Leon Cerna

Leon Cerna

Trainer, Consultant, Facilitator

Travels from:

Denver, Colorado

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Leon Cerna, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a highly-skilled human resources professional with 20 years of experience in strategic management, employee relations, compensation, talent acquisitions, and organizational development for both the public and private sector.

Leon has held leadership roles in Fortune 15 and 300 companies and served in the public sector as a Chief Human Resource Executive. He has provided strategic oversight of human resources departments and established foundations of respect, diplomacy, high ethical standards, and collaboration that have promoted the overall success of the organizations serves.

His exceptional skills have been sought after by a variety of councils, commissions, and committees, including most recently the Personnel Merit Commission for the City and County of Broomfield, University of Colorado – Boulder, SHRM, and Arvada Economic Development Association. Additionally, Leon has been selected to join one of the most celebrated and prominent leadership foundation in the Denver region. Leon’s philanthropic interests include mentoring and coaching recent college graduates who are entering the workforce.

Leon received his Bachelor of Science degree in Labor Relations Management from the University of the Pacific in northern California. He has a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation, a Society in Human Resources Management – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation, and maintains an Advanced Certificate in Employee Relations Law from the Institute of Applied Management & Law. He has been certified as a trainer in Situational Leadership and Civil Treatment.

Areas of Expertise
  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Employee relations
  • Labor relations
  • Leadership development
  • Negotiations
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Strategic management
  • Talent acquisition
  • Don't Be a Jerk at Work
  • Certifications
    • Civil Treatment for Leaders and Employers
    • Situational Leadership®
    • StrengthsFinder