Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Employee Education System
GBL Training for Clinical Staff
Robert M. Baum, MSL
Director, eLearning, VHA Employee Education System
Robert M. Baum is the Director of e-Learning within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Employee Education System (EES), Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Mr. Baum is responsible for the leadership, direction and management related to eLearning products and services including product development, project management, digital design/social learning, and technology development in support of EES goals and objects.
During Mr. Baum’s 28 years with VHA, he has held progressively responsible positions throughout the Department; at the Medical Center level, VISN, and within VA Central Office. He completed his initial management training at the Memphis VA Medical Center and went on to serve as the Chief of Prosthetics at Lakeside and Jesse Brown VA Medical Centers in Chicago, IL. Following this assignment, he moved into various other leadership roles such as the Executive Officer to the VA Southwest Healthcare Network Director; Chief Operating Officer within the VHA Office of Prosthetics and Clinical Logistics, VA Central Office; Executive Officer for the VHA Office of Academic Affiliations; and Executive Assistant to three Principal Deputy Under Secretaries for Health; including a year on detail as VHA’s Acting Chief of Administrative Operations with oversight and management of the Under Secretary for Health’s human resources and information technology activities, budget, and special events.
He is a graduate of the VA Management Development Program; VHA’s Headquarters Leadership Institute; and a graduate of the Office of Personnel Management Federal Executive Institute. He is also a certified Prosci change management practitioner; certified leadership training facilitator; and certified performance coach. Robert earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Executive Leadership from Champlain College, Burlington, VT.
Mr. Baum is a Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives; Member of the Association of Change Management Professionals; Member of the Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association; and is an active life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
The Employee Education System’s eLearning Division comprised of eighty-one talented education professionals who perform work related to the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of education and training products and services that support VA, VHA, and VISN initiatives. This includes working with our clients in developing learning objectives that meet their training need or training gap through appropriate instructional design.
The eLearning Division Provides:
• Web-Based Courses
• Digital Products including Animated Design
• Gaming-Based Learning Products
• Learning Platforms Support
• Graphic Design\Artistry and Services
• Federal/VA 508 Compliance and Consultation