Bio (Deborah Lang)
School of Education and Technology
A life-long learner, Deborah Lang values her work experiences leading multi-disciplinary teams through major organizational transformations, which allows her to support leadership development in action. Lang is a seasoned adult educator and organizational development practitioner with expertise in the areas of leadership development, organizational learning, organizational change and conflict resolution. Committed to supporting the next generation of leaders in the human resources profession, Lang served on the Advisory Council for Chartered Professionals in Human Resources as lead of the professional mentoring portfolio for eight years (2007-2015). Drawing from her extensive business experience, Lang facilitates learning experiences that are engaging, reflective and directly applicable to everyday work. She has taught leadership courses at Royal Roads University, Vancouver Island University and Camosun College.
Lang has more than 20 years of experience working in senior-level leadership positions in the public and private sectors. Her responsibilities at several organizations included the design and implementation of senior-level leadership development programs. Inspired by the tremendous success of the Insights System to develop leadership competencies, Deborah joined Insights as a senior consultant in January 2014. Previously, Lang was director, organizational development at the University of Victoria, associate vice president of organizational development at Coastal Community Credit Union, and director of community services at three municipalities.
Deborah holds a Masters of Business Administration in Executive Management from Royal Roads University (2005), a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Management from the University of Victoria (1991), a Conflict Resolution Certificate from the Justice Institute of BC (2001) and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources of Canada designation (2008).