Richard Sites leads custom learning development and SAM process outreach at Allen Interactions.
Dr. Sites is the vice president for training & marketing at Allen Interactions, where he leads the strategic vision of their custom development learning services, training and outreach, and authoring system, ZebraZapps. He also oversees the promotion of the advanced design and development approaches created by Michael Allen: CCAF Design Model and the Successive Approximation Model (SAM) process for iterative, collaborative development.
Richard has more than 20 years of experience designing and delivering learning solutions to support improved workplace performance for many Fortune 500 companies in both academia and private industry sectors. He travels the country speaking to groups and organizations on the value of SAM, the importance and power of engaging, performance-changing learning experiences and other topics related to the design and development of high-quality training. Richard is the coauthor of ATD's bestseller Leaving ADDIE for SAM: An Agile Model for Developing the Best Learning Experiences and The Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide. He holds a doctor of education from the University of West Florida along with a master of education and a bachelor of business administration. He is also a frequent blogger on the e-Learning Leadership Blog.