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One of the biggest challenges facing an organizational development practitioner is guiding a company to embrace learning and development. Even outstanding learning and development efforts will be limited unless senior management commits to a learning vision and culture.
Ed Rodriguez, Vice President of Organizational and Leadership Development at Ventura Foods, provides a real-world primer on launching a learning and development culture and vision. His presentation focuses on lessons learned during the implementation of an L & D vision.
Ed’s discussion focuses on securing executive sponsorship, establishing a clear link to the organization’s strategy and vision, and leveraging a leader-led approach. Ed and his team’s actions resulted in a successful launch and commitment to a learning and development vision.
His presentation outlines a development framework that leverages strategic partnerships with external subject-matter experts to design, align and deliver effective organizational development solutions.
Attendees are provided specific tools for the alignment of L&D efforts with organizational strategy and vision.
About the presenter: Ed Rodriguez joined Ventura Foods as VP of Field Human Resources in 2011 and has held his current title of VP Organizational & Leadership Development since 2012.
Mr. Rodriguez began his career at PepsiCo in 1995 where he held numerous leadership positions, domestically and internationally. As Divisional Vice President of Pepsi’s West Business Unit, he was responsible for 7,500 employees across seven states.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from UC Santa Barbara, a Master’s in Communication Management from USC and is pursuing a PhD in Education with an emphasis in Leadership Studies at Chapman University.
In 2009, he was named to HispanicBusiness Magazine’s top 60 Corporate Elite List. He is a Certified Professional Coach and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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