The Manager's Role in Employee Learning

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Stephen Gill, Co-Owner, Learning to be Great, LLC

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If you are a manager and you want an increase in your employees’ engagement and productivity, you need to become an active agent in their learning. You can’t leave learning entirely to HR, the CLO, or any other training professionals in your organization. They should not and cannot be the sole source of new knowledge and skills. They don’t have the time and resources to be continuous facilitators of employee learning and performance improvement and they aren’t close enough to the action on a day-to-day basis to provide instructional experiences when and where they will have the most impact.

However, as a manager, you can make a difference in employee learning and, therefore, engagement and productivity by creating a “learning alliance” with your direct reports. You know their learning needs and you are in a position to make an immediate and lasting difference in their performance.

In this webinar, Stephen J. Gill will describe the four major trends that make your role as a facilitator of employee learning essential now and in the coming years. He will also talk about what you can do to prepare yourself for this role and how you can know if you are being effective.

Dial in, share your experiences… and then apply what you’ve learned to increase employee engagement and productivity in your organization. 


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Stephen Gill
Stephen Gill

Co-Owner, Learning to be Great, LLC

Stephen is the co-owner of www.Learning2BGreat.com, a marketplace for organizational learning tools, and also owner and principal of Stephen J. Gill Consulting.  Stephen's expertise is in creating learning cultures in organizations and measuring the impact of learning and performance improvement interventions. 

He has done this work for more than 25 years, since leaving the faculty of the University of Michigan, School of Education.  He has written extensively about these topics.  His most recent books are Getting More From Your Investment in Training: The 5As Framework, published by RealTime Performance in 2009, Developing a Learning Culture in Nonprofit Organizations, published by Sage Publications in 2010, and Communication in High Performance Organizations: Principles and Best Practices, published as Kindle ebook in 2011.  Steve also posts regularly on The Performance Improvement Blog.  He serves his community as an elected trustee of Washtenaw Community College.