Concordia University professor Saul Carliner has been elected a Fellow of the Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly the Canadian Society for Training and Development)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Concordia University professor Saul Carliner has been elected a Fellow of the Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly the Canadian Society for Training and Development), the highest grade of membership in organization and honored at the organization’s annual banquet, November 19. The grade of Fellow provides peer recognition of members of the Institute who have made significant contributions to the field of training and development over a sustained period of time. Carliner is only the third person in the organization’s 50-year history to have received this honor.

At Concordia University, Carliner is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology, Provost’s Fellow for Digital Learning, Graduate Director of the PhD in Education, and serves on the Faculty Senate.  He has 218 publications, including 15 books and monographs–including the just-published Training Design Basics (2nd edition) and award-winning Informal Learning Basics—and 51 peer-reviewed articles. Carliner chairs the Certification Advisory Committee for the Institute and is a past board member. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication and Research Director for Lakewood Media, publisher of Training Magazine. Carliner is a member of the Provost’s Circle of Distinction and has received the Kenneth Rainey Award for Excellence in Research from the Society for Technical Communication (STC), Jay Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching from STC, and the Concordia Alumni Teaching Award. He is a past Research Fellow of the Association for Talent Development and a Fellow and past international president of the Society for Technical Communication.

The Institute for Performance and Learning is Canada’s only not-for-profit, member-based organization representing workforce professionals. For decades the organization has improved the lives and careers of hundreds of thousands of Canadians while helping Canadian organizations excel. The organization has chapters throughout Canada (including one in Montreal) and has the most successful credentialing program for training and development professionals in North America.

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