Organizational learning and performance leaders are facing opportunities and challenges from every direction. In this video, interviewees share their perspective on the biggest challenges they see today.
Thanks to the learning leaders who participated in this interview:
Carolyn Peer, Learning Solutions Manager, ADP
Judi Bader, Senior Director of Learning, Arby’s
Second City Works applies its award-winning improvisation, comedy and audience-driven techniques to deliver performance-improving learning experiences to organizations. Kelly Leonard has been part of The Second City for more than three decades. In recent years, he has focused on academic research, social science and education involving the fundamentals of improvisation.
In the U.S., many consumers haven’t heard of Sixt rent a car. This lack of brand awareness can create challenges when recruiting staff in new locations scattered across the country. As Executive Training Manager, Elizabeth DeWeese sees training as key to building the Sixt business and attracting and retaining the frontline employees who will bring their brand to life with customers.
Digital explorations that motivate kids to recycle. Games that encourage girls to consider STEM careers. Interactive learning experiences about the science behind race.
Educational games can change the way students think and behave, and that reality is leading to interesting collaborations for sponsored educational content, especially for materials aimed at the K-12 audience.
Whether your organization is a non-profit or a business, if you have a message to communicate to children or young adults – you can sponsor a high-quality educational learning experience.
Training leaders today are being bombarded with information about new strategies, approaches and technologies that can help improve employee and organization performance. Depending on the organization and the background of the leader, he or she may be excited about different trends. This video highlights what’s inspiring those responsible for training in leading organizations.
Besides being an instructional design practitioner, Connie Malamed has spent years sharing actionable strategies, practical content, product reviews and resources to help others through her website, “The eLearning Coach.” We recently interviewed Connie to gain her perspective on how the instructional design profession is evolving.
Susan Fort, Director of Learning, SCORE
SCORE provides business mentoring, to entrepreneurs, small business owners, and those interested in starting a small business. Experienced business people serve as the volunteer mentors. With over 10 thousand volunteers nationwide, onboarding and training is essential. As Director of Learning, Susan Fort develops and implements learning strategies to align volunteer mentors with SCORE’s mission.
Just about every learning leader I interviewed in 2016 spoke about three trends impacting their role in the organization. First, they need to consider the global reach of their training initiatives and how they’ll be received by learners in different parts of the world. Second, they need to use cloud based technologies to more efficiently reach learners inside and outside of their organization. And third, there is growing demand for using data when deciding the best way to impact performance. Here are interview segments that highlight these trends.
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In 2016, I’ve had the opportunity to interview learning leaders in prestigious companies in a variety of industries for our learning solutions video blog. In reviewing these interviews, I see a growing emphasis on connecting training to customers. Leaders want their training to positively impact customers directly and through interactions with their knowledgeable sales and customer service representatives.
As a learning and development specialist, Lisa Ploeg provides training for the employees ensuring that Mary Kay values and practices are present throughout the network.