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Industry Advisory Board

The Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning program partners with industry leaders to gain insight into workplace needs and trends related to instructional design, e-learning and performance improvement. Currently, a group of ten leaders from the industrial, government and academic sectors are serving on the Industry Advisory Board (IAB).

Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning Industry Advisory Board (IAB)

  • Brian Thompson

    Brian Thompson

    IAB Chair

    • Assistant Director/Clinical Professor of the LEAD program at Boise State University
    • Currently working at Ascension Health, supporting the transformation of its business model
    • Long career working in organizational development roles across various industries (manufacturing, finance, IT and healthcare)
    • Organizational performance and workplace learning graduate
    • Lives in Boise with wife and two grown children
    • Assistant Director/Clinical Professor of the LEAD program at Boise State University
    • Currently working at Ascension Health, supporting the transformation of its business model
    • Long career working in organizational development roles across various industries (manufacturing, finance, IT and healthcare)
    • Organizational performance and workplace learning graduate
    • Lives in Boise with wife and two grown children
  • Kathleen langdon whiteside

    Kathleen Whiteside

    IAB Assistant Chair

    • Partner at Performance International
    • Accomplished, semi-retired consultant skilled in the analysis needed to identify performance problems
    • Successful projects completed in defense, insurance, high tech, utilities and manufacturing
    • Specializes in the Language of Work™ to reorganize departments and organizations and develop integrated HR strategies
    • Partner at Performance International
    • Accomplished, semi-retired consultant skilled in the analysis needed to identify performance problems
    • Successful projects completed in defense, insurance, high tech, utilities and manufacturing
    • Specializes in the Language of Work™ to reorganize departments and organizations and develop integrated HR strategies
  • holly burkett

    Holly Burkett

    IAB Member

    • Holds Ph.D., CPT and SPHR and is an accomplished consultant, coach and change leader who is passionate about helping organizations grow resilient, sustainable performance capabilities
    • Associate of the ROI Institute and a certified stakeholder centered coach
    • Experienced business advisor to organizations like Apple and the NSA
    • Within ISPI, PIJ editor for six years, contributed cases for HPT handbooks, earned the 2017 Award of Excellence for her book, “Learning for the Long Run, and was recognized as a Distinguished Dissertation recipient
    • Wrote the curriculum for the HPT course in Drexel University’s HRD graduate studies program and also serves as adjunct faculty
    • Holds Ph.D., CPT and SPHR and is an accomplished consultant, coach and change leader who is passionate about helping organizations grow resilient, sustainable performance capabilities
    • Associate of the ROI Institute and a certified stakeholder centered coach
    • Experienced business advisor to organizations like Apple and the NSA
    • Within ISPI, PIJ editor for six years, contributed cases for HPT handbooks, earned the 2017 Award of Excellence for her book, “Learning for the Long Run, and was recognized as a Distinguished Dissertation recipient
    • Wrote the curriculum for the HPT course in Drexel University’s HRD graduate studies program and also serves as adjunct faculty
  • scott casad

    Scott Casad

    IAB Member

    • Program Manager of Talent Management at CarMax
    • Holds CPT and Ph.D. in organizational learning and development from Old Dominion University
    • Retired U.S. Coast Guard senior officer with more than 20 years of leadership in the talent and learning field
    • Experience ranges from instructional design to performance consulting to enterprise talent management
    • Program Manager of Talent Management at CarMax
    • Holds CPT and Ph.D. in organizational learning and development from Old Dominion University
    • Retired U.S. Coast Guard senior officer with more than 20 years of leadership in the talent and learning field
    • Experience ranges from instructional design to performance consulting to enterprise talent management
  • camille dickenson deane

    Camille Dickson-Deane

    IAB Member

    • Senior Lecturer of Higher Education Learning Design at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia
    • Scholar-practitioner who demonstrates her expertise through design-research-evaluate iterative cycles
    • Researches online learning environments where pedagogical usability can affect designs and the individual differences which influence the designs and the interpretation of such in learning spaces need defining and elaborating
    • Serves on two Q1 editorial boards, Educational Technology Research and Development and Journal of Computing in Higher Education, as well as serving in leadership positions with the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI)
    • Selected as one of the 2022 panelists to represent Australia on EDUCAUSE’s Horizon Report
    • Senior Lecturer of Higher Education Learning Design at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia
    • Scholar-practitioner who demonstrates her expertise through design-research-evaluate iterative cycles
    • Researches online learning environments where pedagogical usability can affect designs and the individual differences which influence the designs and the interpretation of such in learning spaces need defining and elaborating
    • Serves on two Q1 editorial boards, Educational Technology Research and Development and Journal of Computing in Higher Education, as well as serving in leadership positions with the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI)
    • Selected as one of the 2022 panelists to represent Australia on EDUCAUSE’s Horizon Report
  • shelley gable

