You are here: Home / About Us / NWCPHP People / Jim Reid, MPA

Jim Reid, MPA

Bio and contact information for Jim Reid, MPA, NWCPHP content expert and Public Health Management Certificate instructor.

Jim ReidInstructor & Content Expert



Jim Reid works with the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice as an instructor in the Public Health Management Certificate program. He is the founder and principal of The Falconer Group, which he established in September 1995. His expertise is in organizational and leadership development, strategic planning, and dispute resolution.

In addition, Jim is a senior lecturer at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington where he teaches “Conflict Resolution: Negotiation and Mediation as Instruments of Public Policy and Management.” He is also an instructor for the Evans School’s Cascade Executive Programs, where he trains mid-level and senior executives on resolving disputes, facilitating meetings, building strategic partnerships, and reducing resistance to change. And he’s certified in facilitating 360 Leadership Assessments to develop the management and leadership skills of executives.

In the early 1990s Jim served as the director of King County’s planning division, where he focused on strengthening the agency’s leadership, improving customer service, and building intergovernmental and public-private partnerships to implement the State’s Growth Management Act.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational and leadership development
  • Strategic planning
  • Dispute resolution

Jim earned his Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the Evans School. His certification in 360 Leadership Assessments was earned at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). He is also a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Besides his professional interests, he is also an avid reader, gardener, swimmer, walker, and chef.