Anne Benedict

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service

Anne Benedict is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She has over 20 years of global human resources and talent development experience, including 10 years of consulting at Mercer, organizational development roles at Disney-ABC, as well as 9 years of talent management and HR responsibilities in marketing services at the Interpublic Group. Ms. Benedict is now leading HR at Infor, one of the world’s largest cloud software companies with 17,000 employees in over 60 countries. Her breadth of experience across HR disciplines – such as recruiting, talent management/development, operations and compensation – brings a holistic approach to managing and developing talent.  

Ms. Benedict sits on the McGill Alumni Association Board and is also co-chairperson of a non-profit organization focused on career preparation for youth in New York called Futures and Options.

Ms. Benedict graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from McGill University and holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo. She grew up in Ottawa and is bilingual in French and English. She spent the last 17 years living in New York.


This course is designed for public and nonprofit leaders and managers rather than human resource professionals, and provides a broad overview of human resources and talent leadership. Regardless of the role you’ll play in the public/nonprofit sector, your ability to lead people will be a critical component of your and your organization’s success.  Topics will include basic human resources functions such as job design and recruitment; equity, diversity and inclusion; leading organizational change; professional development and employee engagement; providing feedback and managing performance. We will also explore current issues within human resources management, and will use current headlines and contemporary issues to inform class discussions.  The course will include practical application through case discussions and reflection on students’ prior management experience. While it will focus on values-based organizations, best practices from public, nonprofit and for-profit sectors will be considered and analyzed. 

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