Howard is a leader in learning, development and executive education. Howard works at the University of Notre Dame in Executive Education for the Mendoza College of Business. In this role, he works with companies and organizations to identify key skill gaps and develops programs to meet their needs. Prior to Notre Dame Howard did this work at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, where he won 9 Professional Awards for his outstanding programs. A thought-leader in the profession and former Board member of ASTD, Howard is a frequent author in global publications (blog: Advancing Learning - hprager.wordpress.com) and speaker at industry conferences. He is owner of The Next Step (a team development consultancy), an avid tuba player, Scout leader, and involved in his community.