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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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Chief Learning Rebel | Learning Rebels, LLC
Antioch, IL, USA
As chief learning rebel at Learning Rebels Performance Consultancy, Shannon Tipton works with learning practitioners and organizations to lift learning innovation, knowing that today, social learning, content curation, and team collaboration are the keys to organizational success. Recognized for bringing real-world expertise to the learning field, Shannon uses current technologies and social learning tools to strengthen workplace alignment, enhance collaboration, and increase learning connectivity. As author of  Disruptive Learning, Shannon speaks frequently in North America and internationally, spreading the learning rebels’ message. Shannon also ranks as one of the top 100 L&D Influencers on Twitter (@stipton); her blog, “Learning Rebels,” is one of the Top 100 Learning Blogs and can be found at
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Director of Instructional Design | Bull City Learning
Durham, NC, USA
Carla Torgerson has more than 15 years of experience as an instructional designer and instructional strategist. Always interested in the latest learning trends, she has authored numerous blogs and articles on a variety of topics, including eLearning, mobile learning, and microlearning. She also developed MILE, the MIcroLEarning Design Model© and is the author of the book The Microlearning Guide to Microlearning.

Carla has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 clients including McDonald’s, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Adobe, Express, Kellogg’s, University of Phoenix, Fidelity, Cargill, Medtronic, Merck, and Best Western. She has designed solutions ranging from $15,000 to more than $2 million.

Carla is currently Director of Instructional Design at Bull City Learning, a specialized eLearning agency that provides digital learning solutions for companies in a wide range of industries, as well as non-profit organizations. Bull City Learning offers a full suite of solutions including learning needs assessments, curriculum design, content development, and training deployment support.

Carla has a Master of Education (MEd) focused on technology-based education. She also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA), which helps her to see training through a business lens. She loves to travel and explore the country with her awesome husband, Tom, and their very curious six-year-old son, John.

You can reach her at [email protected].
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Principal & Founder | Corporation for Positive Change - Asia, c/o Elite People Consultancy Limited
Cheung Sha Wan, Hong Kong, HKG
Dorothy Tsui is a Principal with Corporation for Positive Change, and the Founder of both the Greater China and Hong Kong Center for Positive Change. She is a dedicated talent and organization development practitioner with broad portfolio including clients from businesses across industries, institutions and non-profits in Greater China, South East Asia and the USA. She designs and facilitates co-creative processes that are firmly grounded in the strength-based principles of Appreciative Inquiry for positive and lasting change. She offers consulting services to organizations to accelerate their talent development and organizational learning through optimizing collective strengths and best practices. She also trains and develops Appreciative Inquiry practitioners and consultants through intensive programs and one-on-one mentoring. She is ATD’s first Certified Learning and Performance Professional® (CPLP®) in Hong Kong and has been supporting CPLP® candidates in Asia to go through the certification process.
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The Leadership Excelerator® | Eddie Turner, LLC
Houston, TX, USA
Eddie Turner is a C-suite adviser and a change agent who has worked for several of the world's most admired companies. He is an international speaker who is certified as an executive coach and facilitator. Eddie is a global workshop and program facilitator for ATD and for Harvard Business School Publishing. He has studied at Harvard and Northwestern Universities. Eddie works with leaders to accelerate performance and drive business impact.
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Virtual Effectiveness Driver | Virtual Effectiveness Consulting
Cranbrook, BC, CAN
Lynette Van Steinburg lives on a cattle ranch in Southeastern British Columbia, Canada. For the past few years her focus has been on virtual leadership, learning, collaboration and teamwork where she helps leaders and teams be more effective in the virtual workplace. As a Technical Producer, Lynette manages platforms like Webex, Adobe Connect, Collaborate Ultra, and Zoom during online sessions so that the participants can focus on the topic rather than the tool. In her personal life she likes to read, write, do yoga, take pictures, and work with animals.
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InSync Training
East Lyme, CT, USA
Karen Vieth is a synchronous facilitator and producer for InSync Training. Karen has been a leader in providing online learning solutions for the past ten years working with professional development teams across the nation. Karen's passion is coaching and mentoring others to lead engaging synchronous training sessions. Karen holds a master's degree in educational leadership with an emphasis in curriculum and design and a bachelor's degree in elementary education.
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CEO and President | Vio Consulting, LLC
Surprise, AZ, USA
Eric Vincent serves as a consultant for ACT, the content developer of the Test Design and Delivery Certificate Course, where he was previously on staff as an industrial-organizational psychologist. Eric is CEO and President of Vio Consulting, LLC, a firm that specializes in industrial-organizational psychology, organizational design and development, and executive coaching. Vio specializes in fitting people with organizations, and organizations with people. Eric has developed nationwide testing, education, and training programs that provide stakeholders with credentials, employment, and development plans. The training programs he has designed are aligned to international standards of quality and effectively equip employees for job success. His evaluation of training programs for strategic effectiveness has reduced turnover and increased the ROI of selection and training.  Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States, as well as nonprofit organizations, have worked with Eric to develop competency models, job analysis, needs analysis, validation studies, selection systems, feasibility studies, testing programs, test content outlines, adverse impact studies, structured interviews, training programs, and skill standards for occupations ranging from executive leaders to those in technical professions. He is also an assessor for the certificate accreditation program (CAP) through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Eric holds a BS in psychology from Purdue University and an MS in industrial-organizational psychology from Ohio University.
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Workplace Culture Consultant | Vogelmeier Consulting, LLC
Blacklick, OH, USA
Dana is a Leadership Consultant certified as a Workplace Culture Specialist and an Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team. (Maxwell is an Amazon Hall of Fame Author and Speaker on Leadership and Dana has been mentored by him and his team.) She specializes in facilitating leadership development training with a focus on creating workplaces people love. High performing workplaces will improve morale, productivity, and profitability so it is a win-win for all.

