Michael J. Marquardt

Michael Marquardt, Ed.D., is professor of human resource development and program director of overseas programs at George Washington University. He also serves as president of Global Learning Associates and director of the Global Institute for Action Learning.

Marquardt has held a number of senior management, training, and marketing positions with organizations such as Grolier, American Society for Training and Development, Association Management Inc., Overseas Education Fund, TradeTec, and U.S. Office of Personnel Management. He has trained more than 75,000 managers in nearly 100 countries since beginning his international experience in Spain in 1969. His consulting assignments have included Marriott, DuPont, Motorola, Nortel, Alcoa, Boeing, Caterpillar, United Nations Development Program, Xerox, San Miguel, Brookings Institute, Nokia, Constellation, National Semiconductor, Warner-Lambert, Citigroup, Organization of American States, and Singapore Airlines, as well as the governments of Indonesia, Laos, Ethiopia, Zambia, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Russia, Jamaica, Honduras, and Swaziland.

Author of 15 books, Marquardt has published more than 50 professional articles in the fields of leadership, learning, globalization, and organizational change including Building the Learning Organization, The Global Advantage, Action Learning in Action, Global Leaders for the 21st Century, Global Human Resource Development, Technology-Based Learning, and Global Teams. He has been a keynote speaker at international conferences in Australia, Japan, England, the Philippines, Malaysia, South Africa, Sweden , Singapore, and India, as well as throughout North America.

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