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.
Coretta obtained a Master’s degree and a certification in Project Management and Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College. Currently, she teaches Child Development Associate classes at the University of the District of Columbia.
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.
Nancy Crain Burns, CPT, PhD, MBA, PMP, CAEL, is the founder/president of Crain Burns Associates LLC. As a Certified Performance Technologist, she leads individuals, teams and organizations through strategies, identifying opportunities that achieve effective solutions. Her dissertation research connected aspects of leadership, communication and influence styles that enhance self-reflection and collaboration with others. Nancy joined ISPI (International Society and Michigan Chapter) in 2003. She served as VP pf Programs in Michigan, CPT Chair/President of the Capella University Chapter and Program Chair/Society Liaison of the Tennessee Chapter. She is a CPT Reviewer for the international organization. As ISPI Director, she serves as a liaison to the Chapter Partnership Committee and collaborates with the Finance/Marketing Director, as well as other Board members.