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EBSCOlearning Distinguished Fellow
Dr. Bob Nelson

Dr. Bob Nelson is considered one of the world’s leading experts on employee recognition, motivation, and engagement. He’s sold more than five million books, and has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, and PBS. He has also contributed to the New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the Wall Street Journal. 

Founder of National Employee Appreciation Day, Nelson has consulted with 400 of the top Fortune 500 companies, has spoken on six continents, and has been named as the first EBSCOlearning Distinguished Fellow.


Distinguished Fellow Series

EBSCOlearning’s Distinguished Fellow series recognizes individuals who are making substantial and noteworthy contributions in the areas of career and workforce development, educational advancement, employee upskilling, and organizational improvement. Criteria includes having a highly accredited body of work and contributions that have significantly and positively impacted people and organizations through effective and practical application.

Introducing a Culture of Recognition

Enjoy Dr. Bob's latest video on Accel5 "Introducing a Culture of Recognition" and keep scrolling for a peek at more of his incredible, exclusive work on Accel5 by EBSCOlearning.

Build skills

Accel5 helps your employees develop critical success skills such as leadership, DEI, teamwork, and many more 

Learn from the best

Accel5 provides lessons from leading experts, including best-selling authors like Dr. Bob Nelson, executives, educators, and entrepreneurs

Integrate seamlessly

Accel5 can easily be integrated into your learning solution through LMSs, LXPs, and more to support continuous learning

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Let’s Work Together

Accel5—accelerated learning in minutes—is a content solution for L&D, training, and talent organizations to help employees build the skills they need to succeed. Accel5 delivers critical success skills such as leadership, communication, and decision making which are essential for employees at any stage of their career.

Accel5 includes thousands of assets such as videos, business book summaries, articles, learning paths, and microcourses with certificates of completion. Learn more by reaching out below!

Learn More From Dr. Bob on Accel5

Accel5 contains a wide range of videos, articles, and book summaries which enable you to dive deep into how to reward and keep employees, enabling you to dive deep into Dr. Bob’s expertise. Here are some examples.

Speaking Engagements

Dr. Bob's presentations can be adapted to any industry and organizational level. For availability, contact Dr. Bob directly here.

Topics include

  • Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work

  • Strategies for a More Engaged Workforce

  • Engaging and Retaining High Potential Employees

  • Inspiring Exceptional Performance: Taking Initiative

  • Creating a Culture of Recognition

  • Managing Virtual Workers

Consulting Opportunities

When you engage Dr. Bob you’re getting the Consultants’ Consultant (HR Tech Outlook).


Over his 35+ year career, Dr. Bob has developed and honed 7 strategic steps designed to get desired recognition and engagement results.

Because completion of each step is essential to meeting your objectives, Dr. Bob will guide you and your organization throughout the process.

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Dr. Bob's Speaking & Consulting

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