Dr. Bates has over 20 years of professional experience in human resource & organization development.  He has a long and growing record of service highlighted by the provision of leadership and technical expertise to assist local and international public and private sector organizations.  These activities have bridged a range of human resource and organization development projects in Louisiana, the U.S., the Pacific Region, Africa, and the Caribbean including workforce and human resources for health planning, organizational performance analysis, competency modeling and job analysis, process mapping and re-engineering, training needs analysis, team skills analysis, and program evaluations.  He is an award-winning researcher with an extensive line of applied research examining training effectiveness and the management of learning transfer in organizations.  

Alvelos, R., Ferreira, A., & Bates, R. A. (2015). The mediating role of social support in the evaluation of training effectiveness. European Journal of Training and Development, 39(6), 484 – 503.

Bates, R. A. (2014). Improving Human Resources for Health Planning in Developing Economies. Human Resource Development International, 17(1), 88-97.

Hutchins, H. M., Nimon, K., Bates, R. A., & Holton, E. F. (2013). Can the LTSI Predict Transfer Performance? Testing intent to transfer as a proximal transfer of training outcome. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 21(3), 251-263.

Bates, R. A., Holton, E. F. III, & Hatala, J. P. (2012). A revised Learning Transfer System Inventory: Factorial replication, item reduction, and validation. Human Resource Development International, 15(5), 549-569.