Robin Yap, JD,  PhD, CTDP is a Toronto-based learning strategist, L&D executive coach and consultant specializing in developing and implementing Social Collaboration for Learning Sustainability, Technology-to-Training Integration Strategies and Programs, Training Department Staff (Instructors, Instructional Designers, Training Manager) Standards of Practice, Certification, and Competency Modeling, Social Learning Strategies, Next Generation Talent  Development Programs.

Robin’s years of experience includes working with Global Fortune 500 companies like Accenture Learning, Sun Microsystems, Oracle (JDEdwards/PeopleSoft), MCI Telecommunications as well as Canadian companies TELUS, Rogers, Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Marsh McClennan, TD Bank Group, Canadian Tire, Research in Motion (RIM), and German company, Worldhotels. His speakerships include sessions at Oxford Brookes [UK], New York University Stern, Columbia University Teacher’s College [USA], Universidad de Catalunya [Spain], St. Anthony School System [Philippines], International Christian University [Japan], among others.

Believing in the scholar-practice model, Robin authors and speaks at international conferences in the areas of technology-and-social media-to-training integration, adult learning, leadership development, and training department strategies specifically quality, standards, certification, and competency models. He is also an adjunct professor at George Brown College in Toronto teaching face-to-face and online classes with class titles as follows: “Delivering Training,” “Blended Learning,” “Performance Consulting,” and “Social Learning in Virtual Spaces.”

Robin coaches and consults internationally on developing blended learning courseware, programs and strategies, training department standards, and training staff certification and competency models.

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Robin is available for consulting and coaching on social learning strategies, training solutions, instructional design and eLearning development, collaborative writing for academic and professional journal publications, speaking engagements, facilitation and lectures.

Email  Robin [AT] RobinYap [DOT] ca



A project for a North American financial institution garnered my team an award from the Canadian Society for Training and Development on the effective usage of Blended Learning training methodologies.




Won Best Custom Design for a a gamification project I’ve led for a top Canadian telecommunications company.  Developed custom learning assets to create a substantial business impact for the organization. The gaming solution was innovative, engaging and solved strategic business problems by tailoring content and resources to the organization’s specific audience and needs.




Note that all the views posted on this site, unless cited, are mine alone and not a representation of the companies or their employees that I’ve worked with nor the professionals associations posted above that I’m currently or have been a member of. Robin’s academic degrees includes a double baccalaureate degree in Political Science and Philosophy, a masters degree in computer technology in education, a law degree, and a doctorate degree in management, focused in organizational behaviour, learning and development, outsourcing, social media.