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ATD Education works with more than 100 of the world’s best facilitators to deliver our talent development programs. ATD’s facilitators are seasoned practitioners with 10 years or more of experience in their content areas. They draw upon their professional accomplishments and career experiences to deliver personalized learning and valuable insights. You’ll find that many of our facilitators are published authors or popular speakers in their fields of expertise, and they come from a wide range of industries and sectors. They frequently serve as instructional designers, managers, coaches, human performance improvement professionals, and consultants.
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Principal Consultant | Cindy Huggett Consulting, LLC
Raleigh, NC, USA

Cindy Huggett, CPLP, is an independent consultant, professional speaker, instructional designer, classroom facilitator, and author who specializes in workplace training and development. With more than 25 years of experience, Cindy has successfully designed curriculums, facilitated classes, and led training rollouts in almost every industry and every size organization. She partners with her clients to help them transition from the face-to-face to the virtual classroom, and works with them to design online and blended learning solutions.

Cindy is the author of three books on virtual training: Virtual Training Tools and Templates: An Action Guide to Live Online Learning (2017), The Virtual Training Guidebook: How to Design, Deliver, and Implement Live Online Learning (2013), and Virtual Training Basics, 1st edition(2010). She is the co-author of two Infolines, “Simple, Effective Online Learning” (2008) and “Designing for the Virtual Classroom” (2009). She’s also contributed to several compilations, including the ASTD Handbook: The Definitive Reference for Training & Development (2014) and 101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom, and written several articles for TD magazine.

Cindy holds a master’s degree in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, and a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University. Cindy is also a past member of the ATD National board of directors and was one of the first to earn the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation. You can find Cindy sharing training tips on twitter as @cindyhugg, or on her website,

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Managing Partner | Abudawood Group
Cairo, EGY
Bahaa Hussein began his career 28 years ago with Procter & Gamble Egypt (P&G), as a van salesman; or as he puts it, “riding a van, roaming the streets of Cairo selling soap.”  He managed to work his way up to became a key manager for P&G in the Arabian Peninsula, heading the sales operation in Saudi Arabia. Since 1988, he has been qualified to facilitate many of the P&G training programs across CEEMEA and Europe. In 2008, discovering his real passion and interest to genuinely and positively impact peoples’ lives through improved human performance; Bahaa shifted his career to Learning & Development. In 2010 he successfully earned ATD’s Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) becoming one of the 1,300 certified learning & development professionals worldwide, and the first Egyptian to obtain this esteemed certification.  Currently, Bahaa is the Head of Learning and Development at Abudawood Group responsible for the development and delivery of all training programs across six regions.  Additionally, he is the General Manager for Abudawood Irag. Bahaa continues to bring the same passion he had when he first started as a van salesman back, to delivering impactful training programs that create future leaders & professional performers in his organization as well across the whole MENA region business environment. 
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Sandy Springs, GA, USA
Peggy G. Hutcheson, president of The Odyssey Group, works with organizations in business, government, and the not-for-profit sector to build sustainable human capital systems and processes. Her career development, leadership, and coaching programs have been implemented globally. Dr. Hutcheson has published numerous articles, co-authored two books, and is a contributing author to the Handbook of Human Resource Development and the Pfeiffer Annual. Her program to train managers in coaching skills, Coaching in Business, was recognized by Human Resource Executive as one of the top ten new training programs. Peggy has served on the national Board of Directors for ATD and has been president of the Greater Atlanta ATD twice. She served on the executive committee of national ATD's Career Development Professional Practice Area. National awards she has received from ATD include the Walter Story Leadership Award and the Torch Award.  In addition to her ATD volunteer work, she is active in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), where she serves as chairman of IEEE-USA's Employment and Career Services Committee and is on the Innovation Institute Steering Committee.
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Training Consultant | The Employees Association
Charlotte, NC, USA
Marcia L. Jackson is owner and president of Training Resources, a management consulting firm that, for 19 years, enhances the business performance and working relationships of both large and small service organizations.  Her focus is on a business’ greatest asset – people. She is a certified trainer and facilitator with special training in the 5 Factor Model of Personality; Accelerated and Adult Learning; and Generational Issues. Her clients invite her back again and again because she wows them with her energy, excitement, and insights while solving their business problems. Ms. Jackson has served on the boards of the Charlotte Area Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) for 5 years, the Board of Women Business Owners for 4 years (NAWBO), Board of the National Speakers Association/Carolinas for 3 years, the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association Board and is a founding member and past board member of the Charlotte Organizational Development Network (CODNET).  Marcia is a facilitator for National ASTD’s Training Certificate Program. She has a B.A. in Sociology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and holds certifications in Training & Development, Organizational Development, and Accelerated Learning. Professional Credentials include: Accelerated Learning Master Practitioner Certificate, Bowperson P& T Certificate of Completion in Organizational Development, UNC Charlotte Certificate of Achievement in Training and Development, University of Oklahoma Certified Big Five Consultant, The Five Factor Model of Personality, CentACS Certified Trainer, Interactive Instructional Design, Bowperson P& T Certified Trainer, Generational Insights Certificate of Completion in Skilled Facilitator Intensive Workshop, The Center for the Study of Work Teams at the University of North Texas Certified Trainer, Blessing-White’s Managing Personal Growth, a career development program Certified Trainer, Ziglar Corporation’s Strategies for Success, Selling, and Customer Service
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Judy Katz
Portland, OR, USA
Judy Katz makes stuff that helps people learn. She is a strategist, designer, and developer of learning solutions, as well as a frequent speaker and writer for local and national organizations. She has worked in the field of learning and development since 1997, and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas, an MBA from Baker University, and an MEd in instructional design with a focus on workplace learning from UMass-Boston. You can find her online at and tweet to her @jdyktz.
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Instructional Designer/E-Learning Developer | Snack Size Learning LLC
Coral Springs, FL, USA
Aaron King is an Instructional Designer and e-learning developer in the Performance and Development Center of JM&A Group a business unit of JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

