virtualTuesday, February 23, 2021

Learning Lab Winter 2021

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Planning for the Inevitable Pivots—How L&D Prepares for Whatever 2021 Throws Our Way

Host and Facilitator:
Danny Ertel
Partner, Vantage Partners

With 2020 fresh on our minds, Learning and Development must prepare to pivot with the business—and sustain delivery not just of training, but of impact—no matter what scenarios 2021 throws our way.

Will learning budgets take hard(er) hits? In what modalities must we be prepared to deliver, and at what scale? How might business needs evolve—and critical new needs emerge? How might curricula, and the way we engage learners, change?

A pragmatic take on scenario planning can help to address these questions—and prepare us for the implications of the answers. Examining four variables—budget, constraints on delivery modes, business needs, and employee engagement—Vantage Partners’ training services team has identified more than 60 potential scenarios, and a much smaller subset of likely scenarios, that might be in store for L&D in 2021.

Join with your L&D peers on Tuesday, February 23rd in a 90-minute virtual scenario planning workshop. The agenda will review the scenario planning process and our preliminary analysis, then dive into a few likely scenarios (and how they might play out in participants’ differing contexts) in small-group breakout sessions. At the end of the session, L&D leaders should leave with fresh ideas—and a robust framework they can continue to leverage—to help them prepare and adapt in what promises to be an uncertain and challenging year.

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Learning Labs are organized as intimate, peer-to-peer collaborative experiences exploring important topics in learning and leadership development. Hosted and facilitated by Vantage Partners, Learning Lab events provide leadership and learning development colleagues an opportunity to come together periodically in community, conversation, shared consultation, and joint problem solving. To get a flavor of these events, be sure to see our summary and takeaways from prior events:

March 30, 2020: “Learning Data Analytics: Metrics, Measurement and Analytics for Training Organizations.”

June 22, 2020: “Building Resilient Organizations: The Pivotal Role of Learning & Development

October 6, 2020:Leaning into Virtual: What We’ve Learned Thus Far about Magnifying L&D’s Impact across the Organization

PLEASE NOTE: Learning Lab events are NOT recorded, to encourage free-flowing discussion among peers and frank sharing of experiences and insights.

SPACE IS LIMITED, so please register now and plan to join us at 10 a.m. EDT on February 23, 2021.

Learning Lab Winter 2021
February 23, 2021

11am-12:30pm EDT

Location: Your laptop
This is a virtual event!

Danny Ertel is a founding partner at Vantage Partners. Danny is a noted author, speaker, teacher, and expert in negotiation, relationship management, and organizational transformation. Danny frequently guides clients as they evolve corporate functions to better support their business strategies. His work centers on developing and implementing strategies that leverage enhanced collaboration across internal organizational boundaries and with external partners.