605 Going Digital: Onboarding for the Self-Directed Learner
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Thursday, October 26
The former state of onboarding for investment professionals lacked content and delivery flexibility in order to meet the needs of many variables in the onboarding process. The new program provides flexibility to allow for optimal learning effectiveness in moving the new associates to productivity as rapidly as possible.
In this session, you will learn how a team at T. Rowe Price designed and developed a successful self-directed, flexible onboarding program. Find out how they transformed the program from completely classroom-based to fully digital without losing the element of interaction. You’ll learn the methods and best practices that ensured new hires were assessed and provided feedback every step of the way. See how the team created this program through collaboration, analysis, planning, and agile design and development, ultimately building a continuous learning cycle that instills confidence in new joiners.
In this session, you will learn:
- About the evolution of this self-directed onboarding program
- How to recognize learning options that onboarding can include
- About methodologies and best practices to ensure that the program is an engaging and progressive learning experience
- About the importance of KPIs, measurement, and metrics around onboarding
- How to use innovative methods to engage learners and promote accountability for self-directed learning
- How to upskill learners quickly through nanolearning
Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers in the fields of instructional design, instructional development, communication, collaboration, analysis, human performance and development, or learning management systems.
discussed in this session:
Call simulations, video, LMSs, modalities for coursework, Articulate Storyline, and Microsoft Word, SharePoint, and PowerPoint.
Senior Lead Client Engagement & Program Management Consultant
T. Rowe Price
Michael Lazo is an assistant vice president at T. Rowe Price within enterprise learning, supporting the US intermediary learning and development needs as a senior lead consultant. He earned his master of science degree in human resources development from Western Carolina. Michael has been a strategic solution provider at firms including Bank of America, Franklin Templeton, and T. Rowe Price for over 25 years, utilizing all methods of learning, performance support, and leadership practices to enable and sustain organizational and employee growth.
Alina DeMeo Brazzeal
Lead Learning Advisor
T. Rowe Price
Alina DeMeo Brazzeal is a learning advisor with T. Rowe Price, an independent investment management firm. Alina has spent more than 10 years focused on creating learning solutions that produce effective, engaged employees capable of achieving results. She designs and develops for all modalities, including online, classroom, blended solutions, and performance support materials for on-the-job demands. Alina holds a degree in finance and has completed extensive coursework in multimedia technology, instructional design, and asynchronous learning design. She is also an accomplished developer in Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline.