Ruth Kim, PhD, MA, Teaching Credential (Adult Education)
Senior Trainer & Consultant
Ruth Kim is an experienced facilitator, manager, and coach with expertise in leadership development, organizational capacity building, professional development, team building, change management, performance management, organizational culture, and customer service. Ruth has been assessing, designing, delivering, and evaluating learning, development, training, and education programs for over two decades in the public, non-profit, and private sectors.
Prior to joining the Training and Education Center, Ruth was a leadership and professional development specialist with Social Services Agency’s Training and Consulting Team. She served as executive director, board member, and consultant to Bay Area community organizations that focus on youth, violence prevention, arts and culture, and the Asian Pacific Islander community. She taught as an adjunct professor and led institutional initiatives in higher education on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ruth is committed to maximizing the quality of learning experiences and partnerships, enhancing strategy, capacity, and innovation, and promoting thriving, vibrant, results-driven organizational cultures.
Originally from Cleveland, Ruth has lived in California more than half her life and in Oakland since 2006. She loves hiking, writing, community building, and enjoying time with family and friends.