"Walking the Talk"
“Walking the Talk” is an opportunity to learn and discuss with Dr. Richard Novak, VP of Rutgers University Office of Continuing Studies on the challenges in training and developing the professionals to support the consumption of knowledge by students and how they are cultivating a learner community throughout their organization that has fostered better communications, stimulated creative thinking and innovative problem solving across multiple business units and multiple locations. This is a unique opportunity to hear the story of the state of training in New Jersey’s largest university system and discover how their practical initiatives can carry over into your organization to help you “walk the talk.”
ASTD Competency Model: This session complements the Facilitating Organizational Change, Managing Organizational Knowledge and Improving Human Performance competencies.
Richard J. Novak, Ed.D
Dr. Novak currently serves as Vice President for Continuing Studies and Distance Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and is responsible for executive leadership for the Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS,), a complex system of continuing education units, distance learning and off-campus learning facilities, offering credit and non-credit educational opportunities across the lifespan in face-to-face and online formats. In addition to supporting all types of credit and non-credit course offerings, DoCS includes a University hotel and conference center and a fully digital high definition broadcast quality television studio.