Debra A. Zabloudil, FACHE, CAE
Debra Zabloudil, CAE, FACHE serves as the President, CEO, and Founder of the Learning Studio, which serves the association and corporate communities in a variety of consulting, thought leadership and training needs. She travels the globe, producing educational content for leaders, running consulting projects for professional and trade associations and speaking, facilitating and designing workshops and learning labs for customers, members and staffs of organizations worldwide. She is a frequent speaker and writer on all topics related to adult education and how to create high quality, and profitable, education offerings for members. She works regularly with various well-known organizations such as The Young Presidents Organization (YPO), International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, The American Hospital Association, the American Planning Association, The Association Forum and more. She is also an Association Forum John T. Thiel award winner, a PCMA “Best in Class” speaker and a graduate of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. helping the overall education portfolio become high functioning, as well as developing products and services for specific market niches. Prior to launching this new firm, Debra served in various roles in association management, including Regional Director, the Young Presidents Organization, Director of Learning Experiences at the Association Forum of Chicagoland, Director of Education of the Joint Commission and various senior roles at the American College of Healthcare Executives. Debra received her bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications/Public Relations from Southern Illinois University, and her master’s degree in Management of Public Service from DePaul University. She has earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Debra is a past chair of ASAE’s Professional Development Council and speaks and writes regularly on the topic of association education.