Corporate learning has changed dramatically in the last 18 months. This evolution, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, reflects a broader trend characterised by a scarcity of talent and skilled workers. It’s also been a challenge for L&D professionals to show noticeable business value stemming from their L&D programs. But it doesn’t have to be.
Opportunities to develop are a staple in employee value propositions (EVPs), and newer generations of employees are looking at development as a must-have benefit. In fact, employees will spend triple the amount of time developing skills independently than they will on company L&D systems.
This new paradigm requires L&D to shift its focus to ensure that learning and development opportunities are everywhere.
Join Charles Jennings, Co-Founder of the 70:20:10 Institute, Annee Bayeux, Chief Learning Strategist at Degreed and Damien Woods, Chapter Lead, Learning & Growth at 7 Eleven to discuss how organisations can effectively integrate learning into daily work.
Damien Woods is currently the Chapter Lead for Learning & Growth at 7-Eleven. In this role, his focus is two-fold: on supporting business performance, ensuring that learning is core to how people work and therefore perform. Secondly, his focus in on building the craft of learning, ensuring the business is supported by highly-skilled learning practitioners. 7-Eleven has recently shifted its entire corporate office to an agile operating model, which presents some unique opportunities to build a culture of learning. Prior to his current role, he has work across sectors and lead large, multi-national teams of L&D people in businesses such as NAB, ANZ and Rio Tinto. Damien’s passion is for consistently challenging how businesses approach learning and performance, and trialling new ways to build learning habits into how people work. He has a keen interest in the intersection between learning and technology, as well as the learner-centred and behavioural changes that are required to change how people approach their learning in order to perform better in their roles. Damien is a regular writer on learning on sites such as LinkedIn and has been a guest on numerous podcasts.
Annee has 20+ years in L&D, M&A, Talent and HR Technologies with Global 2000 companies such as Bosch Automotive, Alstom, General Electric and Danone. She has led learning design and share services organizations including building group-level HR centers of expertise around design, digital transformation and HR technology. She has held HR leadership roles in L&D as the CLO of Danone and head of HR Process & Tools at GE and most recently was the Chief Learning Strategist at EdCast. Obsessed with innovation and new technology impacts on society, she now prefers to spend her time evangelising about the Future of Work and “smart work culture” to anyone who will listen. She is secretly afraid of robots taking over the world.
Charles Jennings is a leading thinker and practitioner in innovative talent, learning and performance approaches. An author and well-known speaker, he is particularly known for his work with the 70:20:10 model.
Charles’ career includes roles as a business school professor, as head of the UK national centre for networked learning, as chief learning officer for global companies, as a consultant, and as a member of advisory boards for international learning, performance, and business bodies.
Charles is co-founder of the 70:20:10 Institute which provides its Performance-Based Learning and Value-Based L&D global services, accelerators, toolkits, clinics, and accreditation programs to organisations across the world to help improve performance using the 70:20:10 framework and the Institute’s methodology.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts (FRSA) and a Fellow of the Learning & Performance Institute (FLPI).
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