Director of Corporate Training Solutions
Michelle Hoover is Director of Corporate Training Solutions at General Assembly, where she leads a team that develops education programs for executives, marketers, and sales teams to help organizations succeed in the digital age. Michelle has 10 years of experience designing, developing, and delivering educational programs to executives.
Prior to joining General Assembly in 2014, Michelle served as Director of Executive Education for Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business ‑‑ Americas (CKGSB), in New York, NY, where she was responsible for CKGSB’s portfolio of degree and executive programs. She also led CKGSB’s marketing efforts in North and South America.
Before joining CKGSB, Michelle spent eight years with Duke Corporate Education, among the top providers of custom executive education as ranked by the Financial Times and BusinessWeek for the last 14 years. She served as a Director on Duke CE’s Learning Innovations Team, which leads the invention of the firm’s distinct and differentiating learning methods. Michelle worked with dozens of clients from various industries on programs ranging from building functional competencies to creating leadership strategies. Working at Duke CE's offices in Durham, N.C.; London, U.K.; and Johannesburg, South Africa, she supported clients on five continents.
Michelle’s roles in executive education outside of learning design include classroom facilitation in program deliveries, facilitating and coaching action-learning project groups, and coaching participants in the delivery of 360° feedback.
Prior to entering executive education, Michelle, a former journalist, wrote and edited for several newspapers on the East Coast, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, where her focus was on local, national and international news and sports. Highlights of her newspaper career include working on the coverage for a major organized-crime trial, the US war in Afghanistan, and Philadelphia’s four major professional sports teams.
Michelle earned a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and an Ed.M. from Harvard University. Her postgraduate work concentrated on American higher education, with special emphasis on organizational culture and leadership.