Kathleen KingVP, Learning and Talent
Omnicom Health Group
As VP of Learning and Talent at Omnicom Health Group, the world’s largest fully integrated global healthcare communications company, I partner across our agencies to provide strategically aligned L&D programs and high impact training interventions. Prior to this role, I was a Manager on Avon’s North America Talent Management and Training Team, focusing on the development and execution of performance management, career development, training and engagement strategies for Avon’s North American Business. Additionally, I was a Leadership Development Coach with Sandra Hartog and Associates, working with various Fortune 500 Companies and began my career with Polo Ralph Lauren on special assignment with the US Open. My expertise resides in the areas of Needs Assessment, Coaching, Instructional Design & Delivery, ROI Analysis, Talent Management, Engagement, and Team-building. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Managerial Economics with a minor in Business from Central Washington University, and Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from CUNY Baruch.
OWNING IT: L&D AS STRATEGIC BUSINESS PARTNERS
Are you a learning space leader that feels sidelined? Do you wonder why other departments are as successfully partnering with the business but not yours? Do you wondering how you can demonstrate your work and how it contributes to the bottom line? Do you like lonely walks on the beach? If any of those things ring true, come spend the best 30 minutes talking about how you can be front and center taking your seat at the table where the decisions happen, by using data and training metrics.During this roundtable attendees will discuss best practices with using pre-and post-survey data, how to present data in a way that the business will understand and get excited about, and how to think about ideas that will showcase you as ‘a business owner’ not just a department leader.
LED BY: JULIE VELOZ, VP, L&D, IPG MEDIABRANDS
MOVING TO A DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM
During this roundtable, attendees will hear how Etsy is moving to a digital platform for learning and development. Wendy will take the group through the implementation of Workday, the drivers behind the transformation, and how engagement played a main role in the decision to embark on such a transformation. This platform will allow employees to further their leadership development competencies, refine their technical capabilities, improve their communication skills, and more. Further, discussion will be had on the creation of a learning council to maximize the effectiveness of the new platform and give greater visibility back to the business units.
LED BY: WENDY ROBISON, DIRECTOR, GLOBAL LEARNING & ENGAGEMENT, ETSY
MAKING L&D PROGRAMS MORE BRAIN FRIENDLY
What if you could enhance your learning programs simply by changing the way in which you deliver the content you already have?
There is a science to learning and when paired with the growing understanding of the human brain – there is a strong opportunity to enhance the brain-friendliness of our L&D programs. Ever think about building sleep into your programs? What about ensuring coherence with all of the models we expect our employees to remember? Do you do more talking at people vs creating space for them to have their own idea generation and insights with the material? In this interactive discussion, we will explore some simple ways to increase engagement and learning through enhancing the brain-friendliness of your programs.
LED BY: KATHLEEN KING, VP, LEARNING & TALENT, OMNICOM HEALTH GROUP