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Fred Goh
Manager of Strategic Learning
Caterpillar University and Talent Development

Frederick Goh is manager of strategic learning in Caterpillar University and Talent Development. As chief learning strategist, he has responsibility for enterprise learning strategy, benchmarking, and best practices within the L&D space. In 2000, Fred was a member of the strategy team that recommended the creation of Caterpillar University to institutionalize Continual Learning, and in 2001 was appointed as the first Dean. He also directed the development and deployment of Caterpillar’s Enterprise Learning Plan framework.

Over the past four years, his work has focused on the impact of learning and development on employee engagement to take Caterpillar’s learning strategy to the next level. Currently, he provides leadership to the Engagement and Learning Council in support of Caterpillar’s Global HR Transformation. In his 28-year career, Fred’s experience spans across engineering, marketing, management consulting, strategic business planning, and human resources. An active speaker in training and HR conferences, he has also co-published his work on Driving Business Value from Performance Management at Caterpillar in the Organizational Development Journal.

Prior to Caterpillar, Fred was practice leader in a medium-sized consulting firm. He spent three years working with senior client executives across various industries, formulating strategies to achieve business excellence. From 1980 to 1993, Fred held various positions within the public and private sectors; eight of those years were spent in regional sales and marketing management. He holds a Bachelor of Business in Business Administration degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (Australia) and a Masters of Science in Human Resource Development from South Bank University (UK). He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Management, American Society for Training and Development, Human Capital Institute, Society for Organizational Learning, and possesses numerous certifications in quality and human resources.

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