FOR HEADS OF LEARNING SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE AND LEARN FROM THEIR PEERS
PEER SUPPORT AND MENTORSHIP FOR LEARNING PROFESSIONALS
In Learning and Development groups, as in most corporate business units, leaders work hard — sometimes for many years — to reach the leadership ranks.
Suddenly, the mentors and support networks responsible for helping leaders reach the top of their game might no longer provide the type of advice and counsel so necessary to further success.
Recognizing the need, corporate business leaders from TimelyText and eParamus realize that peer support and mentorship could provide relief along the lonely road of leadership.
Supported by ATD-RTA, they established two Learning Leadership Roundtable groups to assist those leaders, and hopefully, serve some of their common needs.
Now open nationally, the learning roundtables meet virtually once a month. There is no agenda for the meetings as participants discuss topics of their choice, share their experiences, and learn from one another.
TWO LEVELS OF ROUNDTABLES
The Learning Leader Roundtable is comprised of individuals who manage a training function.
Managers of corporate learning functions are recognized as skilled professionals who run segments of the training function within their corporate entities.
These individuals usually hold responsibility for learning outcomes at the organizational level, and depending on the size of their organization, might supervise direct reports.
The Learning Executive Roundtable is comprised of thought-leaders with the ability to reach and influence others at the highest corporate levels.
Learning Executives are often at the apex of their corporate careers. Accordingly, they hold titles such as Director or VP and are usually responsible for the growth, accountability, and P&L for one or more of their company’s learning organizations.
They are often integral to talent (employee) development and customer engagement. Their attentions are more focused on planning strategy and broader business concerns as they typically steer the L&D ship.
ROUNDTABLE REVIEWS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS
“This group has meant so much to me. It has allowed me to stay connected to other people with similar challenges. I’ve been able to learn and brainstorm ideas in a way that I haven’t experienced before.”
Melissa Piercy | Director of Learning and Development at Builders Mutual Insurance Company
“But at a deeper level, the ongoing “small group” vibe has resulted in a true comfort level that allows us to speak honestly about challenges and the room we all have for improvement.”
Robin Fred | Principle Trainer at Jaggaer
“The group provides perspectives on new/different approaches, insight into what others are seeing success with and guidance to help prepare for conversations with senior leadership.”
Eric Castorina | Manager, Learning and Performance Optimization at The Select Group
“Industry pulse – helps me understand where other orgs are/ the challenges they’re facing/ what new ideas they are implementing”
Julie Foster | Leadership Learning + Development at Marriott International
OUR UPCOMING EVENTS
Roundtables for Learning Leader Executives
Learning Leaders come together to discuss topics that are important to them in their role, sharing best practices, learning from one another, and building a network they can count on.