How does one of the largest employers in the world approach Lifelong Learning? That was on my design whiteboard as we structured the content for Learning 2011.
I reached out to our learning colleague from Walart, Biran Poland, to describe their innovative approach to supporting lifelong learning by their associates and the impact on the Talent Pipeline. This will be one of the really interesting sessions at Learning 2011:
Walmart's Lifelong Learning Program: The Intersection of Corporate Ed & Higher EdWe are honored to feature the Walmart - Higher Education collaboration effort at Learning 2011 in just 38 days.
Brian Poland, Senior Director Talent Development, Walmart Stores
At Walmart, we know better than anybody that talent and hard work will take you a long way, but education is the single biggest competitive advantage we can give our people in the 21st century. While a degree is not a guarantee of advancement, it has been the path to a better and more fulfilling life for generations of Americans. Over the past year, we've been developing a new education partnership that will help our associates learn, not just for Walmart, but for life. We will discuss lessons learned since our "grand opening" of the Lifelong Learning program.
- How lifelong learning enhances your talent pipeline; building a competency-aligned model to maximize business impact and enable college credit for job learning
- Impact on internal instructional design and LMS design
- Effectively communicating to 1.4 million associates and leaders
For more information on Walmart Lifelong Longing Program: http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/9973.aspx