The Rider Group

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About us


For more than 25 years, The Rider Group has provided results-oriented, customized team building and leadership development processes and services to business, healthcare, government, education and service organizations.

Our ultimate goal is to give people in your organization the tools they need to do their best work. We develop and deliver the programs and processes to make that happen. AND we train your leaders and team members to continue the process on their own by maximizing their strengths and the strengths of their team members.

Our clients especially value our ability to provide maximum impact by creating a trusting, open and enjoyable learning experience with long lasting effects.

CRAIG RIDER, President and Consultant

Craig started the consulting business in 1979 after leaving a university position as Director of Career Planning and Placement. He is an experienced facilitator adept at assisting groups of individuals to respect each other's strengths and differences, enabling people with divergent points of view to work together for maximum results. Craig provides team building, leadership development, retreats and executive coaching services to organizations throughout the country. Active in community leadership development, Craig conducts the opening retreats for state-wide, regional and local community leadership programs throughout the United States .

-M.S. Counseling and Guidance 
-B.A. Psychology 
-Doctoral work in Education and Management 
-US Naval Officer, 1967 - 1969 serving in South East Asia

-Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) 
-MBTI Step II 
-Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) 
-Strong Interest Inventory 
-Kolb Learning Style 
-Team Spirit Training 
-Outdoor Experiential Education Certification