Grant Axtell

Director, Programs

Grant Axtell is the Learning and Development Manager for the Oregon Employment Department, a state agency with more then 50 offices and 1,500 employees across the state. Joining the department in 2004, he coordinated, developed, and delivered training for the successful launch of three call centers.

Grant holds degrees in public policy and administration and speech communication from Western Oregon University. His areas of training expertise include customer service, leadership development, generational diversity, and facilitation. For the past two years Grant has led the Learning and Development efforts at the Oregon Employment Department.

Grant’s first involvement with ATD-Cascadia was while he attended the 2005 Regional Conference in Portland. Winning a free membership as a door prize, he began to attend other events and eventually responded to a call for volunteers. He has served on the Conference Committee, the Program Committee as well as holding various positions on the board since 2010, including President.