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101 Increase Your Scope: Transition from Learning Leader to OD Leader

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM ET
Tuesday, December 5

Are you looking for the next challenge? Are you interested in navigating the recent trend of L&D leaders growing in OD (organizational development) responsibilities? The line between L&D and OD continues to blur and for good reason—as an OD you have the ability to generate an impact greater than bringing engaging learning experiences to your organization.

In this session we’ll talk about the trend of L&D toward OD, why it’s positive, and how to embrace the transition. We will begin by identifying examples of how OD is already a part of what L&D leaders do—performance management, employee experience—and why. Then we’ll see the benefits of this trend for both employees/org and us as learning leaders.

We’ll end with several practical examples of the L&D/OD overlap, as well as pragmatic steps on how to engage in this overlap if you aren’t already. You’ll leave inspired to elevate your role to include a greater scope, responsibility, and impact. If you’re interested in growing your career, this session is for you!

In this session you will learn:

  • The definition and examples of the L&D and OD overlap
  • Why transitioning to OD is a positive movement
  • How to engage in OD initiatives
  • What all this means long term

Brian Flores

Sr. Manager, Organizational Development


Brian James Flores is an organizational development, senior manager at CommerceHub, where he leads talent development and employee engagement initiatives. He was previously a talent & organizational development consultant at Zoom Video Communications during the height of the pandemic, and formerly senior training manager, learning and development at Performics, where he redefined onboarding and led cross-agency training efforts. Brian discovered his love for talent development in his early career during his tenure with Apple Inc., where he contributed to the design and facilitation of global learning experiences within Apple Retail. He completed his master’s degree in education, in human resource development, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and has shared his thought leadership in various speaking engagements and industry events.