She has over 20 years of leadership experience in a Fortune 50 company as a first line leader, a second line leader, and a third line leader. She coached and led several hundred people over the years and believed that if you created a great work environment, you will get great results. In one department, Dana was asked to positively influence the employee opinion survey which measures how employees feel and the morale of the organization. She was able to move it 30 percentage points in a positive direction.

Dana has a master’s degree in Leadership and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) from The Association of Talent Development (where she is also a part-time instructor).
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Instructor | Schlumberger
Houston, TX, USA
Sarah Wakefield is a technical training supervisor for Schlumberger Limited in Houston. Her primary responsibility is managing the design and development of technical training courses for audiences in locations such as the United States, Europe, South America, the Middle East, Russia, China, and North Africa. Before this, Sarah worked as a curriculum designer for various organizations. Sarah also was an instructor of communication, writing, and life success courses at Ivy Tech State College and at Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sarah holds a master's degree in communication from Purdue, as well as a bachelor's degree from Purdue with a double major in professional writing and psychology.
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Global Leadership Development Consultant and Professor
Lompoc, CA, USA

Jennie has 20 years of experience designing and facilitating talent development solutions across cultures, industries and organizational levels for many leading companies. She specializes in developing people and organizations for success in complex, diverse, and increasingly global environments. Her expertise is drawn from a combination of first-hand management experience, doctoral-level education, and many years training managers and executives, both within organizations and as a consultant to them. She has lived and/or worked in Spain, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Suriname and India, along with extensive international travel. She is fluent in Spanish.

Jennie has led training programs and coached professional trainers across diverse industries, including telecommunications, retail, mining, technology, higher education and recreational SCUBA diving. She holds trainer certifications in intercultural education (CAI, IOR), leadership development (Achieve Global), global mindset (Thunderbird), influence and conflict resolution (VitalSmarts), self-awareness (Achieve Global, DiSC), 360-degree assessments (Hogan, Booth) and SCUBA diving (PADI). She earned professional certifications in human resources through HRCI and SHRM. Her Ph.D. is in Diversity and Higher Learning from the University of Denver.

Jennie is also an active speaker and author. She regularly presents at professional conferences (ILA, ATD, AOM, SHRM, HCI, etc.). Her publications are featured in Journal of Management Education, Advances in Global Leadership, HR People & Strategy Journal, MBA Women's Guide to Success, Inside HR magazine, SHRM's award-winning blog We Know Next, the Palgrave Handbook of Experiential Learning in International Education. She also co-wrote the book "Developing Your Global Mindset: The Handbook for Successful Global Leaders."

She currently serves as lead faculty for graduate degree programs in leadership at Forbes School of Business at Ashford University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, watching films and writing.

