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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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ECO713 Purpose-driven L&D: Gaining Buy-in to Lead Change

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Thursday, March 17

Ecosystem - Processes


Many learning and development (L&D) organizations today are well positioned to enable executives within their enterprise to drive change—rapidly capitalizing on emerging changes in technology, process, and skill. However, not all executives outside of L&D view it as an essential, foundational partner. In fact, according to a recent survey of senior learning professionals conducted by the Human Capital Institute, a great challenge facing CLOs today is gaining executive buy-in and overcoming the view of L&D as a cost center.

In this session you will gain practical tips, guidance, and job aids to help learning leaders find their purpose and communicate it to stakeholders in a way that gains support and enhances their value. You will learn how to establish a compelling vision, quantify your value to the business strategy, and fully engage all stakeholders to strengthen their impact. Finally, you will learn how you can motivate global participation, show a pattern of value, and demonstrate results that can positively affect the bottom line.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to gain buy-in from stakeholders, including key executives
  • How to inspire and mobilize global participation
  • How to establish and demonstrate a pattern of value delivery
  • How to leverage data and analytics to define your value trajectory
  • How to measure the value of learning to the business
  • How to create a communications plan in support of learning initiatives

Project managers, directors, and senior leaders.

Technology discussed in this session:

Elizabeth Woodward

Senior Learning Program Manager

Computer Generated Solutions

Elizabeth Woodward is a senior learning program manager with Computer Generated Solutions. She has worked in the areas of learning, collaboration, process improvement, and technology innovation in higher education and high-tech industries for more than 20 years. Her transformation experience includes managing change impacting tens of thousands of employees, executives, business partners, and stakeholders working for global Fortunate 500 companies with a presence on every continent except Antarctica. Elizabeth authored a book on agile methods, is an inventor with more than 20 patents filed, and is member of the board of directors for a nonprofit focused on STEM education for K-12.

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