Get to Know Dr. Deborah Posner, Key Presenter at the Continuous Improvement Conference 

June 15, 2017 | More Events

Dr. Deborah Posner has an unwavering passion for education. The associate vice president for the Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness has used her innovative approach to guide Broward College on a successful path to accomplishing its goals. Her experience comes from years of working in academia and corporate business, and she’s excited to share her knowledge at the upcoming Continuous Improvement Conference being hosted by her department in July.

Passion for Education

The South Florida native has taught middle school, high school and at the college level for more than 20 years. As a professor, she specialized in math, advertising, marketing and financial management. She was drawn to the field of education by her parents, both math teachers with more than 30 years of experience.

Even though she enjoyed the classroom, Deborah had a desire to do more. She transitioned to administration as an associate dean, dean, district director and then her current role at the College. Along the way, she spent time in the corporate and government realm as a senior business analyst in project management and quality assurance. She enjoyed the challenge of working for private institutions, but fell in love with the community college model of open access and affordability.


Deborah takes pride in leading the strategic planning process by setting the right goals and measures. She and her team are there to support each department as they work to ensure the College provides the best programs and services to students. Once strategies are implemented, the focus turns to the continuous improvement cycle in the never-ending search for ways to do even better.

Her favorite part of her job is what she does with FAST (Find, Analyze, Sort, Transform) teams. This is where she puts the Lean Six Sigma principles into practice through the formation of cross-functional teams. Lean Six Sigma is a globally recognized methodology for maximizing operational efficiency as well as an enterprise-wide business strategy with direct bottom line impact. A certified black belt within the program, Deborah will offer her Lean Six Sigma white belt workshop for free to conference attendees. The program normally costs $199 to take through the Continuing Education department.

Deborah is always looking for opportunities to share her vast acumen to an assortment of audiences. She has presented across the country including to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) with President J. David Armstrong, Jr. and in an airplane hangar filled with aviation executives at the Lean Summit in Tampa.

The Continuous Improvement Conference

She is excited to see her vision for a Continuous Improvement Conference realized at Broward College. The Continuous Improvement Conference is designed to help industry professionals achieve operational and performance excellence. Deborah is among a list of successful business leaders who will share best practices and expertise on issues related to establishing and achieving strategic goals to leadership.

The conference will be hosted at the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus and will begin with a welcome social event on Sunday, July 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A day-and-a-half of program will follow on Monday, July 24 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, July 25 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are included. Registration is $300 and limited to 70 attendees.

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