Thought Leaders

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Several Chicagoland Learning Leaders have recently presented at a conference or a peer networking session and we have been fortunate enough to archive their lessons learned for our members. You can hear a preview of one of their recent sessions by click on the listen to hotlinks below.

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Nick van Dam, PhD
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Nick van Dam, PhD

McKinsey partner, Global Chief Learning Officer & Client Advisor. Founder & Chairman the e-Learning

If ever there was a man to take to heart the phrase “you learn something new every day,”it’s Nick van Dam. As the global chief learning officer for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and advisor to the Deloitte Consulting LLP Human Capital practice, Nick has a passion for learning and talent development. He is an idea generator, a visionary, a consultant and a thought leader.

As an internationally recognized consultant and thought leader in learning and human resources development, Nick has written articles and has been quoted by Bizz magazine, BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, FORTUNE, The India Times, Learning & Training Innovations magazine, Management Consulting and T+D magazine, among others. He is a columnist for CLO magazine (United States) and Intellectueel Kapitaal magazine (The Netherlands). He has authored and coauthored a number of books, including Organisation & Management (1991–2007); Business Simulations-Topsim Series (1995); Change Compass (2001); The e-Learning Fieldbook, (2004 and 2006), The Business Impact of e-Learning (2005); and 25 Best Practices in Learning & Talent Development (2007).

He is founder and chairperson of e-Learning for Kids Foundation, which is a global nonprofit foundation that provides schools and children around the world with free Internet-based courseware.

View Nick's Personal Online Profile to connect with his or her network of learning professionals.