“Learning is so fundamental to organizational success. When done well, it can be a catalyst to move a business forward,” posits Innovative Learning Group Senior Consultant Jim Naughton. “Learning … real learning … provides an avenue for making a visible difference on a large scale.”

With more than 30 years’ experience in the learning industry, Jim has helped global companies accelerate their performance. He has worked across all aspects of the learning and development spectrum and is an expert in curriculum architecture, learning strategy, impact mapping, content curation, and impact evaluation

Jim’s work has garnered an Association for Talent Development (ATD) Excellence in Practice award for a truly creative approach to global orientation he designed for The Dow Chemical Company and an International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) Award of Excellence for a curriculum he developed for a national paint supply company.

What does Jim see influencing corporate learning today?

“I believe the corporate learning function is becoming increasingly mindful of the impact that engaged employees can make on the business,” he says. “Today’s learning function must provide a compelling portfolio of valued programs and experiences that enables people to be more innovative and agile. It must continue to provide strategically aligned opportunities for people to learn and adapt in an increasingly complex environment.”

Jim is a published author, with articles appearing in Chief Learning Officer magazine and the Performance Improvement Journal, a technical publication of ISPI. He also has served on the local boards of ATD and ISPI and has presented at their local meetings and international conferences. Currently, Jim is the vice president of the executive board for the Troy Community Coalition

Jim has a master’s degree in industrial psychology and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Michigan University.

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