Modernizing Leadership for a Digital Economy

Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 60-minutes

Many organizations face an environment disrupted by rapid market change, a proliferation of digital technology and changing workforce expectations. As the business context changes, leadership development has been changing with it. Innovation doesn’t happen without some digital context, which will require new skills for executives, managers and others.

What leadership competencies are being prioritized to meet the changing digital context? Is leadership development being pushed down through the enterprise to line-level employees? What technologies are used to deploy leadership development at scale and what are the roadblocks for modernizing leadership development? Skillsoft recently conducted the Modernizing Leadership for a Digital Economy survey to answer these questions and more.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How leadership competencies are changing to prioritize digital skills
  • What job levels are being targeted for new leadership competencies
  • Where organizations fall on a maturity curve regarding new leadership competencies
  • Attitudes about technology adoption for leadership development

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Abelli, Heide - Skillsoft_SZD

   Heide Abelli

Heide is Senior Vice President of Skillsoft’s training and development content and is also responsible for its Leadership & Business Skills content portfolios. She joined Skillsoft last year and is responsible for driving innovation across those content areas.

Heide has extensive experience in the publishing, media and educational technology & corporate training sectors. Prior to joining Skillsoft, she spent almost a decade working at Harvard Business Publishing, where she developed award-winning e-learning products in the leadership and business skills content areas, including interactive simulations, video-based courses, case studies and interactive learning solutions. Prior to that, she held several roles at the global publishing and media giant, Bertelsmann.

Heide is passionate about leveraging technology to improve the practice of management. She is also a thought leader in the areas of training and development and management and leadership. She has been quoted in numerous publications including CLO Magazine, HR Drive, Business Insider, INC,, Deal Crunch and Learning Solutions, to name a few. She is also a frequent participant in panel discussions and presenter at leading industry conferences. Because Heide has also held leadership roles in product development, innovation and product management at Fortune 100 companies, she truly has her finger on the pulse of what organizations need to train and develop today’s workforce, especially in an era of digital transformation.

Heide holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and is on the faculty of the Management and Organization Department of Boston College’s School of Business.