Craig S. Fleisher, Ph.D., is the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) at Aurora WDC, Madison, WI, one of the globe's leading intelligence professional service firms. He focuses on how to enhance and lead insight-related activities; developing innovative, strategic sense-making/-giving capabilities, culture & processes in organizations that result in superior data/info analysis, actionable decisions & market/non-market success. For 3 decades in classrooms and boardrooms, his ideas, methods, and principles such as KITs+1 intelligence analytics, FAROUT, Intelligence-driven Innovation and Public Affairs assessment are presented internationally and regularly validated in dialogues & analyses with accomplished executives and top students, and are also included in professional certification qualifying and licensing exams. Among the top-cited Google Scholars in several subjects, Craig has been quoted in prominent intl. business media and shared with associations, public agencies, think tanks & highly respected brands including advising, among others, 3M, Alcan, BHP, CIBC, EDS, GE, GM, IBM, J&J, Levi Strauss, Merck, Noranda, Philips, and P&G.
A prolific author/editor of 13 published books and 100+ scholarly papers, Dr. Fleisher is a former President & board member of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence (CI) Professionals (SCIP), Chair & board member of the CI Foundation (Washington, DC), President of a Canadian public affairs association, Editor of the Journal of CI & Management, Co-Editor of the Handbook of Public Affairs, Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Affairs, & an IABC life member. He has won outstanding mentoring, professor, research and service-related awards, SCIP's highest intl. recognition - its Meritorious Award, and is an Intl. Assn. of CI Fellow. A former MBA program director, B-School dean and 2x endowed university research chair, he is/was a member of university faculties and/or advisory boards in the US, CA, AU, CH, FI, NZ, UK + ZA. He has facilitated scores of successful planning sessions and workshops, and regularly receives top rankings for his keynoting and public presentations.