Charles "Hos" Hosford
(1923 - 2007)
About Charles Hosford & Associates
Our founder, Charles Hosford, was an internationally known management consultant. Often referred to as the “trainer’s trainer,” he was best recognized for his work in leadership development, team building, and conflict resolution for high-tech, business, government, education and social organizations.
Charles was one of Behavioral Science’s early advocates in the 1960s. He developed Leadout for use in his training programs, building on an initial concept by Fred Fosmire. After years of fine tuning and incorporating real life critiques, the Leadout simulation was marketed around the world as a training tool – with overwhelmingly positive response.
Hos dedicated his professional life to creating innovative, challenging, safe, fun and inspirational learning environments. Leadout exemplifies his approach to teaching and learning.
Though Hos is no longer with us, we are continuing his legacy at Charles Hosford & Associates by helping people and organizations develop their authentic leadership skills. We continue Charles Hosford & Associates’ commitment to education, exemplary customer service, and social responsibility.
Leadout is manufactured and produced in the USA using local businesses. Our company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA.