Upskilling: The number one priority for L&D leaders? (On Demand)

In the midst of the first global lockdown, Kelly Palmer, CLO at Degreed, and Donald H Taylor, Chair of the Learning and Performance Institute, met to discuss how L&D and HR leaders could empower their workforces through lifelong learning. Now, as organisations look towards recovery and moving forward, having the right people, with the right skills is business critical. Upskilling has become a boardroom imperative with 58 per cent of workforces reporting skill transformations since the onset of the pandemic.

With this in mind, Kelly and Don continue their conversation, looking at how upskilling and reskilling is at the top of all HR and learning leaders’ agendas. 

You will learn:

  • How to grow the skills your business needs to adapt to fast-changing times
  • The importance of nurturing a learning culture that empowers employees to own their development
  • How to equip your people with the culture, environment and resources they need to continuously engage, challenge and grow their skills

Join us live for the latest insights on the reskilling imperative and put your questions to Don and Kelly in our audience Q&A!

Register for the On Demand Recording

About Your Speakers


Kelly Palmer, Chief Learning & Talent Officer @ Degreed

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.

Don Taylor

Donald Taylor, Chairman @ The Learning and Performance Institute

Donald has professional experience in learning and development, together with human capital and skills management. Currently, he is Chairman at the board of the Learning and Performance Institute, a leading international institute for the learning profession.

"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."

Michael Rochell

Brandon Hall Group Chief Strategy Officer and Principal HCM Analyst