Duane Lester is the Director of Issue Education at CVA’s training partner the AFP’s Training and Education department.  He is a veteran of the US Navy and attended Northwestern Missouri State University.  He is an accomplished writer. 

He hosts two fantastic podcasts, Top Priority and Insight to Action, available on most platforms.  Duane has a passion for helping others learn, and to learn how to apply new ideas and skills to make their work easier and more successful.

Duane focuses on how to help people see things differently, change mental models or paradigms towards better outcomes.  He lives in Missouri with his family, which includes approximately nine children at last count, and his wife Sara Clark Lester who shares his passion and interest in the hobby of bird hatching.