Deborah Covin Wilson, CPLP SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is the recently retired director of organizational development and consulting services, a unit in human resources administration at Georgia State University. With more than 25 years in higher education, she was responsible for training, employee engagement programs, strategic planning, HR communications, and organization development services. Deborah was involved in several University System of Georgia Board of Regents initiatives: She served as chair of the Tuition Assistance Program committee, a member of the Executive Leadership Institute Advisory Committee, and a steering committee member of the Accelerated Leadership Academy.
Deborah is the principal of Covin Wilson Associates, an organizational development company that focuses on strategic planning, leadership development, team building, and coaching.
Deborah holds several professional certifications, including the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) from ATD and the Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Society for Human Resource Management, and is a Registered Corporate Coach. She is a 2015 recipient of the ATD Certification Institute's CPLP Contributor Award. Additionally, Deborah wrote an article for T+D magazine titled "When Opportunity Knocks, Can You Walk the Talk" and was a contributing author of the book Road-Tested Activities. She received a BA in secondary education from Concordia Teachers College and an MSW from Atlanta University.
A senior-level professional with over 25 years of experience, with particular strengths in career development, leadership development, organizational development, training and development, change management, and strategic planning. Demonstrated experience in the application of continuous improvement, innovative programming and solid business approaches to management.