Dr. Debra Wilson (BBA, MBA, PhD) leverages over 20+ years of executive experience in Human Resources (HR) and Organizational Development (OD), and scholarly practitioner skills, to assist leaders and Human Resource professionals organize and manage human resources by identifying, developing, and implementing evidence-based human resource and organizational development solutions that positively impact the organization.
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Dr. Wilson is a Human Resources (HR) and Organizational Development (OD) Consultant and Industrial and Organizational Psychology (IO Psych) practitioner. For 20+ years, Debra has repeatedly demonstrated her ability to provide HR leadership as the Head of HR & OD for several organizations. Industries in which she has served include: Real Estate, Property Management and Development, Construction, Transportation, Hotel and Hospitality, Pension Services, Biotechnology, IT, Oil and Gas, Industrial Services and Railway Services. Debra has vast experience in times of change due to growth strategies, changing corporate structures at the IPO, acquisitions, and during privatization stages.
Dr. Wilson has surveyed, analyzed, created and restructured HR departments from the ground up for several organizations. Debra has developed and aligned HR strategy with strategic goals and business strategy and committed most her professional career assisting executive management effectively organize and manage human resources by identifying, developing, and implementing evidence-based human resource and organizational development programs that positively impact the organization.
HR and OD initiatives Debra has successfully implemented include, but not limited to: Recruitment and Retention Strategies, Compensation Planning in both short and long-term incentives, Benefit Plans, and Pension Plans, Policy and Procedures Development, Interactive PC-based HR Training Modules, Performance Management Programs (including competency, values and multi-rater), Succession Planning, Mentoring Programs, Focused Engagement Strategies, Individual and Leadership Development Programs, Rewards and Recognition Programs, and Culture Initiatives.
Debra has an undergrad in Business Administration (BBA from the University of New Brunswick), performed her graduate work with a Master of Business Administration (concentration in Human Resource Management, Royal Roads University), and a terminal degree in Psychology (Ph.D.) with a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a focus in Coaching Psychology from Capella University.
Additionally, Debra holds certifications in:
· Prosci Change Management
· Values-Based Decision-Making Facilitator
· Ethics Awareness Facilitator
· Realize 2 Practitioner
· Harrison Assessments
· True Colors Facilitation
Dr. Wilson is a member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Association of Canada and a member of the regular instructional staff at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in the Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management, specializing in Human Resources.