With traditional corporate training quickly losing ground to self-study, how do you align your learning and development programme to the strategy and goals of your business? According to fresh statistics, nearly 70 percent of South African employees believe their careers will be disrupted by emerging technology and globalisation. The result is that employees now invest three times more time developing skills on their own, compared to company-provided training.
Leading the charge in South Africa and turning a challenge into an advantage is Standard Bank. During this important webinar, Riana De Bruyn, group head: learning governance & assurance, will outline how the bank is designing innovative learner ecosystems that empower each individual to reach their career potential. Global future of work expert Kelly Palmer, chief learning officer at Degreed, will then reveal how to adapt your learning strategy to an employee-led training strategy, and prepare for success.
Kelly Palmer is on a mission to change the way the world learns. A well-known thought leader on learning, business, and career development, she is currently on the executive team of Degreed 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 San Francisco.
Riana's career in learning spans over 20 years, when she took her first learning and development role at Afrox as a course developer and trainer in finance and accounting. After that, she ran her own training company for 7 years before going back into formal employment. She spent a number of years working for various Accounting Professional bodies, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants, where she helped to establish a new Accounting Professional body. Soon after that she spent a few years in Regenesys Business School, before joining the Leadership Development team at Standard Bank. She has been at the Bank for nearly 9 years, starting as a Senior Leadership Designer, before moving into Learning Governance and then Learning Innovation.
During her career she has served on a number of governing bodies and is currently a member of the Banking Association of South-Africa (BASA) committee on Skills Development, and a representative at the Financial Sector Transformation Committee on Skills Development and Management Control.
"Degreed has uniquely built its own technology category from the ground up and it is a hot one. They have also provided a blueprint for what best-in-class looks like as a product and a company."