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executive director
Portland Leadership Institute

Alan Cabelly (Ph. D., University of Washington) has been teaching Leadership and Human Resource Management around the world since 1975.  He was recently honored by his students and Portland State University by having a classroom in the new Karl Miller Center (School of Business) named for him. 

Prof. Cabelly is founder and Executive Director of the www.PortlandLeadershipInstitute.com, which focuses on Leadership Excellence in the 21st century.  He uses the DiSC© and other contemporary techniques for Executive and Leadership Coaching, and speaks extensively on Generation Similarities and Differences in the Workplace; Strategic Negotiations; Authentic Leadership; Employee Engagement; and similar topics.  After 40 years of teaching the younger generation, and speaking at conferences about its characteristics, he is uniquely qualified to help all generations work better with each other.

Prof. Cabelly was founding Advisor of the Portland State Chapter of SHRM, which has won the SHRM Superior Merit Award every year since 1983, and has won numerous SHRM and regional student competitions.  He has been named SHRM Advisor of the Year, twice Distinguished Member of NHRMA, and earned the Human Resources Award of Excellence from PHRMA.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of NHRMA (regional), OregonSHRM, and PHRMA (local).