201 Supporting Your Company During the Great Resignation

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Thursday, March 17

The ongoing disruptions caused by COVID-19 have triggered workers to rethink the role work plays in their lives, including the current status of their careers, work/life balance, long-term goals, and working cultures and conditions. The Great Resignation is the term economists often associate with these reflections and the increasing number of workers who have decided to switch employers.

In this thought-provoking panel discussion, we will explore the different factors that are driving the Great Resignation, discuss the role learning and development plays in addressing these drivers, and examine specific ways that learning leaders can support their organization as it navigates through these challenging times.

Mark Britz (Host)

Director of Event Programming

Learning Guild

Mark Britz is the director of event programming at The Learning Guild. Previously he worked for more than 15 years designing and managing learning solutions with organizations such as Smartforce, Pearson Digital Learning, the SUNY Research Foundation, Aspen Dental Management, and Systems Made Simple. Mark is also an organizational social designer, helping businesses achieve the benefits of becoming more connected and collaborative to improve learning and engagement. Mark is the author of Social By Design: How to create and scale a collaborative company, and regularly presents and writes about the use of social media for learning, collaborative networks, and organizational design.

Kirsten Rourke

Founder and CEO

Rourke Training

Kirsten Rourke is the founder and CEO of Rourke Training. She is on a mission to create engaging communication in the online presentation and speaking space. She works with business leaders to transform their voice, body language, and content into memorable virtual presentations. She runs a podcast and community, Ongoing Mastery: Presenting and Speaking, to support development and improvement in creating successful, targeted results in pitches, sales presentations, training, and high-stake events. Kirsten speaks on online presenting, creating adaptable teams, public speaking, and productivity at seminars and events across the country.

Rio Rios

Learning and Development Manager


Rio Rios is a learning manager at Nike for the North America Supply Chain. In his 30-year career, he has developed learning strategies and solutions for organizations like Tactica Corp., U.S. Air Force, Intel Corp., Point S, EVRAZ NA, and Kaiser Permanente. He is passionate about cultivating learning ecosystems and bringing innovation into learning functions to accelerate and/or improve knowledge transfer. Rio has also volunteered as a leader for his community through three non-profit boards of directors and a city advisory council.

Khadija Moore

Organizational Development Manager


As an experienced organizational development strategist, Khadija Moore helps global companies empower talent and transform culture to drive business performance. Consulting with executive leaders and key stakeholders, Khadija determines, designs, and deploys innovative solutions that improve employee engagement, process efficiency, customer satisfaction, market competitiveness, and other key performance indicators. Khadija’s work has been recognized internationally, and she has been named a Top 20 Global Thought Leader & Influencer on HR. A writer for industry publications and a featured speaker at conferences, she holds a bachelor’s degree in international business management and the CPTD (Certified Professional in Talent Development) certification.

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