989), Dreams and Spiritual Growth: A Judeo-Christian Way of Dreamwork (Paulist Press, 1984), Prayer Medicine: How to Dance, Cry, Sing, Meditate, Wrestle, Love and Pray Your Way to Healing (Midpoint Trade Books Inc., 1996), Interpersonal Communication and Values (Loyola University Press, 1975), A New Self--Self-Therapy with Transactional Analysis (Addison-Wesley, 1977, with Muriel James), Mindways: Using Both Sides of your Brain (Harper & Row, 1979), and Building Self-Esteem (Continuum, 1984).

Quality or Else, CC-M Productions, 1992Under contract to CC-M Productions, Dr. Savary attended the quality management training under W. Edwards Deming, Ph.D. in order to create a series of educational materials for certain volumes in The Deming Library series of videocassettes. He also developed related educational materials (15 modules) for the IBM three-hour PBS mini-series Quality ... or Else! (CC-M Productions, 1992). In the same theme, he wrote Creating Quality Schools (American Association of School Administrators, 1992).

In addition, Dr. Savary ghostwrote the popular management book Managing From the Heart (Delacorte, 1991, for The Atlanta Consulting Group), The Merlin Factor for Charles Smith Consultants, Ethics and Efficiency in Business for The Atlanta Consulting Group, Managing by Values for the Wilson Consulting Group, and the premiere book on creativity: The Path of Least Resistance: Principles for Creating What You Want to Create (Ballantine, 1989, for Robert Fritz).

Dr. Savary holds several advanced degrees including a Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics, applied to research in the behavioral sciences, from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at several colleges and universities.

Dr. Savary's bio would not be complete without a note about his phenomenal musical talent. At the age of thirteen, Lou, a gifted trumpet player, formed a band called the "Musical Minors", a play on words since they were all from the coal mining region of Scranton, PA. The band was so talented, they were booked solidly locally, then traveled extensively, eventually performing weekly on the Ken Murray Show (1950-1952), a precursor of the Ed Sullivan Show. One of his gigs led him to Las Vegas where he performed one evening as the warm-up act for Louis Armstrong. They were billed as Big Louie and Little Louie. The band ended when he entered the Jesuits in 1954.

As a member of the Woodstock Jesuit Singers, Lou, joined by nine fellow Jesuit seminarians including Peter Esseff, also appeared on the Ed Sullivan Christmas Show, December 20, 1964. In the audience was Mary Sullivan (no, not related to Ed) Esseff, then a senior at Chestnut Hill College.

Woodstock Jesuit Singers
You'll Never Be Younger Album Cover, Woodstock Jesuit Singers, 1965
(Peter J. Esseff: 3rd from left; Lois Savary: Missing from Picture)






Over the years, Lou has also composed numerous songs, plays the trumpet, cornet and French horn, and still carries his horns with him so he can play those great melodious tunes wherever he goes. In 1990, he published Music & Your Mind: Listening With a New Consciousness co-authored with Helen L. Bonny (Consortium Book Sales & Distributors).

Patricia H. Berne, M.A., Ph.D.

Patricia H. Berne, M.A., Ph.D.

Patricia H. Berne, M.A., Ph.D., licensed psychologist and counselor in Washington, DC and Tampa, FL, is in private practice as well as a volunteer counselor at The Life Center, Tampa. Holding a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Dr. Berne works with a broad range of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief and loss, transitions such as job or lifestyle change, relationships, and spiritual growth.

Dr. Berne is certified in hypnosis and EMDR. She finds hypnosis especially useful for pre-surgery, in test taking, qualifying examination or presentation anxiety, behavioral change, difficult adjustments, and confidence building. EMDR is especially useful in recovering from trauma, whether recent or past. She is also skilled in dreamwork, meditation, and visualization therapeutic techniques.

Patricia H. Berne: Building Self-Esteem in Children Dr. Berne has taught and conducted workshops nationally and written or co-authored several books which can be found on Amazon.com. These include:

  • Building Self-Esteem in Children
  • What will the neighbors say?: Facing the fear of disapproval
  • Dreams-Spiritual-Growth-Judeo-Christian-Dreamwork
  • Dreams and Spiritual Growth: A Judeo-Christian Way of Dreamwork
  • Prayer Medicine: How to Dance, Cry, Sing, Meditate, Wrestle, Love and Pray Your Way to Healing
  • Kything: The Art of Spiritual Presence
  • Dream Symbol Work: Unlocking the Energy from Dreams and Spiritual Experiences
  • Prayerways for Those Who Felt Discouraged or Distraught, Frightened or Frustrated, Angry or Anxious, Powerless or Purposeless...

Clare Crawford-Mason

Clare Crawford-Mason

Management Wisdom, and its corresponding production company CC-M Productions, led by Clare Crawford-Mason, according to their website, is composed of a "team of journalists, producers, writers, and students of management whose attention was captured years ago by the profound implications of the ideas of W. Edwards Deming and other pioneers in systems thinking and its application to management.
The Deming Library
"We see this revolutionary way of thinking as the foundation of a new approach to leading and managing organizations of all kinds--corporations, schools, hospitals, service agencies, nations, even families. Its appeal lies in the recognition that cooperation yields better results than competition. Its economic utility consists of developing people to be most effective and to enjoy their work; this is the surest means to sustainable success." Management Wisdom and CC-M are committed to advancing understanding of W. Edwards Deming's management philosophy of cooperation and continual improvement and the related systems thinking of Russell L. Ackoff. They produce documentary television, publish, and teach about the new management thinking needed to manage complex organizations in a rapidly changing world. Their group also gives seminars and workshops.

The Nun and the BureaucratAn outstanding work published in 2007 is The Nun and the Bureaucrat--How They Found an Unlikely Cure for America's Sick Hospitals. Researched and co-authored by Louis M. Savary and Clare Crawford-Mason, the book, a companion to the PBS documentary, Good News...How Hospitals Heal Themselves, The Nun and the Bureaucrat reports the transformational changes of management and clinical care delivery achieved by two large hospital systems. The results were significant reductions in death and suffering, medication errors and hospital-acquired infections, waste, and expense and improvements in quality of care and working conditions for healthcare professionals. Forty hospitals cooperating in the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative and 20 hospitals of the SSM Health Care system in St. Louis adopted Toyota principles and related quality management ideas of W. Edwards Deming to practice continual improvement toward perfect patient care.

More information on the above products is available at managementwisdom.com.

Frederick Gray and Jane Beresford

E-Broadcast Center and CyberSystems

E-Broadcast Center and CyberSystems, founded by Frederick Gray and Jane Beresford, have been in operation for over 30 years.

CyberSystems is involved in general communications projects and media production.

E-Broadcast Center, a division of CyberSystems, produces and broadcasts on-demand videos for Internet clients. Both companies are results-focused resources for producing DVDs and interactive CDs for marketing or training. Clients are typically association executives or industrial corporate execs.

When ESF sold a series of audio tapes as part of its IDLS-ProTrainer 1 course in the 1970s, it turned to CyberSystems to produce the tapes. Learners loved Frederick Gray's radio announcer voice that brought the self-instructional training materials to life. ESF also contracted with CyberSystems to work on the video component of ESF's project to develop training for the employees of the new FedEx hubs in Newark and Dallas/Fort Worth.

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