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Rob Pearson

Rob Pearson

About Rob Pearson

Dr Rob Pearson, CTDP, is Chief Executive Officer of The Institute For Performance and Learning formerly the Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD).

In collaboration with the Institute’s national board of directors, Rob is responsible for the overall strategic direction and operations of the Institute including member experience, certification, programming, research and advocacy.

Rob has a long career as a visionary learning and development practitioner and senior business leader having worked for a variety of organisations including TV Ontario, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Epstein Enterprises.

Prior to joining The Institute For Performance and Learning, Rob led the Customer Experience Practice at Maritz, a St Louis based integrated marketing services company where he worked with some of North America’s major brands.

Rob’s educational background is eclectic, with degrees in fine arts, communications, a PhD in Instructional Systems Design from Syracuse University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

Rob is an active volunteer in his community and a documentary filmmaker and lives in Toronto with his partner Maria and their two children.


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