ASTD Research: Learning and the Innovating Organization

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Claude Legrand, Managing Partner, Ideaction Inc.; ---anonymized--- ---anonymized---, ---anonymized---, ---anonymized---; and Mike Rognlien, Builder of Awesome Managers, Facebook

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In the fall of 2013, ASTD and Claude Legrand, managing partner of Ideaction, Inc., conducted an extensive survey on how the Learning and Development community (L&D) sees its role in the creation of innovative organizations. L&D has a critical role to play because innovating organizations do not have more effective processes or more creative individuals. Instead, they have leaders, managers, and individual contributors who are trained to innovate systematically.

This webcast will discuss the results of the survey and what organizations need to do to become more innovative. The presenters will provide a primer on how to create successful innovation programs, suggest options you can consider to help your organization become more innovative, and share real-world case studies and best practices.

As a result of this webcast, you will learn:

  • how organizations measure key drivers of innovation
  • which innovation programs business partners request
  • which innovation programs organizations offer
  • how the study results apply to real-world work and best practices.


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Claude Legrand
Claude Legrand

Managing Partner, Ideaction Inc.

Claude Legrand is Managing Partner of Ideaction, Inc., a consulting and learning company based in Toronto.

After a 15-year career in Direct Marketing, Claude founded Ideaction, Inc., a company that has successfully helped organizations and individuals become more innovative for more than 25 years. Through his leading research on the practical application of innovation in organizations, Claude has emerged as one of North America’s top authorities on innovation outside of R&D.

Claude was the founding Program Director for the Centre of Excellence in Innovation Management at the Schulich Executive Education Centre, part of the Schulich Business School. In 2011 he co-authored with Dr. David Weiss Innovative Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Leading Sustainable Innovation in Your Organization (Wiley 2011).

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Christina Mandzuk is a research analyst with ASTD Research Services. In this role, she leads survey design and report creation for ASTD staff as well as industry leaders. Since starting with ASTD, Christina has authored several research reports, including "Virtual Leadership: Going the Distance to Manage Your Teams" and "Frontline Leaders: Developing Tomorrow's Executives." She also co-authored "Building An Innovative Organization: The Role of Training and Development." Christina can be contacted at cmandzuk@astd.org.

Mike Rognlien
Mike Rognlien

Builder of Awesome Managers, Facebook

Mike oversees Manager Development at Facebook, driving content strategy and delivery of learning programs for people managers globally. He has previously overseen Facebook's new hire onboarding and professional development programs and was the non-technical learning liaison for Facebook's technical organizations.

Prior to joining Facebook, Mike was the Director of Microsoft Client Services for Intrepid Learning Solutions, where he managed a global team of facilitators charged with delivering Microsoft's Employee & Manager Development programs. In addition to managing the team, he delivered dozens of sessions per year of popular programs like Crucial Conversations, Situational Leadership II, Influencer and Egonomics. He has held similar senior L&D positions at Washington Mutual Bank and Intel Corporation.

Mike holds a BA in Organizational Communication from CSU, Sacramento and a Master's in HR/OD from the University of San Francisco.