The Advantage Way System Webinar Series: Driving Business Results Through High Impact Learning

Learning and Development is evolving, and it’s not just about developing skills and competencies anymore. In today’s ever-changing business climate, it’s now also about accelerating execution of critical strategic change for your organization. You know you must become a strategic resource to those you serve, but you may not know quite how to get there. The question most often asked is how to cross over to an elevated status.

We will show you how in this webinar series. Shed the fights for recognition and budget dollars and become sought after as a vital cog in your organization’s ability to execute.

Webinar #1: How To Create Stickiness to Generate Bottom Line Impact

Learn how to become a sought-after strategic resource to effect change in your organization by employing a new framework that creates High Impact Learning.

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Webinar #1:

How To Create Stickiness to Generate Bottom Line Impact

Join Robert Brinkerhoff, Ed.D., and Amy Kahn, Advantage Performance Partner, for this session and get a framework for creating the ultimate stickiness with your initiatives. Learn how to banish learning “events” and how to halt the pleading that often ensues from managers to “reinforce.” Become a sought-after strategic resource to effect change in your organization by employing a new framework to create High Impact Learning™. In this session, Rob and Amy will discuss the continuing paradigm shift of L/D organizations and the new imperative of becoming more strategically relevant to helping your organization reach its objectives through use of the tools and methodologies of the Advantage Way(sm).

Join this webinar if you’re asking any of the following questions:

  • How can we get managers to bolster L/D efforts without begging them do so?
  • Why are budget dollars always seen as optional in our ability to impact the organization’s goals?
  • What can I do to secure a permanent position at the executive table?
  • How can I get the rest of my organization to understand the value of what we provide?
  • How can L/D gain status in the organization to become a sought-after strategic resource?

Replay available here!

Robert Brinkerhoff
AUTHOR, THE SUCCESS CASE METHOD, HIGH IMPACT LEARNING, AND COURAGEOUS TRAINING

Robert O. Brinkerhoff, Ed.D., is an internationally recognized expert in evaluation and training effectiveness, and winner of the ASTD 2007 Exceptional Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance award and the 2008 Neon Elephant award for creative contributions to workplace learning. Brinkerhoff is creator of the innovative Success Case Method for evaluation of training ROI and author of 16 books on evaluation and training. He has been a keynote speaker and presenter at hundreds of conferences and institutes worldwide. Scores of leading corporations and agencies ranging from Dell Computer and Nike to the World Bank and Central Intelligence Agency have adopted his methods and tools for training effectiveness and evaluation.

Amy Kahn
PARTNER, ADVANTAGE WAY PRACTICE, ADVANTAGE

Advantage Performance Group partner Amy Kahn with more than 20 years of experience, specializes in driving business results in the areas of leadership, change management, sales, customer service, performance management, and business literacy. Amy serves clients as both a strategic consultant and learning designer/facilitator. She helps individuals at all levels improve performance and brings particular expertise in the areas of work group and team development, coaching, skill development, career planning, and learning evaluation.
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Webinar #2: Secrets of World-Class Learning Organizations

Join our guests from Cargill and Kroger to hear their experiences on what it takes to make the journey to world-class status.

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Webinar #2:

Secrets of World-Class Learning Organizations

Have you ever wondered how world-class organizations achieved their rank as such? Join us for this session and get the straight scoop from leaders who have done it: Julie Dervin, Director of Learning & Development at Cargill, Veronica Nester, Regional Talent Manager at Kroger, and learning measurement guru Robert Brinkerhoff, Ed.D., as they offer their experiences on what it takes to make the journey to world-class status. You’ll gain a firsthand account of how Cargill and Kroger manage the business of learning to garner the large budgets they need in order to continue to impact the greater organization.

Key take-aways from the webinar:

  • Preparation for battle to garner the maximum budget dollars
  • Top 5 things you must do to shift the L/D paradigm from transactional to strategic
  • The keys to ensuring line management engagement
  • Tools that enable you to gain a seat at the executive table

Replay available here!

Julie Dervin
Director of Learning & Development, CARGILL

Julie Dervin is a Director of L&D with Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Cargill employs 142,000 people in 65 countries. Julie is responsible for leading their L&D Business Partnerships and Virtual Learning Technology teams. Since joining Cargill in 2008, Julie has led the adoption and implementation of high impact learning practices resulting in greater alignment between learning and the business from where they were 4 years ago as an L&D function. In addition, Julie has been leading Cargill’s transformation in the adoption of virtual and technology enabled learning in order to make learning resources more accessible to their global workforce while ensuring cost effective, scalable solutions for the businesses they support around the globe. Prior to joining Cargill, she was the Vice President of Learning & Development for Insight, Enterprises, a global Fortune 500 technology company, headquartered in Tempe, AZ. Julie has a BA in Psychology from University of Cincinnati, and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University.

Veronica Nester
REGIONAL TALENT MANAGER, KROGER

For 12 years, Veronica Nester has served as Regional Talent Manager for The Kroger Co. As an internal consultant for the company’s Midwest region, she partners with Human Resources and senior division leadership to develop, coordinate, lead, and evaluate division-specific and enterprise-wide learning programs. Veronica is a certified Master Trainer specializing in leadership development, and is committed to fostering a culture of individual and organizational accountability. She is an alumnus of Radford University.

Robert Brinkerhoff
AUTHOR, THE SUCCESS CASE METHOD, HIGH IMPACT LEARNING, AND COURAGEOUS TRAINING

Robert O. Brinkerhoff, Ed.D., is an internationally recognized expert in evaluation and training effectiveness, and winner of the ASTD 2007 Exceptional Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance award and the 2008 Neon Elephant award for creative contributions to workplace learning. Brinkerhoff is creator of the innovative Success Case Method for evaluation of training ROI and author of 16 books on evaluation and training. He has been a keynote speaker and presenter at hundreds of conferences and institutes worldwide. Scores of leading corporations and agencies ranging from Dell Computer and Nike to the World Bank and Central Intelligence Agency have adopted his methods and tools for training effectiveness and evaluation.
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