Lianbin Cui, Ph.D.
David Dewhurst, MBA
Li Hu, Ph.D.
Je Pil Jeon, Ph.D.
Maha Khatib, MSc.
Jawad Ahmed started his career in sales, but quickly realized his passion was in people development.
After obtaining a degree in management, he spent two years with a training and consulting organization in Qatar, and worked across the UAE and Bahrain. After returning to India, he joined a UK-based consulting firm and spent the next 10 years consulting, training and certifying individuals and organization on performance management, people development and evaluation.
Jawad is a Director for C2C Organizational Development Pvt Ltd and is also among the first few to bring pure process facilitation into India as a representative for International Association of Facilitators (IAF). Jawad has trained thousands of people, and as a certified coach from Results Coaching Systems (RCS) and CEP from Corporate Coach U (Australia), he believes that internal motivation can change any individual and provides the drive to achieve results that are considered impossible.
Over the last 10 years, Jawad has delivered program across different organization and sectors in India and the Middle East in areas of Leadership, Sales, Behavior Interviewing, Behavior Communication and Behavioral Styles.
Dr. Casey L. Blaine is the President of the Quantitative Results Foundation whose mission is to help nonprofits quantify their process results so they become more effective for their clients.
His 46 years of military, federal government, and academia experience enabled him to develop knowledge and insights to pinpoint key processes and their tangible benefits then teach others how to use the same techniques to develop sound organizational results. He has also taught undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses at the college and university level. Casey’s varied experiences include graduating from the Federal Government’s Excellence in Government Leadership Program as well as holding an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. His recent speaking engagements at the U.S. Army’s Cyber Command and the Joint Special Operations University both highlighted his passion for results-based action.
As the previous Faculty & Staff (F&S) Development Division Chief at Ft Sill, OK he created the U.S. Army’s premier F&S program recognized as the best throughout the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). His influence led the Army to revise its basic instructor training and curriculum developer courses.
In November 2016 he earned Gold Level Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification.
Edward Boon, works at Promote International in Sweden as an instructional design and training evaluation consultant and course leader.
Moving to Sweden in 2002 from his home in the UK, Edward forged a career as an L&D professional. Starting out with language skills training, Edward quickly moved into communication soft skills training and from there into the design and delivery of leadership programs.
In the most recent phase of his career Edward has moved towards the areas of instructional design and training evaluation. Edward works closely with the Kirkpatrick Partners and Professor Robert Brinkerhoff providing both training and consultancy services to help his clients get more value from the training they provide.
Edward is a Kirkpatrick Certified Professional to Silver Level and a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator. In addition, he is co-author of the book Improving Performance through Learning and public speaker at events such ASTD.
Mikael Borak is Vice President and Head of Business Development at Mindset, a training company. His areas of expertise include training design, performance management and evaluation methods; he uses his skills in these areas to drive the desired outcomes of training programs around the globe.
As an ex-tank company commander, he is quick in thought and direct in his approach. This has served him well in his roles as COO, CEO, Project Manager, Change Manager and Co-Founder of the Mindset Group, where he has spent the last 14 years developing, delivering and evaluating effective training programs. He loves to create and implement theoretical models that are pragmatic and easy to understand.
Mikael is a Kirkpatrick Gold Level Certified Professional.
Regina Camargo is Partner Director at Across Futuros Convergentes, where she is responsible for Market / Customer Relations and Portfolio Management.
Prior to joining Across, Regina worked for DuPont do Brazil in the Human Resources area (Training & Development, Talent Acquisition and Staffing).
Regina has been working since 1995 in HR, developing projects in the areas of Career Management, Performance Management, Competencies, Leadership Development and Succession Planning in various companies in Brazil and South America.
She has two bachelor’s degrees, one in English Language and Literature, and one in Psychology. She speaks fluent English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Stacy Cook, MA, is a Principal at Perception Learning where she specializes in creating and delivering training programs aligned with organizational development and change management initiatives.
Previously, Ms. Cook worked with FMP Consulting, a human capital consulting firm in Arlington, VA where she led FMP’s Learning and Development Center of Excellence. Prior to joining FMP, Stacy served a tour with the Department of Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Iraq. Stationed in Baghdad, she led a mix of government and contractor teams in organizational development efforts designed to revitalize the economy of Iraq.
In addition to being a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator, Ms. Cook has conducted over 3,000 hours of classroom training on subjects related to performance management, resilience, presentation skills, meeting effectiveness, leadership development, and many more.
