Leveraging All Your Experts: What L&D Can Learn from the Software Industry

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Sam Crumley, VP of Employee Experience, Panopto

The concept of “open source”—that is, software for which the original source code is made freely available for others to add on, modify, and improve—radically changed the way software is developed and has played a large part in enabling the technology boom we see today.

But the open-source idea isn’t just for software engineers. Some of the core ideas associated with open-source approaches can offer interesting new directions for L&D teams too.

As decentralization, openness, sharing, and collaboration become the new norm in many organizations, the idea that anyone can share their expertise broadly, and that individuals and teams can access and build on each other’s know-how, perfectly encapsulates this concept of open-source learning.

In this webcast, you will learn from the experiences of a technology company on applying the concepts of open-source software development to development of another kind—that of your staff. We’ll cover:

  • the fundamentals of open-source learning
  • how these relate to knowledge sharing and learning within an organization
  • how to make open-source learning happen
  • the role of the L&D professional in driving an open-source learning culture.   


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Sam Crumley
Sam Crumley

VP of Employee Experience, Panopto

Sam Crumley is vice president of Employee Experience at Panopto, the fastest-growing provider of video software for training, teaching, and presenting. In this role, Sam has broad responsibility for talent planning, recruiting, learning, compensation, HR administration, and work environment. Before joining Panopto, Sam led the talent management consulting practice at PeopleFirm with a particular focus on talent strategy, HR transformation, performance management, and HR technology. Prior to that, he served as a global manager for HR outsourcing at Accenture and has a background as a federal agent. 


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