Michael J. Marquardt, Ph.D.

Marquardt2Michael Marquardt is a senior consultant with Aspire Consulting, Professor of Human Resource Development and International Affairs, and Program Director of Overseas Programs at George Washington University. Mike also serves as President of the World Institute for Action Learning and Senior Advisor for the United Nations Staff College in the areas of policy, technology, and learning systems.  He has held a number of senior management, training, and marketing positions with organizations such as Grolier, American Society for Training and Development, Association Management Inc., Overseas Education Fund, TradeTec, and U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Dr. Marquardt has trained more than 100,000 managers in nearly 150 countries, and his consulting assignments have included Marriott, Microsoft, Sony Music, Goodrich, Motorola, Nortel, Alcoa, Boeing, Caterpillar, United Nations Development Program, Xerox, Nokia, Constellation, Samsung, Organization of American States, and Singapore Airlines, as well as the governments of Indonesia, Laos, Ethiopia, Zambia, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Russia, Jamaica, Honduras, and Swaziland.

Mike is the author of 24 books and over 100 professional articles in the fields of leadership, learning, globalization, and organizational change. He has received the International Practitioner of the Year Award from the American Society for Training and Development and is a Fellow of the National Academy for Human Resource Development.

Ed.D., Human Resource Development, George Washington University

M.A., Education, State University of New York

B.A., Philosophy and Languages, Maryknoll College


  • Action learning
  • Leadership Development
  • Crosscultural Management
  • Globalization
  • Organizational Learning
  • Team Building