Saul Carliner is an Associate Professor, Provost’s Fellow for Digital Learning, and Director of the Education Doctoral Program at Concordia University in Montreal. His research focuses on the design of materials for learning and communication in the workplace, the management of groups that produce these materials, and the transfer of research to practice.
Among his nearly 200 publications are 9 books, including the just-published second edition of the best-selling Training Design Basics, the award-winning Informal Learning Basics, and widely cited e-Learning Handbook (with Patti Shank). Carliner has provided strategic planning, design, and evaluation services and workshops to organizations like Alltel Wireless, Boston Scientific, Bronx Zoo, PwC, ST Microelectronics, Turkish Management Centre, and several US and Canadian government agencies. A past Board member of CSTD, he chaired the Certification Advisory Committee, which oversaw the development of our current competency model and is repeating his role in the current review. He is vice-president of integrated social services agency Agence Ometz, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, a Fellow, past Research Fellow of ATD, and past international president of the Society for Technical Communication. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, University of Minnesota, and Georgia State University.
Hannah Brown has been a Learning Consultant at Benchmark Performance for 9 years, working with clients in manufacturing, government and municipalities, insurance and financial services. She has also worked as the Director, Learning & Development for North American Sales at a life insurance company in Toronto.
Hannah’s strengths lie in her ability to work with clients and tightly manage projects. Asking questions to understand client need and the change in performance the client is looking for helps her understand the full context when starting new initiatives to develop custom solutions that incorporate training and non-training components. Hannah’s love of training and performance improvement is evidenced through her innovative design ideas and the creativity she brings to facilitation.
Hannah has facilitated sessions on performance management for public organizations and is an ongoing facilitator for a manufacturing organization’s business leadership program. Hannah has presented on assessing performance needs, gamification and eLearning for the Waterloo Wellington and Region chapter of CSTD, and on assessing performance needs and consulting skills at the annual CSTD Conference and Trade show.
Hannah obtained her Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Guelph and a Masters of (Adult) Education from OISE/UT, and her Life Insurance license (Levels 1 & 2) through FSCO. In 2012 Hannah obtained her CTDP from the Canadian Society for Training and Development.
Catherine Doucette, BPR, MEd, CTDP, launched the New Brunswick Chapter of The Institute for Performance and Learning in 2011 and continues to chair it today.
Catherine is passionate about growing the profession in her home province and hosting affordable train-the-trainer events. She operated the chapter on her own the first year, contacting nearly 1,000 people individually to let them know about the new chapter and organizing all the chapter events. In addition, she has facilitated instructional design, learning style, and presentation skills workshops at chapter or national events.
Today the New Brunswick chapter executive represents Moncton, Fredericton, and Saint John and plans to offer events in each city.
In her life as President of C. Doucette Training and Communications Inc., she delivers leadership, communications, and customized classroom and one-on-one training. Her learners include construction workers, immigrants, office staff, and business leaders. Her company is also a finalist for the Greater Saint John Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Business Awards later this fall.
Catherine teaches in the classroom and online for the MBA and Education programs at the University of New Brunswick and is an associate facilitator with the Diploma in Adult Education program at St. Francis Xavier University.
Peter is the founder of Peter Taylor & Associates Inc. In his consulting and human resources development practice, he works with individuals and organizations that seek to reach their full potential.
His business experience includes human resources management with General Motors of Canada Limited (Quebec), Husky Injection Molding Systems Inc. and C&C Yachts Limited. On the faculty of Durham College for five years, Peter taught labour relations and human resources. At Durham, he worked as a consultant in the College’s management training division. Before establishing his consulting practice in 1984, Peter was President of Microplace Inc., a retail computer training company with 24 sites across Ontario.
Peter has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Human Resource Development. He is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and past President of the Durham Chapter of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario. He is also a Certified Training & Development Professional (CTDP) and a founding member and past Chair of the Durham Chapter of the Institute for Performance and Learning.
Peter coordinated the efforts of members of what was then CSTD to respond to Stephen Lewis’ challenge to use Canadian training skills to assist in rebuilding human capacity to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa. As part of this initiative, he spent March 2009 as a volunteer in Kenya.