Allen Dunkle, Founder and CEO of Crystal Caliper Education Solutions, LLC
Allen has managed and led global training organizations for over 15 years, always with a focus on improving and optimizing all aspects of a training organization. During this span he has developed expertise in all facets of education and learning. HIs expertise includes all aspects of ILT, VILT, OLT (from “page turners” to high end simulations), courseware conversions, courseware delivery, learning and organizational consulting, complete technical and implementation consulting, translations, and information design, development, and delivery.
Allen has over 15 years experience designing, developing, and leading Information Development, Professional Services, and Learning organizations. While working for companies such as GeoLearning, Oracle/PeopleSoft, Lucent, Accenture, and Kenan Systems (now Comverse), Allen has developed a winning track record of delighting his clients while running organizations at their peak efficiency.
With a Masters in Adult Education and skilled in Six Sigma, Project Management, assessment/evaluation, competency management, change management, and process engineering, Allen has successfully created and implemented highly effective solutions for companies as diverse as Trizetto, GE Consumer Finance, Department of Education, Avaya, and Bharti Telecom.
Dr. Joe Knight PhD, President, Crystal Caliper Education Solutions, LLC
Joe Knight has 20 years experience in delivering successful learning solutions to corporate clients. Dr. Knight has solved a wide variety of performance issues demonstrating proficiency in all areas of training. His work background includes sales training, project management, strategic planning, financial analysis, and the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of training projects using all types of media.
Prior work experience for major telecommunications, pharmaceutical, government, software, cable, and manufacturing companies has required creative solutions for numerous types of performance problems. He has designed performance solutions including facilitator-led training, web-based training, self-paced independent study, video-based instruction and blended media. As a leader in the field of instructional design, Dr. Knight has managed a workforce from design to successful delivery and evaluation for many training projects.
Joe’s career includes electrical engineering, financial planning, information systems management, and university teaching and is a seasoned performance professional. His education encompasses an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton, an MBA with emphasis in Finance and Accounting from Regis University, a master’s in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver, and a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Knight is actively involved with the American Society of Training and Development and the International Society for Performance Improvement. He has presented papers on various aspects of instructional design both in the U.S. and internationally. He is currently on the ASTD advisory committee for the BEST Awards annual selection and is an adjunct faculty and on the advisory board for the graduate Training & Development program at the University of Denver.