Paul Smith has spent nearly 30 years coordinating the deployment of learning resources to support organizational initiatives and individual improvement. He has designed, implemented and evaluated instruction in public, private and nonprofit sectors; as well as for all career levels, learning styles and age ranges. Paul currently serves as Talent Development Manager for The Waldinger Corporation. Under his guidance, Waldinger has developed industry-leading professional development programs in the areas of structured experiential learning, pre-boarding of interns, efficient acquisition training, microlearning solutions, and built a curated central repository of developmental resources. Paul has become a recognized leader on the topic of structured on-the-job training (SOJT). He presents at conferences (including multiple years at ATD’s International Conference & Expo), has written trade articles, and is author of the book Learning While Working: Structuring Your On-the-Job Training, published by ATD Press. Paul is active within the workplace learning and performance profession, including long-standing membership in the Association for Talent Development (ATD) on both the local and national/international levels. He served on the Central Iowa ATD Chapter Board for eight years and has served on several ATD national-level committees including a term as chair of ATD’s Chapter Recognition Committee and as a member of ATD’s National Advisors for Chapters. Currently Paul serves on ATD’s Public Policy Council, he co-facilitates the Central Iowa ATD Chapter’s Leadership Special Inter-est Group, and he continues to have responsibility for selecting winners of both ATD’s Excellence in Practice and the ATD B.E.S.T. awards each year. Paul’s volunteerism also includes 10 years as a selection committee member for the annual Iowan of Character Awards and membership in the Master Builders of Iowa, serving on its Educational Advocacy Committee. Paul was appointed by the Governor of Iowa as a Business Sector Representative on the Central Iowa Workforce Development Board, and he chairs its Planning and Operations Committee. Paul regularly meets with public officials to promote greater awareness of legislation beneficial to the workplace learning and performance profession.
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