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“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 40 years’ experience in organizational performance and talent development, Jim has helped a wide variety of companies accelerate their business results. He has worked across all aspects of the learning and development spectrum and is an expert in curriculum architecture, learning strategy, technologies for delivering learning, leadership development, 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 Dow and an International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) Award of Excellence for a curriculum he developed for Sherwin-Williams.

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 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 ISPI’s publications PerformanceXpress and Performance Improvement Journal. He also has served on the local boards of ATD and ISPI and has presented at their local meetings, and regional and international conferences, including the Central Indiana ATD Learning Summit, ISPI's annual Performance Improvement Conference, and the Association for GXP Excellence Conference

From 2016-2021, Jim served on the Troy Community Coalition Executive Board, including a two-year term as president and past president (2019-2021).

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

Jim Naughton
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