Bart Gragg is the founder of Blue Collar University® and is the author of the upcoming book “They’re a Manager – Now What? How to Prepare, Develop and Support Your Blue Collar Manager.”
Bart has worked in some of the toughest industries out there- from oil and gas exploration, to heavy industrial dismantling, refinery and pipeline repair services. He understands first-hand the pain that managers and their managers go through when they have not been taught what their job really entails or given the tools to accomplish it. And he knows that their managers are probably frustrated as well.
Bart has a B.S. in Geology, is a Certified Professional Behaviors Analyst, holds the CHST (Construction Health and Safety Technician) and OHST (Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician) certificates, and is a Certified Executive One Page Business Plan consultant.
- Board Member of Contra Costa County Employers Advisory Council
- Member of American Society of Safety Engineers- San Francisco Chapter
- Past Board Member of Institute of Management Consultants – NorCal Chapter Programs Chair
- Past Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners – San Francisco Chapter (NAWBO-SF Bay Area)(Laugh if you will, these women are smart!)
Certifications – which means I can string the alphabet behind my name – but I don’t.
- Certified Executive One Page Business Plan Consultant® – by the One Page Company – Berkeley, CA
- Distinguished Toastmaster – for work and accomplishments in Public Speaking – Toastmasters International
- Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst®- DiSC – CPBA – Target Training International
- Certified Professional Values Analyst®- CPVA – Workplace Motivators – Target Training International
- OHST – Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician – by Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
- CHST – Construction Health and Safety Technician – by Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
- Authorized OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Trainer – by the OSHA Training Institute – Dublin, CA
Praise for Bart’s Training
“Several years ago I was at risk of being fired as a new manager. I hired Bart. My division is now one of the highest revenue producers in the country. After several years there and with an additional department, I was made a Branch Manager. I learned 80 percent about doing this right from Bart. I finally got the respect I was working for.” Michael Peck, pipefitter turned manager.
“Bart delivered exactly what we were looking for – a keynote speech that provided practical insight into how to more effectively implement and manage change in the workplace. Bart’s presentation was more than a motivational seminar on change. It was an inspirational session that provided our clients with tools and insights to implement change within their organizations.” Carrie Marmesh, Assistant Vice President, Garnet Captive Services
“Bart is skilled at creating group interaction and making sure that everyone in the group accomplishes something tangible.” Pat Reagan, Reagan Management Services, Inc.
“Blue Collar University’s seminar ‘From Who to How’ was very rewarding for our clients. Bart effectively communicated ideas on getting to the truth in investigations which we were able to take back to our organizations and apply immediately.” Girija Shaffer, MBA, ARM, Director of Loss Control Services, Garnet Captive Services