So You're Going Virtual…? Steps to Build a Virtual Training Strategy
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM EDT
What problem does this session address? The idea of leveraging technologies via virtual modalities is at the forefront of organizational thoughts, especially in the wake of increasing "low-cost" models. However, from a practitioner's perspective, where do you begin? This session will explore critical steps that practitioners must take as they begin their journey into virtual training. It will provide a strategic plan on how best to begin this journey — with the end in mind.
How does this session address the problem? In this session you will learn the critical steps that practitioners must take as they begin their virtual training journey. It will provide a step by step strategic plan on how best to begin this journey — with the end in mind. By aligning learning strategies to emerging technologies via virtual delivery, organizations make a bigger impact on their people and on the company's bottom line.
Deidre N. Williams
Deidre N. Williams has more than 15 years in corporate learning and development; her keen proficiencies include a multifaceted background, specializing in learning and development training strategies and solutions, project management and business development. Throughout her diverse career, she has served in key leadership positions overseeing both domestic and international business endeavors with industry innovators such as pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co.; Intrepid Learning Solutions, a pioneering firm leading learning and development solutions worldwide; and Total System Services Inc., the second-largest card processor in the world. As an achievement-oriented seasoned learning and development professional, Williams has attained extensive trainings and certifications from Association of Talent Development (formerly the American Society of Training & Development), Development Dimensions International, the London Image Institute, the Australian Image Company and the American School of Protocol. Williams’ proficiencies include a diverse background, specializing in learning and development training strategies and solutions, project management and business development. She is a Master Trainer and a certified Human Performance Improvement consultant.
In 2014 she joined AFLAC Worldwide Headquarters as a product training manager where she very quickly established strategic alliances enabling her team to work in tandem with critical business partners in order to increase learning optimization enterprisewide. With the expansion of a new delivery channel, she led Aflac’s virtual training efforts in her role as the National Sales Training’s virtual training manager. In 2017, she was named as Aflac’s learning adviser overseeing sales and marketing.