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Walter McFarland

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.