Training Industry Leader Talks offer learning leaders an opportunity to glean fresh perspectives on trends and best practices from executives at leading companies in the training industry.

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July 20, 2023
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Additional 2023 Leader Talks

August 10, 2023 – Managing Learning Technologies in the Age of AI
August 24, 2023 – Cohort-Based Learning: Why It Works and How to Make It Work For You
September 7, 2023 – Sales Training Essentials: Develop and Empower Your Sales Team

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2023 Leader Talks

Training Outcomes and Impact

June 8, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

Measuring and demonstrating the impact of your training solutions is critical. Without effective measurement practices in place, learning leaders cannot prove the value of training to senior leaders. Learning leaders must understand how to evaluate training effectiveness and effectively communicate how training contributes toward business success.

Leader Talk: L&D’s Role in the Employee Experience

May 11, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

Creating a continuous learning culture can help to improve the employee experience, enabling employees to grow and refine their skills. To do this, learning leaders must develop training programs for each stage of the employee lifecycle and align training to their employees’ roles.

Keys to Leadership Training

April 27, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. ET

In today’s competitive business environment, organizations must invest in leadership development to engage and retain talent. Learning leaders must work to identify the skills that leaders need to be successful and deliver training programs that target and develop those skills.

Digital Transformation in Learning

April 13, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

In this digital era, learning and development (L&D) leaders must ensure that their employees have the digital skills to effectively use the tools and technologies they need to perform their jobs. To do this, learning leaders must deliver high-quality training to improve digital literacy in the workplace — when and where employees need it most.

Creating Your Learning Strategy

March 30, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. ET

Creating a learning strategy can set training organizations up for success. A successful learning strategy not only aligns business goals with training, but also acts like a trusty roadmap that helps learning leaders confidently make data-driven decisions to close skill gaps and anticipate future business needs.

Personalization and Learning Pathways

March 23, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. ET

One-size-fits-all training does not meet the needs of today’s employees. Employees are busy and do not have the time to dedicate to long training programs. They need personalized learning solutions tailored to their job role to efficiently gain new skills. Creating individualized learning pathways can help employees gain the skills, capabilities and experience needed to become proficient in their roles.

Sales Enablement Strategies

February 16, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. ET

As the face of the organization, sales teams must be equipped with the skills and knowledge to meet ongoing business demands and make key customer relationships. Learning leaders must develop sales training programs that enable their salespeople to close deals, nurture customer relationships and drive long-term revenue growth.

Building a Human-centered Workplace in 2023

February 9, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

To build a human-centered workplace, organizations must invest in their most valuable asset: their people. Learning leaders need to create meaningful learning experiences that foster employee well-being and engagement.

2022 Leader Talks

Change Management

December 15, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. ET

As the world of work continues to change, learning leaders are tasked with keeping their organizations and their people up to speed. Learning and development (L&D) professionals can enable organizational agility by creating a foundation of trust and resilience.

Informal Leadership Development

December 1, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. ET

When considering leadership training, we often think of events and intensive retreats, but a more informal approach might be a better answer for longevity, application and even the bottom line. Rather than a structured training event, informal learning happens in the flow of the leader’s workday providing just-in-time training and feedback.

What’s Trending in Learning Tech

November 17, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

With this introduction of innovative solutions like personalized learning experiences, artificial intelligence/virtual reality (AR/VR), it is vital for learning leaders to remain focused on aligning their technology stack to organizational goals.

Sales Enablement and the Customer Experience

October 27, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. ET

The two areas where L&D is most uniquely positioned to have direct impact on revenue generation and the bottom line are sales enablement and the customer experience. From the training provided to your sales team to make the sale, to the ongoing training and support provided to buyers, the experience of your customers can be directly enhanced by a good training program.

Future-proof Your Content Development

September 15, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

In today’s technological environment, personalization is at the forefront of almost all the content we consume – whether on social media, browsing our favorite streaming device or the ads we receive. Learning leaders must keep pace with this new wave of content development and offer more personalized and agile learning.

Developing a Strategic Plan

August 18, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

Great training organizations understand that aligning learning and development initiatives with business objectives is crucial to their success. Learning leaders can only earn a seat at the table by understanding the business’ strategic goals, vision and mission, and by identifying the skills employees need to move the organization forward.

Why The Learner Experience Matters

August 4, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

The learner experience is at the heart of learning and development. By focusing on the entire learning journey, we can increase learner engagement and knowledge retention. New skills will become engrained behaviors when training happens in multiple places in the flow of work instead of a one-time event.

Coaching and Mentoring

July 21, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

Coaching and mentorship are increasingly popular methods for supporting the learner experience, from onboarding to upskilling to leadership development. Yet they present their own set of new challenges like measuring effectiveness, delivering these programs to a dispersed workforce and ensuring the unique needs of individual employees are met. Developing informal training programs in your organization, like coaching and mentoring, begins with gaining a deeper understanding of employees’ professional development goals.

Sales Training and Enablement

June 8, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

Sales enablement leaders have a unique challenge with training one of the most fast-paced and complex roles in today’s world. To equip sellers with the skills they need to succeed, sales training must adopt a sales readiness strategy that is both personalized and embedded in the flow of work.

