113 Leading a Team in the New World of Work (Panel)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Wednesday, February 24

Leading a team can be difficult and challenging work under normal conditions. Unfortunately, the last year has been anything but normal, and it’s not likely to return to what we knew before the pandemic any time soon. Given the disruptions of the pandemic, increased remote work, employment challenges, and more, leading a team can seem overwhelming.

In this panel discussion we will explore some of the unique challenges of leading a team during this disruptive period. We will examine how to lead a team during periods of uncertainty, how to keep people motivated and engaged during periods of employment insecurity, how to manage remote team members, and more. Bring your questions, and gain tips and practices that will help you lead your teams into the new world of work.

David Kelly


The Learning Guild

David Kelly is the CEO of The Learning Guild. David has been a learning and performance consultant and training director for over 20 years. He is a leading voice exploring how technology can be used to enhance training, education, learning, and organizational performance. David is an active member of the learning community, and can frequently be found speaking at industry events. He has previously contributed to organizations including ATD, eLearn Magazine, LINGOs, and more. He can be found online at his website, davidkelly.me, or on Twitter @LnDDave.

Chris Longstreet

Director of Learning Experiences

Choice Hotels International

Chris Longstreet is a director of learning experiences for Choice University and Choice Hotels International. He oversees the creation, administration, and transformation of the learning ecosystem and learning experiences provided by ChoiceU and through ChoiceU.com, the franchisee-facing learning management system. He also coordinates the educational programs and experiences for the Choice Hotels Annual Convention. Chris leads a team that creates and facilitates the learning programs and resources that develop the skills of those owning and operating hotels. His team oversees the learning experiences for over 50,000 students who participate in the programs of Choice University.

Tracie Cantu

Director of Learning Technology

Whole Foods Market

Tracie Cantu is the director of learning technology at Whole Foods Market. Tracie has worked in HR and talent development for 20 years, with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to nonprofits. She is passionate about learning technology, and providing folks with practical approaches to sourcing and implementing learning systems and increasing user adoption.

Lisa Christensen

Director of Learning Design and Development

McKinsey & Company

Lisa Christensen serves as director of learning design and development for McKinsey & Company, leading a global team of design experts as they innovate the next generation of exceptional learning design and build learning programs to serve McKinsey’s 30,000 colleagues. She previously served as director of mid-tenure learning for the firm. Before joining McKinsey, Lisa was the senior vice president of implementation for Socratic Arts, where she led the design and development of custom learning programs for clients, including F100 global organizations, non-profit organizations, and the US military. Lisa has deep experience in a variety of learning modalities and approaches but specializes in blended learning, performance support, knowledge management strategies, and immersive simulation design. Lisa is an accomplished facilitator and author. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international law and diplomacy and a master’s degree in organizational management.

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