James M. Schultz, M.B.A., C.P.T.


School of Labor & Employment Relations

Education & Experience

Jim graduated from the University of Denver receiving his B.S.B.A. in 1969 with a specialty in Marketing and an M.B.A. in 1971. Jim developed his Human Capital Management skills over a 30-year career with Walgreens, a “Good to Great” company. His responsibilities as Divisional Vice President – Performance Development covered a wide range of H.R. areas: distance learning, training, management & executive development, productivity improvement, knowledge management, human factors engineering, instructional design, systems documentation, human resource planning, H.R. analytics and media production.

Jim served as President of the Illinois Occupational Skills Standards and Credentialing Committee, a group working towards standardized and readily recognizable and transferable job competency designations. He also served on the Illinois Workforce Investment Board, a group counseling the Governor about optimizing the workforce development programs of the State, where he co-chaired the Evaluation & Accountability Committee. Jim also served as Co-Chair for the Illinois Education to Careers Committee.

Jim is past-president & Honorary Director for Life of the Jewish Vocational Services of Chicago, a non-sectarian agency providing vocational and rehabilitation services to the Chicagoland area.

He is a member in good standing of several professional groups: The International Society for Performance Improvement where he was granted a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) designation, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Jim now resides in Tucson, Arizona where he is the Principal Consultant of Pretty Good Consulting, Inc. and specializes in Human Capital Development.


LER 590ICP Influence, Change, and Politics in the Organization