The Learner Experience

May 19, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

Organizations today recognize the importance of providing continuous and agile learning focused on the learner experience. Rather than one-off events, learning leaders are focused on the learner journey, providing both formal and informal trainings to support them in the flow of their daily work. Learn about delivery methods and technologies as well as performance management and measurement to support the entire learner experience in your organization.

Digital Transformation and the Future of Work

April 21, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

The world of work continues to move toward digital transformation with technology at the heart of our workflow. The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened this shift, forcing organizations to quickly implement new technologies to continue business safely and effectively. To keep up with the rate of advancements in technology and the changing work culture, learning leaders must leverage digital tools to get the most out of their investments and their people.

Measurement and Data to Support the Training Function

February 17, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. ET

As learning leaders continue to manage an evolving workforce and business environment, the ability to measure and demonstrate the impact of training initiatives is an increasing necessity. Discover new tactics and start honing your skills in data and measurement so that you can uncover the metrics that stakeholders really care about.

Hybrid and Remote Learning

January 20, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

Hybrid and remote work have earned their place in many organizations as the new, and perhaps permanent, way of work. As learning leaders manage this shift, they must evaluate how to engage and train a dispersed workforce effectively and efficiently.

2021 Leader Talks

Enhancing the Learner Experience

With the rise of informal and social learning, the most successful organizations are focusing on the learner experience, making it essential for learning leaders to identify agile and creative learning programs. The most effective learning leaders prioritize learners’ needs and preferences to ensure training solutions are available when employees need them most.

The Role of On-demand Learning

The demands on learners are ever-increasing and their ability to invest time in formal learning is shrinking. It’s time for L&D to meet learners where they are. On-demand learning offers employees anywhere, anytime, any way access to self-tailored learning experiences. Giving employees access to training at their own pace and in the flow of work allows their learning needs to be met in the moment, and improves retention and application.

Sales Enablement

Sales Enablement

Are your sales enablement programs measuring up? The enablement programs you implement are uniquely positioned to enhance revenue generation as your salespeople have conversations with customers and serve as the face of your organization. Learning leaders must be proactive to ensure they are uncovering and working to fix skills gaps that might be present due to selling in new environments.

Creating Engaging Learning Experiences

Creating Engaging Learning Experiences

The demands on learners are ever-increasing and their ability to invest time in formal learning is shrinking. More organizations are recognizing the importance of driving continuous and personalized learning. With the rise of informal and social learning, the most successful organizations are focusing on the learner experience at large rather than one-off events, making it essential for learning leaders to identify agile and creative learning experiences. Are your programs up to speed?

Getting the Most Out of Your Learning Technology

Getting the Most Out of Your Learning Technology

The most effective training organizations have one thing in common: seamless technology integration. Yet, despite its critical role, technology continues to challenge and threaten to upend many organizations globally. To keep up with the exceptional rate of advancements in technology, learning leaders must figure out how to leverage these tools to get the most out of their investments and their people.

Sales Training and Enablement

Sales Training and Enablement

The current, globally connected selling environment presents a breadth of unanticipated and daunting challenges to modern salespeople and their leaders. To keep pace in the hybrid and virtual sales space, organizations and their learning departments must update their approaches to sales training and enablement to equip sales professionals with the skills they need to succeed. Sales training leaders would be wise to seize the present opportunity to update and enhance their sales education and enablement strategies.

Modern Leadership Development

Modern Leadership Development

It’s no secret that the most impactful leaders do much more than simply delegate tasks and manage people and processes. For centuries, the most prolific leaders have also taken on roles as mentors, teachers, advocates, coaches, cheerleaders, change agents, strategists and experts — and the list goes on. However, in the modern business environment, employees are looking to and relying on their leaders more than ever before. Your leaders have the opportunity to be powerful champions and influencers of change and workforce resilience, but they need the learning and development opportunities to do so.

Experiential Learning Technologies

Experiential Learning Technologies

Immersive and experiential learning technologies – such as virtual reality, mixed reality and simulation-based training – are revolutionizing learning and skills development by providing employees with hands-on learning experiences in risk-free environments. These technologies are no longer strictly reserved for high-risk, technical job functions. In addition to simulating environments where learners can fail without suffering real-world consequences, use cases for experiential learning technologies extend across industries and skills sets, including the development of leadership and soft skills.

The Learner Experience

The Learner Experience

The most effective learning leaders prioritize learners’ needs and preferences to place easily accessible, highly engaging and thoughtfully designed learning solutions in the hands of their learners. Today, technologies such as learning experience platforms (LXPs) offer learning professionals a transformative tool to provide comprehensive and seamlessly integrated learning programs that result in measurable learning impact for the business.

Measuring Learning Impact

Measuring Learning Impact

As learning leaders forge a way forward for their organizations in 2021, the ability to measure and demonstrate the impact of the learning solutions you provide will be more critical than ever. Uncover the secrets and best practices of effective learning measurement to better predict, achieve and sustain learning outcomes and organizational performance.

Employee Wellness

Employee Wellness

Amid shifts in work environments and workloads, it’s more important than ever to prioritize employee well-being, encouraging an appropriate and sustainable balance of work and rest, so employees remain healthy, happy and capable of doing their best work. Learning leaders can combat employee burnout by incorporating and emphasizing employee wellness in their learning solutions.

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