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Cochran Hadden Royston Associates

Cochran Hadden Royston Associates was founded by Gwen Cochran Hadden in 1986. She began the consulting firm with the intention of sharing her knowledge, skills and experience in cultural diversity, sexual harassment, organizational development and other areas pertaining to workforce management. As the workplace and the workforce evolved, Ms. Hadden developed the mission of the company to where we are today - a company focusing on excellent services in generational workforce strategies and cultural competency.

Project highlights:

  • Faculty at the Disparities Solution Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Senior team member in the establishment of a Cultural Competency Program for a major urban medical center
  • Advisor to presidents, CEOs and other members of senior management on matters relating to the provision of culturally competent health care
  • Development and facilitation of cultural competency workshops for managers and employees
  • Development and facilitation of cross-generational communication workshops for managers and employees
  • Strategic planning consultation to nonprofit arts organizations

Company Principal

Gwen Cochran HaddenGwen Cochran Hadden
Since 1986, Ms. Hadden has been president and owner of Cochran Hadden Royston Associates. She has over 20 years experience in both the public and private sector in the areas of diversity, cultural competency, generational communication, organizational development and change management. Ms. Hadden has taught at the Leadership Development Institute, Association of Performing Arts Presenters, U.C. Berkley, the Yale University Graduate School of Drama and the Goucher Center for Graduate and Continuing Studies at Goucher College. She has sat on the board of Project Bread, Hospice of the North Shore, was an officer on the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Board of Overseers and on the Board of the American Symphony Orchestra League. Currently she is a faculty member of Disparities Solution Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Prior to starting Cochran Hadden Royston Associates, Ms. Hadden was the Director of Civil Rights for the Boston Housing Authority (BHA). There she was credited with the design, development and successful implementation of the first phase of the BHA's Charlestown Integration Plan, a project featured on the CBS network program "60 Minutes."