B.A. English, Literature @
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Ethan Sanders is the Director of Learning for AARP. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, helping people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthening communities and advocating for issues that matter most to families, such as healthcare, employment security, and retirement planning. AARP envisions a society in
Ethan Sanders is the Director of Learning for AARP. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, helping people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthening communities and advocating for issues that matter most to families, such as healthcare, employment security, and retirement planning. AARP envisions a society in which all people live with dignity and purpose to fulfill their goals and dreams. Ethan's team focuses on all aspects of leadership development and technical skills for AARP's workforce.
Ethan has provided consulting services to clients in the public, nonprofit, military, and private sectors for over 25 years. His leadership experience includes running his own instructional design firm, directing a division within a military command dedicated to human performance improvement, and managing instructional design and competency research for the largest nonprofit organization for workplace learning and performance professionals. Mr. Sanders is a nationally recognized speaker who has published numerous books and articles on topics related to workplace learning and performance; he is also a certified performance technologist through the International Society for Performance Improvement. In addition, Mr. Sanders is the recipient of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, as well as the US Navy’s Meritorious Service Award. Mr. Sanders has been a faculty member of ASTD for nearly 20 years, an associate professor at the University of Maryland for five years, and regularly presents at workplace learning and performance conferences around the world.
Specialties: Human Performance Improvement, Strategic Planning, Performance Management, Competencies, Instructional Design, and Facilitation.
Director of Learning @ Talent Development, Leadership Development, Performance Improvement From September 2015 to Present (4 months) Consultant @ Instructional Designer and Facilitator From 2001 to October 2015 (14 years) Senior Fellow @ Lead a performance improvement and strategic planning practice. Participated in research on Leadership Development effectiveness and authored several articles. From February 2008 to September 2015 (7 years 8 months) Board of Director's Member @ Participated in leadership activities for this non-profit association. Led marketing activities. From 2010 to July 2011 (1 year) Director, Organziational Development @ Organization Development and Career Management From 2004 to 2008 (4 years) President and CEO @ Built successful organizaton which specialized in trairning for non-profit associations and trade unions. Conducted multiple Human Performance Improvement studies for Non-profits and the US Navy. From 2001 to 2005 (4 years) Manager of Instructional Design @ Design, Develop and Facilitate Public courses on Human Performance Improvement and Instructional Design From 1997 to 2001 (4 years) OD Specialist @ Managed the evaluation of all Leadership Development Programs. Led team building events for the business units. Created a model that linked Management Development activities to business indicators From 1996 to 1997 (1 year) Training Manager @ Labor Certification, Team Building, Technical Training From 1990 to 1996 (6 years)
M.S., Applied Behavioral Science @ The Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School From 1994 to 1996 B.A. English, Literature @ St. Mary's College of Maryland From 1985 to 1989 English Literature (British and Commonwealth) @ Oxford University From 1987 to 1988 Ethan Sanders is skilled in: Instructional Design, Performance Management, Strategic Planning, Human Performance, Performance Improvement, Blended Learning, Career Development, Change Management, Coaching, Core Competences, E-Learning, Integration, Knowledge Management, Leadership, Leadership Development
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