706 The Language of Business: Become a Trusted Performance Partner
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 25
Management and Strategy
According to LinkedIn's first annual Workplace Learning Report, only 8 percent of CEOs see ROI for learning and development, yet over 90 percent of them feel that closing the skills gap by L&D would be a game-changer for their business. What is the first step to flipping this ratio? Shouldn't 90 percent of CEOs feel like their L&D programs instill real bottom-line performance in their organizations?
In this session you’ll explore two new templated processes—the Learning Ecosystem Canvas and the Behavior Catalog—and understand how they can help you in outlining the future value your L&D department will bring to employees and business units. You’ll learn how to use these tools to reframe conversations around the prioritization effort, budgets, and learner focus. By diving into the process and using a systematic approach, you’ll become equipped to have more productive conversations with C-levels and business units, and be seen as a trusted partner.
In this session, you will learn:
- To articulate the value that you’re delivering to your employees, and how to measure it
- Which partners you need in order to deliver change and performance for the business
- What is the most critical behavior for success in this specific business outcome
- How to hire and train talent so that they’re successful in your organization
- When you should bring in outside expertise, and how your business can support success in other ways
- What really drives behavior: compensation, management, or internal motivation?
Managers, senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.)
Founder and CEO
Dr. Michael Allen, founder and CEO of Allen Interactions, has been a pioneer in the eLearning industry since 1975. Dr. Allen has more than 50 years of professional, academic, and corporate experience in teaching, developing, and marketing interactive learning and performance support systems. Dr. Allen has led teams of doctorate-level specialists in learning research, instructional design, computer-assisted learning, and human engineering. He defined unique principles and methods, Successive Approximation process or SAM, and the CCAF design model for designing and developing high impact interactive eLearning experiences that invoke critical cognitive activity and practice.
Chief Strategy Officer
Christopher Allen is the chief strategy officer at Allen Interactions, providing direction to feature development and design, product training, and market focus. Christopher brings more than seven years of experience in digital content creation and distribution, as well as leadership experience in publishing and sales management. He holds a master’s degree in organizational management from The George Washington University and is an active triathlete.