Degreed VIEW: Creating A Learning Culture Highlight | Cargill’s Learning Journey

When you commit to helping your people learn and build skills for the future, it’s incredibly important to think of a strong learning culture as the foundation of your learning strategy. To create a learning culture, it’s important to enlist learning champions at your company and secure stakeholder buy-in, create strong employee engagement with learning and use data to share your successes.

See how Cargill, a leading producer, and distributor of agricultural products around the world, put its vision for a new learning culture into practice. Join Julie Dervin, Head of Global Learning & Development at Cargill, and Kelly Palmer, as they discuss how Cargill successfully created a learning culture and are embracing a skills-based approach to workforce development.

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About Your Speakers

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Kelly Palmer, CLO, Degreed

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.

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Julie Dervin, Head of Global Learning & Development, Cargill

Julie Dervin is the Head of Global Learning & Development at Cargill, one of the largest privately held corporations in the world. In this role since 2016, she has leveraged her visionary leadership to completely reimagine the employee learning experience. In three short years, Julie and her team have built an entirely new kind of L&D organization, positioning learning as a catalyst for accelerating positive change and transformation.

Since joining Cargill in 2008, Julie held senior learning, OD and large scale transformation leadership positions. Prior to Cargill, Julie spent eight years in learning leadership positions with information tech firm, Insight, and six years leading a progressive non-for-profit program dedicated to serving at-risk youth. Julie holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and a graduate degree in organizational behavior. She continues to model what it means to be a lifelong learner and intentionally has taken steps to reinvent herself as a progressive organizational learning leader that is passionate about helping the L&D profession as a whole transform.