Faculty Bio

  • Faculty Info
  • Name:
    Dr. Audrey Nelson
  • Dr. Audrey Nelson is an internationally recognized trainer, keynote speaker, author and consultant who helps organizations increase their productivity and profitability through winning communication strategies. She specializes in interpersonal communication, conflict management, and gender communication skills. Dr. Nelson’s professional background includes 10 years teaching in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado, Boulder. For 30 years, she has trained and consulted for a wide variety of government and Fortune 50 companies in 49 states and six countries.Her clients include Xcel Energy, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, American Board of Trial Attorneys , AT&T, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Upjohn Pharmaceuticals, Pentax, Lockheed Martin, Johnson & Johnson, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of State. She holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication. She conducted post-doctoral work at Warnborough College in Oxford, England, in gender communication. Thirty years ago, she co-founded and served as president for the Organization for the Research on Women and Communication. The U.S. State Department sent Audrey to represent the US Embassy in South Korea on the status of women in the workplace. Audrey is a published author. You Don’t Say: Navigating Nonverbal Communication Between the Sexes (Prentice Hall, 2004) was published in six languages. She co-authored Code Switching: How to Talk so Men will Listen (Penguin-Alpha Books, 2009) and The Gender Communication Handbook: Conquering Conversational Collisions Between Men and Women (Pfeiffer 2012).

  • This Year's Sessions:
    A Woman's Guide to Leadership:
    Communication, Credibility and Power
    with Dr. Audrey Nelson
        Women are steadily increasing their ranks in management and professional fields, yet they still face a variety of challenges. This program identifies the steps successful women take to navigate advancement to leadership. Practical advice, techniques and strategies for getting a seat at the table,...