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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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ECO712 A Culture of Learning for Performance Excellence

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Thursday, March 23

Management and Strategy

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Growth, attrition, and change in the fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment all pose challenges for staff development, and relying solely on formal training efforts is no longer realistic. Given these challenges, how can an organization support development for staff in a fiscally responsible and effective manner? What technologies and strategies can help support this learning, as well as knowledge creation and transfer among staff?

In this session, you’ll explore a model that has been successfully used at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville to support a culture of learning for performance excellence and encourage a growth mindset among staff. You’ll learn about the strategies the team applied to overcome common obstacles to learning and development and to improve knowledge creation and transfer. You’ll find out about the challenges, successes, and lessons learned throughout their process of developing and implementing this model, and you’ll explore the technology they used to support knowledge management efforts on a shoestring budget. This session will give you the steps and best practices you’ll need to inspire a culture of learning at your own organization.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the challenges of staff development in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • About the model the University of Wisconsin–Platteville used to support a culture of learning and a growth mindset
  • Tips for developing a culture of learning, including strategic timing, effective knowledge sharing, and fiscally responsible talent development efforts
  • Strategies and methods you can use to overcome obstacles to learning and development
  • About technology tools you can use to support knowledge management

Novice to intermediate managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).

Technology discussed in this session:
Microsoft Office 365, Plone, Intervals, Knowledgebase, Oracle PeopleSoft, Brightspace by D2L, Kaltura, Blackboard Collaborate, and Skype for Business.

Danielle Bonin

Divisional Personnel & Training Generalist

University of Wisconsin–Platteville

Danielle Bonin is a divisional personnel and training generalist at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville. Her previous roles included store management and human resource coordination in the retail industry and branch management in the staffing industry. She joined the Distance Learning Center team in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the human resource function in alternative delivery systems and providing guidance, recommendations, and best practices. Danielle serves as a liaison with the university’s human resource office to ensure division compliance with policies and procedures. She also serves as the vice president of the Tri-County Human Resource Association (TCHRA).

Julie Hewitt

Faculty Development, Research, and Assessment

University of Wisconsin–Platteville

Julie Hewitt’s work focuses on leadership in research, assessment, and faculty development in the Distance Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin¬–Platteville. Her research interests include faculty development, teaching and learning, assessment, and technology. Before UW–Platteville, Julie served as a dean of student services and an academic program director, and she taught online and a face-to-face instruction. She has also worked in the corporate world as a business and training systems analyst for a large aerospace company, and in K-12 public education as a secondary education teacher and district technology coordinator.

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