Ilona Birenbaum

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
Department of Public Administration and Policy

  • Ms. Birenbaum is the co-founder of The Wynhurst Group, a consulting firm that specializes in maximizing organizational and individual potential. Ms. Birenbaum brings over 20 years of experience to the classroom in the areas of organizational and leadership development, executive coaching, change management, performance management, and human capital management. Ms. Birenbaum has significant international and multicultural experience through the work that she has done in Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, and Bolivia. She has worked in many different industries that include petrochemical, technology, consulting, and non-profit. She coaches and consults in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

    Ms. Birenbaum has held leadership roles for Amoco Corporation, American Management Systems (AMS) and Watson Wyatt Worldwide (Towers Watson). Ms. Birenbaum has been published by the Washington Business Journal, Association of Training and Development and Washington CEO Magazine. She is a certified facilitator of the Drexler Sibbett Team Performance Model, MBTI, DISC, Lominger’s Voices, CCL’s 360? Assessments, Hay Group’s Emotional Competency Inventory (ECI), and is an Action Learning Coach. In April, 2009, Ms. Birenbaum obtained her leadership coaching certificate through Georgetown University and holds a Professional Certified Coach Certificate through ICF.

    Ms. Birenbaum earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University.



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  • Summer 2014

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    • PUAD-050 Leadership in Chngng Workplace: Leadship/Chgng Wkpl EML 1
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  • Fall 2014

    • PUAD-022 Leadership for Key Executives: Leadership for Key Exe DHS 35
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    • PUAD-022 Leadership for Key Executives: Leadership Key Exe DHS USSS 1
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