As co-founder and partner in the Mejorando Group, Patrick Ibarra brings organizations over 25 years experience and in-depth expertise from serving as a Consultant and Manager in both public and private sector organizations, including as a city manager.
With over 15 years experience as a City Manager or Assistant City Manager, Patrick effectively blends his background serving in government with his seasoned experience as an external organizational development consultant to provide a valuable perspective in partnering with government leaders. His advice and recommendations for improvement succeed because he possesses an in-depth understanding of the daily workings of government, including political aspects, the role of budgets, shifting priorities, the influence of stakeholders, and managing delivery of essential services and programs. Mr. Ibarra's perspective and experience are enormously helpful as he partners with government leaders in co-creating ambitious and practical approaches to performance improvement.
Patrick is one of the country's leading experts on government succession planning and has designed and implemented organization-wide programs for the cities of Bismarck (ND), Colleyville (TX), Greensboro (NC), and Irvine (CA). In addition he has collaborated with a number of organizational leaders on crafting strategies and techniques to address the impacts of the changing workforce demographics on workplace-related subjects.
Patrick holds two advanced degrees, a Masters in Public Administration and a Masters in Organizational Development. He is certified in Facilitation Skills by Development Dimensions International and by the Center for Creative Leadership for assessment and performance support tools (i.e. 360-Degree Assessments) including Benchmarks, 360 by Design and Executive Dimensions.