Instructor Biography

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Karl Ahlrichs, SPHR

Karl Ahlrichs is a consultant and presenter in the Strategic HR and CFO markets, and is a “Thought Leader” at Gregory & Appel in Indianapolis.  He has developed and presented complex presentations for multiple industries, and has facilitated challenging meetings with tough audiences.  Karl has a proven understanding of the motivation and psychology that enables behavior change, and he has achieved both the Senior Professional, Human Resources certification from the HRCI and the SHRM-SCP from SHRM.

Professional Experience
• Significant presentation experience in all industries, with a focus on strategic Human Resources and Human Capital issues.  Direct experience with medical laboratories and health care.
• Current member of the “Thought Leader” team of the Business Learning Institute, providing course development and delivery to multiple national clients through the CPA Society of Maryland and the AICPA.  
• Keynote and concurrent presenter at dozens of conferences per year, with audience sizes from 20 to more than 1000.  Have been the solo facilitator for more than 500 multi-day career transition courses, working with audiences from all industries and organizational levels. 
• Over 20 years of training and facilitation experience with a wide range of clients, including Apple, Amdahl, Roche, Boeing, Marsh & McLennan, AB Dick and IBM.
• Proven skills in program design, with work as a staff writer, producer and director of management and sales training materials for a Fortune 100 global manufacturing firm.
• Frequent guest lecturer on business and human resources issues at Purdue, Butler and Indiana University.