A Bright Future For Learning at the VA

Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Amy Parker, Chief Learning Officer and Executive Director , Veterans Affairs and Carl Bryant, Deputy Director, Department of Veterans Affairs

From a new Leadership Development Framework to providing leading content Amy Parker, Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Chief Learning Officer and Dr. Carl Bryant, VA’s Deputy Chief Learning Officer stop by to share what is new and exciting at the VA in learning and development. This session will highlight recent initiatives at the VA including establishing an enterprise Leadership Development Framework and launching a new podcast to highlight personal and professional development journeys of VA employees.   


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Amy Parker
Amy Parker

Chief Learning Officer and Executive Director, Veterans Affairs

Amy Parker is the VA’s Chief Learning Officer and Executive Director (ED) of the Human Capital Services Center (HCSC), responsible for learning, development, and emergency accountability services Department-wide. Prior to this, she was ED for Financial Planning and Analysis in the Office of Management, providing leadership for financial management programs and policies. Prior experience includes: the Personnel and Readiness Office of the Secretary at the Defense; as a Navy civilian; and private sector program management experience at large and small defense contractors. She is the proud wife and daughter of Air Force and Navy Veterans, and a step- and pet- parent.

Carl Bryant
Carl Bryant

Deputy Director, Department of Veterans Affairs

Dr. Carl Bryant is the Deputy Director of for the VA’s Human Capital Services Center (HCSC)). In this role, he is responsible for supporting the VA’s Chief Learning Officer (CLO) in the creation and deployment the Talent Management programs and services for the entire VA Dr. Bryant is a former Air Force Officer who served as a Tenured, Associate Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. During his tenure at the Academy, Dr. Bryant co-authored a leadership development approach that has been used by over 100,000 leaders throughout the United States.

Prior to joining the VA, he served as a Senior Partner, at Korn Ferry International, where he consulted with executives of Fortune 100 companies and senior leaders across the Federal Sector. Dr. Bryant holds Doctorate from the University of Maryland at College Park; a Master’s Degree from the University of North Dakota and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.