Donald V. McCain is founder and principal of Performance Advantage Group, an organization dedicated to helping companies gain competitive advantage through developing their human resources. He also consults in HRD processes, including design and development, competency identification and development, certification, evaluation, presentation and facilitation, and managing and marketing the HRD function.
McCain has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree of divinity, a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in human resources and marketing, and a doctorate in education in HRD from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Academy of Human Resource Development. In addition, McCain is a former visiting professor at the School of Business at Tennessee State University and is also on faculty at the University of Phoenix and the University of Fredericton.
McCain is the author and co-author of several ASTD Press books, including Evaluation Basics, Facilitation Basics, Facilitation Training, and Needs Assessment Basics and has published several articles and evaluation instruments.
Contributor to ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals - Available as article-length Fast Fundamentals whitepaper (PDF download): Training Evaluation Level 4: Results