Dr. Douglas Clayton is the SVP, HC Leadership Americas & Leadership Development at SES, the world’s leading provider of satellite services. He is also a documentary filmmaker. Upon retirement from SES in the Spring of 2021, Doug will pursue his film making passion by running FilmDoc, LLC. In this role, he will provide coaching to firms who wish to maximize their effectiveness, speak in public on the impact of films in corporate learning, and continue producing inspiring documentaries. His approach to maximize film’s impact is centered on his “Total Recall” evidence-based model. During his diverse 30-year HR career, much of it in global leadership roles, Doug was fortunate to work in every HR function. One of the highlights, however, was producing training videos in the form of parodies of mainstream movies such as James Bond, The Godfather, Star Trek and Mission Impossible. He discovered that employees loved the entertainment value of these films and, therefore, developed greater interest in what are typically dry topics such as job competencies (For Our Staff Only – 007), company values (SES’s Godfather of Values), execution (Star Trek – Getting Things Done), knowledge management (Mission Possible – Knowledge Networking), and cybersecurity (A Day in the Life at SES). Doug loves making documentary films that tell poignant and inspiring stories. Dovere for Camden has won several awards, and has been featured in multiple international film festivals. Another documentary, The Heart of Camden – The Story of Father Michael Doyle, narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Martin Sheen, will be released in October 2020. A native of New Jersey, Doug earned his doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania (proPennCLO executive program) and is an alumnus of the Wharton Business School. His doctoral dissertation topic, Total Recall: Using Film to Enhance Learning, involved a global experiment that resulted in empirical evidence that using film in a company learning setting can enhance learning. Doug also earned an M.S. in Human Resources Development from Villanova University. Doug conducts ongoing research, has been published, and is a speaker on the topic of film and learning as well as Human Resources leadership.
Documentary Productions Corporate Films/Parodies Awards/Press/Interviews
Award-Winning Documentary “Dovere for Camden”
Documentary Productions
Corporate Films/Parodies
SES Corporate Film Trailer “007-For Our Staff Only”
Documentary Trailer “The Heart of Camden”
Coming in October 2020
SES Corporate Film Trailer “Mission Possible- Knowledge Networking”
Interview - ART C
Press On “Dovere for Camden”
Press On “Dovere for Camden”
Press On “Dovere for Camden”
Press On “Dovere for Camden”
Interview - A Fistful of Popcorn
This 26-minute, multi-award winning documentary tells the story of how a small group of courageous citizens are giving hope to a Camden neighborhood by turning an abandoned bar into a miracle.
This forty-minute deeply inspiring film, narrated by Martin Sheen, documents the fascinating story of Father Doyle’s work to reverse the fall of a once great city.
Four-minute sample of an interactive, 16-minute Mission Impossible parody to teach employees about Knowledge Management. Pivotal scenes contained three outcomes for the viewer to choose the correct choice for the film's star, Ethan Hunt. All roles are played by SES employees. 
Two-minute sample of an interactive, 16-minute parody in which James Bond receives his annual performance evaluation from M as she focuses on 8 important job competencies. A series of humorous flashbacks reveal Bond's many blunders in the areas of communications, teamwork, and other key competencies. All roles are played by SES employees.  
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Two-minute sample of a 15-minute comedy produced by SES. The film was set as a foundation of learning during cyber security training for all employees. The story line features an employee who makes a series of mistakes potentially exposing the company and his wife searching for his thumb drive. All roles are played by SES employees.
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SES Corporate Film Trailer “A Day in the Life at Work - Cyber Security Training”