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Is Training The Answer?

Is Training The Answer?

By Rory Sacks & John Parsell

Is Training The Answer? sets out to learn more about the world of Learning and Development from a leadership perspective. Join John and Rory as they talk to CLOs, Senior Directors, VPs, and other senior Learning and Development professionals from companies big and small. The goal is to learn about what it takes to build and grow a successful L&D department. We talk about concepts such as presenting learner data to senior leadership, what big (and small) challenges they face, how to successfully build an L&D brand, what to look for when hiring the right people, and more.
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Camille Graux - Senior Manager, Learning & Development

Is Training The Answer?Aug 17, 2023

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Camille Graux - Senior Manager, Learning & Development

Camille Graux - Senior Manager, Learning & Development

In this episode, we're joined by Camille Graux, Senior Manager of Learning & Development at Dataiku, the platform for everyday AI. We talk about automation, scaling to meet demand, creating dashboards, and more!

Aug 17, 202333:46
Tabitha Burnett, MBA - Director, Learning & Effectiveness

Tabitha Burnett, MBA - Director, Learning & Effectiveness

In this episode of Is Training The Answer? We are joined by Tabitha Burnett. Tabitha is the Director of Learning & Effectiveness at MediaMath. MediaMath is a company of a little under 400 people that specializes in digital ad buying (programmatic marketing).
Jun 28, 202326:23
Audrey Jarre - Head of Learning at 360Learning

Audrey Jarre - Head of Learning at 360Learning

In this episode, we discuss leading a learning organization with Audrey Jarre, the head of learning at 360 Learning. She shares how to get employees to share their expertise, measure impact, and more!

May 23, 202344:47
Mary Remillard - Head of Employee Success and Development

Mary Remillard - Head of Employee Success and Development

In this episode, we are joined by Mary Remillard, Head of Employee Success and Development at HomeLight. We discuss starting a new L&D department, succeeding through adversity, and staying laser-focused on contributing to leadership's most significant needs.

Mar 14, 202333:10
Michael Sabbag - Director of Leadership and Org Design - Broward Health

Michael Sabbag - Director of Leadership and Org Design - Broward Health

Michael has dedicated his career to helping organizations succeed by creating highly engaging cultures and exemplary people processes. He worked in Learning and Development, Human Resources, and Organization Development as a Vice  President and consultant.

Jan 24, 202340:11
Christopher Lind - CLO of ChenMed

Christopher Lind - CLO of ChenMed

In this episode, we interview Christoper Lind, Vice President, Chief Learning Officer at ChenMed, Host of the Learning Tech Talks Podcast, and Founder of Learning Sharks. We discuss how he dramatically changed the L&D strategy, business model, and brand at ChenMed, his perspective on ROI, and creating an invisible learning organization.
Dec 26, 202239:45
Noelle Sue Chalfant-Morra - Director of Training at Navis

Noelle Sue Chalfant-Morra - Director of Training at Navis

Noelle Sue Chalfant is the Director of Training at  Navis, LLC, a company specializing in software solutions for global terminal operators, carriers, and ship owners. Her focus is on elevating the Navis Training portfolio of products and services. Prior to that, she co-founded iBrandConnection, a Marketing and Consulting firm specializing in digital media, team building, marketing, and technical IT consultative services.

Nov 28, 202221:53
J.D. Slaughter - Group Vice President, Organizational Development & Effectiveness

J.D. Slaughter - Group Vice President, Organizational Development & Effectiveness

In this episode, we interview J.D. Slaughter, Group Vice President, Organizational Development & Effectiveness at Huge. We discuss the currency of experiences, how he developed his organizational strategy, and the need to focus on where you can make a real impact.
Oct 31, 202233:01
April Petrey - Director, Learning & Development

April Petrey - Director, Learning & Development

In this episode, we talk with April Petrey, Director of L&D at ShipHawk. Throughout her career, April has supported hyper-growth that has taken companies from 250 to 1200 employees. During that time she designed and hired an international staff to support internal and external learning strategies taken. 
Sep 28, 202225:44
Emily Lopez - Director of Learning & Development

Emily Lopez - Director of Learning & Development

In this episode, we interview Emily Lopez, the Director of Enterprise L&D at Pine Gate Renewables. Emily is an organizational and workforce transformation specialist with more than 20 years of experience in change leadership, talent management, and culture building. Emily holds a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership from Columbia University.

Aug 29, 202228:19
Kristin Trujeque - Senior Director of Learning, Development, and Inclusion

Kristin Trujeque - Senior Director of Learning, Development, and Inclusion

In this episode, we chat with Kristin Trujeque. A compassionate leader of Learning and Development with a background in finance, technology, and the US Air Force. With over 10 years in the Learning and Development arena and 8 years of dedicated service in the USAF, Kristin is an execution master. Through strategic planning processes and a servant attitude, she is driven to ensure the well-being, resiliency, and development of those she leads. She thrives on helping people see and grow in their potential, having led High Potential Teams, Tactical Resiliency teams, and global teams. Challenges are another puzzle to be solved with deliverables to be met as she adapts quickly to changing markets to provide favorable results consistently.

