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Top Learning and Development Trends & 2017 State of the Industry Report

  • 18 May 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Radisson Hotel ~ Roseville, 2540 North Cleveland Ave., Roseville, MN


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Top Learning and Development Trends/2017 State of the Industry Report

Each year, ATD Research produces a State of the Industry Report highlighting trends and statistics in learning and development. At ATD-GTC we have traditionally produced a panel of area professionals to address these national trends and discuss Best Practices in our region at a monthly meeting.

Join us to hear more about local trends and opportunities for training and development from our colleagues in state government, at corporation, in academia and business consulting.

You will learn more about:

  • 2017 Overview of the National Trends and Statistics
  • Local Perspective on Three Highlighted Challenges
  • Best Learning and Development Practices outside the trends
  • Reactions from each of the panelists from their perspective
  • The Next Wave of L&D Initiatives

You will leave knowledgeable about current trends and inspired to set in motion a few trends of your own!

Jeff Cook is the Chief Learning Officer for the State of Minnesota. He is respected as an expert in both business and academic spheres as human resources executive with a successful track record spanning 20 years of building strong organizational cultures.  As a business leader, Jeff has lead talent strategy teams in several industries including IT, healthcare, retail, nonprofit, insurance, and e-commerce. He also teaches graduate and undergraduate management courses at the University of St. Thomas, Dunwoody College of Technology, Minnesota State University, Hamline University, and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  Jeff has an MA and BA in Human Communication and Educational Psychology.

Dr. Mitchell Kusy, founder of Kusy Consulting & Associates, is a best-selling author, professor of organizational development, keynote speaker and corporate psychologist. A 2005 Fulbright Scholar in Organizational Development, he has been a professor in the Graduate School of Leadership & Change at Antioch University for over 12 years.  Previously, Mitch was a professor here at the University of St. Thomas Graduate Program in Organizational Learning & Development for more than 16 years.  In addition, he headed leadership and organizational development at American Express and Health Partners. Prior to his “Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore: A Leaders Guide to Offset the Financial and Emotional Costs of Toxic Employees,”  Mitch co-authored five other business books, including one business best seller.  He received the Minnesota Organizational Development Practitioner of the Year Award in 1998.

Julie De Ranitz joined Schwan’s Company in 2015 as Vice President of Learning & Development responsible for their Consumer Brands business within Human Resources at Schwan’s Company.  Julie has more than 20 years multi-industry experience in HR leadership roles with Target Corp., McGladrey, and Analysts International. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in human resources from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

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