Transforming the way you live and work in the world

Michael Shipman

Michael Shipman, MSc, is a GISC Professional Associate and the
Vice President, Director of Talent Development for Rockland Trust, a
top rated, full-service, community bank headquartered in Massachusetts. He focuses on the progressive people strategies that contribute to Rockland Trust consistently being recognized on the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work list since 2009.


Mike Shipman


"More than any organization I have been connected to, I am regularly reminded of GISC’s commitment not just to providing professional and personal development, but to changing peoples lives, and to making the world a better place."

Stuart Simon

GISC Faculty Member

Prior to Rockland Trust, Michael held global strategic organizational development positions in a variety of industries and settings. Michael’s expertise is in growing a strategically aligned talent development function and introducing results-oriented human capital strategies to mid-sized and large companies.

Michael serves on the MBA board of advisors for the New England College of Business. He is the co-founder and past president of the Hanover, Massachusetts chapter of Toastmasters International. Michael earned a MSc degree in Business Management from Lesley University, a BA in History from Appalachian State University. He is honored be a GISC Professional Associate, member of the faculty and holds the designation of Advance Practice in Organizational Development Consulting from the Gestalt International Study Center.



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