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Dr. Lynette Gillis honoured as a Fellow for lifetime achievement in workplace training and development

December 9, 2011

The Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD) has honoured Dr. Lynette Gillis as a Fellow of the Society for her significant achievements and contributions to the society and the profession at large. Lynette is only the second person in CSTD?s history to be honoured as a Fellow of the Society.

The Fellow designation was developed to acknowledge CSTD members who have attained eminence in the field of training and development. A CSTD Fellow is recognized by their peers, the CSTD Board and the Fellow Nominating Committee for outstanding achievement and their professional contributions to the Society and the learning and development profession.

Dr. Lynette Gillis, a cognitive and educational psychologist, is an internationally recognized authority and advisor in enterprise learning strategy for leading organizations in the private and public sector. This level of recognition is based on Lynette?s several decades as a leading innovator in the design, development and evaluation of learning. She has led a distinguished career at the leading edge of research and practice designed to improve the quality, effectiveness, and impact of learning in the classroom and workplace setting.

Dr. Gillis has served in a variety of high-profile advisory and decision-making roles including the Prime Minister's Panel on the Skills Gap, an evaluation advisor to Harvard Business Publishing, founding Director of the Bell Centre for Learning Design at Fleming College, Educational Advisor to the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), and Director of the Ontario Securities Commission's Investor Education Fund.

Dr. Gillis and her company, Centre for Learning Impact (CFLI), recently launched a new learning evaluation model, High Impact Evaluation?. Developed as a predictive and proactive alternative to traditional evaluation models, the new methodology focuses on enhancing performance and the business impact of learning investments, rather than simply measuring it. High Impact Evaluation? includes tools such as the Capability and Transfer Questionnaires and Indices, Impact Mapping, and a Risk Management tool.

Lynette has enjoyed an extraordinarily productive career that includes conducting literally hundreds of small and large scale learning evaluations as well as the design and development of a wide variety of award-winning elearning and blended learning solutions (awards from CSTD, ASTD, and the Conference Board of Canada). Lynette is author of Quality Standards for Evaluating Multimedia and Online Training (McGraw-Hill 2000).

For more information contact:
Lynn Johnston
Phone: 416-367-5900

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