About Us

Curriculum & Training Solutions, LLC is a consultancy firm specializing in the delivery of top quality leadership development, team building, and professional coaching for organizations of various sizes. We not only teach and facilitate leadership development, we also apply it every day. Our continued success has been based on our ability to practice what we teach. 

Since 2005, we have been evaluating, developing and assessing training for our clients, including the Defense Acquisition University, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Acquisition Institute, the American Council on Education, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Pennsylvania State University. We specialize in conducting DAU Equivalency Reviews, which we maintain as a top business priority. 

Curriculum & Training Solutions is a certified Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business and a Woman-Owned Small Business.

Our Commitment To Quality

  • To comply with industry standards and requirements.

  • To provide objective, timely, and thorough evaluation.

  • To continually improve the effectiveness of our quality management system and our products.

  • To empower our workforce with the responsibility and accountability necessary to achieve our goal of superior services and products.

  • To provide each associate with the training, skills, tools, and motivation to produce top quality services and products that meet or exceed our customers’ needs.

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Kim Graham

President and CEO

 

Dr. Kim Graham has extensive experience in leadership, program management, and training​ evaluation. A retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, she served for 20 years in the telecommunications and information systems field. Her military assignments included command of telecommunications units in Okinawa, Japan, Quantico, Virginia, and California. In addition to her telecommunications and information systems experience, Dr. Graham served in a variety of Marine Corps leadership, faculty, and staff positions at career and professional level schools for officers at Quantico, Virginia. She was also the strategic planner and the director of human resources and facilities management for the Defense Information Systems Agency, Europe, in Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Graham is a graduate from several Marine Corps professional schools, including the Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course, Command and Control Systems School, Weapons and Tactics Instructors School, and Marine Corps Command and Staff College.​

After her retirement from the Marine Corps in 2005, Dr. Graham founded her consulting company, Curriculum and Training Solutions, LLC. Through her company, Dr. Graham has served as an evaluator of Department of Defense acquisition courses, a consultant to the American Council on Education, an instructional designer and program manager for the Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy's Competency Assessment Center, a $10.1 million project, and a curriculum development project lead for an online course for the Department of Homeland Security. She also conducted research for the Pennsylvania State University’s Social Sciences Research Institute (SSRI) to evaluate the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior program and with the College of Information Sciences and Technology to evaluate Service-Disabled Veterans and Military members' interest in IT career fields. She served as a Commissioner for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and has conducted post-doctorate research for Penn State University’s World Campus to define quality in distance and online learning. She has been an executive leadership coach for Penn State employees since 2014. 

Additionally, Kim’s company has developed learning objectives for the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) for FAC-P/PM IT acquisition career field, developed a program for FAI to develop Higher Education Alliances, and developed a Training Provider Course Verification Program for FAI.

Formal Education
• Doctor of Education in Adult Education and Higher Education Leadership with a Concentration in Curriculum and Program Planning, 
Nova Southeastern University
• Master of Education in Social Foundations of Education, University of Virginia
• Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6), The Pennsylvania State University

• Awarded a Certificate of Completion for The Art and Practice of Leadership Development Program, May 2017, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education

In addition, Dr. Graham has graduate certificates in project management, Six Sigma, and Prior Learning Assessment. She completed Professional Coach Certification through the Duquesne University ICF-certified course and is an approved Learning Partner with The Pennsylvania State University. She is certified as a facilitator for The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and DiSC. When not working, Dr. Graham enjoys volunteering for several local non-profit organizations, fitness training, traveling, and participating in outdoor activities.

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Jake Graham

Vice President, Security
and Risk Analysis

Colonel Jacob L. Graham, USMC (Ret) is a Professor of Practice at The Pennsylvania State University College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and Director of the Center for Network Centric Cognition and Information Fusion (NC2IF).

After retiring from the Marine Corps with 26 years of active service, Jake joined the IST faculty in October 2007. He has extensive operational experience at all levels of warfare (tactical to strategic). An attack helicopter pilot by military occupational specialty, he has operated across the globe as an attack helicopter commander, mission commander and Aviation Weapons and Tactics Instructor.​

Jake has served in various roles throughout his military career, including Intelligence Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer, Air Planner and Air Targeting Officer. He has completed two Pentagon tours, one as a Political-Military Affairs analyst and another as the Assistant Inspector General for Marine Corps Matters. He retired from the Office of the Secretary of the Navy where he was the President of the Naval Discharge Review Board. In his last operational overseas tour he served as the Non-Strategic Nuclear Force Advisor to the Commander, U.S. European Command and Mission Commander for the EUCOM Airborne Nuclear Command Post.

In this capacity, he was also the senior U.S. advisor for U.S. NATO nuclear operations. He went forward during the Iraqi war as the Operations Officer (J-3) for Joint Task Force North, US EUCOM/Central Command, whose mission was to facilitate the movement of combat forces across Turkey into northern Iraq. He has been both a Squadron Commander and an Airbase Commander.  Jake also completed a 4-1/2 year White House flying tour piloting Presidents George H. W. Bush and William J. Clinton. He is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Air Force Air War College. 

Jake is currently the Director of the Red Cell Analytics Lab and teaches Security and Risk Analysis. His passion is writing and facilitating Analytic Decision Games, teaching analytic methods and mentoring students. He is an affiliate faculty to the Penn State School of International Affairs and a faculty partner for the Penn State Men's Volleyball Team. He provides insight and expertise for many of the processes use by Curriculum & Training Solutions (CTS). He is married to Dr. Kim Graham, a Penn State Graduate, retired Lieutenant Colonel of Marines, and President of CTS.

Mission

To provide professional workforce development and education solutions through experiential program management and evaluation using unwavering attention to detail and proven expertise. 

Philosophy

PERSONNEL

Our personnel are our strength. We employ highly-educated, credentialed, and skilled individuals to provide our clientele with the utmost attention, devotion, and dedication. We care for and about our workforce and empower each individual to make decisions with minimal administration oversight. We task organize for each project, which helps us remain flexible and keep our overhead costs low, which are savings we pass on to our clients.

HONESTY​

We practice transparency by keeping our clients fully informed. We strive for long-term client relationships by helping them attain their objectives.

RELIABILITY

We take our commitments seriously by meeting or exceeding our customer expectations. Adhering to our statements and promises is not a point to be pondered at Curriculum & Training Solutions; it is an automatic reaction.

QUALITY

Quality of service is the foundation of our practice. We use advanced tools and techniques to track all of our projects to ensure that we deliver a strong solution.

VISION

With the rate at which the world is changing, it is often difficult to know where the boundaries lie. While this can be of concern to many, with a leader like Curriculum & Training Solutions by your side, the current conditions generate endless possibilities for the future of your organization’s products or services. In this way, we provide our clients services that are cutting edge, impressive, and useful.

Feel free to contact us at (703) 659-9131 for a consultation.