On-demand: Tech skills reality check: can your employees apply their learning on the job?

It’s Time for a Tech Skills Reality Check.

Organizations looking to effectively prepare their employees for on-the-job tasks should be periodically assessing if their training strategy is fit for purpose. While traditional training lays a foundation, real skilling—the long-lasting effective kind—happens through active, hands-on learning.

Also called experiential learning, this approach puts the learner in an environment where they’re interacting—live— with the technology, software or platform they’ll be working with on the job. The adage “practice makes perfect” rings true and thus increases the effectiveness of upskilling initiatives and proves learners can perform the tasks you need them to complete with mastery.

To find out whether your current approach to skills development can survive the fast-paced, constantly changing work environment of today, it’s time for a reality check.

Key focus areas: 

  • What experiential learning is and why it needs to be part of your training strategy
  • How the approach helps you keep up with constantly evolving digital trends
  • How to integrate hands-on, experiential learning into your organization
  • The benefits to using the approach and how it can help enhance digital skill building
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Meet your presenters.

Picture of Claude Werder<br>Senior VP & HCM Prinicipal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group

Claude Werder
Senior VP & HCM Prinicipal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group

Claude Werder runs Brandon Hall Group’s Talent Management, Leadership Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) practices. His specific areas of focus include how organizations must transform culturally and strategically to meet the needs of the emerging workforce and workplace.

Claude develops insights and solutions on employee experience, leadership, coaching, talent development, assessments, culture, DE&I, and other topics to help members and clients make talent development a competitive business advantage now and in the evolving future of work.

Before joining Brandon Hall Group in 2012, Claude was an HR consultant and also spent more than 25 years as an executive and people leader for media and news organizations. This included a decade as the producer of the HR Technology Conference and Expo. He helped transform it from a small event to the world’s largest HR technology conference.

Claude is a judge for the global Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards and Excellence in Technology Awards, contributes to the company’s HCM certification programs, and produces the firm’s annual HCM Excellence Conference. He is also a certified executive and leadership coach. He lives in Boynton Beach, FL.

Picture of Frank Gartland<br>Chief Product & Technology Officer, Skillable

Frank Gartland
Chief Product & Technology Officer, Skillable

As Chief Product & Technology Officer for Skillable, Frank Gartland oversees our transformation of training to skilling through challenge-centric learning (read his whitepaper!), hands-on skill development and performance-based validation. Frank challenges teams, partners and customers to create better methods to scale learning. He thrives on helping people reach their potential and loves building businesses that enable people to make a positive impact. Prior to joining Skillable, Frank was CEO of Veeya, a managed service provider focused on serving K-12 with technology as a service, where subscription revenues increased more than 300% during his tenure. Frank has been innovating with virtual classroom technologies and content since 1999 when his team first delivered fully online, instructor-led training for Cisco, Microsoft, EMC and others. As Vice President of Products with iLinc, Frank led the transformation of the virtual classroom system used by Global Knowledge, Salesforce.com and more than 2,700 others, and he led Microsoft Virtual Academy to become an international learning community.

Frank lives in Arizona with the loves of his life: his wife, Rochelle, and four kids.

Learn more about what’s possible with experiential learning and hands-on labs.

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