How to Prioritize Learning During an Economic Downturn

(On Demand)

Business leaders are scanning the horizon for signs of a potential recession and are looking to save money in their budgets where they can. Often it is the learning budget that first feels the crunch.

But learning leaders know that for every action or inaction in talent development, there is another kind of associated cost. If your learning budget gets slashed, it’s no surprise that employee productivity and engagement can drop significantly, risking your organization’s viability for the future. If your learning programs remain frozen and unchanged, you will likely fall behind your competition by the time the economy recovers. Now is the perfect time to strategize and invest in your learning programs.

In this on demand recording, you will learn:

  • The short- and long-term impacts of cutting employee learning and development during an economic downturn
  • How to gain leadership buy-in on investing in learning programs during a downturn
  • A learning strategy for doing more with less  
  • How to create the maximum business impact with your learning programs

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About Your Speaker

Annee Bayeux_Degreed

Annee Bayeux, Chief Learning Strategist at Degreed

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 shared 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.

Obsessed with innovation and how new technology impacts society, she now prefers to spend her time evangelizing about the Future of Work and “smart work culture” to anyone who will listen. She is secretly afraid of robots taking over the world while (ironically) awaiting singularity with impatience.

Collin Poage

Collin Poage, Sr. Dir. Business Consulting at Degreed

Collin has a background in software development, IT consulting, management consulting, SaaS, predictive analytics and AI. Recently, he has worked at the Boston Consulting Group and Lattice Engines, a software startup focused on AI business solutions, joining Degreed after they were acquired. He is passionate about learning new things and driving business value for customers and prospects.

He has lived on three continents, loves to travel, play sports, and spend time with his family. He currently resides in Austin, TX with his wife and four kids.

Your business context is and will remain uncertain. But if you get moving now, you can ride the waves of uncertainty instead of being overpowered by them.

Grant Davidson

Managing Director, Davidson Branding