In addition, he is a professor Media Arts, and a learning & development consultant leveraging a wide variety of disciplines including adaptive learning, personalized learning, microlearning, and gamification to optimize learning experiences for adult learners.

He is a doctoral candidate in Education – Specialization in Personalized and Competency Based Instruction. He holds master’s degrees in Education, Media, Design & Technology, and Instructional Design & Technology with specializations in adult learning and organizational learning.

Prior to his current roles, he worked as a senior executive in OPM (Outsourced Program Management) higher education management, a multi-platinum music producer, music business book author, and a US Army combat medic. His mission is to impact measurable and sustainable change through disruptive innovation and learner empowerment.
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Managing Partner | Elevate Performance & Potential Inc
Naperville, IL, USA

Faith Krebs is experienced in leading worldwide organizational strategies and solutions that drive profitable, sustainable, and scalable business growth. She has demonstrated success in championing business results and performance improvement worldwide. Faith fully engages people and increases their accountability to improve performance at all organizational levels. She is recognized for implementing leading-edge solutions and sustaining strategic alliances to achieve desired business outcomes.

Faith currently is the managing partner at Elevate Performance & Potential Inc. She is a trusted business advisor who coaches leaders and business owners on how to optimize their human capital to accelerate business results. She partners with her clients to develop customized performance solutions that improve employee engagement to create an agile, proficient, and productive workforce. These solutions strengthen employees’ capabilities to deliver exceptional customer experiences that enhance her clients’ brand reputation and accelerate their revenue and market growth.

Faith previously worked at McDonald’s Corporation, gaining extensive experience leading regional, divisional, and global teams in field operations, franchising, enterprise resource planning, restaurant innovation, and learning and performance. While there, she led the global learning and performance organization, and developed a highly skilled team that partnered with employees in other areas of the world to design, develop, and deploy global core performance-based learning solutions for 1.8 million employees spanning 119 countries. In addition, she had oversight in standardizing and enhancing the learning experience in McDonald’s seven global Hamburger Universities, which are centers of excellence for hundreds of country training centers around the world.

