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Douglas O’Loughlin is a highly effective consultant, who designs and facilitates workshops to support organizations to be “successful”. Originally from the U.S. and now a Singapore Permanent Resident, Douglas founded Joy of Learning Consultants in Singapore in 1993 (www.jolc.com). He has led programs in 20 countries around the world, serving/supporting a wide variety of wonderful clients and partners.

Douglas conducts workshops and lecture programs in the areas of Change Management, Coaching, Creativity, Leadership, Organizational Development & Learning, Team Development, and Facilitation. He facilitates artfully and with tremendous passion. Feedback from clients and participants consistently describe his workshops as both practical and inspiring. Most of his clients engage him on a regular basis, to design and facilitate learning events for their leadership teams or various departments.

Some of the organizations Douglas has recently worked with include 3M, AMD, Ascendas, Aviva, Bank Negara, Daimler Chrysler, EDB (Economic Development Board), Freescale Semiconductor, GIC (Government Investment Corporation), Giordano, Greif, GSK, HP, John Wiley and Sons, KK Hospital, Marsh, MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore), Merck, Michelin, Microsoft, Mizuho Corporate Bank, MOM (Ministry of Manpower), NETS, Nokia, SES-Asia, Singapore Technologies, Sumida, Temasek Polytechnic, UMF, UOB, Wal-Mart, and Yokogawa Engineering.

In addition to facilitating many corporate events, Douglas has lectured at the Singapore Institute of Management for 10 years. He has conducted the OD/Learning Organization and Facilitation modules in DHRD, and taught Organization Theory and Organization Behavior courses for Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Douglas has also spoken at Global and Regional Conferences on the topics of Learning Organizations, Organizational Development, and Personal Development.

Before starting his own consultancy, Douglas managed a team of Organizational Development Consultants at AT&T-Consumer Products (1979-1993). His team conducted highly innovative and transformational culture-change sessions throughout North America and Asia. The focus of that work was organizational, team, and personal development.

Douglas has a M.B.A from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management (1987). He first graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Business Administration/Accounting (1977).

Douglas is keenly involved in a number of organizations and his “learning family” extends all over the world. In Singapore, Douglas is the co-founder and President of the Organization Development Group at SIM (Singapore Institute of Management) and is involved with the Learning Organization Practitioners Network (LOPN) and Facilitator’s Network of Singapore (FNS).

Globally, Douglas actively supports the Future Search Network, the Open Space Network, World Café Community, the Asia OD Network, and the OD Institute. With the Future Search Network he has helped to organize and facilitate the last two Global Learning Exchanges, held in Sweden and Northern Ireland. He is also an adjunct facilitator for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Personnel Decisions International (PDI), and Ideation.