Ms. Cook holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, International Studies, and Russian Language from the University of Wisconsin. She also holds a Master of Arts in Adult Learning and Leadership from the Teachers College of Columbia University in New York City. She has led a variety of public presentations on the topic of Learning and Development, including the ATD International Conference and Exposition and the SHRM Annual Conference.
Lianbin Cui, Ph.D.
Lianbin Cui is a Consultant with Kirkpatrick Partners.
Lianbin has a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a Master of Business Education from Bowling Green State University, and a Master of Management in Educational Economics and Administration from University of Science & Technology Beijing.
Lianbin has 11 years of experience in various training positions. Dr. Cui has held positions at On Demand Consulting, Management Training and Consulting Corporation, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, UFIDA Software Group (China), and Beijing Personnel Bureau.
Lianbin consults with a number of organizations in both the U.S. and China and has served as the president of International Association for Chinese Human Resource Development (IACHRD) since 2007.
Lianbin’s recent pioneer research was on the Adoption of On-demand Learning in Organizations.
Lianbin has been a speaker at AHRD Asia Conference and a variety of other conferences and training events. He conducts seminars and facilitates training workshops on the Kirkpatrick Evaluation Model, training program design and development, and human performance improvement technology.
David Dewhurst, MBA
David Dewhurst is a consultant and affiliate with Kirkpatrick Partners in the Australasian region. He is the co-founder and partner with Mark Harris of GMD Partnerships Ltd., a learning, development and performance business based in the South Island of New Zealand.
David has ten years of experience in training, learning and performance development, including seven years contracted by Rio Tinto to deliver leadership and coaching programmes in New Zealand. Prior to this, David held general manager roles in the UK, Europe and New Zealand. He spent nine years in commercial and GM roles with Marks and Spencer, primarily turning around under-performing business units. David specialises in leadership development, strategic planning and coaching.
David works extensively as a lead facilitator, designing, developing and delivering customised learning and performance solutions in the production, utility, mining, aviation, government and not-for-profit sectors. David’s strength is partnering with organisations over the long term to facilitate exceptional performance through their people.
David holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Otago (NZ) and a Bachelor of Transport Management and Planning degree (with Honours) from Loughborough University (UK). He is a certified trainer and workplace assessor in Australia and New Zealand.
With his business partner, Mark Harris, David has worked to implement the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model at the Stockton Mine, New Zealand’s largest mine. David and Mark presented a case study on this implementation, entitled ‘Winning the Heads, Hearts and Minds of Leaders’ at the Australian Institute of Training and Development International Conference in Melbourne, in April 2013.
JT Easley currently flies as a captain for a major airline. He started his flying career in 1984 in the US Coast Guard. He has worked in the Training and Safety departments for the last 12 years.
As a Line Check Airman and then a Lead Line Check Airman, JT has been responsible for observing and evaluating flight crews and other Line Check Airmen in their operational duties. He developed and delivered numerous presentations on flight safety, instructional techniques, and evaluation skills to his fellow Line Check Airmen.
JT wrote the Operating Experience Guide used by Line Check Airmen and new pilots to structure initial line training and prepare the students for their checkride. He also wrote a monthly newsletter discussing equipment and procedures to supplement formal training.
Jo Anne Edwards, MCIPD, is an Associate Facilitator for DPG plc, teaching both Level 5 and Level 7 HRM and HRD.
Jo currently works for the University of Bolton as a Human Resources Business Partner with a specialist in Learning and Development.
Jo is an experienced facilitator delivering on Learning and Development and Human Resources programs. Jo has also designed and developed both undergraduate and post graduate level materials.
Since 2004, Jo has worked in the specialist area of L&D, taking a senior and strategic role in the development of Learning and Development for both banking and professional service firms.
Jo has been involved the development of Leadership Development programs and coauthored a paper alongside leadership development specialists in Manchester Business School.
Joss Frimond is the Marketing & Sales Director for Formaeva’s overseas operations. Formaeva provides online evaluations and powerful reporting through its SAAS-based platform.
With over 15 years of experience in professional training, Joss is passionate about helping training providers and learning officers to develop professionally through three main areas: marketing, communication and evaluation.
Katarzyna Gorhover is the founder of Focus on Results (FOR), for which organization she also serves as a partner and consultant.
She graduated from the University of Gdansk with a degree in Economics, and has also earned an Executive MBA from the European University Switzerland.
Katarzyna is an entrepreneur who has introduced to the market and managed companies from various industries, including real estate, commercial, events, media and consulting. For most of her professional life, she has been engaged in the area of Training and Development, as well as Sales. Evaluating training effectiveness currently is her core interest.
