Acumen Learning is pleased to announce that CEO Kevin Cope will be presenting for his thirteenth year at the Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) 2018 International Conference and Exposition. The conference will take place May 6-9, 2018 in San Diego, CA.
ATD is the largest membership organization for learning and development professionals, and its annual conference and expo the largest of its kind, hosting more than 10,000 attendees from 75 countries. The conference also features the largest Expo dedicated to talent development with more than 400 suppliers and vendors with the latest in talent development materials and tools to showcase. 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the conference, with a keynote address from President Barack Obama.
Tracks for the 2018 Conference include career development, training delivery, global human resource development, instructional design, management, human capital, leadership development, learning technologies, learning measurement & analytics and the science of learning. There are also four industry tracks including Government, Higher Education, Sales Enablement and Healthcare.
Cope will be presenting an education session at the conference entitled “What Your CEO Wants You To Know - Building Business Acumen,” which will focus on the business acumen skills employees need to possess to be more efficient and effective and make a faster better business decisions.
About Ben Cook
Ben Cook is president of Acumen Learning and is partner with the company’s chief executive officer Kevin Cope (author of ‘Seeing the Big Picture.’). He is responsible for driving customer focus and intellectual rigor into all aspects of Acumen Learning's business. In this capacity, Ben serves as a master trainer and works with Acumen Learning's leadership team and senior consultants to develop and deliver customized training programs that increase customer retention, value delivered, satisfaction, and loyalty.
Cook has been with Acumen Learning since 2006. His work includes training and coaching is primarily focused on the healthcare industry and large multinational healthcare players. But he also works with the following companies: AutoZone, Baxter International, Boeing, BP, Cigna, DuPont, General Electric, The Home Depot, Hewlett-Packard, Humana, J&J, KPMG, Mattel, Medtronic, Merck, Nestle, Nissan, Novartis, Philips, Roche/Genentech, and Verizon. Prior to joining Acumen Learning, he held positions at Dell. There he had responsibilities for manufacturing and global service brand management. Prior to joining Dell, Ben had product line finance responsibilities at Proctor and Gamble.
Cook received his MBA from Brigham Young University. It was at that same institution where he earned his BA in English literature and teaching on a college football scholarship. He resides in Lindon, Utah, and loves spending time with his wife and four children. In his free time, he enjoys water skiing, snowboarding, reading, and traveling.
About Acumen Learning
Founded in 2002, Acumen Learning's highly customized business acumen and sales training programs have helped organizations develop employees who are more engaged, efficient, and effective in their work. To further support its mission, Acumen Learning published, Seeing the Big Picture – Business Acumen to Build Your Credibility, Career, and Company, in 2012 which quickly became a #1 Wall Street Journal and a New York Times bestseller. More than 15 years later, Acumen Learning has been trusted by more than 200 organizations on six continents to help employees understand how their company makes money, and to take real steps towards improving that process.