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Principal | The Impact Institute
Thornton, CO, USA
Christie Ward, CSP, is the principal for the iMPACT Institute, where she seeks to align communications skills with high performance, productivity, and effective leadership. Prior to this role Ms. Ward served as director of training for CareerTrack, Inc., where she coached and managed more than 200 of the best professional trainers around the world. Ms. Ward has been involved with ATD for 22 years as a chapter member, chapter president, and a three-year term on ATD's National Advisors for Chapters. She was appointed to the ATD board of directors in 2011. 
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Your PEOPLE Development Partner! | DevelopPEOPLE
Hillsboro, MO, USA
As President of Wings of Success, Sharon has been helping clients achieve success by developing their people since 2002. She is a dynamic, yet authentic professional who delivers engaging presentations, skillful facilitation, insightful coaching, and relevant resources. Her practical and refreshing style stems from over 20 years of staff, line, and consulting experience serving in diverse industries, in corporate, service, manufacturing, union, and non-union environments. Sharon is often chosen to work with corporate clients because of the results she engenders by the depth and breadth of her business experience coupled with her learning and performance expertise. Sharon's client list ranges from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses and includes Anheuser-Busch, The Boeing Companies, Crown Vision, Keller Labs, Microsoft, and Wells Fargo. She is one of a select group of ASTD Training Certificate Program facilitators and is frequently called on to facilitate customized in-house train-the-trainer programs. She has facilitated learning on four continents and in 18 countries. She was specifically chosen to deliver programs in India and Egypt, as well as International Conference workshops, due to her cross-cultural experience and ability to build rapport and communicate effectively with people from around the world. With a passion for learning and leadership, Sharon demonstrates leadership in the workplace learning and performance profession in many ways.  She has been actively involved in ASTD since 1996, having served on the ASTD National Board of Directors, as chair of the ASTD National Advisors for Chapters, as president of the St. Louis Chapter and in numerous other capacities. In 2010 Sharon was honored to receive the ASTD Staff-Volunteer Partnership Award as part of the OneVoice Team which she chaired. She is one of the first 250 people worldwide to earn the prestigious ASTD Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation, holds certifications in several assessment tools including DiSC, MBTI, and Brainmode Power, and consistently achieves top performance as an Inscape Publishing Authorized Distributor. Sharon is an adjunct professor for Washington University in St. Louis and a contributing author to "Rising to the Top: A Guide for Success." Sharon holds a Masters in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management, with a Minor in Psychology, from Missouri University of Science & Technology. Sharon lives just outside of St. Louis, Missouri on 5 1/2 acres with her husband Mark, daughter Briana, their dog Brandon, their cat Willy Wonka and her horse TJ. She enjoys life and is thankful for the multitude of wonderful people who enrich her world daily.
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Founder | Serenity Learning LLC
Ruston, WA, USA
With over 14 years of experience in training and instructional design, Emily has executed in-person and online training programs for the federal government, nonprofits, and the corporate sector. She has led software training, soft skills training, and compliance projects. She holds a Master's of Science degree in Instructional Science and Technology and has CSPO, CSM, and PMI-ACP certifications.
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Facilitator | ATD
Alexandria, VA, USA


Darryl Wyles is an internal ATD Facilitator.  He brings over 20 years of experience in talent development where he has played major roles in transforming learning programs as a manager and specialist for large and small organizations in government and the financial services industry.  

Darryl enjoys the challenge of building organizational end to end training solutions from the ground up and is passionate about providing a fun and interactive learning environment in his workshops.  He has facilitated and designed software, leadership and soft skill training solutions that supported major change initiatives at SunTrust Bank, and Chevy Chase/Capital One Bank.

Prior to his current role, Darryl was the Training and Development Manager for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation where he spearheaded the creation of Parks and Recreation University, the department’s first structured training and development program.   Parks and Recreation University introduced a wide variety of leadership and skill development learning programming that enhanced workforce proficiencies and expertise. 

Darryl has a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies- Sports Management from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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Head of Professionalization & Innovation in Education | University of Groningen
Groningen, NLD
Beth Yoder has been facilitating learning and development globally for both individuals and organizations for almost 20 years.  She is the Managing Partner for Global Teams – UAE and has been based in Dubai for the last seven years.  She trains across Europe and the Middle East, as well as in West Africa, and the United States.  Originally born in the United States Beth has lived in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Romania, and Austria. Her clients are equally diverse, coming from all sectors and regions such as Al-Futtaim, Kuwait Oil Company, and UAE Higher Colleges of Technology, as well as global, such as Ernst & Young, Siemens, and World Vision.  Beth draws on this broad experience, and her Master’s degree in Intercultural Relations from the University of the Pacific, when designing training or facilitating for multiple cultures. She leverages her global experience to design creative and effective solutions when consulting with organizations on their diversity and inclusion or global learning programs.  Her passion is to develop local talent to succeed in the global arena.  Participants walk away empowered, inspired and equipped.  To quote one participant, “I started using it as soon as I walked out of the room.”  
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