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Dr. Carol Gravel, CPTM

Carol’s diverse career includes corporate, collegiate and consulting roles in talent development. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies where she defined innovative approaches to talent deployment such as university partnerships, digital badgering/micro credentials and learner generated content published in a YouTube type video library. As an Associate Professor Carol architected, developed, managed and taught several online degree programs, such as the first online Strategic MBA/HRM program in the US and a blended MBA in Entrepreneurship program for citizens of Ukraine. Carol’s consulting has focused on helping organizations navigate the changing needs of today’s workforce through strategic planning, metrics/analytics and innovative solutions.

Carol is the President of the ATD Research Triangle Chapter, former board member of the Triangle Organizational Development Network, is an article reviewer for several international publications, has been published in numerous professional and peer reviewed journals, has presented at several international conferences and has a Doctorate in Education with a focus on instructional technology.

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Dr. Kristal Walker, CPTM

Dr. Kristal Walker, CPTM, has worked in the learning, leadership, and organizational development space for over 15 years helping clients engage people, apply processes, and implement technology to improve human and organizational performance. She currently serves as the vice president of employee well-being at Sweetwater Sounds, where she is responsible for crafting and leading wellness and diversity and inclusion (D&I) training initiatives. She is also a Training Industry Courses instructor, where she teaches the CPTM designation, as well as courses on design thinking and the new D&I Inclusion workshop. When she’s not working, she enjoys a great laugh and creating memories with her family and friends.


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