Gary A.  DePaul, Ph.D., CPT Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Gary A. DePaul, Ph.D., CPT

Speaker, Author, Leadership Advisor
Gary DePaul Leadership Consulting

"I help organizations become more effective at leadership development." With more than 20 years of practitioner and academic experience, Gary DePaul collaborates with executives and management from a wide range of organizations to improve how employees practice leadership. He is an author and leadership advisor who regularly presents to professional associations at their chapters and conferences.

Biography

With more than 20 years of practitioner and academic experience, Gary DePaul collaborates with executives and management from a wide range of organizations to improve how employees practice leadership. He is an author and leadership advisor who regularly presents to professional associations such as the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

In addition to his consulting and academic background, Dr. DePaul draws on many years of practical experience at various levels in financial services, engineering, retail, and professional services companies.

Dr. DePaul has a Ph.D. and Ed.M. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Educational Organization and Leadership and completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Leadership, Performance Improvement, Learning & Development

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

PerformanceXpress

Five Behaviors Needed When Communicating with Executives


Published: Mar 03, 2015 by PerformanceXpress
Authors: Gary A. DePaul

At the past few ISPI conferences, several practitioners expressed to me that they have difficulty communicating with executives. Some conveyed that executives seem to misunderstand their messaging or seem disengaged. What can you do to improve your executive partnership? Change your behavior. I have five suggestions that may help.

Performance Improvement Journal

Book Review: Training That Delivers Results: Instructional Design That Aligns Wi


Published: Feb 20, 2015 by Performance Improvement Journal
Authors: Gary A. DePaul

Instructional designers object to developing learning solutions without being given the time and resources to conduct adequate analyses and evaluations. Instructional design books seldom dedicate enough content to address this common problem. However, in Training That Delivers Results (2014), Dick Handshaw not only guides practitioners to manage analysis and evaluation constraints, he helps them improve training design while adding value for clients.

PerformanceXpress

Skill is not performance and performance diagnostics is not easy


Published: Mar 01, 2014 by PerformanceXpress
Authors: Gary DePaul

This is a Tribute to Dana Gaines Robinson and James C. Robinson. Using a fictitious example, DePaul illustrates how some performance consultants can mistakenly over simplify analysis and fail to identify performance gaps.

The Trainer's Portable Mentor (Essential Tools Resource)

Formative evaluation: Getting it right the first time


Published: Jun 02, 2008 by The Trainer's Portable Mentor (Essential Tools Resource)
Authors: Donald L. Kirkey and Gary A. DePaul

This is a summary of formative evaluation.

UMI Dissertations

Alternative types of learning in clinical specialty-interest areas of family-pra


Published: May 21, 1998 by UMI Dissertations
Authors: Gary A. DePaul

Microform 9904431; The main focus of this research was to examine the clinical practice of family-practice specialists who have entered into a specialty-interest area but have not formally specialized in that second area. The research question of this study is: “What type(s) of learning best explain how family-practice specialists engage in specialty-interest areas without becoming another type of specialist?”

Qualitative Inquiry

Probative, Dialectic, and Moral Reasoning in Program Evaluation


Published: Dec 01, 1997 by Qualitative Inquiry
Authors: Christopher Migotsky, Robert Stake, Rita Davis, Brent Williams, Gary DePaul, Edith J. Cisneros, Edna Johnson, Joan Felto

Current idealized evaluation practices are often modeled on a probative, criteria and standards-based approach endorsed by Michael Scriven. The authors find this logical, rule-governed approach insufficient for most program evaluations. By focusing on more technical aspects of the evaluand and the evaluative process, important and valid evaluand characteristics and stakeholder viewpoints can be lost or marginalized.

American Journal of Evaluation

The Evolving Syntheses of Program Value


Published: Feb 01, 1997 by American Journal of Evaluation
Authors: Robert Stake, Christopher Migotsky, Rita Davis, Edith J. Cisneros, Gary DePaul, Christopher Dunbar, Raquel Farmer

In this paper, we object to Michael Scriven's claim that the basic logic of evaluation is criterial and standards-based. We note that valuing is an integral part of perception and that valuing within perception, repeatedly refined, is an even more basic logic of evaluation. We find unpersuasive his claim that making the final synthesis "governed" will diminish bias, noting that bias will find its way into the required statements of need, function, standards and weighting.

News

ISPI introduces the Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership to members

By: Gary A. DePaul, Ph.D., CPT
Subjects: Business & Management

In the October 2015 edition of the PerformanceXpress, the International Society for Performance Improvement introduces to their mebers Gary DePaul's highly praised book, Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership: A Guide for Inspiring Creativity, Innovation, and Engagement.

 

http://www.performancexpress.org/2015/10/a-new-book-by-gary-depaul/