Howard Prager founded Advance Learning Group and is an executive coach and leadership consultant strengthening organizations through insightful leadership and management programs. He writes on topics including “Make someone’s day” and “How do you become a stellar performer" and is a frequent author in journals including TD, CLO, and Industrial Commercial and Training as well as journals in India and China. His first book was co-authored for ATD Press in the TD at Work series came out in 2019 “The Ins and Outs of Subcontracting. ” He is also a contributor to the first ATD Workplace Learning and Performance Handbook and writes a weekly sports column for the Ft. Myers River Run News/Sanibel Island Sun.
Howard was selected to be a member of the MG100 Coaches chosen from 16,000 applicants to work with New York Times best-selling author and number one executive coach Marshall Goldsmith to learn and further his work.
Prior to starting Advance Learning Group in 2014, Howard spent 12 years as a learning and development leader in Fortune 500 companies including Allstate, Waste Management, and Exelon (nuclear); 16 years in executive education at the University of Notre Dame and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and 5 years as an entrepreneur and consultant.
Howard earned his MBA from the University of Michigan in Organizational Behavior and has a BA in Psychology from Northwestern University.
Howard serves as a lead assessor for ANAB in their Certificate Accreditation Programs and is an instructor for the Human Capital Institute. He served on the ATD Board of Directors, is past Chair of the National Advisors for Chapters, and is past President of ATDChi, the Chicagoland Chapter. Howard Is a reviewer for the ATD Excellence in Practice awards and the CLO Learning Elite awards, volunteers with the Ernest Thompson Seton Institute, chairs interfaith committees for the Boy Scouts, and plays the tuba.
The Ins and Outs of Subcontracting
Individuals may consider subcontracting for various reasons: to test the waters of independent consulting; to see what type of work is available and in demand and what kind of work they like; or to augment their independent consulting business. In this issue of TD at Work, Howard Prager, Joe Willmore, Rebecca Boyle, and Rick Hicks detail the ins and outs of subcontracting and why talent development professionals should consider this path. They detail:
how to get started as a subcontractor
the ways and how much subcontractors generally are paid
questions to ask when considering a subcontracting gig
land mines to avoid and tips for being successful.