About the Author
Jerry Kaminski

 Name: Jerry Kaminski, CPT, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CSSGB

 Title: Manager, Learning & Development; Instructional Design, Leadership & Professional Development Delivery and Vendor Management, Consumers Energy

 Bio:  Jerry leads the instructional design team, as well as leadership & professional development delivery team and vendor management at Consumers Energy. He has over thirty-five years’ of talent and organizational development experience in a multitude of industries including information technology, retail, government, consulting, automotive and currently, energy utilities.  Jerry started his career as an anti-submarine warfare technician in the US Navy, moving from that role to instructor, and ultimately a program development director for the learning command.  He has also held positions including instructional designer, e-learning manager, learning architect and Chief Learning Officer.  He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in instructional design from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and Wayne State University, respectively.  He also holds certification as a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT-ISPI), SPHR, SHRM-SCP and CSSGB.  He is a three-time winner of ATD’s BEST award, currently is a member of the ATD Forum Advisory Group, and is the upcoming site host at Consumers Energy’s John G Russell Leadership Center for the Fall (September) 2019 Forum Lab.  He is also author of two chapters of the forthcoming, Forum book titled:  “Leading Learning for Impact”. When not doing talent development activities, he can either be found restoring his nearly 100 year old home, or racing sailboats on the Great Lakes.