Jim Vetter designs and develops programs that enable diverse communities domestically and globally to promote social, emotional, and economic health and well-being. His work centers on the premise that technology tools can help increase the reach of professional development opportunities for individuals and social service professionals, bringing effective research-based interventions to millions.
Vetter’s instructional design vision has shaped numerous e-learning programs at EDC, including HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) E-Learning, which includes a series of interactive modules and a peer learning community with over 500,000 users worldwide. He has also led projects to design online and face-to-face training programs that serve marginalized populations, especially those at risk for mental health issues, violence, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS.
Vetter previously directed suicide and youth violence prevention programs at the Virginia Department of Health. He holds an EdM from Harvard University.
"Combining technological innovations with core principles of adult learning and instructional design can have a positive impact far beyond what was possible in years past.”
Vetter, J. B. (2008). A leadership team approach to sustaining social and emotional learning. In A. M. Blankstein, P. D. Houston, & R. W. Cole (Eds.), Sustaining professional learning communities (pp. 97–119). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.