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Dr. Gina L. Hurny

SEE Instructor for “LEAD – Leadership Exploration and Development”


Dr. Gina L. Hurny has extensive experience facilitating dynamic and collaborative leadership development opportunities specifically designed to help teams and individuals create honest and authentic environments. Dr. Hurny’s life work has been dedicated to creating inclusive environments by preparing individuals to think critically, communicate effectively, and act responsibility. Her leadership philosophy is that anyone can be a leader without being the leader and that we all must learn to have an appreciation of difference. Gina believes that having fun and making meaning out of her work help her to serve as an agent of positive change.

Dr. Hurny’s passion for leadership development resulted in the creation of START Consulting where she serves as the Co-Founder and Lead Facilitator. START Consulting uses experiential activities to teach leadership with a goal of creating and sustaining inclusive environments for all organizations. Dr. Hurny serves as a Co-Lead Facilitator for the nationally recognized LeaderShape® Institute. LeaderShape’s mission is to transform the world by increasing the number of people who lead with integrity. The LeaderShape philosophy is grounded in the belief that everyone is a learner and teacher.


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Areas of Expertise

  • Relationship Building
  • Team Building
  • Experiential Education
  • Group Facilitation
  • Cultural Diversity
  • International Student Engagement


Doctor of Philosophy, Higher Education Leadership, Colorado State University

Research Focus: Cultural Adjustment of International Chinese Students to the United States

Master of Science, Higher Education Administration, Syracuse University

Bachelor of Science, Recreation Management, Slippery Rock University