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Sam Tisdale named director of Center for Corporate & Professional Development

Sam Tisdale

Sam Tisdale has been named director of the Center for Corporate and Professional Development at Furman University.

In his new role, which began in January, Tisdale oversees a wide array of business education offerings, which include the Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability; the Women’s Leadership Institute; Managing Across Borders: Mexico; and a new Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Leadership.

Prior to joining Furman, Tisdale was a training and development director in the Continuing Education Division of Greenville Technical College for 20 years.

He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in philosophy from Clemson University in 1991. He completed a master’s in industrial and organizational psychology from Valdosta State University in 1995, and earned an MBA from the University of South Carolina in 2011.

He is an associate member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

Tisdale is a registered WorkKeys Job Profiler since 2001, and is certified in SHL’s Work Profiling System, as well as the use of psychometric pre-employment screening assessments.

For more information, contact Furman’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development at 864-294-3136, or visit the Center’s website.

About the Center for Corporate and Professional Development
The mission of the Center for Corporate and Professional Development (CCPD) is to assist companies in achieving a competitive advantage by offering customized corporate education and organizational development solutions that enhance individual competence for success in the workplace. Organizational development services at CCPD include performing training needs analyses for organizations, facilitating strategic planning retreats, and administration of customer satisfaction surveys.


Last updated February 19, 2017
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