Culture is consistently listed as a top priority, yet companies are unclear on how to create a flexible culture for a changing business environment. It can be the determining factor in your company's success and employee's engagement and growth. Every culture tells a story. Knowing the story your culture tells gives the true experience of work to help continually shape what is desired — including employee engagement, learning and development, recognition, and psychological safety.
Moderated by Degreed Chief CLO Kelly Palmer and a special keynote speaker — Leadership Consultant & TED Speaker Karen Eber, former Head of Culture, Chief Learning Officer and Head of Leadership Development at General Electric and Deloitte. You’ll explore how learning and development can help improve culture to create a more satisfied, productive workforce.
Kelly Palmer is on a mission to change the way the world learns and builds skills. A well-known thought leader on learning, business, and career development, she is currently on the executive team of Degreed as the chief learning/talent officer and was formerly the chief learning officer of LinkedIn. She is the co-author of the book The Expertise Economy: How the smartest companies use learning to engage, compete, and succeed, which was named one of the best business books of 2019. She speaks regularly at companies and business conferences around the world, has been featured in Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc, and Barron’s among others. Kelly lives in Denver, CO.
Karen Eber is an international consultant, author, and keynote speaker. Her talk on TED.com: How your brain responds to stories – and why they’re crucial for leaders, has almost 2 million views. As the CEO and Chief Storyteller of Eber Leadership Group, Karen helps companies reimagine and evolve how they build leaders and teams, transform culture, and tell stories.
Karen works with Fortune 500 companies and universities like General Electric, Microsoft, Facebook, Kate Spade, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Stuart Weitzman, Big Four Consulting Firms, MIT and London School of Business. She has inspired many through her articles published in Fast Company, CLO Magazine, and Training Industry Magazine.
Karen has 20+ years of experience and has been a Head of Culture, Chief Learning Officer and Head of Leadership Development at General Electric and Deloitte. She is a four-time American Training and Development winner.
Karen is publishing, The Perfect Story: How to tell stories that inform, influence, and inspire with HarperCollins in 2023.
Kayla Nalven serves as Director of Content Experience of TED@Work at TED. As founding director of this initiative, Kayla oversees content strategy and content creation for TED@Work.
Prior to joining TED, she worked on the Content team at Sesame Street developing topic-specific, multimedia initiatives, and also worked in museum education. She holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Cognitive Science in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
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