Ken Phillips

Ken is founder and CEO of Phillips Associates and the creator and chief architect of the Predictive Learning Analytics™ (PLA) learning evaluation methodology.  He has more than thirty years of experience designing learning instruments and assessments and has authored more than a dozen published learning instruments. 


Ken also regularly speaks to Association for Talent Development (ATD) groups, university classes and corporate learning and development departments. Since 2008, he has spoken at the ATD annual International Conference on topics related to the measurement and evaluation of learning.  In addition, since 2013 he has spoken at Training Magazine’s annual conference and expo on topics related to measurement and evaluation of learning.


Prior to pursuing a Ph.D. in the combined fields of organization behavior and educational administration at Northwestern University, Ken held management positions with two colleges and two national corporations. In addition, he has written articles that have appeared in td magazine, Training Today and and is a contributing author to five books in the L&D field. 


Ken earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential from ATD in 2006 as a pilot pioneer and was re-certified in 2009, 2012, 2015 and again in 2018.

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