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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
    • Distinguished Principal Research Fellow with the Conference Board, Associate of the ROI Institute, and a Marshall Goldsmith 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
    • Distinguished Principal Research Fellow with the Conference Board, Associate of the ROI Institute, and a Marshall Goldsmith 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
  • Christina Chateauvert

    Christina Chateauvert

    IAB Member

    • Currently working in the insurance industry, leading design practices and research for Employee Experience
    • Serves as the Director of Learning Experience at Yes, And Coaching Institute
    • Holds Ph.D. in learning design and technology from Wayne State University
    • Human experience advocate and design thinker passionate about co-creating and elevating experiences for employees
    • Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, Certified Holistic Employee Experience Practitioner, and former IDEO U Alumni Coach
    • Currently working in the insurance industry, leading design practices and research for Employee Experience
    • Serves as the Director of Learning Experience at Yes, And Coaching Institute
    • Holds Ph.D. in learning design and technology from Wayne State University
    • Human experience advocate and design thinker passionate about co-creating and elevating experiences for employees
    • Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, Certified Holistic Employee Experience Practitioner, and former IDEO U Alumni Coach
  • Camille Dickson-Deane

    Camille Dickson-Deane

    IAB Member

    • Senior Lecturer 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)
    • Selected to serve as a panelist from Australia for 2022 – 2024 on EDUCAUSE’s Horizon Report
    • Senior Lecturer 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)
    • Selected to serve as a panelist from Australia for 2022 – 2024 on EDUCAUSE’s Horizon Report
  • Julie Dirksen

    IAB Member

    • Principle of Usable Learning, a learning strategy consultancy with a focus on incorporating behavioral science into learning design
    • Consultant, keynote speaker, and author of Design For How People Learn and a new book Talk to the Elephant: Design Learning for Behavior Change
    • Her master of science is in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, she’s been an adjunct faculty member at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and is also a Learning Guild Guildmaster.
    • Principle of Usable Learning, a learning strategy consultancy with a focus on incorporating behavioral science into learning design
    • Consultant, keynote speaker, and author of Design For How People Learn and a new book Talk to the Elephant: Design Learning for Behavior Change
    • Her master of science is in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, she’s been an adjunct faculty member at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and is also a Learning Guild Guildmaster.
  • 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
  • Alan Kindall

    Alan Kindall

    IAB Member

    • Senior Manager, Global Learning & Development, Micron Technology, Inc. Managing global systems and integrations, helping to improve learning processes and methods
    • Leads cross functional community of practice for Micron’s LMS community, including governance and auditing standards
    • Currently, analyzing and evaluating a comprehensive job and skills analysis process to improve team member performance and enhance leaders’ abilities to assess and guide team member development
    • Graduate of the former Instructional & Performance Technology program from Boise State University in 2010
    • Idaho native and lives in Nampa with his wife, five children, chickens and their dog
    • Senior Manager, Global Learning & Development, Micron Technology, Inc. Managing global systems and integrations, helping to improve learning processes and methods
    • Leads cross functional community of practice for Micron’s LMS community, including governance and auditing standards
    • Currently, analyzing and evaluating a comprehensive job and skills analysis process to improve team member performance and enhance leaders’ abilities to assess and guide team member development
    • Graduate of the former Instructional & Performance Technology program from Boise State University in 2010
    • Idaho native and lives in Nampa with his wife, five children, chickens and their dog
  • clark quinn

    Clark Quinn

    IAB Member

    • Executive Director at Quinnovation, Co-Director of the Learning Development Accelerator, and Chief Learning Strategist for Upside Learning
    • Works at the intersection of cognitive science, technology, and organizations, with a Ph.D. from UC San Diego and broad experience across digital technologies including games, mobile, and social media
    • Internationally known consultant, keynote speaker, and author of seven books on learning and technology
    • Advocate for learning science applied to the design of performance solutions
    • First Learning Guild Guild Master
    • Executive Director at Quinnovation, Co-Director of the Learning Development Accelerator, and Chief Learning Strategist for Upside Learning
    • Works at the intersection of cognitive science, technology, and organizations, with a Ph.D. from UC San Diego and broad experience across digital technologies including games, mobile, and social media
    • Internationally known consultant, keynote speaker, and author of seven books on learning and technology
    • Advocate for learning science applied to the design of performance solutions
    • First Learning Guild Guild Master
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    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
  • Scott Weersing

    Scott Weersing

    IAB Member

    • Currently working in the finance industry measuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the corporate university.
    • Experienced evaluation and performance consultant to organizations such as Texas Instruments, Novartis, and USCG.
    • Researches ways to help learning professionals measure the impact of solutions by changing the design and development cycle.
    • Serves as President of Hampton Roads ISPI Chapter.
    • Currently working in the finance industry measuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the corporate university.
    • Experienced evaluation and performance consultant to organizations such as Texas Instruments, Novartis, and USCG.
    • Researches ways to help learning professionals measure the impact of solutions by changing the design and development cycle.
    • Serves as President of Hampton Roads ISPI Chapter.

Previous IAB members

  • Scott Casad
  • Frank Nguyen
  • Monica Tracey

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