HR Strategy & Innovation Theater
Unveiling the Path to True Employee Upskilling: Overcoming Obvious and Hidden Barriers
HR Strategy & Innovation Theater
In-Person Tuesday 04/16/2024 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM   Add to calendar

Unveiling the Path to True Employee Upskilling: Overcoming Obvious and Hidden Barriers" is a dynamic presentation that delves into the multifaceted journey of fostering genuine upskilling within organizations. Through illuminating discussions, attendees explore the transformative potential of addressing skills gaps, backed by compelling data revealing the direct correlation with business success. Dispelling common professional development myths, participants gain invaluable insights into the tangible benefits of investing in employee learning. Moreover, the presentation uncovers the pressing issue of low engagement in upskilling initiatives, urging attendees to recognize its detrimental effects and offering practical strategies to overcome barriers. By equipping talent leaders with actionable insights and emphasizing the critical role of leveraging data-driven approaches, this session empowers organizations to build world-class upskilling programs, fostering a culture of continuous learning and driving sustainable growth in the ever-evolving business landscape.

Attendees will walk away with a firm understanding of:

  • The Upskilling Opportunity: The session highlighted the transformative potential of addressing skills gaps within the workforce and its direct correlation with positive business outcomes. By investing in upskilling, organizations not only bridge competency disparities but also drive innovation, productivity, and overall competitiveness.
  • Learning Myths and Data-backed Reality: Dispelling prevalent misconceptions surrounding professional development, the presentation offered compelling data-driven insights into the tangible benefits of upskilling initiatives. By confronting these myths, attendees gained a clearer understanding of the real impact of investing in employee learning and development.
  • The Problem of Low Engagement: Delving into the reasons behind the concerning trend of low engagement in professional development activities, the presentation underscored its detrimental effects on organizational growth and employee retention. Participants were encouraged to recognize the significance of fostering a culture that values continuous learning and to explore strategies for overcoming engagement barriers.
  • What Talent Leaders Can Do: Equipping talent leaders with actionable insights, the presentation outlined practical steps to enhance the effectiveness of upskilling programs. By identifying and addressing both obvious and subtle barriers, organizations can unlock the full potential of their workforce and drive sustainable growth.
  • Leveraging Data and Insights: Emphasizing the importance of leveraging data and insights, attendees were introduced to strategies for building world-class upskilling programs. By harnessing data-driven approaches, organizations can tailor learning experiences, track progress, and optimize resource allocation, ultimately fostering a culture of learning excellence.


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Steve Gilman, President, CEO, Chairman,