101 Get Results: How to Assemble and Align a Strategic Team
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Wednesday, March 16
Learning leaders must constantly consider their team structure as they balance three functions: meeting their organization's strategic needs; delivering results efficiently; and creating a meaningful role and career path for the L&D professionals on their teams. The best pathways are highly dependent on an organization's strategy and situation. Hearing from other learning leaders about their decisions and what's actually working (and what's not) can be helpful in charting a path forward.
Our panel of learning leaders will describe the structure of the L&D function(s) in their organizations. Each panelist leads the L&D function or a significant team in the overall function in their organization and can share the decision processes involved in how those teams are organized and reorganized as business needs change. As the labor market gets tight and the demand for learning services in organizations increases, we'll explore the ways in which these leaders are addressing talent acquisition, development, and deployment; we will also encourage questions from the audience to frame this discussion.
Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data, and ultimately performance. She has more than 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment, and consulting . Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works in learning, so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about Agile project management for learning experience design and the xAPI. She is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, The Quick Guide to LLAMA, and Making Sense of xAPI. Megan is also an eCornell Facilitator in the Women's Executive Leadership curriculum.
Group Manager, Marketing & Communications, Craft Development
Mos’ Okediji leads the marketing & communications learning and development team at Intuit, where she equips marketers and communicators with the skills they need to grow their career, deliver customer benefits, and drive business outcomes.
Manager Global Activation & Engagement in Global Sales
Tina Dooley's professional experience includes an unconventional, fulfilling mix of teaching, designing & developing training, facilitating, business consulting, and working directly with global colleagues on all of these aspects. She has a bachelor's degree in dietetics and master's degree in business with a concentration in strategic leadership. She works for a global leader in network marketing, generating more than $8 billion in annual sales through its operations in more than 100 countries.
Director of Organizational Development & Learning
Christine Adleman has worked with Johnsonville Sausage since 2011 and has held positions in human resources and organizational development & learning. In her current role as director of organizational development & learning, Christine leads the team responsible for member development, leadership development, culture, onboarding, and technical training. Passionate about coaching and helping others achieve their full potential, she recently completed a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) program through iPEC as an opportunity to continue building coaching skillset, as well as holding a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation. Prior to Johnsonville, Christine worked at J. F. Ahern Co. in Fond du Lac, WI, for 12 years in human resources. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human resource management and an MBA from UW Oshkosh.
L&D Manager, Digital Learning
Kohler Learning Academy
Kevin Brill, the L&D manager for digital learning at Kohler Learning Academy, is an expert in digital learning, as well as an accomplished executive coach. For more than 10 years, Kevin has worked in learning & development and customer service at Kohler Co. He currently leads L&D operations, where he creates focus and enables collaboration among talent and L&D associates around the world to aid every Kohler associate in becoming the best version of themselves.