ISPI’s Annual Conference would not be possible without the support of our Conference Committee, who devote their energy, creativity, and time to make the Conference a success.
Scott Casad, CPT, PhD serves as a Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard where he is the Chief of Training at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown. Originally a resident of Oregon, he graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in marine environmental science. After six years of operational assignments, he landed an instructor position and found his passion for performance technology, which led to Master's degrees from Old Dominion University and Boise State University. Over the past 12 years, his experiences range from schoolhouse instructional designer to performance consultant for major acquisitions to headquarters training manager of operational and mission support programs. Scott holds a Doctorate from Old Dominion University in organizational learning and development. His dissertation explored the role and effect of elementary teacher psychology capital on turnover, work roles, stress, commitment, and satisfaction.
Dr. Mark Boccia, is the global head of learning and talent development at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., based in Miami, FL. Mark has an exceptional record of success reinventing the business of learning in large organizations and designing innovative learning solutions for diverse audiences within the hospitality industry. Mark joined ISPI in 2008 and served on a number of committees spanning nominations, education, and now co-chair of the annual conference.
Brett D. Christensen MMM, CD, MSc, CPT, CTDP loves acronyms and is driven by the mission to help you resolve the workplace performance problems that keep you up at night. A veteran, with 30 years service in the Canadian Navy, he is now the President of Workplace Performance Consulting and an adjunct graduate professor at Boise State University, where he helps others learn how to help you! Brett is also a member of the Institute for Performance and Learning and writes for PerformanceXpress, the Performance Improvement Journal and eLearn Magazine.
CLO Performance Instruction LLC
Sue is an accomplished Learning & Development Executive with more than 15 years’ experience improving business performance, strengthening organizational capabilities and leveraging best practices across organizations. Currently, Sue is the CLO of Performance Instruction LLC, where she uses her unique combination of e-Learning, education, management, training, and organizational development expertise driving transformative change in organizations. Sue is an active volunteer in ISPI. This year she served as the Education Chair for ISPI 2018 Conference, is a CPT reviewer and works to support the ISPI Bay Area Boise State University Chapter.
Alycia Angle is an ENFP who makes an impact in organizations through insightful and creative solutions that encourage human development. Alycia provides a range of consultation and learning services to develop leaders and teams, solve problems to further business initiatives, and identify organizational improvements at the individual, leader, and executive level. Alycia leads by creating a vision to guide others to a new perspective and she influences by listening to and incorporating others’ ideas. Alycia lives in New Orleans and currently serves as a Senior Talent Management Consultant at Ochsner Health System.
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Dawn M. Snyder, PhD, CPT
Dawn M. Snyder consults on learning and performance strategies, curriculum architecture, performance assessment and evaluation. Dawn has a proven track record of bringing practical, cutting-edge solutions to organizations who want to take performance to the next level. She helps these organizations achieve results using an interdisciplinary approach. She is the go-to consultant for initiatives that impact global learning and performance.
Courtney brings over a decade of experience in operations and program management in the non-profit and higher education sectors. Courtney joined ISPI in 2014 as the Chapter and Program Manager, and in 2016, she stepped into the role as Operations Manager. Prior to ISPI, Courtney worked in the field of violence prevention as an advocate, trainer, and policy advisor on state, national, and global issues. She still works independently with colleges and universities to provide federal mandated training as well as evaluating policy and training for faculty and staff on best practices. Courtney is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Kentucky with a Master’s degree from East Tennessee State University. Her research focuses on the intersections of violence, mechanisms of resistance, and reclamation of identity.