SELT102 Align to Success: Bringing Learners and Business Goals Together
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, October 23
Expo Hall: eLearning Tools Stage
Business, and the way we do it, is undergoing rapid evolution. But as technology marches onwards, budgets are shrinking, and the demand is on learning leaders to create learning strategies that deliver business value. But where do you start?
Forward-looking learning leaders understand that you can’t deliver tomorrow’s learning with yesterday’s technology—adaptation to new ways of working is not only the key to staying competitive, it’s essential to survival.
In this session Topher Olsen, accompanied by Fuse Universal’s Ray Cairnes, will address the importance of leveraging learning communities to empower and connect a distributed global workforce. They will explore the techniques Alliance Residential used when they realized their employees’ learning needs were evolving. Join this session to learn how; through a few simple steps you can do the same.
In this session, you will learn:
- The innovative techniques Alliance Residential used to align their learning with their business goals
- How to prioritize and develop learning communities to empower your workforce
- How to incorporate approaches such as social learning to allow people to learn within the flow of their work
Fuse Universal/ Alliance residential learning platform
Senior Director of Learning & Development
Alliance Residential Company
As senior director of Learning and Development, Topher Olsen is responsible for developing, delivering, and monitoring the effectiveness of training within Alliance University, a state-of-the-art learning management system that assigns curriculum to more than 3,000 associates. In addition, he is responsible for higher level leadership development, as well as the performance review process. His credentials include a master;s in creative drama and theatre from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in educational management from the University of Houston, Clear Lake.
Global Director of Consulting
As the global director of consulting for Fuse Universal, Ray Cairnes taps his 20+ years of experience to deliver successful workforce transformations across multiple industries, geographies, and diverse cultural settings with focus on learning strategy and transformation planning; training design, development, and deployment covering the entire employee lifecycle; organizational development program design and delivery; talent management strategy and program delivery; program and project management; and change management marketing and communications.