Lawrence Suda is chief executive officer of Palatine Group, Inc. Larry sets the company’s overall strategic direction and leads initiatives to strengthen the company’s leadership in delivering blended learning solutions to clients. Larry, who founded the company in 1986, has over 30 years of project management consulting and training experience in the government and the private sector.
The Palatine Group provides leadership in delivering world-class learning solutions and business consulting to clients. Guiding a multidisciplinary team of business and technology professionals, Larry has built a cadre of talented strategists, project managers, instructional designers and trainers, graphic designers and simulation developers, researchers, content specialists and film and video producers, as well as a core team of highly skilled consultants. Palatine Group leverages world-class talent, expertise and experience to improve business performance through the use of learning technologies. The Project Leadership Simulation Experience ™ workshop is used by a wide range of clients in Global 500 corporations, public sector organizations and within executive education programs at leading business schools.
Larry has designed and delivered world-class project and program leadership workshops using computer simulation to deliver real-life business challenges. He designed and implemented emerging/ best practices studies and forums linking public and private sector project managers for the purpose of sharing knowledge. Larry successfully designed and launched NASA APPL’s ASK Magazine (Academy Sharing Knowledge), an on-line story-based learning and case study journal of project success stories at NASA, NASA’s first e-Learning project management program “Return to Mars” and an enterprise-wide on-line performance center for various levels of NASA’s project management community. His workshop for NASA’s Academy of Program and Project Leadership is consistently NASA APPEL’s highest rated.
The Palatine Group received the prestigious Silver Award from International Design’s, I.D Journal, for a web-based interactive project management e-case study which was top honors along with BMW’s the best selling Mini Cooper and Sony’s PlayStation. Larry also developed “Project Mirror” a Project Leadership Assessment and Development Center used at NASA to accelerate the career development of NASA’s project managers.
A recognized expert in his field, Larry is a frequent speaker at project management conferences around the world. His speaking engagements typically cover such topics as using simulations for training, project management competencies, business strategy, leadership and organizational culture. Larry is certified in various psychological and leadership instruments, and has been a member of PMI for over 25 years. He is also a member of ASAPM, American Society for Training Development, The International Simulation and Gaming Association and the Association of Business Simulation and Experiential Learning. Larry is currently working on a book publication about Project-based Technical Environments.
Before founding Management Worlds/Palatine Group, Larry worked in the private and public sectors (Environmental Protection Agency) and was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland. He has also taught at the University of Iowa and Pittsburgh. Larry holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the Graduate School of Wayne State University, a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, and has completed post-graduate studies at the Universities of Michigan and Maryland.