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Chief Talent & Diversity Officer | MentorcliQ
Eldersburg, MD, USA
Jenn Labin is the owner of TERP Associates, a team that seeks to grow talent and ignite potential. For 15 years, Jenn has had success working with a wide spectrum of organizations, including large private sector businesses, government and military operations, and higher education institutions.  Jenn is the author of Real World Training Design, a visual quick guide for creating exceptional results within tight budgets and timelines. Her second book on mentoring is expected in 2016. Jenn co-authored a chapter in the ASTD Handbook, 2nd edition, and has been published in the Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting journal three times. Jenn’s work can also be found in 101 Ways to Make Training Active, How to Write Terrific Training Materials, and the ASTD Trainer’s Toolkit app. Jenn has a BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in digital art, and an MA in instructional systems design.
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Workplace Performance LLC
Huntersville, NC, USA
Tom LaBonte is the managing director of Workplace Performance specializing in improving performance through an integrated process to learning and workplace actions for breakthrough results. As the director of consulting services at Ulysses Learning, Tom was responsible for implementing e-learning solutions and supporting client business results. He held the title of Human Resources Executive with Centura Bank and transformed HR into a strategic business partner. As the SVP of performance improvement and training at PNC Bank, Tom was responsible for developing a performance improvement process that supported 30,000 employees. He served as the retail training manager for Barnett Bank and implemented a corporate-wide sales and service management process. Tom published Building a New Performance Vision in May 2001 through ASTD Press. He also published a chapter, "E-Learning and Performance," in The AMA Book of E-Learning published in 2002. He co-authored an article for the August 1999 edition of T+D entitled "Performance Consulting, One Process, One Team" and wrote a chapter for the book Moving From Training to Performance: A Practical Guidebook. Tom earned a doctorate in education. Tom is a frequent speaker at international conferences on performance improvement and e-learning. Tom served on the ASTD Global Board of Directors from 1998 to 2000 and currently serves as the Chair of the ASTD Global Nominating Committee.
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Founder | HTML5 Fundamentals - TH308HOL
Vernon Rockville, Verno, USA
Mark Lassoff is the founder and president of LearnToProgram Media and Punk Learning. Mark’s company has taught more than 800,000 software, web, and mobile developers online, in the corporate classroom, and in secondary schools across the country. Mark’s courses are distributed through various websites as well as on the company’s Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV channels. Before founding LearnToProgram, Mark started several companies in the Austin, Texas, area, and he continues to promote entrepreneurship and computer science. He is an in-demand speaker and has traveled the world to teach programming techniques and technologies. Mark has authored eight books on programming. He lives on the Connecticut coast, where he is in the process of redecorating his condo. Want to help?
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VP Trng/Prof Svcs | Learning Solutions, LLC
Raleigh, NC, USA
Lynn Lewis is an author and learning and performance consultant who fell onto this path in life by accident. Starting her career in broadcast journalism and newswriting, she taught those subjects at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford. During this experience, she realized that she was meant to be a facilitator and consultant when she grew up. Since that time, she has been a corporate trainer, training manager, director of project management and held two vice president positions—one where she was responsible for building a corporate university and the other where she was responsible for building a performance solutions consulting practice and project management office (PMO). After these experiences, she found that the work she loved best was working as a consultant, strategizing with clients, managing projects, designing and developing learning solutions, and helping to mentor and develop these skills in others. Lynn is a certified project management professional (PMP), and a certified professional and learning and performance (CPLP). She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University in New York. Lynn is the author of several books: Ten Steps to Successful Meetings and Ten Steps to Successful Presentations. She also co-authored the ASTD Learning System (a series of 10 books used to study for the CPLP credential). She facilitates the following programs for ATD: CPLP Study Prep Workshop Consulting Skills Certificate Project Management for Learning Professionals Emotional Intelligence for Improved Decision Making She is an independent consultant and works with organizations across many different industries—especially pharmaceutical/biotech, insurance and financial services.  
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Owner | Talent Seed Consulting, LLC
Columbia, SC, USA
As principal of Talent Seed Consulting, Stacy leverages more than 15 years of experience in identifying opportunities and implementing large-scale learning solutions for associates at all organizational levels. She has developed and delivered blended learning approaches, led learning and development teams, selected and implemented learning technology initiatives, and designed and managed leadership and succession planning and development programs.  Stacy is a past president of the Midlands Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD), and served on ATD’s National CORE committee. She served on the advisory board of the 2013 International Conference on e-Learning in the Workplace. She blogs for ATD’s Learning Technologies community and has written articles and publications for ATD as well as Learning Solutions magazine. Stacy is certified to facilitate Achieve Global, GROW Coaching, and ProMax training, regularly speaks at local and national training conferences. Connect with Stacy on Twitter, LinkedIn, or through her company website:
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Learning and Development Consultant | Learning 4 Learning Professionals
Wilmington, DE, USA
Catherine Lombardozzi is a lifelong learning and development practitioner and founder of Learning 4 Learning Professionals. Her work focuses on supporting the professional development of designers, facilitators, faculty, learning and performance consultants, and learning leaders. Catherine often contributes to professional conferences and journals, and she teaches graduate-level courses in adult learning, instructional design, emerging technologies and consulting. She is author of Learning Environments by Design (2015) and Creativity Boost (2017). With nearly 35 years’ experience in both corporate and academic contexts, Catherine maintains deep interest in modern workplace learning strategies, social learning, self-directed learning, online course design, enhancing creativity, and scholarly practice. Catherine holds a doctoral degree in Human and Organizational Learning from George Washington University. You can learn more about her background at
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President & CEO | Geri Lopker & Associates LLC
Villa Park, CA, USA

