Karen Cohen

Director of HR, Rubicon Programs

With more than 18 years of progressively complex Human Resources experience, Karen leads the Human Resources function for a beer distributor in Northern California. She formerly taught “Introduction to Human Capital Analytics” for the University of California-Berkeley Extension’s Human Resources Certification. A training and development expert, Karen has traveled throughout the United States running learning programs and coaching executives on how best to manage a diverse workforce. She has a Master of Science degree in Organization Development and the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute. With strong presentation skills and a proven ability to make seemingly mundane material come alive, Karen is especially skilled in group facilitation and developing adult learning programs — in the classroom and via webinars. 

Upcoming Conference Sessions Featuring Karen Cohen


Helping Managers Set Expectations, Create Direction, and Provide Accountability

Employees are hired by companies, but they quit because of their managers.

The LEAP leadership model helps managers avert this troubling trend by giving them a valuable road map to maximize their teams' potential. In this program, you'll hear about instructive case studies that support this model and provide clear direction for common workplace scenarios. Using LEAP, you'll be better positioned to become an exemplary leader by discovering how to avoid common pitfalls -- and how to cultivate a motivated and engaged workforce. Learn to inspire the great, manage the good and release the bad in this interactive session.

You will learn:

The most direct strategies for getting things done through others
How to document performance in a way that holds direct reports accountable
A proven leadership model developed to get the most out of your team

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