Biography: Curt Wegner has worked extensively in the fields of human resource development, management training, organizational development and process improvement for the past 40 years. His design and delivery of programs in business, industry and healthcare have helped organizations achieve successful transformation. He has held key management positions in training and management development with major corporations and demonstrated multi-plant, international and cross-functional leadership while in these capacities.
In 1980, he presented a research paper titled The Relationships of Field Independence-Dependence Cognitive Styles with Managerial Disposition at the International Adult Education Research.
From 1983 to 1993, Curt served as the corporate liaison between Dr. W. Edwards Deming and Navistar's International Truck and Engine Corporation. Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He authored a white paper on the Principles of Adult Learning and the Deming Philosophy that was presented at the 1990 Deming Seminar for Educators in Newport Beach, CA.
Curt was a guest speaker and panelist at Deming four-day seminars in the 1980’s, presented to the San Diego and Minneapolis Deming User Groups in 1990-91, founded and was president of the Northern Illinois Deming User Group 1992, facilitated live satellite Deming video teleconferences, been a guest presenter in July 2005 in Toronto, Canada at the W. Edwards Deming Institute’s seminar entitled How to Create Unethical, Ineffective Organizations That Go Out of Business(Many Organizations Do It, But Do You Know How You Do It?), and conducted Deming seminars for credit at graduate schools of business and education.
Curt presented a white paper at the 14th International Deming Research Conference in New York City February, 2008 entitled Deming and McGregor: An Example of Training Methodology for the Development of Leaders.
Curt is on the adjunct faculty at Northern Illinois University where he teaches research design and program evaluation to graduate students. He has been a guest lecturer for graduate courses in Leadership in Adult Education at NIU throughout his professional career. Curt was a member of the Board of Directors for the National Study of Adult Learning from 1990-1992. He is an Adjunct Research Fellow for Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals and co-authored an article appearing in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education entitled Increasing Patient Participation: The Effects of Training Physical and Occupational Therapists to Involve Geriatric Patients in the Concerns-Clarification and Goal-Setting Process.
Curt holds a doctorate in Adult Continuing Education from Northern Illinois University, was past Chair of the Lewis University Graduate School of Business MBA Extension Program Executive Advisory Board. In addition, he holds an M.S. Ed. in Industrial Training and a B.S. in Industrial Personnel Supervision.
Curt has been married to his wife, Diane, for 40 years and has three grown daughters. His avocations include refereeing collegiate, high school and club soccer for the last 25 years, and coaching/playing men’s competitive 12” softball for 36 years. Curt was selected by the Illinois High School Association to referee boys and girls state soccer finals in 2003, 2004 and 2006.
Contact: Curt can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about this Weekend Conference session