Shermaine Perry-Knights, CPTD

Shermaine Perry-Knights is the founder and chief learning officer at Innovation Consultants of DeKalb. She is an engaging educator and workforce development coach with a passion for creating aha moments and learning solutions.

Shermaine is early in her talent development career and is viewed as a leader by peers and colleagues. She wears a strategic business partner hat, offering advice to executives for process improvement and employee development in her combined roles of instructional designer, project manager, senior trainer, teacher, and facilitator.

She has experience designing and delivering customized management and workforce development programs to classrooms ranging from 20 to 300 attendees. Shermaine has delivered content on topics including career pivots, employee experience, accountability, communicating across generations, leadership, project management, and conflict resolution. 

As a certified ATD Master Instructional Designer, Shermaine is knowledgeable about the development and facilitation of outcome-based learning programs. A certified APTD, Shermaine earned her master of public administration degree from Strayer University and holds a bronze-level Kirkpatrick Four Levels evaluation certification. 

She is a contributor to the Association for Talent Development (ATD) community locally and nationally, volunteering time for ATD initiatives and presenting workshops. Her experience extends to nonprofit, city, county, and state government agencies.

Shermaine is recognized by ATD as the 2020 One to Watch. She is currently working on her first book, which is due to be published soon. You are invited to connect with her on LinkedIn at

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