The Learning at Large Podcast

The podcast where global leaders discuss the challenges of delivering people-centered learning at scale. Join the host, Simon Greany, in discovering the strategies being used in some of the worlds most successful organizations to deliver transformative large scale learning programs.

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Worldpay’s rapid shift to blended digital learning

Faced with a travel ban and changing customer needs, Worldpay adapted its sales approach in response to COVID-19. Hear how Patrick Bowl, Learning and Development Director, pivoted to a blended digital learning approach to support the sales team. Find out why developing a learning culture is the key to scaling L&D in a large organization. […]

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Why less is more when it comes to learning content

When feedback highlighted that learners were becoming overwhelmed, GSK changed their approach. Hear how Martin Peart, GSK’s People Effectiveness Director, responded to this feedback with a learning experience platform (LXP). Find out why he believes less is more when it comes to learning content. Explore how to harness the power of AI so you can […]

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Moving from transactional to meaningful learning

The global pandemic has disrupted some of our well-established approaches to learning. How can you take this opportunity to change how people think about L&D? Hear how Travis Thompson, Learning and Development Operations Leader at Wells Fargo, has moved from transactional to meaningful learning. Find out why an agile approach to deployment and measurement maximizes […]

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Pivoting your approach during a pandemic

The pandemic has transformed the way we learn. Being able to quickly adapt through a well-thought-out pivot has never been more important. Hear how Mary Glowacka, former Vice President of Leadership Development & Engagement at Bank of America, transformed a blended wellness program for managers into an online program for everyone. Explore how building a […]

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Cutting through the noise to make a real business impact

Business needs aren’t static. If you’re going to keep pace, you need to embrace new ways of working. Hear how Dan Mitchell, Global Learning Leader at Marsh, has built an L&D team that can meet rapidly changing business needs. Find out why striving for perfection doesn’t lead to effective learning. Explore how to cut through […]

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Democratizing learning at Unilever

If you’re going to maximize your impact, learning and development needs to reach every employee. Hear how Leena Nair, Chief Human Resources Officer, and James Hu, Global HR Strategy Manager, are democratizing learning at Unilever. Find out why connecting every person with their purpose is the key to success. Explore how role modelling helps to […]

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Building a robust learning ecosystem ready for future challenges

After a short break, the Learning at Large podcast is back with a brand new series – bringing you the top tips and tricks from learning leaders in some of the world’s biggest organizations. Faced with a global pandemic, being ready to adapt your approach is key to remaining effective. In this week’s episode, hear […]

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How lifelong learning creates an engaged and loyal workforce

Lifelong learning keeps your people engaged and ready for the next step in their career with you. Hear how Joe Tischbern, Director of Talent Development and Engagement at Smart & Final, has used his own experience to inspire the next generation. Find out his secret to high retention and career loyalty, and discover how Joe […]

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Designing a learning technology ecosystem

The global pandemic has seen people rapidly adopting new technologies. Hear how Tracie Cantu, Director of Learning Technology at Wholefoods, is adapting her approach in light of these developments. Find out how she sees an increase in user experience data driving an L&D evolution, and how a modern learning ecosystem meets her organization’s unique needs. […]

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Designing the future of learning

In the fast-changing world of retail, a workforce that’s ready to evolve with your business is key. Hear how Megan Comerford, Vice President of Talent Development, and Charles Donnell, Director of Talent Development, are focusing on the future at PVH. Find out how an agile approach to learning is building a workforce ready for change. […]

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Building a global workforce that creates great customer experiences

Great brand experiences don’t just happen. Your people make them happen. Hear how Kathleen Mattie, an experienced Global Learning and Development Director for many large-scale beauty brands, approached a global program of brand education. Find out how she managed a centralized learning model across 42 countries. Explore the impact of personal development. Discover why looking […]

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Developing a growth mindset for 140,000 people

When research showed that traditional performance management wasn’t working, Gap Inc. decided to make a change. Hear how Rob Ollander Krane, Head of Talent Planning and Performance, transformed their approach. Explore how a toolkit of resources can support behavior change and empower managers, and find out why you need to keep retail learning short and […]

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4 ways to spark a learning revolution

Following a period of rapid growth, Lush North America needed to adapt – and a new learning strategy put its mission center stage. Hear Shauna Grinke, Head of People and Culture, share her insights into these changes. Find out how connecting your people with your purpose can see real results, and explore why the human […]

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Taking risks to keep pace in retail L&D – with Flying Tiger [PODCAST]

With fast paced change and high employee turnover, retail is a unique sector. Learning and development in this dynamic landscape presents many challenges. Hear Roberta Guinzoni, HR Director at Flying Tiger Copenhagen, share her insights into what makes retail L&D successful. Find out how she keeps pace with change and why being experimental is essential. […]

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How to drive learning that counts – with Porter Novelli [PODCAST]

Why does supporting learning conversations at scale matter? How can you create space for learning within a business? How can you support global audiences without an LMS? Simon Greany is joined by Melissa Taylor, Global L&D leader at Porter Novelli, discussing live examples of how you can motivate your audience to drive learning that counts. […]

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Putting the passion back into retail L&D: 5 top takeaways (Ep16)

How can you make a business case for learning and development? What is the vital missing ingredient for most training programs? Why must learning be a personal choice? In this week’s episode, we spoke to Bob Phibbs, aka, The Retail Doctor. Bob shares some inspiring examples of scalable learning interventions that have boosted company profits […]

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Retail learning: 5 steps for success [PODCAST]

The world is changing – and never has an industry felt the shockwaves of this change like retail has. Adaptation, evolution and significant shifts in buyer behavior are the order of the decade; as you’d expect this has had a notable impact on business priorities. Retail learning and L&D has had to keep pace, often […]

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Designing learning for mega-impact: 7 top takeaways (Ep14)

How you can make a societal impact and not just an organizational impact with your learning strategy? What does change really look like? How do you position digital content in a more meaningful way? How can you do more with less? These are the important questions answered in this week’s episode of Learning at Large… […]

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