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LAURA SMITH DUNAIEF, CPTM

Courses: Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM™), Leading Leadership Development Certificate, Measuring the Impact of L&D, Internal Consulting Workshop

Laura has over 20 years’ experience as a manager and director for retail and wholesale financial services organizations, including as director of training and development for Schwab Capital Markets. Prior to leading the training organization, she held roles as diverse as director of customer service Initiatives and manager of correspondent execution services, both for Schwab Capital Markets, and Vice President and Branch Manager of a Boston-area retail brokerage office for Charles Schwab. 

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DAN MENDEN, CPTM

Courses: Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM™), Managing Learning Technologies Certificate, Strategic Planning Workshop, Budgeting Fundamentals for Training Managers

Dan has over 20 years of leadership experience in training, human resources and talent management, including five years as the director of dealer training for a major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer. He has coached company executives, frontline leaders, hourly employees, small business owners and other learning leaders. 

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ROD KEFFER, CPTM

Courses: Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM™), Leading Leadership Development Certificate

Rod has over 10 years of experience in the training and development field. He brings a unique blend of technical training program development and management experience, as well as over five years of experience managing the training department of a major international steel firm. In his former role as a senior manager of supervisory development, he specialized in designing and facilitating custom, in-house leadership programs aimed at improving the performance and relationship building capability of managers. He has extensive design, facilitation and coaching experience as well.

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DR. KRISTAL WALKER, CPTM

Courses: Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM™), Design Thinking Workshop, Building Diversity and Inclusion Training Programs Workshop

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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DR. CAROL GRAVEL, CPTM

Courses: Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM™), Managing Learning Technologies Certificate, Design Thinking Workshop

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. As an associate professor, Carol architected, developed, managed and taught several online degree programs, and her consulting has focused on helping organizations navigate the changing needs of today’s workforce through strategic planning, metrics/analytics and innovative solutions.

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SHARON ROBSON, BSC HONS, GRAD DIP IT, CTAL-FULL, ICE-TESTING

Course: Agile Certification for HR and L&D

Sharon Robson is the founder and director of Enterprising Agility, a consultancy that works closely with clients to mobilize their passions for embracing innovative working practices, high-impact leadership and experiential thinking. Sharon specializes in strategic thinking and continuous improvement, and has been working in the information technology (IT) field for over 25 years across various leadership and management positions.

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DR. PAUL LEONE

Course: Measuring the Impact of L&D

Paul is an industrial-organizational psychologist with over 16 years of experience conducting return on investment (ROI) case studies and evaluating the impact of employee training initiatives for top Fortune 100 companies such as American Express, Verizon and Nissan. His impact studies have been published worldwide and presented at international conferences. He is the founder of MeasureUp Consulting, where he helps training organizations around the world define the true value they bring to their company’s bottom line. His ground-breaking book, “Measuring and Maximizing Training Impact: Bridging the Gap between Training and Business Results” was published by Macmillan in 2014.

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AMANDA VAN DER HEIDEN, CPTM

Courses: Internal Consulting Workshop, Strategic Planning Workshop

Amanda is an organizational development and operations executive with a specific focus on employee learning and development (L&D), talent management and change management. For over a decade, Amanda has been in leadership roles to support Fortune 500 companies across a range of industries. She is highly passionate about and experienced in leadership diversification and coaching professionals to help them achieve their full potential. She enjoys connecting with audiences of all sizes as facilitator, keynote speaker and author. Amanda holds a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology and is a Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM).