Biography of Stephen J. Gill



Stephen J. Gill Stephen J. Gill, co-author (with David Grebow) of Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy (ATD Press, 2018), was born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, attended the University of Minnesota, and then moved to Chicago where he worked in mental health services. After receiving a Ph.D. degree in counseling psychology from Northwestern University in 1976, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Education and then worked for several consulting firms where he designed and evaluated training and learning programs for office systems, manufacturing, utility, healthcare, education, and philanthropy organizations. He is co-founder of, a resource for information and assistance in creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations. He has written over 50 articles and book chapters and developed manuals and handbooks for training needs analysis, program evaluation, and human resource development. He is co-author (with Robert O. Brinkerhoff) of The Learning Alliance: Systems Thinking in Human Resource Development, published by Jossey-Bass in 1994, author of The Manager’s Pocket Guide to Organizational Learning, published by HRD Press in 2000, co-author (with Sean P. Murray) of Getting the Most from Your Investment in Training: The 5As Framework, published by RealTime Performan ce in 2009, author of Developing a Learning Culture in Nonprofit Organizations, published by Sage in 2010, and co-author of Leading Innovation and Change, published by NASPA in 2015. He writes the Weblog: He facilitates an online course for ATD titled, Essentials of Developing an Organizational Learning Culture. He served his community as an elected Trustee of Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Michigan from 2004 to 2016. He is an avid tennis player and novice golfer.

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