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The Edge: A Skillsoft Podcast
4 days ago
What Does it Mean to ‘Belong’ at Work?
Many organizations find themselves facing a disconnect between bringing awareness to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and actually driving behavioral changes. A key component of enabling these changes is making employees feel like they belong in the workplace, but this isn’t guaranteed. Su Joun, diversity and inclusion scholar and practitioner, professor, and principal at Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group, joins host Michelle BB to share her advice on how organizations can start to drive these behavioral changes, and foster a sense of belonging for all
Nov 13, 2020
Canon's Kyosei: It's More Than Just Company Culture
While you've likely heard of Canon, you might not be familiar with the company’s corporate philosophy of Kyosei. In this episode of The Edge, Gerard Pieterse, Director People Development at Canon EMEA, joins host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek to discuss Canon’s Bike for Congo initiative as a shining example of a company shared value system committed to the greater good.
Nov 6, 2020
Transitioning to a New Reality for L&D
With such rapid change, time for reflection is hard to come by. As we learn and grow during this time of great transformation, consider adopting a forward-looking lens. In this episode of The Edge, Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer and Principal HCM Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, joins host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek to share timely research and insight about the state of the learning and development field.
Oct 30, 2020
The Changing Face of the CLO
Charged with helping learners, employees and organizations reach their potential; the role of the Chief Learning officer is invaluable. In today’s episode of The Edge, host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek welcomes Elisa Vincent, Vice President of Global Talent Enablement at Skillsoft as co-host. They are joined by Dr. Karen Wolf, Chief Learning Officer of ManTech International and Emma Engel, Chief Learning and Inclusion Officer of Unisys to discuss the continuously evolving role of the CLO during transformative times.
Oct 23, 2020
The Power of Collaboration When Designing Learning Experiences
Challenging the traditional model of working in silos, many companies are taking more collaborative approaches to product development. In this episode, host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek introduces two guests Denise Accuradi, Global Manager of Virtual Learning at Manpower Group, and Potoula Chresomales, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Skillsoft, to discuss Skillsoft's design partner program that allows customers to contribute to the product roadmap.
Oct 9, 2020
Innovating the Art of Hands-on Training in a Virtual World
When you are a Risk Consult Engineer and your job is to know the ins and outs of how and why a boiler fire starts and spreads, what happens when a hands-on training program suddenly needs to transition online? In the latest episode of The Edge, guest Joel Sklar, Senior Learning Designer at FM Global, joins host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek to share how the global insurance company reimagined its training program for a fleet of risk-minded engineers.
Oct 2, 2020
Showing Up Virtually
In times of crisis, you can see a person’s true character in how they “show up” for the people who depend on them. This adage speaks volumes for full-service global event production company, PSAV. In this episode, host Michelle Boockoff Bajdek and guest Derek Blake, Divisional Vice President, Global Learning & Development, for PSAV discuss how the company approached the recreating of shared, impactful experiences in a transformed world.
Sep 25, 2020
COVID-19 and the Growing Role of Human Capital Leaders
Amid a heath crisis and social unrest, the role of human capital leaders has greatly evolved in the past few months. With new added responsibility in a time of disruption, human capital leaders have been on the frontlines. In this episode of The Edge, host Michelle Boockoff Badjek welcomes guest Josh Bersin, a thought leader focusing on the global talent market to discuss how HR leaders adapting to new roles and responsibilities.