As a business consultant, Katarzyna has led projects for the following industries: banks, insurance, new media, real estate, trade, new technologies, shared services and outsourcing.
Mark Gussetti is a senior learning consultant with Mindset, one of Sweden’s leading training companies.
Mark has held various positions during his 20+ year career, including serving as a Global Training Manager for a global SAP roll out and establishing a corporate sourcing academy for a multinational organization.
Mark is currently working with a number of national and international organizations, helping them to align their competence development strategies with the Kirkpatrick methodology.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Science (Honors) in International Business & Economics from Aston Business School in the UK, and he holds Disc® and Belbin® certifications. Mark is Kirkpatrick bronze level certified.
Linda Hainlen is a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator, an international author, and the Director of Business Development at Sedona Learning Solutions in Phoenix, Arizona. She served as the Director of Learning Solutions for IU Health in Indianapolis for 18 years.
Linda has over 25 years of proven experience as a training manager, including real world experience applying the Kirkpatrick principles. “Utilizing the Kirkpatrick Model of Evaluation and the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model truly transformed my results and positioned my division at IU Health as a strategic business partner in the organization. I am passionate about working with Kirkpatrick Partners because I have experienced the results from partnering to obtain measurable and sustainable outcomes utilizing the Kirkpatrick Model.”
Linda is an engaging facilitator and presenter who authentically and successfully connects with audiences by bringing concepts to life through sharing her own experiences from working in a highly regulated industry. Her practical and genuine approach inspires participants not only in thinking but in applying their newfound knowledge and skills. She is one of the first Learning and Development leaders in the world to incorporate Baldrige, Lean-Six Sigma, Strategic Planning, Innovation, and Intelligent Risks models into the processes and operation of the learning function.
Under Linda’s leadership, her division at IU Health was awarded the highly prestigious ASTD Best award in 2011. Linda has been published several times, including a white paper co-written with Jim Kirkpatrick on the topic of healthcare. Her American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) Infoline on “Designing Informal Learning” made the top 50 best sellers and was translated into 83 languages. Linda has spoken at several international conferences and worked with companies from around the world to improve their effectiveness and achieve measurable outcomes. Industries served include higher education, corporate learning, nuclear, and healthcare.
Mark Harris is a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator and affiliate with Kirkpatrick Partners in the Australasian region. He is the co-founder and partner with David Dewhurst of GMD Partnerships Ltd., a learning, development and performance business located in New Zealand. He has over 15 years of training and development experience with a background in operational management and quality management, both at a senior level and originally in the field of Aircraft Engineering.
Mark works extensively as a lead facilitator, developing and delivering customised training for utility, contracting, mining, retail and manufacturing industries. His specialty areas cover quality management, business improvement, six sigma, lean manufacturing, customer care and leadership.
Applying the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model has delivered great results for the clients with whom Mark has worked, helping him to cement long-term partnerships with them.
“I am committed to applying the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model due to the results I have seen, and there’s nothing more rewarding as a LD&P provider than having others tell you how their behaviours have changed for themselves and the organisation!”
Along with his business partner, David Dewhurst, Mark has worked to implement the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model at the Stockton Mine, New Zealand’s largest mine, and presented a case study on this implementation, entitled ‘Winning the Heads, Hearts and Minds of Leaders,’ at the Australian Institute of Training and Development International Conference in Melbourne, in April 2013.
Li Hu, Ph.D.
Li Hu serves as the president and senior consultant/facilitator of OnDemand Consulting. She is also a certified facilitator for Kirkpatrick Partners. Prior to these roles, she held positions at Huson Bay Consulting and the Nurse Aid Testing Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Li has a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She returned to China to pursue her personal career, becoming an excellent facilitator and consultant and fully applying what she had learned in the U.S. Specifically, Li’s major areas of expertise are Kirkpatrick’s four levels of training evaluation and instructional systems design.
Li consults with a number of multi-national corporations in both the U.S. and China, such as Johnson & Johnson (China), Pfizer and many other large Chinese companies (e.g., China Mobile, Rainbow, Air China, China Southern Airlines, SVAUTO, ICBC, ENN, Guangdong Nuclear Group, TCL, Chint, etc.) across different industries.
Li has co-translated several books with Dr. Lianbin Cui and others, including Kirkpatrick Then and Now, Training On Trial, and the ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals. In addition, she has co-written a book entitled Learning Design. In 2012, Li conducted the first industrial research on instructional systems design and training evaluation in China. Based on the research results, she published the first white paper in the area of training design and evaluation, which significantly impacted professional development in China’s training industry.
