DONALD J. FORD
Donald J. Ford, Ph.D., C.P.T., is a Human Resource and performance improvement consultant specializing in instructional design and human resource management. He has worked in the field of human resource development for over twenty years, including training management positions at Southern California Gas Company, Magnavox, Allied-Signal and Texas Instruments, before setting up his own firm - Training Education Management.
For the past seven years, he has consulted with a large number of clients including: ASTD, Toyota, Nissan, Rockwell International, Samsung Electronics, Orange County Transportation Authority, Glendale Memorial Hospital, Employers Group, Southern California Presbyterian Homes, CompuCom, Farmers Insurance and National Education Corp.
For these and other clients, he has conducted performance and needs analyses, facilitated groups, managed improvement projects, developed and delivered learning & development programs and evaluated results.
Dr. Ford received his Ph.D. from UCLA. He also teaches graduate courses in Human Resource Development for Antioch University, Los Angeles and USC. He has published 35 articles and four books on topics in training, education and management, including: Bottom-line Training: Performance-based Results (TEM, 2005) Bottom-Line Training: How to Design and Implement Training Programs that Boost Profits (Gulf Publishing, 1999), In Action: Designing Training Programs (Editor, ASTD,
Dr. Ford has worked overseas in China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico and Costa Rica and his approach offers rich cross-cultural insights.
He was one of the international speakers at the Annual
Conference of ISTD in 2004, in Calcutta, India.