Karen R Shepherdson fulfils a dual role as Iclif’s chief designer and facilitator. A native Malaysian, Karen began her career in banking, and gained more than 20 years of experience in economic research, corporate planning, and regional office supervision before finding her true calling in leadership learning and development. She uses her analytic capabilities, understanding of organisational dynamics and HR background to design world-class curricula for Iclif’s clients in collaboration with other lead faculty. She has done work in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and China.

Karen is a certified Curriculum Developer, Instructional Systems Designer, experienced facilitator and 360-feedback coach. Karen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (University of Lincoln-Nebraska, United States), and an MBA (University of Newcastle, Australia).



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