5 Elements for Gaining Total Buy-In with Your L&D Program

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018, 1:00pm CT

Learning and development programs are becoming increasingly popular throughout organizations due to their known benefits of improving employee engagement, retention, and performance. But how many learning and development programs are truly successful? Statistics say not many.

Gautama Buddha said “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear”. Before you can earn initial approval from your executives, you need to answer two questions: who are the students in your organization? And what do they want to learn?

The students may be fresh talent, bringing innovation and challenging the status quo or veterans who have become well-versed in organization’s ways. But they all want to learn – 95% of employees say they would stay at a company longer if they invested in their career development. Preparing students to learn is less about creating excitement around the learning and more about the ability to continually be engaged and apply what they learned.

Join Libby Powers from BizLibrary and Cassie Whitlock from BambooHR as they discuss five elements of an L&D program that will be essential in gaining total buy-in from your executives and employees. With total company buy-in, everyone can progress on their journey from student to master.

During this webinar, we will discuss:

  • The benefits you can see from a strong L&D program
  • The disconnects that can cause your program to be unsuccessful
  • The difference between a career path and the process of career sculpting
  • The five elements to gain both leadership and employee buy-in
  • Ways to measure the success of the program and the skills learned
  • Steps to maintain success in your L&D program

Brought to you by your presenters

Cassie Whitlock
Director of Human Resources
Cassie started her career in the accounting world but working with small and medium sized companies, the HR function was always handed to her. She loves the intersection of business and humans, and believes that when companies focus on the human aspect of their people, the people in turn focus on the business needs. She enjoys her work most when she can take her talents in data, processes, and human psychology to make someone's day better. She believes that strategy is accomplished in the details of how you manage the daily tactical items. A quick humor and a thoughtful, listening nature are the mark of her leadership style. She views her team as part of her family and enjoys working hard with them, while they all learn, grow, and execute on business-critical initiatives.
Libby Powers
Channel Sales Account Executive
Libby has recently been promoted and shifted gears to become a Channel Sales Account Executive. Working with our Channel Sales team to create and maintain strategic partnerships, Libby is passionate about learning and development as well as ensuring the success of all BizLibrary partners. Prior to working in channel sales, Libby was a Client Success Consultant for current BizLibrary clients. She worked with those clients to build and sustain meaningful relationships, while strategically growing their learning and development programs for optimal results. Prior to BizLibrary, Libby worked as an account executive and teacher.
Katie Miller
Webinar Host
As a Marketing Specialist with BizLibrary, Katie helps facilitate and create educational and engaging webinars geared towards Human Resources and Learning and Development professionals. She conducts research and works with subject matter experts to ensure the BizLibrary audience is receiving the most relevant and up-to-date content possible.

BizLibrary is a credit provider for HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Viewing this webcast in its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour (general credit) for SHRM and HRCI. For more information visit our accredited content page.


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