Dr. Patti P. Phillips

Dr. Patti P. Phillips is president and CEO of the ROI Institute, Inc., the leading source of ROI competency building, implementation support, networking, and research. She is also chair and CEO of The Chelsea Group, Inc., an international consulting organization supporting organizations and their efforts to build accountability into their training, human resources, and performance improvement programs with a primary focus on building accountability in public sector organizations. She helps organizations implement the ROI methodology in countries around the world--including South Africa, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Turkey, France, Germany, Canada, and the United States.

After a thirteen-year career in the electrical utility industry, Dr. Phillips took advantage of the opportunity to pursue a career in a growing consulting business where she was introduced to training, human resources, and performance improvement from a new perspective--a perspective that directly reflected her values of accountability, ROI evaluation. Since 1997, she has embraced the ROI methodology by committing herself to ongoing research and practice. To this end Dr. Phillips has implemented ROI in private sector and public sector organizations. She has conducted ROI impact studies on programs such as leadership development, sales, new-hire orientation, human performance improvement, K-12 educator development, educators' National Board Certification mentoring, and faculty fellowship. Dr. Phillips is currently expanding her interest in public sector accountability through application of the ROI methodology in community- and faith-based initiatives, including Citizen Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Compassion Capital Fund.

Dr. Phillips teaches others to implement the ROI methodology through the ROI certification process, as a facilitator for ASTD's ROI and Measuring and Evaluating Learning Workshops, and as adjunct professor for graduate-level evaluation courses. She speaks on the topic of ROI at conferences such as ASTD's International Conference and Exposition and ISPI's International Conference.

Dr. Phillips' academic accomplishments include a Ph.D. in International Development and a master's degree in Public and Private Management. She is certified in ROI evaluation and has earned the designation of Certified Performance Technologist.

She has authored a number of publications on the subject of accountability and ROI, including Show Me the Money (Berrett-Koehler, 2007); The Value of Learning (Pfeiffer, 2007); Return on Investment Basics (ASTD, 2005); Proving the Value of HR: How and Why to Measure ROI (SHRM, 2005); Make Training Evaluation Work (ASTD, 2004); The Bottom Line on ROI (Center for Effective Performance, 2002), which won the 2003 ISPI Award of Excellence; ROI at Work (ASTD, 2005); the ASTD In Action casebooks Measuring Return on Investment Vol. III (2001), Measuring ROI in the Public Sector (2002), and Retaining Your Best Employees (2002); the ASTD Infoline series, including Planning and Using Evaluation Data (2003), Mastering ROI (1998), and Managing Evaluation Shortcuts (2001); and The Human Resources Scorecard: Measuring Return on Investment (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001).

Dr. Phillips's work is published in a variety of journals.