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The Skills Odyssey
Does navigating the path to a coherent Skills strategy feel daunting? Join us on Dec 8th at 1PM ET for a webinar about how other orgs are making their way, and the successes and lessons they are finding along the way.

You'll walk away with an understanding of:

- Why orgs are pursuing Skills, how they’re starting, and what they hope to accomplish

- How leaders in employee development, performance, people analytics, and DEIB are pursuing Skills

Dani Johnson and Stacia Garr of RedThread Research will join Chris Pirie of the Learning Futures Group along with special guests Caitlin Bigsby of Visier and Todd Tauber of Degreed.

This webinar is the final discussion of The Skills Odyssey, the latest season of the Workplace Stories podcast by RedThread Research.

A special thanks to our sponsors, Degreed and Visier, for their support!

Dec 8, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dani Johnson
Co-founder & Principal Analyst @RedThread Research
Dani is Co-founder and Principal Analyst for RedThread Research. She has spent the majority of her career writing about, conducting research in, and consulting on human capital practices and technology. Before starting RedThread, Dani led the Learning and Career research practice at Bersin, Deloitte. Her ideas can be found in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, CLO Magazine, HR Magazine, and Employment Relations. Dani holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University.
Stacia Garr
Co-founder & Principal Analyst @RedThread Research
Stacia is a researcher, and thought leader on talent management, leadership, D&I, people analytics, and HR technology. A frequent speaker and writer, her work has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal as well as in numerous HR trade publications. Stacia co-founded RedThread Research in 2018 after leading talent and workforce research for eight years at Bersin by Deloitte. Before Bersin, Stacia spent nearly five years conducting research and creating learning content for the Corporate Leadership Council, part of CEB/Gartner. She has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and undergraduate degrees from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.
Chris Pirie
CEO @Learning Futures Group
Former Oracle Global VP of Online Learning, where he launched the Oracle Learning Network, Microsoft’s Chief Learning Officer for Microsoft’s entire global sales force for the past 7 years, and previously Head of Sales and Marketing for the Microsoft Learning Division where he orchestrated the move from a product to a cloud sales approach, Chris’s entire career has been spent working at the intersection between Learning and Technology
Caitlin Bigsby
Director of Marketing @Visier
Caitlin Bigsby is the Director of Product Marketing at Visier. She has 25 years of experience in HCM software solutions and has worked with dozens of organizations over the years to help them maximize the value of their investments, in both their people and their software. Caitlin shines a light on how analytic insight can elevate the strategy of Human Resources. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and dog, Tobi.
Effie Rangou
VP of Advisory Services @Degreed
Effie Rangou, VP of Advisory Services, brings a practitioner’s perspective to talent development technology transformation initiatives. In this role, she partners with Executives and their teams to drive and activate a skills-driven learning strategy to better prepare for the future of work. Effie’s career in talent management and development, with a focus on technology and digitization, spans Financial Services in two continents (UK, USA). She has led talent and workforce analytics teams at BlackRock, with her most recent role at Citi as the Global Head of Digital Learning prior to joining Degreed in 2018.