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Professional Highlights

In her mission to continually empower the lives of others, particularly women, Dr. Taffer has made a difference in hundreds of lives by collaborating and lending her voice and educational mastery to affect change in the leadership status quo.

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Servant Leadership

Insight, strategies and educational tools to take the lead. Performance Management, Strategic Planning, Executive Training and Leadership Development.

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Facilitator/Trainer Student Support Executive

Model K-12 and beyond, serving the Native American Communities in the U.S & Global Participation.

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Transition Strategist

A recognized authority on the psychology of personal, career and leadership transitions, Dr. Taffer works with clients to help shape the clarity of an ending and identify the quality of the next beginning.  Her approach to driving change is both thoughtful and innovative, working with focused protocols and practices to guide her clients to erasing the gap from where they are to where they want to be.  Using signature methodologies, Dr. Taffer re-directs clients from undermining their true potential to activating their empowerment, authenticity, wholeness and leadership capabilities.

Global Educator

Academic Leader for World Academy for the Future of Women, developing the global curriculum content and residing in China to facilitate the Leadership Training Module for young women students at SIAS University of Zhengzhou, China.  Dr. Taffer mentors those foreign students who relocate to the U.S. to work on their doctoral programs.

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Global Student Relations

An established and distinguished inter-cultural consultant and global student advisor, Dr. Taffer counsels foreign students on global learning opportunities, world business and career decisions and leadership opportunities. Her global student relations include leading students through their doctorial programs as well as teaching them a variety of skills that allow them to enter world cultures with confidence and an understanding of cultural job and career prospects.

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International Peace Ambassador

Internationally, Dr. Taffer is a member of the Global Women’s Peace Network and a recognized Universal Peace Ambassador. She is a sought after participant in the World Summit International Leadership Conference on Peace, Security and Human Development. The annual World Summit is held in Seoul, Korea and organized and sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation. Dr. Taffer brings her expertise as a Regional Representative for the Women’s Federation for World Peace USA. She is part of a highly selective group of delegates from around the world, including current and former heads of state and government, parliamentarians, religious leaders, women leaders and civil society leaders. The World Summit is bringing together world leaders, whose individual and collective experience, wisdom and insight are needed for innovative vision and bold leadership to help build a world of mutual understanding, sustainable peace and prosperity for all.
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Awards

Dr. Taffer has been honored by the Women’s Leadership Group/American Association of Women in Community Colleges with the Women of Distinction Award 2015 Amazing Women Award, Phoenix, Arizona.

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Founder and CEO of World Connections Foundation was honored by the National Bank of Arizona and the Phoenix Suns for being among the amazing women who help elevate Arizona. 2014-2015
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P.E.O. National Nominee for Doctoral Research – November 2007

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Soroptomist Making a Difference for Women Award – 2007

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Woman of Courage Woman of the Year Award – 2005

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Women’s Leadership Group Woman of Distinction Award – 2004

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SUNSHINE Lady Foundation Peace Award Nominee – 2002

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Regents Prestige Award - 2001

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Phoenix Women’s Commission Award – 2000

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Arizona State University Religious Studies Norton Award – 2001

 

Arizona State University Retirees Association Award – 2000 / 2001

 

Arizona State University Outstanding Re-entry Student Award – 2001

 

Arizona State University Student Foundation Award – 2000

 

Arizona State University Truman Scholarship Nominee – 2000

 

Arizona State University Father Joseph Patterson Award – 1999 – 2001