    Shelley Gable

    IAB Member

    • Director of Multimedia and Learning at WellBiz Brands
    • Instructional strategist, leading the development of large-scale curricula and evaluating their business results
    • Launched new, high-performing teams
    • Currently building a new learning and development function and working to transform the culture of learning for the company and its franchise brands
    • Director of Multimedia and Learning at WellBiz Brands
    • Instructional strategist, leading the development of large-scale curricula and evaluating their business results
    • Launched new, high-performing teams
    • Currently building a new learning and development function and working to transform the culture of learning for the company and its franchise brands
  • frank nguyen

    Frank Nguyen

    IAB Member

    • Global Learning Executive at Amazon
    • Learning executive specializing in transforming learning organizations through strategy and technology
    • Led enterprise learning for Fortune companies including AIG, Amazon, American Express, Intel, MicroAge and Sears
    • Published extensively on the intersection of eLearning, instructional design and performance support
    • Recipient of the eLearning Guild Master and the ISPI Distinguished Dissertation awards
    • Work on compliance training, learning strategy, business transformation and technology recognized by Brandon Hall and Chief Learning Officer
    • Served on a variety of learning industry committees for Adobe, ATD, BJET, Brandon Hall, eLearning Guild and ISPI
    • Global Learning Executive at Amazon
    • Learning executive specializing in transforming learning organizations through strategy and technology
    • Led enterprise learning for Fortune companies including AIG, Amazon, American Express, Intel, MicroAge and Sears
    • Published extensively on the intersection of eLearning, instructional design and performance support
    • Recipient of the eLearning Guild Master and the ISPI Distinguished Dissertation awards
    • Work on compliance training, learning strategy, business transformation and technology recognized by Brandon Hall and Chief Learning Officer
    • Served on a variety of learning industry committees for Adobe, ATD, BJET, Brandon Hall, eLearning Guild and ISPI
  • clark quinn

    Clark Quinn

    IAB Member

    • Executive Director at Quinnovation
    • Award-winning consultant, internationally known speaker and author of five books
    • Integrates a deep understanding of thinking and learning with technology to improve organizational execution, innovation and performance
    • Executive Director at Quinnovation
    • Award-winning consultant, internationally known speaker and author of five books
    • Integrates a deep understanding of thinking and learning with technology to improve organizational execution, innovation and performance
  • Stephen Robertsons

    IAB Member

    • Chief People Officer at Idaho Youth Ranch
    • Experienced talent and organizational development leader
    • Passionate about helping leaders bring out the best in themselves and those around them
    • Led full cycle talent development programs at Hewlett Packard and St. Luke’s Health System
    • Taught leadership courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at Boise State University
    • Served as an advisor on leadership and culture development for non-profit organizations including the Idaho State Bar’s Academy of Leadership for Lawyers and the Idaho Youth Ranch, where he also serves on the board of directors and chairperson of its HR and Training and Development Committee
    • Chief People Officer at Idaho Youth Ranch
    • Experienced talent and organizational development leader
    • Passionate about helping leaders bring out the best in themselves and those around them
    • Led full cycle talent development programs at Hewlett Packard and St. Luke’s Health System
    • Taught leadership courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at Boise State University
    • Served as an advisor on leadership and culture development for non-profit organizations including the Idaho State Bar’s Academy of Leadership for Lawyers and the Idaho Youth Ranch, where he also serves on the board of directors and chairperson of its HR and Training and Development Committee
  • monika tracey

    Monica Tracey

    IAB Member

    • Professor of Learning Design and Technology at Wayne State University
    • Teaching and research focuses on theory and design-based research of interdisciplinary design including developing designer professional identity, empathic design, reflection and decision-making
    • Worked more than 30 years in design and on numerous projects, including designing internationally and across disciplines
    • Professor of Learning Design and Technology at Wayne State University
    • Teaching and research focuses on theory and design-based research of interdisciplinary design including developing designer professional identity, empathic design, reflection and decision-making
    • Worked more than 30 years in design and on numerous projects, including designing internationally and across disciplines

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