Managing the Training Function

  • 21 Aug 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Redstone Federal Credit Union 220 Wynn Drive Huntsville


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Speaker: Joe Stuart



Managing the Training Function: 

Manage Your Training Department To Add Value Everyday

Presentation Outline:

  1. The purpose of your training function is to train.
  2. Staffing your training function to meet the mission.
  3. Adding value to the organization’s mission.
  4. Marketing training to increase throughput.
  5. Reporting success to perpetuate training.
This presentation addresses the ATD Competency "Managing Learning Programs."

About the speaker:

Mr. Stuart completed a career in the US Air Force serving as a weapons, missiles and explosives specialist, as well as the last five years as an educator.  His last two military assignments were as the Director of the Student Operations Division at the USAF Senior NCO Academy and as the Chief Enlisted Manager at the Academic Instructor School, teaching Air Force members “how to teach” at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL. 

After retiring from the Air Force and working as a college administrator for a semester, he joined the Academic Instructor School staff in a civil service position as the Associate Dean of Education, then as Chairman of the Evaluation Department.  While at the Academic Instructor School, he was selected to be the first civilian educator and Director of Curriculum at the USAF Special Operations School at Hurlburt Field FL.  

After the events of 9/11/2001, the United States Special Operations Command created a new organization, the Joint Special Operations University.  Mr. Stuart was named Dean at the newly created University where he served until he retired from civil service to join the Booz Allen Hamilton company in Huntsville as the Learning Team lead.  He recently completed 2 years at LG Electronics as the Senior Manager of the LG Training Center where he was named People Manager of the Year.  He has led the Objective Simulation Framework Modeling and Simulation Training Team at nLogic/Team Teledyne for the last 4 years.  

He has completed 8 college degrees including an A.A. in Instructional Technology, an M.S. in Adult Education. an Ed.S. in Education Administration and a Ph.D. in Education Supervision.  

He has been a member of ASTD since 1988 and was the co-founder of the Montgomery Chapter in 1991.  He is a member of both ATD National and the North Alabama Chapter.  He recently completed 2 years as the Program Chair of the North Alabama Chapter and is currently serving the chapter as the Director at Large.  

In addition to his full time corporate management position, he manages two small business, STEEDS (Stuart Training Education and Employee Development System) offering pro bono talent development and organizational support ( and JoeDirt LLC, his occasional tractor work business (





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