Tracy Nelson Named Vice President of Learning and Development
by Center for Professional & Executive Development
January 10, 2018
Wisconsin School of Business welcomes an award-winning talent development leader
Madison, Wis. – The Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development is excited to welcome Tracy Nelson as vice president of learning and development. Nelson will lead the Center’s open enrollment and custom learning portfolio focused on serving client organizations and individuals by providing premiere leadership and professional development education designed for the modern lifelong learner.
Nelson was one of the first in the nation to earn the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance designation through the National Association for Talent Development (ATD), and while serving as vice president of learning and development for a Madison-based financial institution, Nelson’s team twice earned the international ATD BEST Award. The BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee talent development. Tracy was also twice featured in national Training & Development magazine, has won other learning industry awards for her leadership development programs, and serves as a national speaker at learning and leadership development conferences.
She has more than 30 years of human resources and talent development business experience in a variety of industries spanning healthcare, financial services, insurance, hospitality, manufacturing, and non-profit organizations. She served more than 10 years on the Board of Directors for the South Central Wisconsin Chapter of the Association for Talent Development, including a year as president in 2011, and she’s currently vice president of community outreach on the Executive Board of Directors for the Greater Madison Area Society for Human Resource Management.
Before joining the Wisconsin School of Business, Nelson led the learning and development functions for UW-Health/University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and was vice president of training and organizational development for Summit Credit Union.
Nelson earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Edgewood College. Nelson’s many other credentials include being a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, Certified Professional in Learning & Performance, ATD International, a Prosci Certified Change Management Leader, and a Center for Creative Leadership 360ℴ assessor and coach.
About the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional and Executive Development
The Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development helps individuals, teams, and organizations enhance performance and productivity through practical business learning short courses, certificates, coaching, and Human Synergistics International ® Assessments. Programs are delivered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus Fluno Center or an organization’s business location.