Jim Kirkpatrick/Kirkpatrick Partners
Jim Kirkpatrick, PhD, is a Senior Consultant for Kirkpatrick Partners. Jim’s major area of expertise is the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model. Jim consults for Fortune 500 companies around the world including Harley-Davidson, Booz Allen Hamilton, L’Oreal, Clarian, Ingersoll Rand, Honda, the Royal Air Force and GE Healthcare. Jim is a masterful facilitator and conducts workshops and keynote presentations around the world on the Kirkpatrick Model and business partnership. Since 1995, Jim has developed and managed a career development center, worked on senior strategic planning teams, and consulted with organizations all across the world in topics of evaluation, team building, coaching and leadership, and conducted executive coaching. Jim has co-written three books with his father, Don Kirkpatrick, the creator of the Kirkpatrick Model. He has written three books with his wife, Wendy: Kirkpatrick Then and Now, Training On Trial and The Brunei Window Washer: Bringing Business Partnership to Life.
Jack Phillips, Ph.D/ROI Institute
Dr. Jack J. Phillips is Chairman of the ROI Institute, the leading provider of services for measurement, evaluation, metrics, and analytics. A world-renowned expert on measurement and evaluation, Phillips provides consulting services for over half of the Fortune 100 companies and workshops for major conference providers worldwide. Author of the first book on training evaluation in the USA, Phillips has authored or edited more than 75 books. He is the developer of the ROI Methodology, the most used evaluation system in the world. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune, and on CNN.
Melanie Hudson/EBS Healthcare
Melanie is a nationally recognized award-winning expert in the areas of human communication, leadership development and human performance improvement with broad range of experience including education, healthcare and hospitality industries. She created and developed the “CORE Model,” a highly successful coaching tool for improving human performance. This evidence-supported model is based on adult learning theory and utilizes collaboration and critical thinking to promote engagement, increase productivity and improve quality of performance.
Melanie is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a former President of the Georgia Speech-Language Hearing Association. She received her undergraduate degree from James Madison University, and completed her graduate studies at George Washington University. She is the National Director of EBS Healthcare, and also served as an adjunct faculty member at Georgia State University. She recently published the 4th edition of “Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.” Melanie is a frequent invited speaker on the topics of human performance improvement, interpersonal communication skills and leadership development.
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