LearnOps Leadership Series

Episode 20:
JD Dillon

JD Dillon, CLO at Axonify and founder of LearnGeek, draws on his extensive expertise garnered through years of experience at corporations including Kaplan and Disney to discuss how skills gaps, talent shortages, and changes to the work environment are shaping learning and development today. 

Key Take Aways from this Episode

Buying Vs. Developing Talent

Changes to the work environment such as remote and digital work are shrinking the talent pool and making it more challenging to “buy” talent as needed. This is making L&D’s ability to develop internal talent more of a strategic asset than ever before.

Strategic Influence Through Stakeholders

L&D have to approach stakeholders and understand what’s important to them the same way they do with learners. How do we help them achieve and progress? This is key to influencing the view of a learning function’s value to the organization.

Closing the Skills Gap

Skills gaps are only part of the story. The real issue is that, unless continuous development is prioritized and seen as part of work, organizations will continue to experience skills gaps and lean on external hiring to fill them.

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LearnOps Leadership: Episode 20 – JD Dillon