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Explore the Future of Learning at Degreed LENS Lite

There may never be a better time than right now to invest in your employees. To embrace new tools. To rethink L&D. 

Disruption is underway everywhere and, more and more, it’s feeling like the future of work is here. Questions about skills are top of mind from the C-suite on down: Who’s got ‘em? Who needs ‘em? And do we have the data needed to make sense of it all?

For years, HR and L&D have been the “people-problem solvers,” and that’s why we’re called once again to solve skill challenges. The goal is to survive and thrive amid massive change.

What are you doing to get ready? Attending Degreed LENS Lite 2020 on Sept. 30 is a smart start. It’s our first virtual LENS event, and it’s designed to help you harness the power of your people — through new strategies, processes, and technologies — so you can make better investments in developing, managing, and mobilizing your entire workforce.

LENS Lite is completely free for you and your entire organization to attend. We’re looking forward to connecting with business, HR, and learning professionals from all over the globe, and to hearing from presenters from every region of the world.

Killer Keynotes

Cynt Marshall will deliver our morning keynote and talk about her life and role as SVP of HR and Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T, her move to CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, her strategy for values-based leadership, and why putting people first matters the most. She’ll also share the difference between diversity and inclusion, talk about the reasons that both are important for success, and discuss why HR is the heart of any organization.

Simon Sinek, optimist and bestselling author, in his closing keynote will ask, “How can we win a game that has no end?” The simple answer is we can’t. However, that’s exactly what so many companies are trying to do. The problem is, there is no such thing as “winning business.” In this Infinite Game, there is only ahead and behind. Sinek will explore how understanding the rules of the Infinite Game is essential if any leader wants to stay ahead and outlast any competitor…forever.

Exclusive Content

Breakout sessions will cover a wide range of learning topics — from promoting career mobility and building the talent team of the future to adapting to artificial intelligence (AI). We’re talking strategy, operations, and technology. Attend the sessions that align best with your role and goals. Along the way, you can get an insider’s look at the Degreed product roadmap.

We're talking strategy, operations, and technology at LENS Lite.

Sessions include:

  • Beating Adversity & Building Resilient Teams with Ashley Goodall, SVP for Leadership and Team Intelligence at Cisco
  • The New Operating Model for L&D with Julie Hiipakka, VP & Learning Research Leader at Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP 
  • A Skills Strategy is Exactly What you Need Right Now with Janice Burns, Chief Career Experience Officer at Degreed
  • Career Mobility: Your Key to a More Adaptive Organization with Chris Milligan, VP Career Mobility at Degreed
  • How to Be a Better Buyer with Amanda Nolen, co-founder of NilesNolen
  • Degreed Today: Degreed Roadmap with Koreen Pagano, VP of Skills at Degreed, and Kat Kennedy, Chief Experience Officer at Degreed
  • The Next 10 Years: Where Humans and AI Thrive Together with Ian Bailie, Chief Operating Officer at Insight222, and Caroline Styr, Research Director at Insight222
  • Making Data-Driven People Decisions with Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer and Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group
  • L&D Case Studies from Atos, Capgemini, Itau, Royal Bank of Canada, and more.

The content presented will be exclusive to LENS Lite. Our regular, in-person LENS conference is scheduled to return to Los Angeles in March with an entirely fresh agenda and new speakers. We hope to see you there too.

Register for Degreed LENS Lite 2020 today!

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