Mel Schnapper Associates


About Us

Melvin Schnapper, PhD

Mel has over 40 years of experience in
international development and in the American private sector in the roles of training, organization development,  organizational change, training, train-the-trainer, change management and metrics for all the above. He has been the Director of OD and Training at Quaker Oats Co., G.D. Searle, Chicago Board Options Exchange, and for the governments of Namibia and Western Samoa. He is published extensively in the training areas of intercultural/international training, train-the-trainers, training objectives and results-based monitoring and evaluation (RBME). US Federal Government projects/clients have included: Matrix Management training for theNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and a Human Resources Development needs assessment for the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC).  His most


recent book is Value-Based Metrics for Improving Results: An Enterprise Project Management Toolkit, which is a handbook/textbook for creating, managing, improving, recognizing and rewarding improved performance for ANY function, at ANY level. He began his international work in the Peace Corps in Nigeria in 1965 and has since worked in 5 different continents. His work in the agribusiness sector took him to a range of African countries as Team Leader and Human Resources expert.  In the metrics area, he is founder and past-chair of the Metrics Specific Interest Group (SIG) of the Project Management Institute (PMI). He was Performance Manager of Halo for which he developed an online application and tutorial, which enabled staff to input their own metrics for measuring, managing and rewarding project management and related performance. He was Quality Manager and Global Project Management Service Line at Oracle Corporation and Senior Consultant at Oracle's Change Management Practice. Mel's Organizational Development background enables him to bring "high performance to high tech through metrics."  He also prides himself on being able to measure anything! Mel has a Masters in Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Organization Behavior with a focus on Training and Development.  Mel now makes Amsterdam his home… when he’s not living overseas.

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 Wilhelmina H M van Koningsbrugge, MA

Wil is vice-president of Schnapper Associates. She is an Education and Capacity Building Expert with experience in Nigeria, Indonesia , Bangladesh, Zanzibar and Lesotho. She also has extensive experience in writing and editing. Before she started on her international career she worked as a teacher of English and as placement and career officer in tertiary vocational education in the Netherlands and has over 20 years of experience in all levels of education and in education management. She has decades of experience in managerial, supervisory, training and development and/or  teacher-training roles in international environments with responsibility to organize staff, plan programmes, create performance objectives and facilitate teamwork in a cross-culturally appropriate manner in organizations committed to teaching, training and the improvement of faculty and student performance.

Wil is able to utilize modest resources to the fullest, gain the support of appropriate stakeholders and motivate staff toward excellent achievement. She has worked in the capacity of Education Advisor, HR Advisor, Training and Development Specialist and Educational Reform Specialist in international development environments. Her key expertise includes curriculum development, training and development, course development, course description , training of trainers, ministry policy, student-assessment, faculty-community teambuilding, overall managerial assessment; develop, implement and evaluate training for public service managers in the areas of project management, (result-based) monitoring and evaluation, teaching English and management skills, writing and editing. She has published articles and blogs in both Dutch and English.
Wil has a double major in English literature and linguistics  and has had extensive training in all sorts of teaching and training methods.
When she is not working abroad, Wil lives in the Netherlands.

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