• About Deb Cohen

    President and Founder

    Deb Cohen, Ph.D., is an association executive with more than 25 years of experience advising, speaking and guiding nonprofit, academic and for-profit entities. Her latest book (2016) Developing Proficiency in HR: 7 Self-directed Activities for HR Professionals is sole-authored and Cohen is delivering talks and professional development highlighting how behavior matters to HR and business professionals and how to develop HR behavioral competencies. As a former Senior Vice President, with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Cohen was responsible for a 50-person Division covering knowledge services, original research, and the development of a profession-wide competency model. Deb has academic teaching and administrative experience and is a Senior Certified HR Professional (SHRM-SCP).


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    Education and Credentials

    The Ohio State University: PhD in Management and Human Resources

    The Ohio State University: Master of Labor and Human Resources

    Ohio University: Bachelor of Science in Communication

    Senior Certified HR Professional: SHRM-SCP

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