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About the creator of “Programs Get Results”

Bruce WinnerBruce Winner, MBA, has been a trainer, program developer, business owner, training manager, speaker, and active participant and consultant in the association industry during his professional career.  Bruce is currently the Director of The Association Group and the Government Training Academy, all within the Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento, California.  For the past 15 years he has led a qualified and results-oriented group of trainers, developers, and consultants that conduct needs assessments, design and develop programs, and deliver engaging and impactful programs that yield positive and measureable results for clients.  Bruce manages a seven figure training and consulting portfolio throughout the Greater Sacramento Region.

Bruce has been on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), Sacramento for the since 2010, served as the Chapter President in 2012, and is an active member in both Sacramento and as part of a national group of ASTD Chapter Leaders.  Bruce has served as the chapter’s Programs Director, President, and Communications Director, during his tenure with ASTD Sacramento.  Bruce has been part of a small leadership group that has tripled the membership and doubled the budget of ASTD Sacramento from 2009-2013. He makes presentations to association groups in California and throughout the nation.  He also served for two years on the Professional Development Committee of the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE).

Bruce was the founder and president of the American Brewers Guild, the nation’s first brewing school for the brewpub and micro-brewing industry.  He built this successful business from the ground up before selling it in the late 1990s, where it is still trains aspiring pub and micro brewers from across the nation. Before this, Bruce spent five years at University Extension, The University of California in Davis, where he managed several open-enrollment training initiatives in business, food, and agriculture.

Bruce started his training career in West Africa and spent six years there as an agricultural extension agent, a trainer, and project manager who promoted oxen as an intermediate technology and development solution in Togo, West Africa. Bruce did this work for the Peace Corps and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).