Rajni Walia, PhD, has over a decade of experience leading performance management, organizational assessment and development, and providing human error reduction consultations that foster strong performance reliability through a systemic approach of designing and enhancing workplaces and processes, all deeply embedded in applied neuroscience.
As an analytical professional, Rajni brings her clients applied neuroscience strategies that reduce human error, proven practices that improve senior stakeholder credibility, and a systemic approach that leverages internal and external networks to drive continual improvement and "right first time" work. Rajni's clients tangibly benefit from her extensive experience in sustainable safety improvement through leadership development and operational reliability analyses through applied and embedded knowledge of the brain.
Her areas of expertise include: extensive knowledge of neuroscience, fatigue risk management, high-reliability organizational strategies, business development, individual/organizational assessments, data analysis, and complex project management. She also has extensive experience designing and implementing operational reliability analyses, neuroscience-based staff training and development, and aligned performance, program, and change management practices through applied and embedded knowledge of the brain.
Prior to joining DEKRA, Rajni was a principal consultant for a major consultancy firm where she served as an internal subject matter expert and thought leader. Her work involved collaborating with executive and senior leaders to drive sustainable improvements and advance process sustainability, with a focus on brain-centered solutions for a number of multi-national organizations. She was instrumental in developing best practices for mental health awareness, wellbeing, workforce engagement, and change management. She also designed and delivered surveys and training programs to enhance client operations across all organizational levels within the US, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.
Rajni has written for several notable publications, including the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the International Public Health Journal, the Journal of Extra Corporeal Technology, the Journal of Healthcare Quality and Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. Her papers on oil and gas safety, safety citizenship development, and fall prevention strategies have been presented at major conferences in Australia and the US.
Rajni earned her PhD in applied organizational psychology from Hofstra University, her MA in industrial/organizational psychology from St. Mary's University, and her BA in psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, and the Society for Human Resource Management.
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