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Dick Handshaw


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Dick Handshaw is chairman of Handshaw, Inc., a firm he founded in 1985. Dick is a consultant, speaker, author, and champion for innovation and quality in instructional design. He is a pioneer in the field, having been one of the first instructional designers to create computer-based training with interactive video in 1980. With thirty-five years of experience as a learning and performance improvement professional, Dick has served as a consultant to many organizations, assisting them in establishing a results-oriented training practice. Dick and his staff developed the Handshaw Instructional Model, which is used by many organizations today. He has served in local politics and has held positions on two bank boards. He has also served on the Charlotte, North Carolina, ASTD/ATD chapter board and was the founding president of the Charlotte ISPI chapter. Dick has presented at various international conferences such as Training Magazine, ASTD, and ISPI. He earned a master’s degree in instructional systems technology from Indiana University in 1979. His book Training That Delivers Results: Instructional Design That Aligns with Business Goals was released in 2014.

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