We are thrilled to have a broad talent base sharing their insight and lessons learned as they network with their peers.
Several Chicagoland Learning Leaders have recently presented at a conference or a peer networking session and we have been fortunate enough to archive their lessons learned for our members. You can hear a preview of one of their recent sessions by click on the listen to hotlinks below.
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Optimizing organizational performance through sustainable solutions that engage stakeholders at all levels, Kym has diversified industry experience; developing results focused interventions, for both the public and not for profit sectors. She began her career as a corporate trainer for Kaplan Higher Education, where she was a part of the first team created to centralize and standardize the onboarding process and training standards for over 500 admissions representatives who were located throughout the United States. After her time with Kaplan, she spent two years as the Manager of Sales Training for the largest revenue generating division of Stericycle, Inc., where she redesigned the onboarding process and led training programs during a time of tremendous growth. In her previous role, Manager of Learning & Organizational Development at the College of American Pathologists, she was responsible for leading change management for Enterprise IT transformation projects, managing sustainable strategies for various organizational initiatives and supporting management and leadership development programs. Kym is an Indiana native and graduated from Butler University in 2008, with a BA in Political Science and Communication Studies and a minor in Gender Studies.
Director of Social Learning & Knowledge Sharing Accenture
Tom Barfield has been with Accenture since 1992 and currently directs the company’s knowledge management program. Tom started his career in software development at Accenture, after which he developed computer-based training, including a virtual reality training program to teach object technology concepts. Over the last ten years, Tom has helped create Accenture’s learning management system and has led its knowledge-sharing efforts, which include Communities of Practice. Today, he is deeply involved in making the Knowledge Exchange, a library of assets and deliverables representing Accenture’s best thinking, a user-friendly, strategic business tool. A graduate of Bradley University, Tom lives in St. Charles, IL, with his wife and three children.
Director Talent & Development Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Jeff is a learning leader passionate about helping companies build the talent capabilities necessary to accomplish its long-term strategic objectives.
He brings a unique mix of experience from different industries, working in global and national companies, as well as public and private family-owned.