“As leaders facilitating change, we must be willing to first reckon within so that our external efforts are purposeful and integrated.” -- Irene D.
As a human resources consultant and career coach, Irene Dickinson draws upon more than twenty-five years of professional experience in personnel and executive operations. Her commitment to facilitating change threads through all her work, in class and online, for programs in leadership, organizational dynamics, human resources, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship.
Irene’s primary expertise lies in leadership and individual coaching and organizational and HR needs assessments. Still very active in the consulting domain, her experience includes creating strategic HR initiatives, facilitating teams, performing training needs assessments, creating custom training and development programs and designing performance management systems.
According to Irene, “It is always about people. What I’ve learned along the way is that change is an inside job.”
Irene knows the importance of focusing on people. This insight has led her to naturally assume the role of a particularly astute executive coach, working closely with individuals to first identify their core values and goals, and then to develop specific strategies for their development. In this capacity, she assists students and clients with conflict management, difficult career decisions, overcoming personal obstacles and transformation.
She spends much of her time teaching topics such as the multi-generational workplace, role clarification for middle managers, job satisfaction, coaching for all relationships, and effective communications. Her consulting focuses on small changes resulting in big results!
Irene holds an M.S in Organization and Management from Antioch University New England with special interests in systems thinking and group dynamics. Having been an adjunct faculty of the Leadership MBA program at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine since 2004, she continues to develop and teach online graduate courses in Human Resources Leadership, Relationship Management, and undergraduate courses in Entrepreneurship - Small Business Management, and Organizational Behavior. Additionally, she is an online adjunct faculty for Southern New Hampshire University teaching entrepreneurship and organizational behavior.
Society for Human Resources Management
2010 Teacher of the Year, Graduate Business Program, Saint Joseph’s College
2016 Presenter, Faculty Conference, Saint Joseph’s College, “Managing Plagiarism” a Role Model for Managing Difficult Times.
2011 Panel Member, National Association for Educational Progress, Writing Standards for 12th Gra