Create a Culture of Learning That Supports the Speed of Business

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Cheryl Lasse, Managing Partner, SkillDirector and Lesley Roddam, Customer Success Manager, Skill Director

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Are you having trouble convincing leadership of the need to move from training to learning?

Today, the situation may look bleak. You can’t train as fast as people need new skills. Digitization and artificial intelligence are impacting how jobs are done and which jobs are needed. As a result of the “speed of business”, skill gaps are growing while time available for training is practically nonexistent.

The future becomes bright when you move from “training” to a “culture of learning”.

ATD defines a culture of learning as one in which employees continuously seek, share, and apply new knowledge and skills to improve individual and organizational performance. It’s the “continuously” part that ensures skills keep pace with the speed of business, perpetually upskilling and reskilling. That’s learning. Not training.

While this may be obvious to you, how can you convince senior leaders?

In this webcast, together we will build a business case you can present to your senior leaders to help them understand the magnitude of the skill-gap problem they face and how a culture of learning can help solve it.

Join us for this informative session! When you register, please be sure to submit a question that you are hoping the presenter will answer during the webcast.


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Cheryl Lasse
Cheryl Lasse

Managing Partner, SkillDirector

Cheryl Lasse is SkillDirector’s managing partner. Her goal is helping people and companies achieve their potential. Cheryl has extensive experience with competency model development and implementation, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion with others. She believes people are intrinsically motivated to excel if they are given access to a competency model for their role, the opportunity to assess themselves against that model, and personalized learning to help them close gaps and meet aspirational goals. This philosophy has been embodied in the Self-Directed Learning Engine, the engine behind the ATD Skill Tracker. Cheryl has a strong background in consulting, marketing, and sales, mostly in technology companies, in which training has played a chief role throughout her career. She holds bachelor’s degrees from Syracuse University in computer science and HR, and an MBA from the University of South Florida.

Lesley Roddam
Lesley Roddam

Customer Success Manager, Skill Director

Lesley Roddam is SkillDirector’s Customer Success Manager. Lesley has extensive experience applying technology to achieve organizational impact in various settings. She shares her passion for life-long learning with customers by helping them maximize the value they deliver to their organization. This results in the ability for their people be great at their jobs.

Lesley holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Computer Science.