301 Activating the Manager’s Role in Supporting Learning

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Wednesday, February 19

Effective talent development can positively impact employee engagement, innovation, and long-term growth. We know that one of the most impactful components in successful learning initiatives is manager support yet this continues to be one of the greatest challenges facing learning professionals today. How can we help managers really own their role in employee learning?

In this session you will learn various ways you can help managers more easily and naturally support learning. We'll examine the three stages of learning where the support of leaders and managers are crucial, and you'll learn why an active manager in learning is important (and will become even more important in the future for organizations.) You'll learn more specifically what their role in learning should be, and explore 30 activities that managers can use to support employees in their learning. You leave this session being able to inspire managers in your organization with practical tips to better support employee learning.

Laura van den Ouden


Expert Trainers

Laura van den Ouden is owner and trainer for Expert Trainers, a training company. With over 20 years’ experience, Laura designs and implements extensive eLearning programs for corporate universities and international organizations. She blogs frequently about talent development and transfer of learning and speaks at conferences on the subject. She has written three books:Successful Communication as a Trainer, Influencing Positively, and 100 Teaching Methods for Developers. Laura was named the Netherlands Trainer of the Year for 2019/2020.

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