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Ken Phillips

Ken Phillips is the founder and CEO of Phillips Associates and the creator and chief architect of the Predictive Learning Analytics™ (PLA) learning evaluation methodology. He has over 30 years of experience designing learning instruments and assessments. He also has had more than a dozen of them published. He regularly speaks to Association for Talent Development (ATD) groups, university classes, and corporate learning and development groups. Since 2008, he has spoken at the ATD International Conference on the measurement and evaluation of learning topics. Since 2013, he has also presented at the annual Training Conference and Expo on similar issues. Before pursuing a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and educational administration at Northwestern University, Ken held management positions with two colleges and two national corporations. In addition, he has written articles for TD magazine, Training Industry Magazine, and Training Today magazine. He also is a contributing author to five books in the L&D field and the author of the recently published ATD TD at Work publication titled Evaluating Learning with Predictive Learning Analytics. As a pilot pioneer, Ken earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP®, now CPTD®) credential from ATD in 2006 and has recertified five times, most recently in 2021.

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