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Management Consultant - Deborah Avrin

Are you ready to transform your workforce into productive, cohesive teams? Achieve team results by partnering with Deborah Avrin at Management Skills Resource, Inc.

Deborah Avrin, SPHR, held a variety of top-level human resources leadership positions before beginning her training and consulting company in 1999. Deborah’s company Management Skills Resource Inc. works with organizations that want to build the confidence, competence, and courage of work teams through creative training workshops. In April 2000 she saw the power that the DiSC® suite of products brought to her client’s organizations, and incorporated them in many of her training programs. In 2014 Deborah was excited to add The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team to her offerings . She truly believes that all teams have the potential to be great teams!

Her educational background includes a BBA in Human Resources and a Masters Degree in Organizational Behavior. Deborah holds a lifetime Senior Professional in Human Resources certification and has been an instructor for the PHR/SPHR certification prep course through the University of Dallas since 2001.

Deborah was inducted into the HR Southwest Speaker Hall of Fame in 2018.

Testimonials For Management Skills Resource, Inc.

  • When our company realized our need for team building within our customer service group, we turned to Deborah Avrin for help. Deborah took our diverse and multi-generational team and helped us learn to work together. If you want your team to grow in innovation and problem solving in an ever-changing business environment, give Deborah a call.

    Mark Waller, CRP, PHR, SHRM-CP General Manager A-1 Freeman Moving Group
  • Deborah is a dynamic and insightful organizational consultant with a knack for developing and implementing results oriented interventions. She doesn't believe that one size fits all. Deborah will ask the right questions to get to know your team and create the learning scenario that will truly add value to your organization. I highly recommend her.

    Joyce (Joyce Williams) Smothers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Director, Office of Policy and Compliance at Federal Aviation Administration
  • Deborah provided training on employment law for a mid-size contract guard company in Dallas, and she successfully turned what could have been a dry topic into a lively and informative discussion. An expert in human resources and employment law, Deborah is also an accomplished author. Read the recently released "The Management Map: Navigation Tools.

    Joseph Peek Optimized Content Marketer
  • Deborah is a great source of energy when she delivers one of her training programs. She keeps everyone involved with creative and meaningful activities. Time flies when working with Deborah and you always come away with something learned too!

    Amy Hardin, CPLP Learning and Development Talent Manager


  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

    The Five Behaviors profile, which provides both individual and team feedback, is grounded in the model described in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, the internationally best-selling leadership book by Patrick Lencioni. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ has a simple goal: To facilitate a learning experience that helps professionals and their organizations discover what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Participants will learn how, as a team, they score on the key components of the model: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results. Using the feedback from their reports, participants will be able to create a better, stronger team. Length: 1days

  • Productive Conflict

    Workplace conflict is inevitable. It’s tempting to avoid these uncomfortable situations altogether, but there’s a much more effective solution! With Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict, learners will discover how to curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive. This is not your average conflict resolution program. Everything DiSC Productive Conflict offers highly personalized content that helps learners increase self-awareness around conflict behaviors and effectively respond to conflict situations, which ultimately improves workplace results and relationships.

  • The Five Behaviors™: Personal Development

    The newest addition to our Five Behaviors brand is here, created to harness the power of The Five Behaviors across the entire organization! The Five Behaviors™: Personal Development half day workshop teaches individuals to become better teammates using Patrick Lencioni’s model, to completely redefine collaboration. Designed for the individual learner, participants do not need to be part of the same team. Rather, they can implement the skills and knowledge gained in Five Behaviors from one team to the next, enabling a culture of teamwork. The goal is to completely redefine teamwork and collaboration.

  • DiSC Workplace®

    Everything DiSC Workplace® is designed to engage any employee— regardless of title or position, department or function — who wants to learn new ways to build more productive and effective relationships at work. Participants:
    *Discover their own DiSC® style: recognize the priorities, motivators, and stress triggers that shape their workplace experience
    *Explore other styles: understand the differences and similarities among the DiSC styles
    *Identify strategies to make more meaningful connections with colleagues of various styles and work more effectively to reduce tension, solve problems, and contribute positively to their organizations

  • Work of Leaders®

    Using the latest research into leadership best practices, Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® focuses on the tangible steps that leaders at all levels can take to effectively move an organization forward. This profile approaches leadership as a one-to-many relationship with one unified model of leadership—vision, alignment, and execution—it focuses on helping leaders understand their own leadership styles and how their tendencies influence their effectiveness in specific leadership.