Building Skills with Technology Enabled Innovation

(On Demand)

Let’s face it, leaders aren’t getting more time in the day, and skill gaps are growing — fast. Organizations need to optimize workforce learning to make quick and thorough skill-building an inevitable outcome. To build skills, people need opportunities to actively learn beyond content consumption. Brandon Hall Group research supports this.

The 2023 Learning Benchmarking study reveals that three of the top 5 highest rated learning modalities in terms of effectiveness are Social/Peer-to-peer collaboration, on the job training, and mentoring/coaching/shadowing.

To enable this kind of learning, organizations need a solution that isn't time-consuming or burdensome for administrators. That’s where technology enabled innovation, like talent academies, can help. Adding technology that is aligned with solving the biggest skills challenges can make a huge impact.

In this on demand webinar, Christine Crouch, Director of the Future of Work at BMO, and Jen Collins, Senior Director of Client Experience - Academies at Degreed, along with Matt Pittman, Principal HCM Analyst at Brandon Hall Group discuss how talent academies can:

  • Simplify and elevate learning experiences
  • Engage employees
  • Reduce the burden on administrators
  • Efficiently close skill gaps

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About Your Speaker


Jen Collins, Senior Director Client Experience, Academies at Degreed

Jen Collins is a learning strategist, consultant, speaker, and facilitator with a passion for talent development, in particular, skill-specific learning programs and academies. She has consulted and facilitated learning experiences on a variety of topics for all levels of employees across B2B and B2C businesses, drawing on her combined experience in L&D and marketing to understand learner motivations and drive engagement. Jen has over 20 years of Marketing and Business Management experience, with a focus on talent development for the past five years.

She lives at the Lake of the Ozarks and outside of work, Jen volunteers as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Fire Fighter for her local fire department.

With Academies we are helping you to build those deeper skills with ease, by simplifying it and making it easier to facilitate. Build those deeper functional skills and deliver exactly what you need when you need it, where an employee’s teams are and managers can go to support it.

Senior Director Client Experience, Academies, Degreed

Jen Collins