August 18, 2015

18/08/2015: IAOM welcomes new director of professional development

The International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Sargent as its director of professional development. He will be responsible for implementing services and programs providing talent development, industry content, educational programs, and professional standards that address the information and educational needs of IAOM members.

Prior to joining IAOM, Mr Sargent had served as the director of education – online and senior instructional designer/LMS support at the Pinnacle Career Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. He has extensive experience in instructional design, adult training, e-learning and training delivery via various formats. Mr Sargent has an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree in public relations and journalism from Johnson State College, in Johnson, Vermont.

 “Tom’s experience in the classroom, instructional design and adult learning makes him a great fit for the position,” stated Melinda Farris, executive vice president.

“Tom will be able to lead our volunteer subject matter experts as IAOM develops a vocational training program targeted to attract new talent to the industry. As the IAOM professional development program continues to grow and develop, Tom will be able to identify critical industry needs and develop the corresponding support pieces.”

The International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) has been the leading provider of educational resources and training for the grain milling industry since its foundation in 1896. Through conferences, workshops, correspondence courses, short courses and publications, IAOM has played an integral role in the continued education and training of the professionals in this industry for 119 years.

IAOM is an individual-based member organisation with a 1500-strong membership representing over 90 countries worldwide. With 16 districts around the world, IAOM provides an international forum for networking; the exchange of ideas, technical and educational opportunities; and the discovery of new products and services.

Save the Date for the 2016 Annual Conference & Expo: April 4-8, 2016,
Hyatt Regency & the Greater Columbus Convention Centre
Columbus, Ohio, USA


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