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Changing the Game - Two Perspectives

  • March 15, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Grant Thornton Tower 171 N. Clark Street, Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60601


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Chicago ISPI presents . . . 

Changing the Game:
Two Perspectives 

Event Date/Time:   
5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  Dinner
6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Program

Grant Thornton
171 N. Clark Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL


  • John Lazar, MA, MCC, NCOC
    CEO, John B. Lazar & Associates, Inc.       
  • Kery Mortenson, MA, CPT
    Training Effectiveness Manager,
    Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Timothy Gillum, PhD
    Global Process Owner for Quality Training
    Baxter Healthcare Corporation

If you could “change the game” for you and your organization, what might that look like? What might become available and possible? For practitioners of HPT to be successful, consider that we must be able to identify and implement game-changing interventions.

This conversationally rich and intellectually provocative session will draw on key distinctions and the formative experiences of the participants.  Together, we shall develop a broader perspective that will generate a larger range of innovative, possible interventions. Join us to up your ante and change your game.


  • Recognize value of “changing the game” in your work situation.
  • Connect “game-changing” issues to ISPI principles and standards.
  • Apply simple tools that can enable partnership with the client.
  • Identify opportunities for future game-changing, value-adding interventions.

Speaker Bios

John B. Lazar has been a performance consultant and coach since 1983, including twenty years as an executive coach to CEOs and Presidents, business owners, executives, and senior managers through his company John B. Lazar & Associates, Inc.

He works with individual leaders and their teams, altering their perspectives, skill sets, and performance to produce socially and emotionally intelligent leadership and management, breakthrough execution and business results. In addition to his business coaching, he consults to companies on issues of leadership and management practices, communications, evaluation, executive team alignment, culture-strategy fit, and organizational change. John continues to coach TED Fellows and Fellows from the Unreasonable Institute. He was a founding member and past President of the Board of Directors of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations (ICCO). He is co-founder, owner, and Executive Editor of IJCO The International Journal of Coaching in Organizations®.

Kery Mortenson, CPT, is a highly skilled, creative learning leader with +25 years in global health care organizations. He believes people can be the organizations greatest competitive advantage. Kery is passionate about setting people up for success with predictable performance solutions. His field of expertise centers on innovative performance consulting, blending instructional and non-instructional solutions and implementing simple and predictive evaluation strategies.

His expertise in adult learning principles results in opportunities to present highly interactive sessions at domestic and international learning and performance improvement conferences. In addition, Kery is an adjunct professor of organizational leadership at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. His personal interests involve sponsoring orphans and helping widows in Kenya.

Tim Gillum, Ph.D. has worked both in academic and business environments for more than 15 years focusing on learning and change management within regulated environments.  

Tim has designed and implemented end-to-end training systems for start-up facilities in both the U.S. and Europe and rebuilt training systems for organizations under Consent Decree with the FDA.  His area of expertise centers on aligning learning organizations to the company’s overall strategy and leveraging LEAN performance tools to optimize the human capital within the organization. Tim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from St. Louis University, a MBA from Webster University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. 

In his current role at Baxter, Tim is the Global Process Owner for Quality Training and is accountable for the organization’s Learning Management System.

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