208 Leveling Up Your Leadership Skills

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Thursday, March 17

As the Learning Leaders Online Forum draws to a close, we shift our focus to the future and the skills that learning leaders need to grow and thrive. This requires figuring out how we can continue to develop our leadership skills in the fast-moving world of everyday work.

In the closing panel session, our panel of experts will share strategies for integrating leadership skills development into our everyday work. We’ll examine the obstacles that often prevent prioritizing professional development, and how to overcome them. We’ll also share specific ideas that you can apply in your own work that will help make building your leadership skills a habit that is integrated into your daily work.

David Kelly (Host)


The Learning Guild

David Kelly is the Chairman 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.

Maggie Redling

Director of Talent Acquisition & Development


Maggie Redling is a director of talent acquisition & development at Booster, and she runs Wrestling With Talent with Coleman Williams. Maggie knew from a young age that learning was her calling. She was the young girl always playing teacher and, while her students have changed from stuffed animals to employees, her motivation to help others see potential in themselves hasn't changed. Maggie's research-minded brain helps teams choose the right intervention at the right time while her positivity allows her to build quick and meaningful relationships.

Jeannette Munroe

Senior Director, Sales Enablement


Jeannette Munroe is a lifelong instructional systems designer who has worked in government, non-profit, academic, and commercial markets. She holds a summa cum laude BA in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in instructional systems design from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she has been a faculty member of the graduate school for the past 16 years. Prior to her current position as senior director for North America revenue enablement at Sodexo, Jeannette was a media spokesperson and communications officer at the Central Intelligence Agency.

Kavindya Thennakoon

Learning Experience Designer

Kavindya Thennakoon was a dean’s fellow at the Stanford School of Education, where she designed and co-founded Tilli; a game- based, social-emotional learning tool for early learners with a mission of ensuring that no child grows up to be either a perpetrator or victim of sexual violence. She is a curriculum engineer at 2U designing the company’s first blended learning experience for UX/UI designers. Previously she worked for Arimac building their user experience research (UX) capability and at the MIT Media Lab as a civic entertainment researcher. Her work has spanned Ed-Tech, strategy, and development. Kavindya focuses on grassroots education through Without Borders, a social enterprise based in Sri Lanka that she co-founded in 2014. Kavindya won both the inaugural Queen’s Young Leaders Award and the Harvard Global Trailblazers Award for her impact within the local education space.

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