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Erica Kalata

Erica Kalata

  • Senior Principal, Slalom Consulting
  • Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Erica Kalata is an independent consultant in the Human Resource Development field with more than 15 years of experience. She was previously a manager with Deloitte Consulting in its Human Capital group specializing in organizational effectiveness and change management. She has extensive experience in evaluation, strategic planning, performance improvement, team building, organization design and leadership development. Erica has worked with several Fortune 500 companies including Hewlett Packard, the Walgreen Company, Supervalu, Humana Healthcare, and Quaker Oats. She has also worked across many industries including manufacturing, high tech, retail, utilities, insurance and public sector. Recently, she redesigned and taught an online Organization Development course for the University of Illinois and has been a mentor for students in their online master's capstone course for many years. She also led the design, implementation and evaluation of a Deloitte training program that resulted in significant return on investment.

Erica received a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in Human Resource Development with a concentration in Evaluation and Training. She also earned her BS in Industrial Organizational Psychology and her MEd in Human Resource Development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Erica’s in-depth research on the relationship between business strategy and human resource development in high performance companies earned her several awards and international recognition from the American Society for Training and Development and the Academy of Human Resource Development.