Masha Ibeschitz-Manderbach is a Managing Partner of the Management Development Institute (MDI) in Austria. She has held previous positions in the corporate world as a Project Manager in Marketing and a Senior Manager of Corporate Business and Product Development, and in the academic world as a Lecturer.
Masha specializes in leadership, management, self and time management, facilitation, team building, coaching, communication, change management, inter-cultural management and organizational development.
She earned her academic degree in Business Administration from the University of Vienna and holds numerous trainer certifications, including NLP Master Trainer, DiSC and CAPTain.
Je Pil Jeon, Ph.D.
Je Pil Jeon, Ph.D., is a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator and affiliate with Kirkpatrick Partners in Korea. He is the President and Founder of InnoTraining Inc., an e-learning re-engineering, innovation training and development, competency and performance business.
Using his 17 years of OD/HR consulting and labor attorney experience, he consults and facilitates for organizations in Korea. He has co-authored the Talent Development Appraiser Manual and has authored the MBTI & Competency Manual, Human Resource Management, Management Organization Theory and Overview of Management. He also developed the Risk Assessment Management Systems (RAMS) and has the software program copyright and trademark of the RAMS.
He also is a CMC (Certified Management Consultant), labor attorney, Lead Auditor of Korea Occupational Safety and Healthcare Agency (KOSHA), and a certified MBTI & STRONG Facilitator.
Je Pil has worked extensively with Korean Government Agencies for a long time and is a member of the evaluation and professional committees of Government Agencies. His professional areas cover training evaluation, performance and reward systems, risk assessment, team building using MBTI and Firo-b, NCS (National Competency Standard) and leadership.
Gerald Jones is a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator with over a decade of training development and facilitation experience.
Gerald is currently a Senior Cyber Security Trainer with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and is primarily responsible for teaching Cyber Security skills to U.S. Military personnel. He has over 20 years of military experience across two service branches (8 years U.S. Marine Corps Infantry and 12 years U.S. Air Force Intelligence Analysis), and he continues to manage training development and instruction teams in the California Air National Guard.
Gerald has developed and delivered training for the U.S. Air Force Intelligence Community on subjects ranging from critical thinking to multi-cultural understanding and integration.
Gerald has successfully implemented the Kirkpatrick training evaluation methodology for three different Air Force units by forging partnerships between operations, training, and evaluation components to successfully infuse key drivers for mission accomplishment into the planning, design and execution of training programs.
Gerald is a Certified Professional in Talent Development. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Nebraska Wesleyan, is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certified Practitioner, and Association for Talent Development Master Trainer. He expertly leverages his dual backgrounds in Business Administration and Talent Development to further promote trainers’ roles as strategic business partners within corporate, not-for-profit and government organizations. Gerald is Kirkpatrick certified at the bronze, silver and gold levels.
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Maha Khatib, MSc.
Maha Khatib is a recognized management consultant with more than 17 years of experience in the GCC, Middle East and MENA Region including UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, & India. She is currently based in Dubai-UAE.
She is the co-founder of Learnactive Management Consultancy since January 2008, prior to that Maha worked in management consulting, performance improvement, and adult learning as an internal employee with leading organizations such as Emirates Airlines – Emirates Aviation College, Dubai Airports and Dubai Holding.
As a management consultant, Maha has been advising businesses for over 17 years on aligning systems with organization strategies, linking systems solutions with performance results using a business partnership approach, measuring the effectiveness of the systems on business results, designing performance-based solutions and tools to ensure consistency and high-quality delivery of business results.
As an adult learning facilitator, Maha builds her delivery style on the adults learning principles, accelerated learning principles, and active learning tools. Some of the techniques she incorporates during her training programs are the whole-body learning experience, creating positive emotions during the learning sessions, building strong and clear relevance to participants work requirements & environment, and driving learning through the participants themselves.
She trained more than 4,000 learning and development professionals from more than 50 nationalities across the MENA region during the past 17 years. She also facilitated the Training Diploma of University of Cambridge – International Examination Center.
Maha holds a master’s degree in Training and HRM from the University of Leicester in the UK, she is an associate with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, CIPD, she also holds several international certifications in training evaluation & measurement, Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation, instructional system design, learning needs assessment, learning transfer, business partnership, performance consulting, and adults learning. She is also a member of the ATD, the Association for Talent Development since 2002.
