Best in the Biz Awards: Most Improved Program

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, 1:00 pm CT

Getting a training and development program going at an organization isn’t an easy task. Challenges can arise and what started as an exciting new change can quickly take a turn, resulting in less than desirable results. So, then it’s time to take a deep breath, regroup, and create a plan to get things turned around.  

Sound familiar? Are you finding yourself in the “regroup phase,” unsure of what to do next? You’re not alone!   

BizLibrary is thrilled to be joined by Martin Engineering, our Best in the Biz: Most Improved Program award winner, to discuss how they turned their program around, resulting in a substantial increase in training utilization companywide.  With 2,000 hours of online learning logged in 2022, Martin Engineering is on track to see an increase of 30% or more training hours this year due to their successful revamp.  

Join Kathy Erdmann, People Development and Training Manager at Martin Engineering, as she walks us through:  

  • How Martin Engineering determined the growing need for new programs 
  • How they gained leadership buy-in  
  • The process of building and launching the program  
  • Key components to measuring success  
  • Challenges they overcame and advice for anyone trying to launch new programs 


Brought to you by your presenters

Kathy Erdmann
People Development & Training Manager
Martin Engineering
Kathy Erdmann is a certified global human resources professional with 17 years of human resources experience and another 20 years of global experience in the areas of legal, administrative, sales, project management, and sustainability. All with Martin Engineering Company. She moved into human resources to have the chance to help individuals have the chance to develop. In her current role of People Development & Training Manager, Kathy manages the Learning System, Apprenticeships, Employee Development Program (now in 3 countries besides the USA) and the Emerging Leader Program. She also manages the HRIS, immigration, legal, and sustainability.

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