Faculty

In addition to conducting research and leading studies in academic institutions, our distinguished faculty members are firmly committed to developing the next generation of multicultural leaders.

Dr. Jeff Howard Founder and President
Efficacy Institute, Inc.

Howard is the founder and president of the Efficacy Institute, Inc. He also founded J. Howard and Associates, a corporate training and consulting firm that is now part of the Novations Group. In 2008 he was appointed by the governor to the Massachusetts State Board of Elementary & Secondary Education. He is a regular presenter

Howard is the founder and president of the Efficacy Institute, Inc. He also founded J. Howard and Associates, a corporate training and consulting firm that is now part of the Novations Group.

In 2008 he was appointed by the governor to the Massachusetts State Board of Elementary & Secondary Education. He is a regular presenter at the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Howard has more than 30 years of experience as a staff developer and consultant to school and community leaders on systemic education reform and as a consultant to corporate executives and senior managers of Fortune 500 companies. His work is based on the idea that intelligence can be developed, challenging the still prevalent notion that intelligence is fixed and immutable.

Over the past two decades, the Efficacy Institute has developed a comprehensive set of field-tested training programs, consulting services, and materials for adults and youth. The institute’s mission is to promote the academic and social development of children by helping educators, parents, and human service providers operate from a simple belief: all children can learn at very high levels if the process of education is effectively organized. The Efficacy Institute has trained more than 50,000 educators in more than 50 school districts throughout the United States.

Howard holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University. His work has been published in the New Republic, Daedalus, Education Week, the National Urban League’s The State of Black America, and the Boston Globe.

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Jane Hyun Founder and President
Hyun & Associates

Jane Hyun is an internationally renowned executive coach and leadership strategist to Fortune 500 companies, top MBA programs, and non-profit organizations.   In addition to coaching professionals to maximize their potential and advance their careers, she advises senior management teams and diversity councils on building effective dispersed, multicultural teams and the critical role of the global

Jane Hyun is an internationally renowned executive coach and leadership strategist to Fortune 500 companies, top MBA programs, and non-profit organizations.   In addition to coaching professionals to maximize their potential and advance their careers, she advises senior management teams and diversity councils on building effective dispersed, multicultural teams and the critical role of the global talent pipeline. The firm’s Cultural Fluency Roundtables and Bamboo Ceiling® Series leadership coaching programs has garnered praise from global Fortune 100 companies in the U.S. and in key global markets.

Previously, Jane was Vice President of Human Resources/Talent Development at JP Morgan, and Director of Recruiting at Deloitte & Touche and Resources Global.

A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Economics and International Studies, she is active with the Cornell Women’s Alumnae Council. She is also an Advisor to the Toigo Foundation and the Hidden Brain Drain Task Force/Center for Talent Innovation, researchers of recent Harvard Business Review studies “Leadership in Your Midst” “The Sponsor Effect” “The Athena Factor”, and “Off-Ramps and On-Ramps.”She has led research with the Conference Board Research Working Groups.

Her firm’s approach to global business and talent development has received international recognition, and she has appeared in a variety of media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Time, Fortune, CEO, and Crains. she is the author of the groundbreaking book, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling. Jane lives in New York City and enjoys helping people reach their full potential in the workplace and community. She is currently completing her next writing project, Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences.

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Alesia Latson Founder and Principal
Latson Leadership Group

Alesia Latson has been studying and practicing the art and science of leadership and organizational development for over 19 years. She has held management and organizational development roles in large financial services organizations, healthcare, and government. Through expert facilitation and personal coaching, Ms. Latson has worked with hundreds of leaders at all levels to expand

Alesia Latson has been studying and practicing the art and science of leadership and organizational development for over 19 years. She has held management and organizational development roles in large financial services organizations, healthcare, and government. Through expert facilitation and personal coaching, Ms. Latson has worked with hundreds of leaders at all levels to expand their management and leadership effectiveness.

Ms. Latson is well known for her exceptional skills as a facilitator and coach. Ms. Latson’s client list includes, EMC, Fidelity Investments, McDonald’s, GE, Teradyne, Bright Horizons, Marriott, Pfizer and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Ms. Latson received her M.A. in Training and Development from Lesley University and her B.A. in psychology from the University of Illinois. She is currently a faculty member at St. Joseph’s University and formerly an adjunct faculty member of Lesley University and Bentley College. Ms. Latson is a frequently guest speaker at Babson Executive Education, MIT Sloan School of Business and the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School. She is the co-author of the soon to be released More Time for You – A Powerful System for Organizing Your Work and Get Things Done.

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Dani Monroe Founder and President
Center Focus International, Inc.

Dani Monroe has led the c-suites of Fortune 100 companies to success in global diversity, inclusion and organization effectiveness – favorably impacting their bottom line, reputation and business potential. Over a 20 year career, she has brought definition and depth to the dialogue about diversity and set the pace for change and precedence in strategies

Dani Monroe has led the c-suites of Fortune 100 companies to success in global diversity, inclusion and organization effectiveness – favorably impacting their bottom line, reputation and business potential. Over a 20 year career, she has brought definition and depth to the dialogue about diversity and set the pace for change and precedence in strategies of global diversity and inclusion.

Monroe’s valued expertise in strategy and international practice defined her success as Senior Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at the Pfizer Corporation, the world’s largest research-based biomedical and pharmaceutical company with revenues of $48.4 billion. Her work impacted the company’s 85,000 employees and thousands of people globally. In this highly visible global role, Monroe designed and facilitated organization change strategies that integrated all components for the diversity and inclusion strategy — from metrics and accountability for senior leaders to leadership curriculum and inclusive work processes. Working collaboratively with “C” suite leaders or their direct reports from Europe, Asia, Canada, Latin America and the United States, Monroe developed and executed a global strategy on diversity education for senior leaders worldwide as well as developed a global women’s strategy – including advancing the international strategy for the development and promotion of women in emerging market areas.

As Founder and President of one the top global diversity practices in the U.S. — Center Focus International, Inc. (CFI) — Monroe is one of the world’s most valued corporate resources for change and inclusion strategies, as well as on other organization management and global work issues from leadership training to succession planning and recruitment. She has provided leadership for diversity-focused initiatives, research and knowledge-sharing at Fortune 100 companies, including, the Central Intelligence Agency, Experian, Fleet Boston, John Hancock, Hasbro, Houghton Mifflin Company, Pfizer, Raytheon, Shell America, State Street Corporation and the Walt Disney Company. CFI’s clients have received numerous national awards and one has even received White House recognition for innovation.

Monroe received her master’s degree in organizational development from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Business and her bachelor’s degree from California State University in Dominguez Hills. She has received many awards such as the prestigious YWCA Academy of Women Achievers Award and served on the Boards of: Project Bread, The Boston Club, the Simmons School of Health’s Advisory Board and the Children’s Museum.


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