609 - How to Get the Business to See L&D as a Trusted Advisor
Are you struggling to build a new learning and development department or fighting to establish a clear influential voice? Do you have a vision of how your department can support the organization, but you can't get noticed for all the "noise?" You can break through, but it's going to take more than content development and learning theory expertise. You can't just create courses in a vacuum and expect your voice to be heard above the noise. You need to learn to be "BOSS."
In this session, you will learn that being a learning subject matter expert is just the beginning. This session explores how in today's workplace building or revitalizing an L&D department requires that you have a variety of skills to define your voice and gain influence. First, you will learn how business acumen is a must-have skill if you want to do more than gain credibility. Second, you will learn how relationship building helps generate needed internal champions. Third, you will learn how consulting skills are vital in establishing discipline. Fourth, you will learn how marketing skills are critical in professionalizing your department brand. Finally, you will learn how all these skills should be a result of a support focused mindset. You will see how each skill is being used successfully to build a new learning and development department for the North America region of a global company. You will leave the session with a roadmap of how to be "BOSS" and take your department to a higher level of influence.
In this session, you will learn:
- How business acumen is tied to your L&D success
- How to value internal connections and build strong relationships
- That a disciplined approach is repeatable and trusted
- What your L&D brand saying about your department
- That being "BOSS" is not for the faint of heart
Managers, senior leaders