(July, 2014) In July, 2014 Dr. Helen Turnbull was presented with the Certified Speaking Professionals designation during a ceremony that took place at the National Speakers Association Annual Convention in San Diego. Dr. Turnbull was among 78 professional speakers to receive their CSP designation. The designation was created for professional speakers to be recognized as the best in their field; acknowledging them as having an exceptional and successful speaking career.
About the Certified Speaking Professional Designation: The CSP designation is the speaking profession’s highest earned international measure of professional platform competence. When a speaker earns his or her CSP designation, meeting professionals looking to hire the best of the best recognize these individuals and their commitment to the profession, knowing that each has top-notch speaking abilities and a track record of professionalism and success.
Less than 12 percent of the 5,000+ speakers worldwide, who belong to the 14-member associations of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), currently hold this professional designation.
The CSP designation is earned by mastering the four professional competencies adopted by the NSA Board of Directors:
- Eloquence – The art of speaking and the use of powerful and persuasive presentations.
- Expertise – Knowledge, skills and experience in a specific area.
- Enterprise – The purposeful undertaking of a successful speaking business venture.
- Ethics – The standards governing the conduct of those in the speaking profession.
Dr Turnbull says: “I am proud and honored to be a recipient of the CSP Award from the National Speakers Association. Filling out the application for this award afforded me the opportunity to reflect on my journey and accomplishments to date and receiving this award has been one of the highlights of my professional speaking career.”
About Dr. Helen Turnbull: Dr. Turnbull is a world recognized Thought Leader in global inclusion and diversity. She has a deep knowledge and understanding of what it takes to create an inclusive environment.
Dr. Turnbull is the author of three psycho-metric assessment tools on Unconscious Bias, Inclusion and Gender, namely, Cognizant; the ISM profile and the Gender Gap Assessment. She has also developed a new E-Learning program on Unconscious Bias and Inclusion. In May 2013, she spoke at TEDx on “The Illusion of Inclusion” and has recently developed a new model on the complexity of embedding an inclusive workplace culture. She keynotes on these topics globally and has spoken to senior executives in Australia, Asia, Europe, UK,the USA, Canada and Latin America.
Dr. Turnbull has five Award winning clients. She has made major contributions in assisting Texas Instruments to win the Catalyst Award and was instrumental in developing programs for both J. P. Morgan Chase and Citigroup Europe to win the prestigious Opportunity Now Award and Business in the Community Awards. Commonwealth Bank of Australia also won the 2012 Catalyst Award attributing the win in part to Cognizant, an Unconscious Bias tool developed by Dr. Turnbull. QBE Insurance Australia has been named Australian Employer of Choice in 2015 attributing their win in large part to Human Facets work on Unconscious Bias and Inclusion with 450 of their top leaders.
Her latest book, published August 2016 is “The Illusion of Inclusion” which is her seminal work on this topic. She is a member of the National Training Laboratories (NTL) and also a member of the National Speakers Association, and The Global Speakers Federation; Past President of the Florida Speakers Association and an accomplished keynote speaker, particularly in the area of Global Inclusion and Unconscious Bias.
About the National Speakers Association (NSA): Founded in 1973 by the late Cavett Robert, The National Speakers Association (NSA) is a collective of more than 3,400+ members whose skills, expertise and experience power the most recognized and respected professional speakers organization in the industry. To learn more, visit: https://www.nsaspeaker.org/