Alan Nelson

Alan Nelson


SB2 324  


EdD in leadership, University of San Diego
MA in Psychology-Communication, CSU Sacramento
BA in Biblical Literature, Olivet Nazarene University

Research Interest

Leadership Giftedness Among 3-18 year-olds

Leadership Skill Development Among 10-18 year-olds

New Manager Identification and Development

Organizational Change in the Social Sector

Alan E. Nelson is a leadership development specialist, with expertise in the identification of students gifted in organizational leadership and their development.  He is an adjunct professor at USC Marshall School of Business and Lecturer of Management at the Naval Postgraduate School.  Alan is a social entrepreneur, designing and developing the first, organizational leadership training curricula for ages 3-23, along with publishing 20 books and over 200 articles for popular and professional audiences.  He is the founder of KidLead Inc., a non-profit that trains people to use his training programs globally.

Selected Publications, News and Honors

Selected Publications, News and Honors

  • Author of case study on culture change at CRC, USC Marshall Greif Center, 2018
  • Spare some change, School Business Affairs, Mar, 2018, pages 8-11.
  • How to Bring Out the Leader in Your Child, released in China (2018)
  • LeadYoung Trainer certification in Thailand and China (2018)