Ethan Sanders is the Director of Learning for AARP. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, helping people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthening communities and advocating for issues that matter most to families, such as healthcare, employment security, and retirement planning. AARP envisions a society in which all people live with dignity and purpose to fulfill their goals and dreams. Ethan's team focuses on all aspects of leadership development and technical skills for AARP's workforce.
Ethan has provided consulting services to clients in the public, nonprofit, military, and private sectors for over 25 years. His leadership experience includes running his own instructional design firm, directing a division within a military command dedicated to human performance improvement, and managing instructional design and competency research for the largest nonprofit organization for workplace learning and performance professionals. Mr. Sanders is a nationally recognized speaker who has published numerous books and articles on topics related to workplace learning and performance; he is also a certified performance technologist through the International Society for Performance Improvement. In addition, Mr. Sanders is the recipient of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, as well as the US Navy’s Meritorious Service Award. Mr. Sanders has been a faculty member of ASTD for over 20 years, an associate professor at the University of Maryland for eight years, and regularly presents at workplace learning and performance conferences around the world.
Specialties: Human Performance Improvement, Strategic Planning, Performance Management, Competencies, Instructional Design, and Facilitation.