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Sharon Benjamin, PhD

Affiliated Faculty, Organizational Dynamics; Consultant

A “prac-ademic,” Dr. Sharon Benjamin consults with multi-lateral, governmental, NGO, and healthcare organizations. Her work supports leaders seeking to effect profound transformation—within themselves, their organizations, and their communities. She has pioneered innovative methods such as Positive Deviance, which was selected by the New York Times Magazine as an outstanding idea in 2008. Dr. Benjamin serves as affiliated faculty in Organizational Dynamics, where she teaches courses focused on leadership and change. She has served on the boards of two dozen organizations including Plexus Institute, BlueVoice.org, American Oceans Campaign, and Earthworks. She was a founder of EarthShare, a national environmental fund-raising federation that has raised more than $300 million since its inception. Dr. Benjamin received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Union Institute and University.

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