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OPWL Industry Advisory Board

The OPWL department partners with industry leaders to gain insight into workplace needs and trends and to offer the latest in instructional design, e-learning and performance improvement for the 21st century training and development professional.

Currently a group of 10 leaders from the industrial, government, and academic sectors are serving on the OPWL Industry Advisory Board (IAB).

OPWL Industry Advisory Board (IAB)

Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson


Assistant Director/Clinical Professor
LEAD program, Boise State University

I have been fortunate to spend my career working in Organizational Development roles across various industries (Manufacturing, Finance, IT, Healthcare). Currently working at Ascension Health, supporting the transformation of its business model. I am an OPWL graduate, living in Boise with my wife, and we have two grown children.

Kathleen Langdon

Kathleen Whiteside

OPWL IAB Assistant Chair

Performance International


Accomplished, semi-retired consultant skilled in the analysis needed to identify performance problems. Based on analysis, prepares strategic solutions or organizations. Successful projects completed in defense, insurance, high tech, utilities and manufacturing. Specializing in the Language of Work ™ to reorganize departments and organizations and develop integrated HR Strategies.

Holly Burkett

Holly Burkett


Evaluation Works


Holly Burkett, PhD, CPT, SPHR has over 20 years experience helping diverse organizations, such as Apple & the NSA, develop resilient performance capabilities. An accomplished consultant, speaker, & author, she earned a 2017 ISPI Award of Excellence for her book, “Learning for the Long Run”. She currently Chairs the CAC and was PIJ Editor for six years.

Scott Casad

Scott Casad

Program Manager, Talent Management



Scott Casad, CPT, PhD is a retired U.S. Coast Guard senior officer with more than 20-years of leadership in the talent and learning field. His experiences range from instructional design to performance consulting to enterprise talent management. Scott holds a Doctorate from Old Dominion University in organizational learning and development.

Camille Dickenson-DeaneCamille Dickson-Deane

Senior Lecturer – Higher Education Learning Design

University of Technology, Sydney


Dr. Camille Dickson-Deane, a Fulbright and Organisation of American States (OAS) scholar, is a scholar-practitioner who demonstrates her expertise through design-research-evaluate iterative cycles . The intent of always bridging and informing both the practitioner and researcher realms towards the process and progress of learning designs in Higher Education is key.

Shelley Gable

Shelley Gable

Director of Multimedia and Learning

WellBiz Brands


I’ve spent much of my career as an instructional strategist, leading the development of large-scale curricula and evaluating their business results. In recent leadership roles, I’ve had the opportunity to launch new, high-performing teams. In my current role, we’re building a new L&D function and working to transform the culture of learning for the company and its franchise brands.

Frank Nguyen

Frank Nguyen

Global Learning Executive



Dr. Frank Nguyen is a learning executive who specializes in transforming learning organizations through strategy and technology. He has led enterprise learning for Fortune companies including AIG, Amazon, American Express, Intel and MicroAge and Sears. Frank has published extensively on the intersection of eLearning, instructional design and performance support. He is a recipient of the eLearning Guild Master and the ISPI Distinguished Dissertation awards. His work on compliance training, learning strategy, business transformation and technology have been recognized by Brandon Hall and Chief Learning Officer. Frank has served on a variety of learning industry committees for Adobe, ATD, BJET, Brandon Hall, eLearning Guild and ISPI.

Clark Quinn

Executive Director



Clark Quinn, Ph.D. provides learning experience design strategy. An award-winning consultant, internationally known speaker, and author of five books, he integrates a deep understanding of thinking & learning with technology to improve organizational execution, innovation, and ultimately performance. He works on behalf of clients through Quinnovation.

Stephen Robertson

Stephen Robertson

Chief People Officer

Idaho Youth Ranch


Stephen Robertson, Ph.D. is an experienced talent and organizational development leader who is passionate about helping leaders bring out the best in themselves and those around them. Stephen has led full cycle talent development programs at Hewlett Packard and St. Luke’s Health System, and taught leadership courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at Boise State University. Stephen has served as 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

Professor, Learning Design and Technology

Wayne State University


Monica W. Tracey is a Professor of Learning Design & Technology at Wayne State University. Her teaching and research focuses on theory and design-based research of interdisciplinary design including developing designer professional identity, empathic design, designer reflection and designer decision-making. Tracey has worked for over 30 years in design and on numerous projects including designing internationally and across disciplines.