The Business of Learning
The Business of Learning, Episode 52: Pioneering Change - The Power of Equitable Learning and Development

The Business of Learning, Episode 52: Pioneering Change - The Power of Equitable Learning and Development

April 21, 2022

Learning has the power to drive change, especially when it’s made accessible to learners from diverse groups, or when its goal is to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across the organization. To learn how training can help drive a more inclusive future of work, we spoke with Anson Green, senior manager of economic opportunity at Tyson Foods, Lori Spicer Robertson, vice president of DEI at Saks Fifth Avenue and founder and chief joymaker at Wundher, and Alaina Doyle, learning and development director at Wells Fargo. 

Listen now for insights on: 

  • What we mean by "equitable learning."
  • What effective allyship looks like in today's business environment.
  • How can organizations remain accountable and committed to advancing equitable work and learning. 
The Business of Learning, Special Episode - The New ”Learning Economy:” How Training Can Help Companies Stay Ahead of Change

The Business of Learning, Special Episode - The New ”Learning Economy:” How Training Can Help Companies Stay Ahead of Change

April 12, 2022

From the rise of remote and hybrid work to digital transformation and its resulting demand for a digitally fluent workforce, organizations are relying on learning and development (L&D) more than ever before. 

In episode of The Business of Learning, sponsored by Execonline, we spoke with Stephen Bailey, chief executive officer of ExecOnline. Stephen, to learn how L&D can help drive and sustain business growth during times of change. 

The Business of Learning, Episode 51: Continuous Coaching and Feedback

The Business of Learning, Episode 51: Continuous Coaching and Feedback

March 28, 2022

Coaching is a valuable tool for professional development, benefiting both coaches and coachees and boosting business outcomes as a result. However, building a culture of coaching and continuous feedback doesn’t build itself … especially in a digital environment. To learn how learning and development can help, we spoke with Erin Goldman, manager of people development at ZipRecruiter, Sharon Delaney McCloud, director of corporate communications at UNC health system, and Ellie Soccorsy, L&D advisor at edyn. Listen now for expert insights on: 

  • How coaching can deliver the meaningful development opportunities employees are looking for.
  • The skills leaders and coaches need to give feedback, and how to develop them.
  • How technology can support coaching in the flow of work.
The Business of Learning, Episode 50: Hybrid Learning Is Here. Are You Ready?

The Business of Learning, Episode 50: Hybrid Learning Is Here. Are You Ready?

February 28, 2022

With more companies having some employees work on site, and others remotely, and some with a combination of both, hybrid training has arrived as a new way to deliver training to the modern workforce, but it’s not without its challenges. To learn more about hybrid learning, we spoke with Dr. Grace Chang, associate director of research and development at EY, and Vidya Krishnan, chief learning officer and global head of learning and development at Ericsson.

Listen now for insights on:

  • Hybrid learning challenges and possible solutions.
  • How training can connect hybrid teams.
  • How to ensure an equitable hybrid learning experience.
The Business of Learning, Special Episode: Digital Learning Adoption Challenges and Solutions

The Business of Learning, Special Episode: Digital Learning Adoption Challenges and Solutions

February 1, 2022

COVID-19 accelerated the adoption of digital learning across organizations worldwide. However, many companies are still at the beginning of their digital adoption journeys.

In this special episode of The Business of Learning, sponsored by CrossKnowledge, we spoke with Jan Rijken, learning director at CrossKnowledge, to learn how L&D can support digital adoption across the enterprise. 

The Business of Learning, Episode 49: L&D’s Role in Retaining Talent During he Great ResignationT

The Business of Learning, Episode 49: L&D’s Role in Retaining Talent During he Great ResignationT

January 31, 2022

The Great Resignation has caused employees across industries to quit their jobs at record rates in favor of new opportunities that better align with their interests, values and goals. To learn more about how learning and development can help organizations retain their people, and attract new talent, we spoke with Julian Malnak, global director of L&D at Goodyear, and Julie Winkle Guiloni, a columnist for Training Industry Magazine, consultant and author of, “Promotions Are So Yesterday: Redefine Career Development. Help Employees Thrive,” releasing in March. 

The Business of Learning, Episode 48: Beyond Training - L&D‘s Role in Building Company Culture

The Business of Learning, Episode 48: Beyond Training - L&D‘s Role in Building Company Culture

December 27, 2021

The Great Resignation is in full swing, with employees across industries reevaluating their priorities and often leaving their jobs for more meaningful work at companies that invest in and support their professional development. In this episode of The Business of Learning, we spoke with Joe Scarfone, a global learning and development consultant at Lenovo, and Megan Jakes, director of talent, culture and organizational effectiveness at Charter Steel, to learn more on: 

  • How to create a learning culture in your organization.
  • How to build company culture online.
  • The impact of company culture on the bottom line.
The Business of Learning, Episode 47: How to Support and Measure Employee Performance

The Business of Learning, Episode 47: How to Support and Measure Employee Performance

December 6, 2021

One of the most difficult parts of being a leader is evaluating employees’ performance: How can you really tell if your team members are hitting the mark or are falling up short? How can you make sure you’re giving the right feedback, and enough of it? And, most importantly, how can you connect the dots between individual performance and organizational success?

To find out the answers to the questions above and more, we spoke with Dr. Paul Leone, an author, course instructor for Training Industry’s measurement certificate course and founder of MeasureUp consulting, and Michael Ventura, founder and former chief executive officer of Sub Rosa, a strategy and design consultancy, and author of “Applied Empathy."

The Business of Learning, Episode 46: Ready, Set, Pivot — Building Agile Learning Programs

The Business of Learning, Episode 46: Ready, Set, Pivot — Building Agile Learning Programs

November 22, 2021

With the way we work — and learn — transforming at an unprecedented pace, building Agile learning programs is more important than ever. However, creating adaptive and flexible programs that can shift alongside business priorities isn't easy. We spoke with  Marjorie Van Roon, a Certified Professional in Training Management and senior manager of learning and development at Best Buy Canada, to learn how learning leaders can build Agile learning programs that set their organizations up for success ... no matter what roadblocks lie ahead. 

Listen now to learn more on:

  • The skills training professionals need to drive Agile learning processes.
  • How Agile learning benefits individual learners and the business at large.
  • Why Agile learning should remain a top priority for businesses today.
The Business of Learning, Special Episode: Measure to Prove. Measure to Improve.

The Business of Learning, Special Episode: Measure to Prove. Measure to Improve.

October 25, 2021

Training measurement is a notoriously difficult aspect of the training manager role. However, measuring the impact of training is essential for proving learning and development (L&D)'s impact on the business — and your own.

In this special episode of The Business of Learning, sponsored by GP Strategies, Bonnie Beresford, director of performance and learning analytics at GP Strategies, answers our most pressing questions about training measurement.

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