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Meeting the Needs of the Modern Learner

July 09, 2019 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 02:00 PM UTC [14:00] | (1 hr) | Time Zone Converter

The scope and variety of available learning methods are advancing at a dizzying pace that is only likely to accelerate as pressure mounts to adjust and revitalize workplace learning. Fueled by demand from incoming “digital natives,” it’s daunting to decide among the vast range of learning methods and approaches.

HR professionals face particularly difficult choices about synchronizing complementary modalities, how to appropriately blend technology-centric and high-touch (formal training, coaching) learning, and how to apply learning back in the workplace. Although organizations want to meet the needs of all modern learners, the choices and tradeoffs are complex and becoming even more so.

Yet, the benefits of a planful approach to learner growth are staggering: we found in Global Leadership Forecast 2018 that organizations whose leaders rate the development they receive as high-quality are 8.6 times more likely to financially outperform companies providing lower-caliber growth programs to their leaders.

Join Evan Sinar from DDI and Rebecca Ray from The Conference Board as they take stock of the leadership learning landscape, factoring in both actual usage and preferences of over 25,000 leaders to recommend an evidence-based path forward for learning design.

Insights from this webcast:

  • Learn how to make smart technology choices to match tools to learner needs and wants (and to avoid common technology missteps).
  • Understand the vital role of “learning experience manager” and how to make the case for creating this position within your organization.
  • Plan your pursuit of leadership growth through personalization, on-demand tools, and leveraging external mentors – the three most sought-after learning methods.

Who Should Attend: Human Resources professionals in leadership development, employee engagement, talent management, diversity & inclusion, and strategic planning 


This program has been approved for 1 (HR (General)) recertification credit hour toward aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

SHRM This program has been pre-approved for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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Earn 1 CPE credit
Personnel/Human Resources
Requirements : Attendees must be logged on for the duration of the webcast, participate in all interactive polls, and request credits via the on-screen form. Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None


Evan Sinar, PhD

Evan Sinar, PhD
Chief Scientist and Vice President

Evan Sinar, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist and Vice President at DDI. He partners with global organizations to design and execute people analytics linking leadership programs to business outcomes, and produces prescriptive and highly-visual thought leadership about emerging talent trends and research-...Full Bio

Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.

Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D. (Moderator)
Executive Vice President, Human Capital; Executive Director, The Engagement Instituteā„¢
The Conference Board

Rebecca Ray is the executive vice president, human capital, at The Conference Board. She leads the US Human Capital Center and is responsible for the overall quality and continuing integration of our research and engagement for the betterment of our members. Human capital research at The Conferen...Full Bio

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