Jul 21, 202242:31
Kyle Teague, CPTD - Director of Learning and Development

Kyle Teague, CPTD - Director of Learning and Development

Hello, friends in this episode we interview Kyle Teague, The director of L&D at Olo. Together we discuss how to run your L&D organization as a business, make your first hire(s), and treat your learners like guests. 
Jun 09, 202248:09
David Macon - Executive Director of Learning & Development

David Macon - Executive Director of Learning & Development

In this episode, we interview David Macon, an Executive director of L&D at bridge locations. Together we discuss how to run your L&D organization as a business, build relationships, and create an amazing L&D brand. David has over a decade of experience transforming ideas into full-spectrum solutions resulting in business growth and improved performance. Empowering learning and development teams to become strategic business units that fuel profitability.
May 04, 202249:44
Going From Order Taker To Business Partner With Tara Cohn

Going From Order Taker To Business Partner With Tara Cohn

In this episode, we are joined by Tara Cohn. Tara is a Director at Wipfli, a Data Storyteller, and Analytics Translator! Together we discuss how to go from order takers to business partners, helping stakeholders & L&D identify and measure outcomes, and telling a better story with data that inspires the business to take action.

Mar 06, 202231:18
Steffaney Zohrabyan Discusses Digital Adoption

Steffaney Zohrabyan Discusses Digital Adoption

In this episode, we interview Steffaney Zohrabyan a Digital Sales Enablement Leader and Host of The Digital Adopter Series. Together we discuss the value of digital adoption platforms, how digital adoption efforts differ from training, and how to make the case for digital adoption tools and processes at your organization.
Jan 20, 202221:37
How To Have Better Conversations with Stakeholder Featuring Angie Flynn-McIver

How To Have Better Conversations with Stakeholder Featuring Angie Flynn-McIver

In this episode, we interview Angie Flynn-McIver, a leadership coach, author, theater director, and founder of Ignite CSP (Coaching, Speaking, and Presenting), Together we discuss how to have better conversations with our stakeholders, team members, and how to say “NO” to those tough project requests.

Dec 30, 202140:55
Change Management with Organizational Change Management Leader Pamela Acker

Change Management with Organizational Change Management Leader Pamela Acker

 In this episode, we interview Pamela Acker, an Organizational Change Strategist with over 20 years of experience helping organizations to successfully achieve their change goals. Together we discuss how to use the ADKAR methodology to enhance your learning experiences, generate a desire for change, and how you can be better partners with change leaders at your organization. 

Takeaways: 

  • Put people first, especially in change and learning efforts. 
  • You cannot manage change or people from a spreadsheet. 
  • Build a relationship between change and learning to share the knowledge of what’s going on in your organization. 
  • Managers need to be better at helping people through change. 
  • Provide managers with information about the change curve and resources to help themselves and their team navigate change.
Dec 22, 202151:44
Re-Imagine Project Prioritization with RICE

Re-Imagine Project Prioritization with RICE

In this episode of Is Training The Answer? John and Rory use the RICE methodology to take the bias out of prioritizing training project requests. What our takeaways are from our conversation about RICE:

1. Thinking about more than just audience size and urgency when prioritizing work.

2. Using a formula like RICE can help to take the emotion out of project prioritization.

3.  Implementing a project prioritization framework can help you to have better conversations with stakeholders and the business about the value of new and existing work.

Prioritization for project managers: https://www.intercom.com/blog/rice-simple-prioritization-for-product-managers/

Oct 21, 202127:54
Product Marketing and L&D Partnerships with Zach Napolitano

Product Marketing and L&D Partnerships with Zach Napolitano

In this conversation we’ll talk with Zach about his career journey from L&D to Product Marketing, learning about how he uses L&D resources to train his internal staff and external clients, we’ll also learn about what Product Marketing does and how we can be better partners through a great understanding of their goals and needs. You can learn more about Zach on our website, IsTrainingTheAnswer.com where we have a bio and his socials if you want to connect with him or maybe even follow up with him on something you heard in the podcast.
Sep 16, 202138:08
Partnering with Account Managers with Troy Chen

Partnering with Account Managers with Troy Chen

In this episode, John and Rory sit down with Troy Chen. Troy is the Senior Director of Account Management at Bloomreach and shares how he and his team interact, utilize, and succeed with the help of L&D.

Aug 18, 202139:05
Our thoughts and ideas about Cathy Moore's "Is training really the answer?" flowchart
Aug 18, 202129:24
Introducing: Is Training The Answer?
Jun 26, 202103:39