Michael Leimbach
As vice president, global research and development, Michael P. Leimbach provides leadership for researching and designing Wilson Learning’s diagnostic, learning, and performance improvement capabilities. Wilson Learning Worldwide is an international provider of training and development research, materials, and programs. Since joining Wilson Learning in 1984, he has developed measurement systems in sales, leadership, and organizational development; managed major concept development research studies in sales effectiveness, collaborative work structures, and performance management; and developed Wilson Learning's program evaluation capability, program evaluation system, return on investment model, and the program evaluation guides for Wilson Learning's brand products. He has managed and presented research and consulting projects for various organizations worldwide, including DuPont, IBM, the United States Navy, Securex (Belgium), GEA (Italy), General Motors (Brazil, Canada, and the United States), Morgan Bank, ROLM, Honeywell, Mellon Bank, ANZ Bank (Australia New Zealand Bank), Australian Telecom, Pfizer, and Metropolitan Life. He has published many professional articles and presented for a wide range of professional organizations including American Society of Training and Development National Conferences , Japanese Management Association, University of Minnesota, the Academy of Human Resource Development, the Minnesota Counsel for Quality, and ISO. He has served as an adjunct facility member for the University of Minnesota, College of St. Catherine, Augsburg College, and Fairview-Deaconess Hospital and has sat on doctoral dissertation committees for several graduate students.