James V. Caruso

PROFILE
Managing Director, Center for HR and Leadership Development
Unit(s): 
Center for HR and Leadership Development
Education: 
M.B.A., Columbia University
M.H.R.D., Drexel University
B.S., Villanova University
CONTACT INFO
 848-445-9439
  94 Rockafeller Road, Suite 216-B, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Jim Caruso is a global talent development and executive education leader who has designed, facilitated, managed, and customized over 250 leadership and business acumen courses using business simulations in 5 continents. Jim bridges practice and theory as he capitalizes on his diverse roles in experiential learning/simulation and communication skills training consultancies, corporate L&D, executive education, Deloitte, and Merrill Lynch.  He has positively impacted over 10,000 individuals from over 100 organizations including 50 Fortune 500 and Global Fortune 500 companies, across all industries, functions, and levels.

His passion is to apply and integrate (1) client’s business and organizational issues, (2) leadership and business acumen content, and (3) various blended instructional methodologies including business simulations and experiential learning to enable businesses and individuals to (1) make better business decisions, (2) solve business problems, and (3) improve their business performance. Jim obtained his Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and his CPA. He is also on the board of the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL) and is a 4-time NYC marathoner.

Learn more about The Center for HR and Leadership Development at smlr.rutgers.edu/chrld.

Caruso, J.V. (2018). Integrating Business Acumen and Analytics: A Simulation-Based Approach. Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning: Proceedings of the Annual ABSEL Conference, 45.

“Analytics Pedagogy: Academia vs. Industry.” Panelist at Bridging Practice and Theory Summit, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, May 2017.

"Designing and Delivering an Online Course with a Total Enterprise Simulation: Challenges and Lessons Learned." Presenter at Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, March 2017.  

“Using Simulation, 360-degree Feedback, and AARs to Assess Individual/Team Performance in Different Delivery Formats.” Presenter at Drexel University Conference on Teaching and Learning Assessment, Philadelphia, PA, September 2016.

“Using Simulation, 360-degree Feedback, a Balanced Scorecard, and AARs to Assess Individual and Team Performance in Different Delivery Formats.” Presenter at Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 2016.

“Raising the Bar: Using Integrated Simulation Experiences to Advance Critical Thinking and Engagement.” Presenter, Association for Talent Development - Philadelphia Regional Learning and Development Conference, Drexel Hill, PA, May 2015.

“The Evolution of a Course: From a Face-to-Face Experience to Online.” Co-presenter at Drexel University e-Learning 3.0 Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2014.

“Lessons Learned: Developing Online Programs.” Co-presenter, Conference on Management, Executive and Professional Development Programs (CMED), Phoenix, AZ, November 2013.

“The 3 P’s of Program Excellence: People, Process, and Performance.” Co-presenter, Conference on Management, Executive and Professional Development Programs (CMED), Phoenix, AZ, November 2011.