Professional Background

Ralph is a frequently requested business trainer and speaker. Through his interactive style, Ralph provides hands-on people management engineering and gives practical answers to the most difficult business and management problems.

With over twenty years of corporate training experience, Dr. Johnson has built a solid foundation of knowledge and experience in leadership, management and human resources. Ralph has developed custom business training courses for all levels of personnel from top executives to support staff.

Ralph's balance of experience, dynamic presentation style and understanding of adult learning principles allows him to speak with both assurance and credibility. Ralph inspires his audience and instills the need to improve. Ralph Johnson’s proven ability to promote the acceptance of change through training and facilitation stems from his unique perspective as an educator and his hands on approach to the understanding of today business requirements.


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Dr. Ralph A. Johnson holds a master's and a doctoral degree in adult education. He has teaching and administrative experience in three Universities and 20 years’ experience consulting and training in the business community. As Director of Training and Faculty Management for the American Management Association, Dr. Johnson directed the delivery of more than 10,000 management seminars and a faculty of 120 of business trainers. As speaker and facilitator/trainer, he has both national and international experience in training design, development, and delivery of a wide variety of topics.

In addition to delivering and managing interactive training, Dr. Johnson has performed needs analyses, and designed customized curriculum for public and governmental agencies, and a variety of Fortune 500 corporations and mid-sized organizations.

Dr. Johnson is the designer and author of the Creative Leadership Workshop. Using only proven approaches, this program guides participants to develop world-class solutions to their real-world problems. The Creative Leadership Workshop is not a seminar; it’s a real-time business experience. The workshop is designed to capture the heart of leadership, develop open communication, create synergy, drive learning, and emancipate action within the organization.



University of Northern Colorado – Bachelor of Science
University of Northern Colorado – Master of Science
University of Utah - Doctor of Philosophy



  • American Society of Training and Development
  • International Society of Performance Improvement
  • Society for Human Resources Management