Dr. Nick van Dam
Global Chief Learning Officer
McKinsey & Company
Dr. Nick van Dam is an internationally recognised consultant, author, researcher, speaker, and thought leader on Corporate Learning & Leadership Development. His areas of expertise include setting organisational learning strategy, designing corporate academies, fostering leadership development, pursuing digital learning opportunities, managing learning and talent systems, inspiring social learning, improving performance management, driving change management, and boosting learning innovation.
In his work at McKinsey, he is responsible for leading learning and leadership development for the firm globally. In this role he provides thought leadership and operational oversight to drive the firm’s broad-based learning agenda for continued innovation and impact.
Recent work/projects have included:
■ Visiting lecturer and advisory board member at the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton’s, Chief Learning Officer - Executive Doctoral Programme, and Associate Professor of Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Board member of ICEDR, the world’s premier network in global talent management, leadership development and strategic change.
■ As an internationally known thought leader in Human Capital Development, he has written articles and has been quoted by numerous publications such as The Financial Times, Fortune Magazine and Businessweek.
■ Author and co-author of over 15 books including Change Compass (2001), the e-Learning Fieldbook (2004), The Business Impact of e-Learning (2005), 25 Best Practices in Learning & Talent Development (2008), Next Learning, Unwrapped (2011), Organization & Management, an International approach (3rd edition, 2015), and ‘YOU! The Positive Force in Change’ (2015).
■ Recipient of the 2012 ‘Lifetime Learning Leadership Award’ for his contributions to innovation and learning from the MASIE Center and the ‘2013 Leonardo European Corporate Learning Award’ under the patronage of the European Parliament Federal Ministry of Education & Research.
■ Founder and chairman of e-Learning for Kids, a global non-profit foundation that provides free digital lessons for underprivileged children. More than 15 million children have benefitted from the e-lessons since 2005.