Sep 18, 2020
The Comscore Success Story: Shifting an Organization’s Mindset to Enact Real Change
When organizations are confronted with difficult circumstances, survival and recovery are the end goals. In the face of adversity, Comscore seized the opportunity to enact a transformational culture shift. Joining host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek is Beth Teixeira, Director of Learning at Comscore. She discusses a pivotal turning point for the organization along with a shift in Learning and Development during the pandemic
Sep 10, 2020
Understanding Bias in Technology and Data
In today’s climate, we find ourselves relying on technology more than ever before across different facets of our lives. Although technology has the power to drive positive change, rarely do we consider the existence and consequences of discrimination in technology and data. In today’s special episode of The Edge, host Michelle Boockoff- Badjek is joined by colleague Bethelly Jean-Louis, communications intern and senior at Emerson College, to delve into the topic of intersection between technology, bias, and culture with Dr. Ruha Benjamin, esteemed professor of African American studies at Princeton University and author of _Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code_
Sep 4, 2020
The Evolution of Leadership in the Digital Age
While many of us have settled into our remote work routines, this pandemic has proven to serve as a catalysts for organizations to examine the future of their organizations, as well as redefine the nature of leadership in this digital era. In this episode, host Michelle Bookoff-Badjek welcomes Paul Michelman, Editor in Chief of MIT Sloan Management Review, to discuss the evolving nature of leadership and the future organizations face as they digitally mature.
Aug 28, 2020
Learning: The Key to Bringing Out the Best in People
In these unpredictable and challenging times, learning and talent development have emerged as priorities for many organizations. At Cox Enterprises, learning has always been a core business priority and is leveraged to unlock potential in employees. Today’s guest Kelly Moyle, senior HCM consultant at Cox Enterprises, joins host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek to discuss the democratization of learning, Cox Enterprise’s guiding principles, and fostering a culture of learning.
Aug 20, 2020
Leveraging a Growth Mindset to Enable True Inclusion
You’ve likely heard of Special Olympics, but are you familiar with the life-changing impact this organization has on its athletes, coaches, volunteers, and employees? Today we are joined by a Special Olympics athlete and the nonprofit’s Chief of Organizational Excellence as they explore how Special Olympics has maintained connection, community, and competition in 200+ countries amid the pandemic. We also discuss the meaning of true inclusivity and how organizations must utilize a Growth Mindset when shaping and adapting culture to ensure that employees of all backgrounds can contribute in a meaningful way.
Aug 7, 2020
The Upskilling, Reskilling and Futureproofing of a Global Workforce
At a time when organizations around the world faced disruption, jobs and projects were temporarily halted and the shift to remote work occurred overnight, the Learning and Development team at CGI launched a companywide online learning program to reskill, upskill and futureproof the skillset of its global workforce. In today’s episode of The Edge, host Michelle Boockoff- Badjek welcomes Helen Sussex, the Director of Global Learning Design and Creation at CGI, to discuss the success of CGI Academia and the increase in demand for online skills training.
Jul 31, 2020
American Airlines' Success in Safety Standards
When your company’s mission is to lift people thousands of feet in the air and transport them hundreds of miles, there is no room for human error. The cabin crew says prepare for takeoff and customers snap into their seat belts. But have you ever thought about the safety measures and in-depth training behind every pilot’s instruction or mechanic’s check list to get airplanes safely in the air? In this episode of The Edge, we will hear from Kari McClure, Director of Learning Experience about American Airlines’ compliance regulation training – from pilot certification to dangerous goods handling training for check in agents and sanitation requirements for crew. At American Airlines every nuanced training, regulation and compliance read and sign is implicitly kept up to date, filed and available in real time as meticulous as pilots check lists.
Jul 24, 2020
Creating Authentic Connections in a Virtual Landscape
In today’s world where video communication has become quintessential, businesses and people struggle to connect authentically. In this episode of The Edge, David Meerman Scott, author of Fanocracy, joins host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek to discuss how brands and people are addressing the challenge of maintaining authentic, creative connections virtually during a time of uncertainty.
Jul 17, 2020
The Future of the Workplace
As many of us find ourselves adjusted to our remote work reality, the question of what will work look next is at the forefront of our minds. In this episode of Unleash Your Edge, host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek welcomes Ester Martinez, the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of People Matters, to discuss how this transformation has created irrevocable changes, and how we might approach work and our workplace, as we anticipate re-emerging.
Jun 18, 2020
Leading Inclusively: Diversity and Inclusion
In wake of reignited national conversation and actions, organizations have re-examined diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. In the debut episode of Unleash Your Edge, host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek sits down with La’Wana Harris, a Certified Diversity Executive and ICF Credentialed Coach, to explore diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and how organizations of all sizes can start on the journey towards inclusive leadership