The State of L&D 2019: The Highlights (and How to Use Them)

Watch this on-demand session to review the highlights from our 2019 State of L&D report, and learn how to use them.

Join us for the annual review of our State of Learning and Development report!

In this 1-hour webinar, our panelists reviewed the highlights from the State of L&D 2019 report. They also shared concrete tips for issues like:

  • Dealing with limited resources
  • The technology training teams actually use
  • Measuring training initiatives

About Speakers

Britney Cole, GP Strategies

Britney is a senior learning leader who focuses on human-centric design. With her experience in organization development, performance improvement, and corporate training across all roles, Britney brings a pragmatic and diverse perspective. She is one of the leads in the GP Strategies Innovation Kitchen, working hands-on with the latest and emerging technologies, including AR, VR, mobile apps, social collaboration, chatbots and microlearning. If you need an honest opinion on the L&D tech space, ask her!

Britney has provided consulting for clients in the financial services, food/agriculture, pharmaceutical, steel, chemical, media, technology, retail, manufacturing, and aerospace industries. She forms lasting partnerships with her clients, helping them with learner experience design and architecture, content development, leadership and professional development, performance consulting, technology implementation, and change management.

Britney lives in Minnesota with her husband and three small children (ages 6, 8 and 9) where she keeps warm with plenty of blankets and cozy hats. She likes to talk, so you might see her at learning conferences as a speaker.

Ann McDonald, Mimeo

Ann has over 20 years of experience as a Talent Development leader with a history of consistently improving sales performance and business results through innovative learning and development methods and strategic talent management initiatives. She has a proven track record in providing talent management and learning and development solutions, and in selecting, implementing and leveraging technology to maximize employee engagement and increase learning retention in order to optimize results in sales driven organizations.

At Mimeo, Ann is responsible for leading the strategic direction of all training and development programs and his currently in the process of putting the right tools and systems in place to enhance learning opportunities and improve training impact for all levels of employees from new hires through the executive level.

Michelle Vidensek, Google

Michelle is an Instructional Designer at Google and partners with clients across the staffing organization to onboard and continually develop their skills. After over 5 years in learning and development across different industries (i.e., Healthcare, Tech, Consulting), she knows the key to creating impactful learning experiences is using a data-driven approach and being creative to engage and grow learners’ skills.

Michelle is certified in the Hogan Assessments and has a coaching certificate from New York University, and coaches new hires (Nooglers) at Google. She is a member of the ATD Golden Gate Chapter in San Francisco, CA. Michelle has a M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of West Florida. She received her B.A. in Psychology from St. John’s University in NY.

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