Myung-ae Lee is the vice president of InnoTraining Inc., Kirkpatrick Affiliate (USA). She is an expert on lectures, teaching materials development / translation, consulting and statistical analysis related to Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation.
She has certificates and licenses for Kirkpatrick Certified Professional (KCP) – Silver Level, InnoTraining® Certified Facilitator (ICF) and Korean dentist.
Her main areas of activity include educational evaluation and educational innovation. She has experience in HR consulting, statistical analysis, psychology and career development and needs analysis (MBTI, STRONG, Firo-B, etc.), EAP and NCS consulting.
She has been active in a wide range of industries and fields, including Samsung, Hyundai, and other large corporations, government agencies, public institutions, and SMEs (more than 10).
In addition to statistical analysis of bio information, she is interested in the development of educational evaluation methodology using statistical techniques and the study of statistical analysis of learning transfer (Big Data Analysis) using Learning Transfer Platform (LTP) .
She has devoted much of her time and energy to the domesticization of the PROMOTE®, a learning transfer platform (LTP), which originated in Northern Europe and is now exported to 25 countries worldwide and applied to more than one million educational programs. In particular, she focuses on educational evaluation and educational innovation and learning transition big data statistical analysis in health care field.
She would like to clarify the relationship between Level 3 (behavior, job application) assessments and Level 4 (results, performance) assessments, required drivers (monitor, encourage, reward, reinforce), successes, barriers, leading indicators. In particular, she is also working on the analysis and comparison of the effects of PROMOTE® on the educational effectiveness and performance when it is applied or not.
She says, “Education alone cannot produce the desired results, and when we use tools other than education, we can nurture and maintain talent. The Republic of Korea should not miss the opportunity to foster 10 million talented people. I will be a researcher who is committed to that work.”
Melanie Martinelli is a specialist in Learning Solutions and passionate about researching and implementing latest and most relevant trends in the L&D industry. A learning professional at heart and an entrepreneur in her mindset, she just started a new venture along with two like-minded friends and colleagues. The Learning Gym is a platform for learning professionals to exchange ideas, discover new tools and stretch/build/flex their learning muscles.
Being the ﬁrst Kirkpatrick Certiﬁed facilitator in India, she eﬀectively assists individuals and organizations in building memorable learning experiences linked to performance. Melanie ﬁrmly believe in creating learning solutions that are guaranteed to deliver results. She is also one of the early adopters of Accelerated Learning, a methodology that has been proven to deliver effective learning, saving time and money in the process. She also believes that learning solutions should be sensitive to organizations’ and nations’ cultures. In the last 12 years, Melanie has delivered programs on a variety of topics across all employee levels and in multiple countries.
Melanie’s journey with training began with her award-winning thesis, “Managing Cultural Differences – A Key to Successful Offshore Collaboration.” This led her to joining a Bangalore-based offshore product engineering company. After a three-year stint in International Sales and Account Management, she moved to training & development and started her first company building bridges between companies and people around the globe. Melanie is also a frequent lecturer for Cross Cultural Teamwork, Communication and Negotiation in France, Germany and Switzerland.
Ricardo Nunez, a native of Mexico, is a dynamic facilitator with over 20 years of experience providing learning solutions consultancy and facilitation to individuals, companies and organizations in the Americas. From the early years in his professional career, Ricardo has always been exposed to global markets, having worked with multicultural and multifunctional teams. He has led teams in sales, customer service, public relations and operations in both North America and Latin America.
As a facilitator and consultant, Ricardo develops and delivers training programs along with providing consulting and learning solutions to help optimize organizational effectiveness and talent development, commercial relationships, best practices in communication, plus optimal global business and social practices.
Ricardo has developed strong skills in understanding contextual elements of day-to-day challenges and opportunities in the work place having facilitated programs in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia for multinational groups and individuals. The scope of subjects facilitated by Ricardo include: Global leadership, leading change, business effectiveness, diversity and inclusion, team building, conflict resolution, negotiation, managing global and/or virtual teams, effective management across cultures and intercultural training.
Jonathan Pottiez is a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator, as well as a Consultant at C-Campus, where he contributes to the dissemination of best practices in learning management. He works primarily in France, where he is recognized as one of the best experts in the field.
Jonathan has over 15 years of experience in training, during which he has advised companies and training organizations on improving their learning and development management practices and has shown them how to evaluate and maximize their effectiveness.
