Dave Merges believes that adults learn best when they are actively engaged in a learning experience that applies directly to their needs. As a classroom instructor, he strives to create a hands-on training class where participants can easily connect theory to practical applications in their work life. Dave also believes that it’s alright to have a little fun along the road to learning!
Dave’s 30+ years of learning and development experience include 24 years at Miller Brewing Company in various L&D roles. He had a heavy focus on leadership development, but also had chances to get involved with product and technical training and continuous improvement initiatives. Dave has real-world experience that allows him to go beyond theory when conducting training programs. Since leaving Miller, Dave’s experience has broadened – working with companies in a variety of industries.
Dave has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Augustana College, and a Master of Science in Managing and Developing Human Resources from National-Louis University. He has been a featured speaker at the annual meeting of the American Society of Training and Development.