Advance Learning Group founder, Executive Coach, and HCI Facilitator, Howard Prager, works to strengthen people and organizations through developing and facilitating leadership, management, communications, and strategic planning programs. He is a thought leader in leadership development, and his plans have been recognized with several awards from professional associations. His programs are informative, customized, fun and practical. Howard serves as an Executive Coach to managers and leaders and is certified in Stakeholder Centered Coaching. In 2017 Howard was selected to be a member of the MG100 Coaches chosen from 16,000 applicants to work with New York Times best-selling author and executive coach Marshall Goldsmith to learn and further his work.
Howard spent 12 years as a learning and development leader in Fortune 500 companies, including Allstate, Waste Management, and Exelon; 16 years in executive education at the University of Notre Dame and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and ten years as an entrepreneur and consultant. At Allstate and Exelon, Howard was responsible for team, management, and leadership development working with the site leadership team and Business Partners. He designed and analyzed the first managerial needs analysis at Allstate and created Being Your Best: A Guide to Career Planning and Coaching. Howard earned his MBA from the University of Michigan in Organizational Behavior and has a BA in Psychology from Northwestern University.
Howard is a lead assessor for ANSI in their Certificate Accreditation Programs. He is a frequent author in journals including TD, CLO, and Industrial Commercial and Training and has written books including most recently “The Ins and Outs of Subcontracting” and is a contributor to the ATD Workplace Learning and Performance Handbook. Howard served on the Board of Directors for ATD, is past Chair of the National Advisors for Chapters, and is past President of ATDChi, the Chicagoland Chapter. Howard Is a reviewer for the ATD Excellence in Practice awards and the CLO Learning Elite awards, volunteers with the Northwestern Alumni Association, chairs several committees for the Boy Scouts, and plays the tuba.