How to Build a Thriving Global L&D Community

  • George Schmidt, Salience Learning,
  • Kerstin Hartig

A range of factors require learning and development (L&D) teams to more effectively work across markets to achieve business objectives. These factors include the increased scale of global pharmaceutical companies, the rise of super brands launching in multiple indications, and increased global connectivity.

There are numerous benefits to working effectively on a global scale, including efficient use of global platforms and content, enhanced best practice sharing across markets, and reduced spend on redundant vendors. However, to build an effective global community, L&D teams must leverage some key best practices while avoiding or overcoming common challenges.

This workshop will combine insights from BMS’ journey to becoming a global learning organisation. It will include interactive “hands-on” vignettes to share challenges with driving true global L&D, best practices from highly effective global L&D teams, and practical tips for how to be more global, given participants’ individual situations.

  • Date:Tuesday, June 4
  • Time:10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room:Austin 5-6
  • Location:Austin 5-6
  • Session Type:Interactive Discussion
  • Submitter Name: Dunkley, Craig
  • Submission Date (CST): 08/01/2019 13:16
  • Session Level: Advanced
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  • Session Length: 90 Minute Workshop
  • How are you planning on keeping the learners engaged during this presentation?: Case study of BMS' journey to become global, as well as multiple "hands-on" vignettes that participants can work through relevant to their situations
  • Learning Objective 1: Articulate the business need for—and benefits of—operating as a global L&D team.
  • Learning Objective 2: Identify the root causes of common challenges to working globally.
  • Learning Objective 3: Demonstrate the ability to apply best practices to overcome common challenges.
  • What is the topic your workshop will cover and how is it relevant to the industry?: The increasing need for L&D organizations to work globally, the drivers of that need, and practical guidance for building an effective global org.
George Schmidt
Salience Learning
Kerstin Hartig