Hello and Happy Summer ATD: Long Island!
After an event filled last few months, I'm sure everyone is ready to sit back and relax. Maybe you are considering taking a little trip, perhaps even staying at a nice hotel somewhere? Well I know that ATD: LI's VP of Marketing & Communications, Lisa Privett-Wood, can recommend a few nice places.
Catch her at ATD: LI's Summer Social on August 22nd and ask how her role as a Senior Manager, Learning (Global Operations), helps to make Hilton such a worldwide success.
ATD: How did you come to be a part of ATD LI?
LPW: A career transition 5 years ago triggered my finding ATD LI.
ATD: Where do you work currently and what does a workday look like for you?
LPW: I am a Senior Manager, Learning for Hilton, supporting on-property training resources for several hotel departments globally from a home-based office. Two workdays are never the same, working on a vast array of learning projects for different audiences, always in search of the most effective training resource for the learners.
ATD: How did you begin your career in talent development?
LPW: My entire working career has been in Human Resources, beginning with my first HR assistant job out of college in a hotel HR office.
ATD: What do you value most about ATD LI?
LPW: The ability to connect with so many talent development individuals who represent all facets of the profession and to enhance my own development through our varied speakers and presentations.
ATD: What is one thing you wished you had done differently on a learning and development project, and why?
LPW: Always respect the (learning project management) process and maintain objectivity throughout.
ATD: What are some of the biggest challenges facing the learning and development field?
1. The sheer volume of existing learning resources becomes overwhelming for the learner.
2. Providing target learners with easy access to just-in-time learning resources, especially for those who do not work at a desk.
3. Measuring training effectiveness.
4. Sifting through new and tested delivery methods to identify which one is right while remaining innovative.