Brett Avner



Brett Avner

Affiliate Faculty

  • Associate Professor

  • Campus:
  • Downtown Chicago
IO/Business Psyd
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 325 N Wells St Chicago IL 60654
325 N Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Highly accomplished business leader with a unique talent for leveraging a broad spectrum of Human Resources best practices to achieve optimal organizational performance. Significant experience interfacing with Corporate Boards, along with Executive Compensation; the management of large scale initiatives and organizational change, executive team development, talent management and aligning organizational capabilities. All work is rooted in a passionate belief in the ability of a well-developed and articulated talent strategy and corporate culture to drive outstanding business results.


1. Strategic Talent Management

2. Leadership - Senior Team Coaching and Development

3. Change Management

4. Strategic Organization Alignment

5. Creating a Unique Culture

6. Human Resources as a Strategic Capability

Education History
Degree Institution
B.A. Psychology Bradley University
M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology University of North Texas
PhD. Industrial/Organizational Psychology Illinois Institute of Technology
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Board of Directors BrightPink Chicago, IL
Board of Directors CJE SeniorLife Chicago, IL
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Business/IO Psychology Organizational Psychology
Career/Workplace Issues Leadership
Diversity Diversity Issues
Professional Skills
conflict resolution, team-building, employee development, diversity issues, leadership, management assessment/coaching, organizational psychology, workplace issues, motivation