Helen Fagan, Ph.D.

Director of Leadership Engagement

Dr. Fagan is a Leadership and Diversity scholar and consultant. She is the CEO and Founder of Global Leadership Group, an Assistant Professor of Practice in Leadership Engagement at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a qualified Executive Coach, and most recently a team member at the Rural Futures Institute.

Helen has a Ph.D. in Human Sciences with emphasis in Leadership. She studied International Economics and British Political Economy at Oxford University during the formation of the European Union.  Helen is a Certified Diversity Trainer, a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, and a Certified Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Trainer, and Executive Coach.  For the last 4 years she has also served as a faculty with the Qatar Institute for Intercultural Communication providing workshops for faculty, staff and graduate students working at 6 US universities in Education City in Qatar.

Dr. Fagan’s expertise in developing inclusive leaders, organizations and communities has enabled her to speak in multiple nations and at last count 4 continents. Dr. Fagan’s passion is to develop leaders who create better tomorrows.

In 2000, she became the first Coordinator of Diversity and Cultural Competence Initiatives at Bryan Health during which the initiative gained national recognition. During that time, she played a key role in the recruitment/resettlement of nurses from the Philippines, and worked diligently to address employment and healthcare needs of refugees and immigrants. Because of her dedication, she has received multiple awards including a key to the city of Lincoln.

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