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Dr Roy Pollock

Senior Advisor, Learning Transfer and Measurement

Dr. Roy serves as Senior Advisor at ROHEI, focusing on consultancy in the areas of learning transfer and management. The Chief Learning Officer and co-founder of The 6Ds® Company, he is co‐author of the best‐selling Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning: How to Turn Training and Development into Business Results as well as the The 6Ds Field Guide.

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Dr. Roy started his career as an Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University and the Assistant Dean for Curriculum, in which his role led the effort to revise veterinary training to make the learning more active and experiential. He held a number of roles that taught him the importance of training and development, and also how training must work with and support an organization’s mission and financial objectives.

Dr. Roy received his B.A. Magna Cum Laude from Williams College, his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with highest honors as well as his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University. He studied medical education at the Center for Educational Development at the University of Illinois. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Fellow of the Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Program. In 2013, he was named a “Learning Luminary” by the Learning and Organizational Development Roundtable.

I love the people of ROHEI–their sense of mission, passion, integrity, and the joy they have in their work. I am also inspired by their vision that everyone deserves to work in an environment where they are appreciated for their unique skills and abilities, challenged to do their best, grow as individuals and teams, and find joy, fulfillment, and meaning in what they do. We all spend far to many hours of our lives at work for it to be anything less.

Dr. Roy loves to travel the world, meet new people, and experience new customs, food, and environments. He has been to all 7 continents and 50 of the US states. He likes to write about his experiences and illustrate them with his own photographs. At the same time, he is perfectly happy to spend the weekends puttering about his 19th Century farmhouse in upstate New York. He enjoys building stone walls, repairing the barns, driving his tractor, or making maple syrup. Dr. Roy still has a long list of places he wants to visit with his wife and faithful traveling companion, Barbara, including North Dakota—the only state he has not yet visited. Another challenge he would like to take on soon is to build a harpsichord.