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212 Developing an L&D Program That Resonates with Everyone

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Tuesday, December 5

Are you struggling to get employees to participate in your L&D programs? Do you find that many people aren’t interested in what your company has to offer in terms of professional development or upskilling? Many times, it’s not that companies aren’t providing any L&D options—it’s that they aren’t offering the right ones that will benefit their business and cater to the needs of their employees.

It can be difficult to navigate L&D programs and find one that fits everyone’s needs across an organization. Leadership teams may also not fully understand what their workforce needs to thrive across departments. In this session, we’ll share what employees want from an L&D program, what skills managers find important for their team to learn, what’s accessible to accomplish in terms of time management, and what will ultimately resonate with every member of the team. We’ll also discuss an overview of successful L&D programs and what to hone in on that will improve your workforce’s skills and increase profitability across the company.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to find the skills that are important for teams to learn
  • Whether or not your existing learning program is working
  • What employees like and dislike in a learning program
  • How to implement learning for teams with busy schedules

Thomas J. Crawford

Manager, Learning & Development

Riverhead Building Supply

With 20+ years in the industry, Thomas J. Crawford has a passion for education and technology. His career spans from classroom teacher to a visionary learning and development leader creating initiatives in educational and corporate environments in both the US and UK. His most recent experience has taken him to the building materials industry where his focus has been on developing industry specific curriculum and providing career development opportunities for employees. A native New Yorker living back on Long Island, he enjoys spending his time at the beach, cooking for family and friends, and traveling to new and exciting places.

Anthony Galardi

Senior B2B Sales Manager

Babbel for Business

Anthony Galardi is passionate about the impact technology can have on learning. With nearly a decade of experience in EdTech, a master’s degree in educational policy & curriculum, and seven years as an educator, he has watched technology empower learners in classrooms and workplaces across North America. Since joining Babbel in 2022, he has helped businesses identify and break down language barriers for successful intercultural teamwork and communication. He is currently studying Latin American Spanish, and hopes to take his 1.5 year old son back to Berlin where his son was born before moving back to Michigan.