Deb Best Practices - Outsourced HR Leadership - NYS WBE

Outsourced / Interim HR Leader / Adviser for National & Local CEOs & CHROs

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Debra J. M. Best, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Deb has more than 25 years of business, change management and human resources leadership experience for Fortune 5, technology, manufacturing, consumer and supply-chain publicly and privately held companies, including General Electric, Trans World Entertainment and Boston Scientific, as well as non-profit, academic and public-sector organizations, including the State of New York. Central to her work as a Practitioner is to partner with leaders at all levels to define and leverage both talent and challenges to meet needs, which in turn maximizes success for both the organization and the individual.

Her growing practice, a New York state Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), provides outsourced human resources (HR), corporate recruiting and third-party employee complaint investigation services; strategic planning; change and project management; workplace dispute resolution; career / leadership coaching; and social media / reputation advisement services for leaders, businesses and nonprofit organizations locally and nationally. Her diverse client base includes employers ranging from 5 to over 13,000 employees. Deb is a member of the Capital Region Women@Work Executive Advisory Board.

A graduate of The University of New York at Albany, Deb received her SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certification from The Society of Human Resources Management in 1998. She is also a trained and certified community, family, legal and employment dispute Mediator, as well as an authorized Everything DiSC® and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Partner.

Testimonials For Deb Best Practices - Outsourced HR Leadership - NYS-Certified WBE

  • "When Saratoga Eagle Sales & Service had the opportunity to grow by acquisition in early 2010, we hired Deb Best as our HR / Recruitment / Change Management Project Manager to best facilitate the people piece of the transaction. Thanks to Deb’s work with our leadership team and her management of the project, we completed the project seamlessly."

    Jeff Vukelic, Owner / President Saratoga Eagle Sales & Service
  • "Deb Best has been a professional resource and sounding board to me for more than 13 years. What distinguishes Deb as a practitioner is her overall business savvy and her commitment to her clients' success: without exception, their success is her success."

    Linda Hillman, Past President Rensselaer Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • "It gives me great pleasure to recommend Deb Best as a senior Human Resources Practitioner and Consultant. In our work together in my role as Director of The Hyde Collection, Deb’s strong ability to address and resolve a broad spectrum of HR needs – from HR transactions to complex employee relations issues – helped move the organization forward."

    Erin Coe, Director The Hyde Collection
  • "I enthusiastically recommend Deb Best as a Human Resources Consultant. Deb provided our company’s employees training and skill sets that they will utilize moving forward. Deb also assisted us in implementing a cultural change in our organization. Deb’s consulting abilities and her HR expertise have met or exceeded our expectations. "

    Maria Dunning, Past VP / General Manager Keeler Motor Car Company
  • "Deb Best has been a perfect fit for our organization. In her role as our outsourced Corporate Recruitment Leader / HR Advisor, Deb’s expertise as well as her years of experience in manufacturing and distribution businesses saved us valuable time and effort.I highly recommend Deb’s services to any organization needing outsourced HR support."

    Michael Wilker, Senior Vice President of Operations Soft-Tex Manufacturing


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Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification


Everything DiSC Workplace Certification is your best resource to gain foundational knowledge and tools for facilitating Everything DiSC. Designed with your busy schedule in mind, this online course gives you the flexibility of self-paced learning, paired with live-collaborative sessions led by Wiley’s expert trainers.

Increase your confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace in your organization. This course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and the supporting research. During the live sessions, you will practice facilitating small groups and explore challenging scenarios that could arise during workshops. You’ll also learn how to keep Everything DiSC alive within your organization by creating a culture of DiSC and explore MyEverythingDiSC, the mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to Everything DiSC.

This program Includes:

  • Four modules of self-directed and live collaborative learning (each requiring three to five hours of time per week), conducted over a four week period
  • Active knowledge checks to help participants assess how well they understand the content and to improve learning and retention
  • Final Certification exam (self-directed/graded activity)

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering Everything DiSC Workplace!

Upcoming Classes

  • January 05 – February 02, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • February 01 – March 01, 2018

    Live session each Thursday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • March 09 – March 30, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 2:00 – 3:30pm CT
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The in-person, Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification begins with online, self-directed learning and culminates in two days of practical application facilitated by Wiley's expert trainers. With Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification, participants will:

  • Gain expertise in the Everything DiSC® model and supporting research
  • Discover how to apply the Everything DiSC Workplace reports to daily interactions
  • Customize the Everything DiSC Workplace program to meet specific participant needs
  • Navigate challenging scenarios that could arise during a workshop or coaching session
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  • Explore MyEverythingDiSC® and discover how to utilize it as an ongoing development tool
This course is held at the Education Center in Minneapolis, MN or in London, England.

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  • December 05 – December 06, 2017

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  • January 23 – January 24, 2018

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  • March 27 – March 28, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
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Featured Skills

  • Human Resources
  • HR Consulting
  • Organizational Development
  • Team / Employee Engagement
  • Strategic Planning Facilitation
  • Effective Employee / Executive Communications
  • Recruitment Consulting
  • Mediation
  • Employee Relations
  • Training


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