Training the Next Gen of Cybersecurity Experts to Protect K-12 Schools – Hanine Salem – PSW #734

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Hanine Salem
Managing Partner at Novus Consulting Group

Dr. Hanine Salem, Managing Partner at Novus Consulting Group, has over 20 years of executive-level experience in education and human capital development. As part of her affiliation with large international organizations, she led major educational reform initiatives in the Middle East region. Her interest is concerned with improving leadership’s decision-making process through rigorous policy analysis combined with results-oriented public management methods such as strategic planning and program evaluation.

While serving as the associate director of the Education Unit at RAND Corporation, her work largely focused on K-12 and higher education reform, evaluation of the implementation of education policies, and examination of topics related to human capital formation and skills attainment in the MENA region and around the world. In her capacity as regional office director, she served as an advisor to several senior officials engaged in ambitious development and reform initiatives. Prior to that, Dr. Hanine served as a UNDP senior advisor to two ministers of administrative reform. She introduced concepts of organizational performance management and measurement systems into several governments as well as designed several national performance-based reporting systems. In addition to her several leadership roles, Dr. Hanine previously taught at universities in the US and the Middle East and made numerous presentations at prestigious venues around the world in her fields of expertise.


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