A Resource Library from Raynold A. Svenson (1939-2015)

Resources From the Late Ray Svenson

My friend, mentor and former business partner from 1982 through 1997 –

Ray Svenson (1939-2015) passed away at his home in Roberts MT on September 17, 2015. RIP.


Ray Svenson at ISPI 2009

Ray had asked me back in May 2015 to one day make several of his IP pieces freely available to fellow professionals . Here they are:

Strategic Planning for T&D

Strategic Planning for T&D Workshop – Slide Decks and Tools

1- Workshop Overview

2- Project Planning 

3- Data Collection 

4- Analysis

5- Future L&D System Architecture 

6- Implementation Planning

7- Business Case

8- Workshop Close

Please credit any derivatives created, to: Ray A. Svenson.

From Ray’s Former Business Web Site


The Training & Development Strategic Plan Workbook. Raynold A. Svenson and Monica J. Rinderer, Prentice Hall, 1992 (Winner of ISPI International Award)

The Quality Roadmap: How to Get Your Company on the Quality Track and Keep It There. Ray Svenson, Karen Wallace, and Guy W. Wallace, AMACOM and Quality Resources, 1994

performance-based Employee Qualification/Certification Systems. Ray Svenson and Guy W. Wallace. The Svenson & Wallace Press, 2008. Available as a PDF download (3.73 MB)


Ray has published numerous articles in national journals, some of which are available on this Web site in PDF format. If you do not have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to take you to Adobe’s Web site to download the program for free.

  • “Integrating e-learning Into McDonald’s Worldwide On-the-job Restaurant Learning System” by Michael Hendon and Ray Svenson, published inWorkplace Training and Learning, Cases from Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005

  • “Implementing Workplace Learning Systems—An Innovative Case History at Boeing” by Ray Svenson and Terry L. Lott and Robert D. Clarke (The Boeing Company Employee Training and Development Group) (This is the original manuscript to the chapter published in Building Learning Capability Through Outsourcing, ASTD, 2000)

  • “Winning Every Time—Six Ways to Make Large-Scale Performance Interventions Succeed” by Ray Svenson (This is the original manuscript to the article published in ISPI’s P&I Journal, December 2003.)

  • “Learning Systems for the New Millennium” by Ray Svenson (This is the original manuscript to the article published in ISPI’s Performance Express, February 2004.)


Ray has presented at numerous international conferences throughout his career. We will add more presentations as they become available.

  • “Business-Driven Learning and Development Strategy” a 2 day workshop presented at both the ISPI and ASTD International Conferences in 2005

  • “Winning Every Time: Six Ways to Make Large-Scale Performance Interventions Succeed” presented at the 2004 ISPI International Conference in Tampa, Florida (Masters Series Presentation)

  • “Integrated Leadership Development Strategy” presented with Jody Zanton (Johnson Controls) at the 2003 ISPI International Conference in Boston, Massachusetts

  • “Organization Frames” presented with Alan Ramias presented on April 13, 2003 for ISPI

  • “Workplace Learning Systems Overview” presented February 26, 2003

  • “Learning & Development Strategy in the Global Wired World” presented at the 2002 ISPI Performance Improvement Conference on April 24, 2002

ISPI Task Force

Ray facilitated a blue-ribbon ISPI task force working to clarify Human Performance Technology. Click here for the presentation. If you are interested in viewing the full report, it is available on the ISPI Web site (go to www.ispi.org, scroll down the page, then click on the link to take you to the “Presidential Initiative Task Force to Clarify the HPT Value Proposition”).


Guy Wallace with Ray Svenson in May 2015

RIP Ray Svenson

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