Norma Tan, PhD is the principal of Cora Group, a consulting practice established in 1988 to help organizations meet new workplace challenges through learning systems that promote the capacity for change and innovation. She designs and facilitates organizational learning processes for leaders, managers and employees, using assessment, training and outcome evaluation methods to strengthen their individual and collective capacity for problem-solving and innovation. Using a team approach, Norma and her colleagues help clients incorporate perspectives and information from diverse sources for effective planning and decision-making.
Over the years, Dr. Tan has advised clients from multiple sectors on strategic planning issues. Her clients have included corporations and industry groups (e.g., Alcoa, American Express, Bovis Lendlease, Cotton Incorporated, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Pfizer, RenaissanceRe, Standard & Poor’s, Simon & Schuster) and public service agencies (e.g., Hudson River Park Trust, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, New York City Department of Health, New York State Office of the State Comptroller, San Francisco Fire Department) as well as foundation, advocacy, economic development, education, environmental, and healthcare organizations (e.g., American Foundation for AIDS Research, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Asian American Business Development Center, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Excelsior College, Grand Street Settlement, National Assembly on School Based Health Care, Institute for Sustainable Communities, Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, Realizing Rights, StoryCorps).
Norma served as a group facilitator and coach for the Institute for Not-for-Profit Management of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and she is certified in the use of Human Synergistics professional development assessment tools. She holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology from Columbia University.