Jim Irvine

Jim Irvine currently serves as the Dean of Nissan’s Leadership & Professional Development Colleges and the Global Program Manager for Nissan Learning & Development.

Jim started his employment at Nissan in 1999. As the leader of the Global Learning & Development team, he is responsible for the systems, content, design, and delivery of leadership and professional development training globally.

Before joining Nissan, Jim was the Director of Testing and Assessment Services (1997-1999) at Strategic Processes Group, a Dallas TX-based group of advisors with subject matter experts in Executive Leadership, Executive Development, and business performance. Jim also served as Senior Consultant of Assessment, Training, and Development at Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development (1994-1997), a Dallas TX-based Consulting Company. As a management consultant, Jim has provided assessment and 3600 feedback to a wide range of companies including Atmos Energy, Blockbuster, BlueCross, Citizens Telecom, CSX/Seagate/SeaLand, Lennox, Memorex-Telex, Owens-Corning, Sprint, Texas Instruments, and G.E. Aircraft. Overall, Jim has 35 years leading/managing others in the training and organizational development field.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Psychology, a Masters degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (all from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX), and a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership (ABD) from University of Phoenix (Tempe, AZ). He is a member of The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Jim has also authored several scientific peer-reviewed articles and coauthored a book, Your Resume Sucks (2006). He is certified to deliver many ‘off-the-shelf’ courses including Blanchard, Covey, DDI, Zig Zigler, and many others. Additionally, he holds many assessment certifications; including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Predictive Index, Insight 20/20, Strong Interest Inventory, DISC , Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ), Motivation Questionnaire (MQ), and Managerial Assessment of Proficiency (MAP).

Jim has also been coaching Judo since 1983 producing numerous state champions, several international medalists, and a one student that competed on the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team.

Before joining Nissan, Jim was the Director of Testing and Assessment Services (1997-1999) at Strategic Processes Group, a Dallas TX-based group of advisors with subject matter experts in Executive Leadership, Executive Development, and business performance. Jim also served as Senior Consultant of Assessment, Training, and Development at Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development (1994-1997), a Dallas TX-based Consulting Company. As a management consultant, Jim has provided assessment and 3600 feedback to a wide range of companies including Atmos Energy, Blockbuster, BlueCross, Citizens Telecom, CSX/Seagate/SeaLand, Lennox, Memorex-Telex, Owens-Corning, Sprint, Texas Instruments, and G.E. Aircraft. Overall, Jim has 35 years leading/managing others in the training and organizational development field.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Psychology, a Masters degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (all from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX), and a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership (ABD) from University of Phoenix (Tempe, AZ). He is a member of The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Jim has also authored several scientific peer-reviewed articles and coauthored a book, Your Resume Sucks (2006). He is certified to deliver many ‘off-the-shelf’ courses including Blanchard, Covey, DDI, Zig Zigler, and many others. Additionally, he holds many assessment certifications; including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Predictive Index, Insight 20/20, Strong Interest Inventory, DISC , Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ), Motivation Questionnaire (MQ), and Managerial Assessment of Proficiency (MAP).

Jim has also been coaching Judo since 1983 producing numerous state champions, several international medalists, and a one student that competed on the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team.

Jim Irvine
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