Jonathan holds a Ph.D. in Human Resources Management. His doctorate thesis was focused on the “Corporate Training Performance Evaluation through a Systems Approach.” He continues to train regularly on the subject while developing skills in agile project management, convinced that the world of learning and development should build on this approach.
He has written numerous articles on training evaluation and participated in several conferences on the same subject. In 2013, he published a book in French entitled L’évaluation de la formation – Piloter et maximiser l’efficacité des formations (Evaluation of training – Manage and maximize the training’s effectiveness), a compendium of his past research and experiences. A second edition of this book was published in 2017.
Preethi Rao is a well-respected Learning and Development professional with over 13 years of experience in different corporations. Currently, she works as a Training Effectiveness Specialist at C2C Consulting and Training Pvt. Ltd.
She has been trained extensively on the ADDIE model and has demonstrated the importance of evaluation by designing programs with a built-in evaluation mechanism. She provides learning solutions that are not only fun but also are linked directly to on-the-job performance.
Preethi has designed and delivered training programs for Team Building, Communication Skills, Change Management, Time Management and Interviewing Skills, in addition to being a part of the core team responsible for all operations floor training programs at the various organizations with which she has worked. These training programs are linked directly to performance; hence, her association with the Kirkpatrick Levels of Evaluation has been long standing.
Roy Seah is a consultant at COMAT in Singapore, where he leads an in-house development team to assure standards in WSQ courseware and helps organizations to increase productivity by improving their training focus and making the most of new software features.
Prior to his work with COMAT, Roy spent five years as a principal lecturer at an established computer school teaching media and graphic design, developing new courseware and refining the curriculum. Other professional experience includes developing and launching a full spectrum of multi-media training and successfully migrating the media curriculum to other institutions.
Roy holds a Diploma in Adult Continuing Education (DACE) and an Advanced Certificate in Training and Education (ACTA) from the Institute for Adult Learning. He is an Adobe Certified instructor and associate educator.
Laura Sharon is the President of Imperative Dimensions, Inc., a company that partners with organizations and individuals to improve performance.
Laura is a seasoned performance improvement consultant and professional coach with more than 25 years of professional experience. She has an extensive background and expertise in the areas of front-end performance analysis and assessment, leadership development, organizational change, business process improvement, interpersonal communications, and training design and delivery.
Laura has led a variety of organizational development projects for county, state and federal government, as well as private sector and non-profit organization clients. She also has expertise in the area of program research and evaluation, executive meeting design and facilitation, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, and human behavior change.
Chuck Udell is a senior partner with the Essential Action Design Group, focusing on improving performance and profitability for clients through improved sales, marketing and leadership development solutions. Part of his client engagement includes developing and implementing Kirkpatrick evaluation plans.
Previously, Chuck was employed by the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association, Marion Merrill Dow and Mobil Chemical Company. Prior to his civilian experience, he served as a U.S. Air Force officer.
Chuck earned his MBA from the University of Rochester, specializing in finance and marketing, and his BS from the University of Virginia. He earned his Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designation in 2004 from the University of the Aftermarket, a division of Northwood University.
Chuck is the 2010 recipient of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association’s (AAIA) Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award, and he serves on the AAIA training committee. He is Kirkpatrick silver level certified and has been approved by Kirkpatrick Partners to facilitate Kirkpatrick silver level certification programs.
Phil Willcox is a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator and affiliate with Kirkpatrick Partners in the UK region. He has over 12 years of Learning and Organisational Development as well as Human Resources experience with a background in public and private sector organisations.
Phil is also an approved facilitator for CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) qualifications; his managerial and leadership backgrounds also accredit him as an ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) approved facilitator.
Applying the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model has delivered great results for the clients with whom Phil has worked.
“It is exceptionally rare for me to leave a conversation with anyone I work with without discussing the topics of evaluation, return on investment (less so expectation) or value for money. That is where the Kirkpatrick business model can come into its own as a tool in the L&D professional’s kitbag, to show how we help businesses perform.”
Ewa Żukrowska is a founder and partner of the consulting and training company Focus on Results (FOR).
Educated as a psychologist, Ewa earned an MBA in 1997. She is a manager with 18 years of experience, as well as a consultant, trainer and coach. She has earned her ICC and Erickson Professional Coach certificates.
Ewa gained business experience as a manager and director in the retail chain Ahold Polska and as Program Director and Vice President of one of the biggest training companies in Poland, Nowe Motywacje.
Ewa has led projects for the following industries: retail chains, energy, telecommunications, new technologies, banking and insurance, shared services and outsourcing. She is passionate about designing complex training and development projects that lead to significant changes in organizations.