Ron Lichty

Why is Creating a Learning Environment Essential for Technical Teams?

With Ron Lichty, Formerly of Apple and Berkeley Systems

Companies are shifting away from hiring for specific programming skills and know-how in lieu of finding candidates who are adaptable and quick to learn on their feet. But once you find these individuals, it’s crucial that you maintain that learning environment, for the sake of the software engineer as well as the company.

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Category: Ideas Author: mary_grace Date: October 10, 2018 12:35 pm


Empowering the organization with Nazhat Salim of Credit Karma

Nazhat Salim, Talent Development Specialist at Credit Karma, shares how the Talent Development team created and continues to evolve Credit Karma University. A centralized learning program that includes classroom teaching, mentoring and coaching, the goal is to empower the organization and equip teams and individuals with the knowledge and tools they need — not just to do their job but to help others do theirs as well.

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Category: Ideas Author: Marko Gargenta Date: November 15, 2017 4:28 pm

Jessica Amortegui

Adult development theory and leadership effectiveness with Jessica Amortegui of Logitech

Jessica Amortegui, Senior Director of Learning & Development at Logitech, created the Leadership Leap program, which offers an innovative approach to leadership development. Drawing on Robert Kegan’s theory of adult development, the program invites leaders to explore the essence of their identity to achieve personal transformation.

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Category: Ideas Author: Marko Gargenta Date: November 3, 2017 3:34 pm

Keith Gatto

Applying positive psychology to business with Keith Gatto of UC Berkeley

Positive psychology, the scientific study of strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive, is a field that you might associate more with personal development than with leadership and business. Here Keith Gatto, The Positive Psychology Fellow for the Fung Institute of Leadership at UC Berkeley, describes how he has applied his research in this area to a practical business context to create positive work cultures where innovation can flourish. His Positive Leadership and Innovation program is part of the university’s College of Engineering Executive Education offerings.

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Category: Ideas Author: Marko Gargenta Date: August 29, 2017 3:40 pm

Rajon Tumbokon

The power of feedback and metrics at LinkedIn with Rajon Tumbokon of LinkedIn

Keeping an eye on customer pain points, and finding solutions that will address them, is the best way in which we can ensure that a product is relevant and useful for them. Here Rajon Tumbokon, who leads engineering on-boarding, training and development for engineers at LinkedIn, talks about what they learned from feedback and metrics that led to redesigning their new hire ‘bootcamp’. What follows is how they’ve now embraced a new, more hands-on, learning curriculum and a more iterative training design process.

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Category: Ideas Author: Marko Gargenta Date: July 11, 2017 3:42 pm

Victoria Sevilla

A new approach to leadership development with Victoria Sevilla of VMWare

In an ever-changing business environment, leadership development is more important than ever. Victoria Sevilla is responsible for Leadership Development on the Global People Development team at cloud infrastructure and business mobility software company VMware. She describes how her team is changing the way that leadership development is carried out, and the success of their award-winning Genius Maker program.

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Category: Ideas Author: Marko Gargenta Date: July 6, 2017 3:44 pm

Ceil Tilney

How L&D can learn from marketing with Ceil Tilney

L&D professionals today face a number of challenges within a fast-evolving business landscape. They need to create consistent, up-to-date and high-quality content that engages learners, while demonstrating the value of their training and getting executive buy-in — all with shrinking budgets and small teams. Ceil Tilney, whose career spans learning roles from Microsoft to Bersin by Deloitte, believes the solution may lie in adopting the marketing model of putting the customer first.

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Category: Ideas Author: Marko Gargenta Date: June 7, 2017 3:47 pm