BizSIG [ONSITE] ~ Learning and Development: Does It Need to Be Transformed?

  • 04/10/2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Webster University, 32 Discovery, Irvine CA 92618


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Special HYBRID Format for this Meeting

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Learning and Development:
Does It Need to Be Transformed?

Do C-Suite Executives believe we impact organization goals?

Many articles have argued recently about the need for L&D to provide more value. There are concerns that C-Suite Executives don’t believe L&D truly understand the business. Are we having the impact we should on our organization’s goals?

This program is about the journey to demonstrate L&D’s impact on organizational outcomes. Join us and the discussion:

  • Why L&D still does not have a seat at the executive table
  • Why L&D struggles (more than it should) for resources

Drawing from their years of experience Peggy and Don will share with you exciting work happening at CTR, the Center for Talent Reporting, established in August 2012 and dedicated to improving and standardizing the measurement, reporting, and management of human capital. These are the key areas that verify the contribution of learning and development as a significant business value.

   The Board Members and Advisors of CTR represent the Who’s Who in the Learning and Development World: Dave Vance, Executive Director, The Center for Talent Reporting;Patti Phillips, President & CEO ROI Institute; Jeff Higgins, CEO, Human Capital Management Institute; Carrie Beckstrom, VP Learning & Performance, ADP; Jean Martin, Executive Director, Talent Solutions Architect at the Corporate Executive Board; Cushing Anderson, Program Vice President IDC; Jeff R Carpenter, CEO, Caveo Learning; Justin Taylor, Director MTM Professional Services, Corporate Executive Board; Gary Schafer, President, Caveo Learning; Laura Rexford, Client Loyalty, Skillsoft Corporation.

During Peggy & Don’s session, they will address your questions and the questions learning development specialists and C-Suite Executives are asking.
  • Why should you care?
  • Why the sense of urgency?
  • What does transformation mean?
  • What is a Strategic Business Partner?
  • What is a Performance Consultant?
  • What is the mission of L&D?
  • How effective is our training?

Join us to learn about their efforts for training valuation, performance consulting, and becoming a Strategic Business Partner with your organizations executives.

About our Presenters:

Peggy Parskey is the Assistant Director for the Center for Talent Reporting. Peggy has over 25 years of experience in driving strategic change to improve organizational and individual performance. Peggy’s area of expertise focuses on team and organizational performance improvement leveraging performance measurement methods, management of change and organizational design to ensure sustainable capability.

Don McGray is an Independent Management Consultant with Next Step Solutions, Inc. During his 16-year career at Aramco Services Company (ASC), a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest private oil company, Don led the teams responsible for the transformation of three support departments (Security & Loss Prevention Group, the Background Investigations Group, and the Training Group) from isolated departments into business units strategically aligned with company goals.

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10:00 to 12:00    Presentation

12:00 to 1:00      Networking Session (light refreshments will be provided)

Event pricing….

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  • BizSIG members: $10 (you must be logged in and use your special BizSIG code to access this rate)
  • ATD-OC members and affiliates: $20
  • Non-members: $35

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