JOSEPH S. BARONE is the CEO/Chief Learning Producer for A Fool for Learning, LLC, located in Silver Spring, Maryland. Joseph works with firms to identify and deliver appropriate learning solutions, based on their business goals and objectives.
From 2003 to 2019, Joseph was a Senior Information Officer with The World Bank in Washington DC. His key responsibility was managing the IT Learning Team. The team was responsible for the analysis, design, delivery, facilitation, and evaluation of both off-the-shelf and proprietary applications – especially during roll-outs.
Joseph provided oversight for roll-outs of Windows and MS Office applications, including Outlook. In addition, his responsibilities have included:
Serving as a Learning Board Member (Full and Alternate);
Managing the Global Support Center SAP Desk (2000 – 2007);
Managing the Bank’s online learning program/contract; and,
Conducting training at twenty-two Bank country offices.
During that time, he received over seventeen Performance Awards for his work.
Joseph held the title of Information Officer from 1999 to 2003. He served as a Consultant from 1991 to 2003. At that time, he worked on the SAP implementation and the Bank’s Imaging Project. He also served as Project Manager for the File Improvement Program. He was also responsible for the design, development, and facilitation of various records and information (RIM) workshops.
Previously, Joseph was with the Municipal Records Management Division of the New York City Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS). As Coordinator of Training from 1989 to 1991, he was responsible for the training of all Records and Information Management personnel in City government. He also served as editor of Right on Schedule Health and Safety Training, and he served as a liaison with the Department of Personnel Training Program.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education from St. John's University (NYC). He also holds a Master of Arts in Social Studies Education from Hunter College (NYC) and a Professional Diploma in Training and Management Development from New York University.
In addition, he has earned the rank of Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America). He was also awarded the District Award of Merit in 2008.
Joseph is currently involved with the Boy Scouts of America in the following capacities: Troop 466 – Assistant Scoutmaster; Training Committee – National Catholic Committee on Scouting; and, Potomac District – Eagle Board Chair. In addition, he serves as a Conversational English Instructor with the S.P. Singh High School in Dalippur, Bihar (India).
Finally, he is also a member of net[work]Bethesda and the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce.