Roger Black has over 20 years of experience in HR technology, training & education and the development of online tools for human resources. He has managed and directed the deployment of training and human resources technology in enterprise environments, creating industry-leading human capital management and development solutions for multifaceted, technically sophisticated corporations.
Before starting his consulting practice, Roger was Director of HR Technology at Apple Computer where he developed and instituted a global strategy for HR systems and online tools. These included competency management, learning management, HRIS, recruiting, leave management, compensation, call center management, employee records and HR policies and procedures.
Prior to Apple, Roger headed the technical training division of Charles Schwab & Co. in San Francisco, where he developed web-based employee training strategies and the company’s first comprehensive corporate intranet. Roger also served as First Vice President in charge of technical training and development at Shearson Lehman Smith Barney in New York, developing customized instructor-led training for trading desks, operations, and IT.
Conversant in Spanish and Portuguese, Roger spent several years abroad. In Rio de Janeiro, he coached executives at Citibank and Petrobras preparing them for work in the US. Prior to Brazil, he taught English to adults and high school students in Mexico City.
Roger earned his B.A. from the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico and teaching certificates from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City.
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Areas of professional interest
Blended learning, Content authoring and design, Human capital and talent management, Knowledge management, Learning management systems and methods, Measurement methods and technologies, Mobile learning, Performance support technologies and methods, Skills assessment and competency mapping, My personal professional development, Social Media and learning
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