Deborah Covin Wilson, CPLP SHRM-SCP,SPHR, serves as principal of Covin Wilson & Associates, an OD and Learning & Development firm, which specializes in organizational development, change management, strategic planning and team building.. She recently retired as the director of organizational development and consulting services, 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 organizational development services. Deborah holds several professional certifications, including the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) from ATD and SHRM-SCP from SHRM and SPHR from HR Certification Institute. 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 a MSW from Atlanta University.