Geri is president and principal consultant of Geri Lopker & Associates LLC. Her international client list includes corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and Fortune 100 companies. Geri has been a performance consultant both as an internal area director of operations for a large healthcare agency, and as an external consultant with clients big and small. Geri has more than 20 years of experience working in the areas of systems, finance, change management, leadership, communication, strategic planning, team building, and customer relations.

Geri earned a master's degree in human resources and organization development from the University of San Francisco. She earned the Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) certification in 2003.She earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) in 2007. She teaches the nationally acclaimed Human Performance Improvement in the Workplace Certificate series. She has also earned the HPI Certificate. She has received the Total Trainer Certificate from OC-ASTD and is senior faculty for the Total Trainer program. Geri is a past president of the International Society for Performance Improvement, Orange County Chapter. She is also a past president of ASTD’s Orange County chapter.

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President and Founder | Infinity Consulting and Training Solutions, Inc
Bristow, VA, USA
Sardek P. Love is president and founder of Infinity Consulting and Training Solutions, a global management and leadership development consulting firm. Possessing over 26 years of expertise, he has worked in 32 countries, inspiring, developing, and educating thousands of managers and their employees to consistently deliver exceptional results.

Known globally for his energetic and thought-provoking style of delivery, Sardek teamed up with Anne Bruce to co-author the updated version of Anne’s best-selling book “Speak For A Living – The New and Expanded Edition” which will be published by ATD in 2018.
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CEO | Excellens
Mexico City, PU, MEX
Margarita is founder and main consultant of Excellens, a Mexican Training and Organizational Performance consulting firm, based in Mexico City. She has been a performance consultant and trainer for more than twenty years in the areas of organizational development, change management, leadership, fund raising, communication, strategic planning, team building, improving performance, learning, emotions management, and customer relations. Margarita holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Tec de Monterrey and Midwestern State University and she is pursuing the doctorate in Education by Competencies. She is professor at Universidad Mundo Nuevo in the master programs of Human Resources and Education. She has presented in several international conferences and virtual summits.She is former President of AMECAP Chihuahua (Mexican Association for Training and Development in Chihuahua State) and was the first President of ASTD Global Network Mexico. She is Director for MOT in Mexico, and ATD Member Network Mexico Advocate supporting ATD in Mexico. Margarita es fundadora y directora general de Excellens, Asesoría y Capacitación Organizacional, basada en la ciudad de México, con más de 25 años de experiencia como generadora de cambios positivos en organizaciones diversas, es reconocida por sus logros relacionados con el incremento en los resultados empresariales y en el apoyo para la institucionalización de organizaciones de la sociedad civil.Ponente con reconocimiento a nivel internacional, ha participado en distintos foros presenciales y a distancia.Posee un Master en Administración de Empresas por el Tec de Monterrey y la Midwestern State University; y actualmente esta cursando un Doctorado en Educación por Competencias. Es professor universitario en la Universiad Mundo Nuevo en el programa de Master en RRHH y Educación.Actualmente es Directora de MOT en México,  y  lider del ATD Member Network Mexico apoyando a la ATD en diversas actividades en en el país. 
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Online Media and eLearning Consultant | Chopeta Lyons Consulting
Willington, CT, USA
Chopeta Lyons has created award-winning print and online learning products during 26 years of developing training solutions. Beginning in 1983 with the design of electronic education software, she has directed teams of designers, writers, programmers, audio talent, graphic designers, and artists to create custom solutions for the training needs of numerous international and national corporations, government agencies and organizations. She is the author of several articles on e-learning and the Graphics for Learning from Wiley/Pfieffer, as well a college textbook, Discover Writing, from Prentice Hall.
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Coaching & Peak Performance Expert | Speaker | Author of Success Dioxide | Freelancer
Kuwait, KWT

