Thought Leader @ San Diego State University Chicagoland Learning Leader
Dr. Allison Rossett — a board member for the E-learning Guild and the Chief Learning Officer, Dr. Rossett has been a long time Professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University. She has authored some of e-learning’s best books such as ‘Job Aids and Performance Support,’ ‘The ASTD E-learning Handbook,’ and the award winning ‘First Things Fast: A Handbook for Performance Analysis.’ Dr. Rossett is known for her irreverent and substantive style when she teaches and delivers keynotes about instructional design and learning and performance technologies.
Beth M. Ruddock, a manager at Accenture, specializes in analyzing human performance and training development challenges for the 50,000+ new joiners to Accenture. A graduate of the Corporate Communications program from Ithaca College, Beth shares her expertise on various aspects of instructional design by coaching students at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana. She is currently awaiting approval of a US patent for a portfolio management tool which balances learning assets value, cost, and quality.
In my current role, I am creating development programs by designing, developing, and delivering engaging and impactful learning experiences that align people, systems and strategy. These programs include but are not limited to preparing individuals for new management roles, creating great leaders and helping new hires at all levels to onboard and adapt to the organizational culture quickly.
Director, People & Culture – Technology & Innovation Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton’s Strategic Learning Group. He has more than 20 years of experience in business, including client service, business development and corporate learning and performance. Presently he leads Grant Thornton’s efforts for L&D technology and innovation, helping to build capabilities for 6,500+ professionals across 55+ U.S. offices.
Richard has spoken at various conferences, including Future Workplace’s Social Learning Bootcamp the ASTD BEST awards and various conferences hosted by Elliott Masie. He earned his BAs in Marketing and in Spanish at Michigan State University and his MA in Learning Sciences at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy.