Walter McFarland is President of Windmill Human Performance and the 2012 ASTD Board Chair Elect. The center piece of Walter’s career has focused on large-scale improvements in organizational performance by focusing on the human factor. His core belief is that people are the consummate source of competitive advantage.
Walter has led engagements focused on: transforming the Internal Revenue Service; creating the HR function of the Department of Homeland Security; and better integrating HR capabilities of the US Intelligence Community—to name a few. Walter’s work in organizational change has earned: the Hammer Award, the IRS Commissioner’s Award, the Director of National Intelligence Innovation Award, and recognition from the Smithsonian Institution.
Walter holds: an MPA in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University; an MA in Government from Georgetown University; an Ed.S in Human Resource Development from the George Washington University; and an MSc in Organizational Change from HEC Management School, Paris, with Oxford University, England.
Walter teaches the module, “The Neuroscience of Change" at the NeuroLeadership Institute.