Ahmed Magdy. Coaching & Peak Performance Expert, ATD Facilitator, the Author of Success Dioxide & Odyssey of Success books. In his scientific pursuits, he worked with many leading scientific and training schools in the world, such as the University of Cambridge, International Coaching Federation ICF, and the association for talent development ATD.


CPLP,Certified Professional in Learning and Performance - ATD

ACC,Associate Certifeid Coach - ICF

Certified Thomas Assessor - Thoams International


Professional International Trainer in the areas of coaching and management skills. He trained a wide range of calibers in various governmental and private industries and sectors in the Middle East and Gulf Arab Regions.


Professional speaker inspires with his keynotes in numerous conferences and forums. Magdy is known for his distinct practical style, Updated tools and strategies, and his unique interesting experience that he takes his audience through.


Writer and author of “Success Dioxide", a book that combines the success elements in a unique chemical formula for maximum fully lived life, utilizing the power coaching tools that stimulate the mind to find answers to the most important questions of life.



Ahmed Magdy trains, speaks, coaches, and writes with a central mission to enable everyone to discover his authentic self to fly to new heights of success and excellence creating his legacy.

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Managing Partner/Senior Consultant | Platinum Performance Partners LLC
Barnardsville, NC, USA
Dennis Mankin is the founder and Managing Partner of Platinum Performance Partners  Mr. Mankin has an extensive professional background, including 25 years in senior management and consultative positions working in business consulting, executive coaching, sales, and Human Performance Improvement (HPI). He was certified by ISPI and Dr. Joe Harless as a CPT in August 2003 and he is a project manager and facilitator of HPI processes worldwide. He has demonstrated skills and expertise in assisting organizations in exceeding competitive organizational goals and improving overall business results using HPI processes. He is a co-author and co-publisher of Performance DNATM (analysis tools), used for the analysis of human performance and the “tools of choice” by over 6,000 HPI analysts worldwide. Mr. Mankin has been a member of ASTD for over 20 years and was an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa, Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore Management University, and a guest lecturer to other colleges and universities in performance improvement technologies. He has been a licensed Merchant Marine Captain since 1985.
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President & Creative Paradox | NWM Consulting
Freeport, ME, USA
Nadine Martin is president and CEO of NWM Consulting, a small independent firm focusing on learning design, development, and delivery to help employees increase business results. She has spent the majority of her career in the technology learning field. She also has been the technology training manager for Northeast Utilities (a New England-based utility company), the IS learning manager for LL Bean and the e-learning manager for Bean. During her corporate career, Martin helped to introduce the accelerated learning methodology at both companies as well as help to redesign the way in which learning was done at the company. She is certified in the usage of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument and has been utilizing technology to deliver learning for most of her career. Martin has bachelor's and master's degrees in education as well as having done post-graduate work in counseling.
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