Director James Vesper Joins ValSource

Dr. James Vesper has joined ValSource as Director of Learning Solutions. Vesper brings more than 35 years experience in designing and developing instructional courses and workshops for the pharmaceutical and biopharma industries. Under Dr. Vesper’s leadership, ValSource’s Learning Solutions Group addresses Good Manufacturing Practice (“GMP”) requirements and expectations. Combining quality content, innovative instructional tools, and real-world situations, the Learning Solutions Group delivers clients practical knowledge to meet current demands and prepare for future challenges.

“Our learning solutions are the efficient platform for acquiring, sharing, sustaining, and expanding practical expertise,” Vesper comments. “By understanding clients’ organizational goals and needs, we focus on a solution that moves from simple training to true learning results. Our emphasis is not just ‘what’ to do but also the ‘why’ – the underlying rationales.”

JLV+Headshot+Aug+2016Since 1992, Dr. Vesper has been creating instructional solutions for the pharmaceutical and health-care industries using video and computer technologies as more effective and efficient delivery media. He presents papers and workshops at various international technical and professional meetings. He has taught at the PDA Training and Research Institute and works as an advisor/consultant for the World Health Organization’s (“WHO”) Vaccine Quality/Global Learning Opportunities group, designing and facilitating workshops.

Prior to joining ValSource, Dr. Vesper established and was president of the firm, LearningPlus, Inc. He also worked 11 years at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. As an author, Dr. Vesper has written five books, including GMP in Practice, co-published by Parenteral Drug Association (“PDA”) and DHI Books; the 4th Edition was released in 2011. Risk Assessment and Risk Management for the Pharmaceutical Industry was published by PDA and DHI Books in 2006. He has authored or co-authored more than 20 journal articles. 

Dr. Vesper earned a BS in Biology from Wheaton (Illinois) College, a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and a PhD in Education from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia.

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