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John Elmer

Chief Learning Officer



Dr. John Elmér lives in Federal Way, Washington, USA.  I have more than 20 years of experience in business management – working with different organizations on a variety of projects such as leadership development. management, and employee training. I have been fortunate to work for a variety of companies such as Boeing, General Motors, Microsoft, T- Mobile and Nintendo, as well as several smaller companies here in the Northwest.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a MBA with a concentration in leadership and a DBA with a concentration in knowledge management. I have been teaching classes at the university level since 2010. In addition to teaching classes in the US, I have also taught in China, Mexico, and Canada.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Consulting
  • Leadership and Management
  • Training and Development
  • Instructional Design
  • LEAN techniques


  • DBA from Argosy University, USA
  • MBA from Baker College Center for Graduate Studies, USA
  • BA in Education from Pacific Lutheran University, USA

Key Publications & Presentations

  • Journal of Online Higher Education January 2017
  • Presenter, ELearning Guild convention 2015

Global Engagements

  • Universities and corporations in the USA
  • Universities and corporations in Beijing and Guiyang, China.
  • Universities and corporations in Pachuca and Mexicali Mexico

Honors & Awards

  • Member – American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
  • Certified Facilitator – DDI. Inc.
  • Business Improvement Specialist – John H Harland Co
  • Certified Technical Trainer – Chauncey Group