Since joining Best Care Employee Assistance Program in 2004 as a training consultant, David, MC, CCP, has presented programs on more than 60 topics related to individual, team and organizational success to some 43,000 participants—participants who’ve awarded his facilitation with an average score of 9.4 out of 10.
Promoted to Curriculum Development Coordinator in 2010, Dechant now works closely with Best Care’s cadre of professional trainers to perfect the content and look of the employee assistance program’s ever expanding catalog of personal and professional effectiveness courses. He’s particularly proud of the scores of hours of in-depth, customized leadership and management training he’s crafted and delivered for clients in enterprises as diverse as education, health care, transportation, manufacturing, insurance, and financial services.
Dechant teamed up with former Best Care EAP colleague Dale Sundermann in 2009 to form The Skilz Group, a management and leadership development firm dedicated to helping leaders at all levels hone the skills they need to evolve professionally and personally, engage their followers and inspire them to excellence. Partnering with SCC Training Solutions, The Skilz Group has created and facilitated management and leadership training for Nebraska-based utilities as well as leading regional advertising, civil engineering, and financial services firms and nationally recognized transportation, manufacturing and bio sciences companies.
He has earned advanced degrees in Theater and Organizational Psychology from the University of Nebraska. He’s also a certified Insight™ Personality Spectrum facilitator as well as an accredited Executive Coach with the Certified Coaches Federation.