Mike Kennedy leads the NBA’s Learning & Development team, responsible for the design and delivery of innovative, enduring learning solutions to the league’s 1,500 employees worldwide.
Hired in 2012, he launched the NBA’s leadership development practice in 2015, steering it to a Brandon Hall Gold in 2016 for Best Advance in Leadership Development. In his time with the NBA, Kennedy has overseen a dramatic expansion of the league’s professional development catalog, implemented its learning management system, and founded the NBA Business Academy to support the growth of the league’s high-potential population. Kennedy developed his expertise as a learning strategist, facilitator, and organizational analyst in previous roles with KPMG LLP and Tiffany & Co. Kennedy refers to himself as a recovering psychotherapist, having received his BA from Brown and his MA in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College. He resides in New Jersey with his wife, children, and dogs.