President & CEO

Former Director of Publishing at The Hay Group, a leading HR, benefits and compensation consulting firm. Meyer spent eight years at Progressive Business Publications, where he headed up both editorial and marketing. He was also a reporter at Advertising Age magazine. Meyer received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has a Masters degree from the University of California, San Diego.

Recent Blog Posts

How to boost learner motivation and improve results

How to boost learner motivation and improve results

Stephen J. Meyer

It’s clear that motivated learners benefit more from training. But not every learner will enter a training experience with the same level of motivation. So, is there a way for learning professionals to increase motivation across the board? Recent research suggests there is. And it’s surprisingly simple.

Can training make your organization recession-proof?

Stephen J. Meyer

The benefits of training your employees are well chronicled. But these benefits typically assume that conditions are normal. What about when the situation is abnormal? Can training help your organization survive, or even thrive, when the economic outlook is grim?

Gamification: What does the research say?

Stephen J. Meyer

The appeal of gamification is clear, but does it actually work? That’s what Penn’s Wharton School recently investigated during a gamification conference with some of the field’s top researchers.

How to help struggling learners improve

Stephen J. Meyer

When a learner is struggling to improve, what’s the best way to help? Research conducted by Harvard and Brown universities may have the answer.

Newly discovered brain network sheds light on learning process

Stephen J. Meyer

We’re written before about the importance of activating prior knowledge in training. To briefly sum up: If you can connect new information to what learners already know, they’ll be much more likely to understand it, see it as important and remember it. For years, researchers knew how important prior knowledge was to learning. But they…


A ‘crucial benefit’ of retrieval practice

Stephen J. Meyer

The primary benefit of retrieval practice is clear: When learners test their knowledge after a learning event, they revisit important information, strengthening it in their memories. But researchers recently highlighted a less-celebrated outcome of retrieval practice – one that can have a significant effect on learners’ performance. Thinking about thinking In a paper sponsored by…

Science of Learning

Report reveals ‘The Science of Learning’

Stephen J. Meyer

A recent report aims to summarize a body of educational research to reveal how we learn. Intended to provide practical advice to both learning professionals and learners, the document, entitled The Science of Learning, collects “the existing scientific consensus around basic cognitive principles.” Five questions The report, commissioned by an organization of university and college…


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