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Dee Giffin Flaherty, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor
School of Leadership and Professional Advancement

Phone: 412.396.5600


Ph.D., Leadership and Change in the Professions, Antioch University
M.S., Professional Leadership: Training and Development, Carlow College
M.S.W., University of Pittsburgh

Dee Giffin Flaherty is the principal of Dee Giffin Flaherty and Associates based in Pittsburgh, PA. Through this consulting business, Dee is focused on leadership development in three venues: (1) facilitating and organizational training; (2) graduate teaching; (3) individual coaching and counseling. Dee's specific areas of expertise within the broader domain of leadership development are communication and culture.

Writing & Publications

Coaching for Mangers-instructional design
Contracted writer for LifeSolutions,
University of Pgh Medical Center 2011

-American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
V 20, No 1, 1994, Nadine Robles, Dee Giffin Flaherty, Nancy Day. "Retention of Resistant Subjects in Longitudinal Studies: Description and

-Colleges and Careers
Fall 2007, "Glitch Happens," Co-authored with Philip D. Flaherty
December, 2006 "Cultural Confidence: Preparing for your Job Interview"
Co-authored with Philip D. Flaherty

-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 21, 2004, First Person: "The End of the Lectures"
August 11, 2004, Life Support: "Calmed By the Spin Cycle"
February 25, 2004, Life Support: "Mirror, Mirror"

-Off to College: A Guide for College Bound Students
2002, 2003, 2004 Editions, "Begin With Balance"

-Pittsburgh Boomers
November 2001, "Lecture Free Zone"
October 2000, "Sweet Baby James"

-Pittsburgh Parent
October 1998, "Parenting: Who Has the Lesson Plans?"

-Pittsburgh Child
September 1995, "Double Duty: Parenting and Home-based Businesses" February 1995, "Beyond the Sports Arena: Helping Your Child to
May 1994, "Adolescent Self-Esteem"
April 1994, "Take Your Daughter to Work"
March 1994, "D-----!!!"
December 1993, "Parenting With a Sense of Humor"

Training & Facilitator Expertise

Leadership Development
Critical Thinking
Managing Change
Change Management
The Effective Use of Humor
Team building
Finding and Using Authentic Voice

Communication Skills
Customer Service
Teambuilding Across Generations
Public Speaking
Positive Assertiveness

Work Skills
Time management
Stress Management
Work life balance