Harry Lebovitz, President of Prism Learning Solutions, has begun his 40th year in the performance improvement business with a focus on learning solutions. As one of the earliest graduates of Wayne State University’s Instructional Technology Department who entered the corporate training world rather than academia, Harry cut his teeth developing and validating basic skills programmed instruction courses for employees in a large retail food chain. Moving to the professional development side of the house, Harry started what would be a career focus.
After five plus years on the inside, Harry was drawn to the “outside” joining a firm (Creative Universal) that developed custom training solutions for a wide variety of clients. It was Harry’s charge to start a new division that developed and marketed generic solutions. It was the development of what many refer to as “soft skill” training that further focused Harry’s career.
After another five plus years Harry opened a Detroit area office for California-based Alamo Learning Systems, a provider of problem solving training. With the rapid growth of the Detroit office, Harry was soon made President of Alamo. After nine years, the time was right to start his own company with partner Tom Buck. The first iteration of the current business, Prism Training Group enjoyed great success in the 90’s growing to over sixty full time and a couple hundred contract staff. Toward the end of the century many things changed including leadership health issues, the temptations of the internet world and a changing economy that resulted in the temporary closing of Prism’s doors.
Fast forwarding to the current, through Harry’s leadership, Prism Learning Solutions will leverage all the relationships, myriad of performance improvement solutions, unparalleled customer service that characterized the company’s successes over the years, to leave a final legacy.
Harry has been active in professional associations through the earliest days of his career. He was part of the team that rapidly built the local chapter of ISPI into a leadership position in the very formative stages of our profession. But Harry’s greatest professional satisfaction comes from knowing how many exceptional professionals in our field spent time in organizations he managed.
Harry can be reached at email@example.com,
or by telephone at: (248) 254-3468