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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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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Building scalable microlearning journeys: 5 top takeaways (Ep12)

How do you manage vast microlearning libraries? And deliver microlearning journeys that have a genuine transformational impact? In episode 12 we look at the lessons learned from developing thousands of digital learning products with Treion Muller. Including localization challenges and how to overcome them, plus some tips for moving from classroom to online. Read on […]

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Embracing the challenge culture: 6 top takeaways (Ep11)

What are the secret ingredients for a healthy culture? How should you be designing compliance learning? What does a CEO look for in a successful L&D team? And finally… How can the challenge culture help transform your organization? We took a slightly different approach to Learning at Large this week, speaking with Nigel Travis, Executive […]

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Supporting the learning demands of 2.5 million technical specialists: 4 key takeaways (Ep8)

How can ‘performance adjacent learning’ contribute to learner retention? Why are nuance and complexity essential to gathering performance metrics? How do you keep up with best practice? We’ve pulled out the 4 top takeaways from Simon’s conversation with Karen Hebert-Maccaro, Chief Learning Experience Officer at O’Reilly Media, who supports over 2.5 million technical specialists worldwide.  […]

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How to make human-centered learning a reality: 6 top takeaways (Ep6)

What does a bottom-up approach for delivering learning look like? Which types of learning experience build better engagement? How do you benchmark the effectiveness of your learning strategy? In this episode, Nick Shackleton-Jones puts his theories into the context of an L&D leader, with practical guidance and real-world stories. We’ve pulled out the 6 top […]

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