We are 150+ organizations collaborating to optimize the future of learning
We include the learning leaders of some of the largest companies in the world (e.g. McDonald's, Southwest Airlines, Shell, The Kellogg Company, American Express, etc.). Every day throughout the year, Learning CONSORTIUM members turn to each other and the staff of The MASIE Center for benchmarking, networking, research and collaboration in the Learning and Training field.
The Learning CONSORTIUM is the daily focus of Elliott Masie's efforts in the world of workplace learning and technology. Elliott is a provocative, engaging, and entertaining researcher, educator, analyst, and speaker, he is focused on the changing worlds of corporate learning, organizational performance, and emerging technology. He was the first analyst to use the term “eLearning” and the Host and Curator of many Learning & Development Seminars, Labs, and Conferences, including Microsoft TV. Over the past thirty-five years, he has presented programs, courses, and speeches to over 3,000,000 professionals around the world!
Elliott is the author of 13 books, including his next work, "EveryDay Learning!": He is a columnist for the Chief Learning Officer magazine and featured on podcasts and video interviews around the world. Elliott was just the keynoter at the China Learning and Technology event, with over 2,000 learning directors from across Asia. Throughout the year, he visits learning departments of major corporations and government agencies.
Elliott’s current focus is Smarter Tech (AI, Automation, and Curation), Learning Data Analytics, Storytelling in the Digital Age, EveryDay Learning, and how Changing Learners are Driving New Learning Designs.
Elliott serves as an advisor to a wide range of government, education, and non-profit groups. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Skidmore College, as a member of FIRST Robotics Board of Directors, and as a member of the CIA University Board of Visitors. He has also served as a pro-bono advisor to the Department of Defense and on the White House Advisory Council on Expanding Learning Opportunities.
Elliott leads the SandBox elements of the CONSORTIUM. You will experiment with emerging technologies, methodologies and learning models throughout the year. We even have a delegation heading to the annual CES Gadget Show in Las Vegas in January 2020 - exploring consumer tech that will impact workplace learning and performance.
Members of Elliott Masie Learning CONSORTIUM will engage with him on live video conferences. And up to 4 of your colleagues can attend the CONSORTIUM's Learning Festival, a 2 day intensive learning retreat - led by Elliott Masie - in June 2020.
Richard Culatta is a leader in the field of learning innovations. He has worked in K-12, higher education, and workplace learning settings.
Prior to joining the leadership team in Rhode Island, he served as the Executive Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education where he focused on leveraging new technologies and data to create personalized learning experiences.
Culatta also served as the Chief Technology Officer for the CIA University and as a policy advisor in the U.S. Senate. Prior to joining the federal government, Culatta worked for Brigham Young University where he was instrumental in designing the university's online learning program. In 2016 Culatta was named one of the top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers by Government Technology Magazine.
Chief Learning Evangelist
Bob Mosher is the Co-Host & Facilitator and is a MASIE Center Learning Advocate.
Bos is a senior partner, and the Chief Learning Evangelist, at APPLY Synergies, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in helping learning organizations design, develop and measure effective learning and performance support strategies to meet the 5 moments of learning need.
Bob has been an active and influential leader in the learning and training industry for over 30 years and is renowned worldwide for his pioneering role in e-learning and new approaches to learning.
Bob came to APPLY Synergies from Ontuitive, a world leader in Performance Support Software, where he was the Global Chief Learning Evangelist. Before joining Ontuitive he was with Microsoft, where he was Director of Learning Strategy and Evangelism, a global business at Microsoft Corporation featuring innovative learning products that help individuals and organizations learn more and go further using Microsoft technologies. Bob helped guide and communicate the direction of Microsoft Learning’s products both externally to their customers, and internally throughout Microsoft. Bob started his career in adult education with Element K. He was their Executive Director of Education for 16 years where he helped direct and influence their learning model and product.
Bob has worked with clients such as McDonald’s, Bank of America, Herman Miller, Hitachi, Disney University, Progressive Insurance, Huntington National Bank, Bank of America, Travelers Insurance, The Defense Acquisition University (DAU), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Boeing, ADP, Amway, CDW, GE Medical, Humana, and ExxonMobil.
He is the co-author of two books: Training for Results and Innovative Performance Support: Tools and Strategies for Learning in the Workflow. Bob also spent five years as a teacher in New York's public schools, and has a master's degree in computer education from Nazareth University in Rochester, NY.
Brooke Thomas-Record helps manage Elliott Masie’s Learning CONSORTIUM. She works with the 150+ organizational Learning CONSORTIUM members throughout the year, coordinating communications and small meetings, and conducting interviews on trends and work being done in the learning field. She has been with The MASIE Center since 2005.