ExuLAB (pronounced eggs-ek-YOU-lab) inspires the growth of global executive leaders- to lead harmoniously & perform successfully- as a catalyst for good in our world- even when it seems impossible.
An exhilarating experiential learning and leadership development "lab" for organizations & executives- ExuLAB is a refreshing effervescent space for leaders and the organizations they serve to learn, grow, explore, create, expand & reach beyond their highest level of human performance.
We think differently. We think creatively. We inspire. We explore. We play. And through this process we come up with compelling solutions to some of the toughest human learning & leadership challenges facing organizations today.
ExuLAB was brought into the world to inspire our purpose. Born in the beautiful U.S.A., ExuLAB is founded upon the embrace of more than two decades of vibrant expertise in learning methodology, instructional design & leadership development coupled with a deep strength in building enterprise-wide learning strategy & up-levelling executive leadership performance- meticulously executed with a fresh approach to the learning & leadership challenges affecting today's organizations. Our work never consists of 'canned programming' but thoughtfully contoured & created experiences & solutions animating a human-centered design practice created to embody purpose, reflect your precise organizational goals, meet the moment of need & impact with transformative results & extremely high rates of long-term retention & application that translate into true ROI.
We are experts in human-centered experiential learning & specialize in utilizing this highly impactful robust learning method as the vehicle to acquire & apply new knowledge, skill & belief within the leadership & development space- & turbo charge performance. We are helmed by our CLO, D.C. Alves M.Ed., a results-driven visionary & transformational senior executive leader, who, throughout her career, has successfully created, produced, designed & led inspired enterprise learning/leadership development strategic solutions in both the public & private sector for industries including:
Producing jaw-dropping results in executive performance and improvement in organizational morale leading the learning function for organizations topping 20,000 people and generating more than $20 million in revenue from more than 71,000 learning & leadership experiences (& counting), our CLO leverages her expertise to chart our course every day with heart, determination, courage, inspiration & love.
In our CLOs words:
"Inspiring, encouraging and providing hope to leaders at all levels is core to my purpose as Chief Leadership Officer at ExuLAB. I've been in the world of professional learning and leadership development for almost two decades and I have seen the best and the worst of what leadership can do and be in this world. Leaders possess a very unique power and responsibility. It is my goal to help leaders harness this power to be a catalyst for good in the world. Real ROI is developing and believing in your purpose & the people on your team- when this happens profits soar and people prosper- on many levels. My goal is to teach you the best of what I discovered and be your guide on this journey to excellent executive performance." -D.C. Alves M.Ed., Chief Leadership Officer, ExuLAB
Track Record of Success for D.C. Alves M.Ed.
Harvard University Humanitarian Initiative in partnership with the Global Executive Leadership Initiative (GELI); sponsored by USAID, brokered through The KonTerra Group- Curriculum, Development, Analysis & Senior Executive Consultancy
Published article written by Deidre Alves M.Ed. owned and released by Chief Learning Officer Magazine and Better Work Media Group- "A Human-Centered Learning Biome: How Prioritizing Learning Atmospheres Propels Human Performance"
Official Judge- Learning Elite Awards 2023- Chief Learning Officer Magazine and Better Work Media Group
Official Judge- The Talent Trailblazers Awards 2023- Talent Management
Official Judge- Reworked IMPACT Awards 2024 Review- Simpler Media Group
Official Judge- CMSWire IMPACT Awards 2024 Review- Simpler Media Group
Authority Magazine- Published- "5 Things You Need to be a Highly Effective Leader During Turbulent Times"
Leaders Perception Magazine- Published- "Unleashing Human Potential: On Transforming Leadership and Navigating through Organizational Crises"
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, United States Department of Homeland Security- Strategic Competency Analysis
Great to Elite Scale Chiefs Summit 2023- Selected Speaker on the Topic of Optimizing Leader Mindsets
Disney Executive Speaker Series in partnership with United Way- Interviews Simulation
Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board Member-Human Capital Media Research and Advisory Services
Talent Management Business Intelligence Board Member-Chief Learning Officer-BetterWork Media Group
Workforce Business Intelligence Board Member-Workforce.com
Chief Learning Officer-IRWA
Vice President of Professional Development-IRWA
United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)-Vetted NGO Executive Representative
Infrastructure Learning Ecosystems- Strategy & Implementation
IKT Transatlantic Cooperation on Infrastructure- Underground Infrastructure Panorama- Curriculum, Development & Credentialing
Center for Social Ecology & Public Policy-Curriculum, Development & Credentialing
Bureau of Land Management-Social Ecology Program Development & Implementation
Port of Los Angeles-Social Ecology Program Development & Implementation
Infrastructure Professional Ethics-Curriculum & Faculty Development
UCLA Learning Team-Instructor Leadership Development Collaboration for Infrastructure Professionals-Curriculum & Faculty Development
Energy Industries & Renewables-Curriculum & Development
ASTM 1527-13 ESA1- Environmental Site Assessments-Curriculum & Development
Enterprising Leaders- HiPo Leadership Journey-Curriculum & Development
Digital Instruction Method for Professional Instructors- Curriculum & Faculty Development
Conflict Management & Mediation-Curriculum & Development
Electrical Utilities & Transmission-Curriculum & Development
Responsible Land Development (International)-Curriculum, Development & Credentialing
International Society for Performance Improvement-"Leading Through Glass Walls"- Executive Workshop and Plenary
Program Management, Faculty Advisor, Speaker Affairs-Envision EMI-Leadership Education
National Academies-National Research Council-Enhancing Professional Development of Teachers, University of California, Irvine-Invitational
National Teacher Quality, University Board Examiner, Education & Accreditation Program Review, Professional Development Training Specialist NCATE Professional Development Web Series-NCATE (CAEP)
Superintendent's Advisory Council-Fairfax County Public Schools
Performance-Based Assessment Taskforce on Language Acquisition in collaboration with ACTFL- Fairfax County Public Schools
Professional Development of Teachers- Fairfax County Public Schools- "Using Technology in Language Instruction- an interactive dialog and cultural language exchange with the Embassy of Ecuador & The Organization of American States, Washington, D.C."- Licensed Language Teacher Impact II Grant Awardee
Guest Services Advisory Board, Human Resources and Conference Services- The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
USC Town & Gown
Legacy of Leadership Alumni Award-George Mason University
Alumni Ambassador-George Mason University
Lee Hertzfeld Award-The Catholic University of America
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Member & Key Holder
Sigma Delta Pi Honor Society Member
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Member
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, United States Department of Homeland Security- ISD PT Suitability Clearance
Certified University Board Examiner-NCATE (CAEP)
M.Ed. George Mason University
University of Virginia- CRISS Method Course for Master's
B.A. The Catholic University of America
La Universidad de Valladolid, Spain- International Service Program for Bachelor's
"Chief Learning Officer’s LearningElite program honors the best organizations for learning and development. For more than a decade, this robust, peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking program recognizes those organizations that employ exemplary workforce development strategies that deliver significant business results."
-Better Work Media Group
"Talent Management is excited to debut its first awards program, The Talent Trailblazers. The Talent Trailblazers program will honor and celebrate high-potential emerging leaders making their mark on the HR and talent profession. The world of work is constantly changing and it’s vital to prioritize the engagement and connection of our employees, helping them feel a sense of belonging and purpose within our organizations. As the best and brightest talent in HR emerges, we want to recognize the industry’s innovative rising stars for their positive impact."
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